Print from a Mobile Device to a Public Computing Site

Learn how to set up your phone or tablet to print to UB public computing sites from cloud services such as UBbox, Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud and more.

Operating System: Android; iOS

Applies To: UB students, faculty and staff

Last Updated: March 17, 2020

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VIDEO: Printing from Your Mobile Device at UB

1. Upload Your Files to a Cloud Service

Students automatically get access to Google Drive with their UBmail, and everyone at UB gets UBbox. But you can print from other cloud services if you prefer.

2. Install the Cloud Service's App on Your Mobile Device

  1. Search Google Play or the App Store to locate and install the cloud app your file is on
  2. Launch the app and put in your UB credentials

3. Go to

  1. Open your device’s Web browser, and go to
  2. Tap PRINT
  3. Log in with your UBITName and password
  4. Pick the computing site you want to print to by tapping its name in the list
  5. Tap CHOOSE FILE  (See supported file types)
  6. That will bring up a list of your device’s available cloud services. Pick the one you want to print from (on iPhone you may have to tap “More” to show the cloud service you want to use)
  7. Set the copies, page range, and retype your UBITName
  9. Set more printing options and tap CONTINUE
  10. You’ll see a processing screen, and COMPLETE will appear when done

4. Release Your Printout

Either the Web form or a Release Station must be used to release documents submitted from QuickConnect stations or your own computer.

Using the Web Form

Are you off campus?

 Run FortiClient VPN and then follow the directions below.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your UBITName and password, then click Sign In.
  3. Tick the checkbox next to the  the document(s) you want to print.
  4. Select the "purse" to print from. The default is "UB Quota," but you can click Next Purse to see or select other available purses, such as Campus Cash.
  5. Click Pay and Print My Documents.

Using a Release Station

  1. Log into the Print Release station with your UBITName and password (see locations).
  2. Click the Next or Sign In button.
  3. The iprint pop-up window displays your available UB Quota, a list of your documents and the cost per document.
  4. Select the document(s) you want to print; iprint displays the total price.
  5. Confirm if you will use your UB Quota "purse" to print (You can use other purses, including Campus Cash, from the pop-up window. Click Next Purse to see or select other available purses.)
  6. Click Continue to confirm your selection.
  7. Use the Back button to change your selected documents or purse.
  8. Click Here to Accept the Charge and Start Printing. Your documents will be sent to the printer.

5. Pick Up Your Document

If you are in a computing site with a print service counter, your document(s) will be filed by the first letter of your UBITName. Otherwise, you may pick them up directly from the printer.

See also

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.