How to Print Pictures from Your Phone

Whether you’re shopping for a loved a that has everything or searching for a last minute gift, nothing brings a smile faster than a photo. But with the hassle of complicated printers or making a special trip to the store, too often we leave hundreds of photos saved to your smartphone.

Printing your smartphone photos is a perfect way to create cherished gifts or keepsakes using memories like your epic birthday bash or baby’s first steps. You can print photos to keep on hand or turn them into creative home decor like canvas prints or photo books. With the Shutterfly app, create gifts in a snap. Below is how to get started and browse on for inspiration and ideas.

How to Print Photos from Your Phone

Ready to get started? Follow the below step by step for iOs or Android devices so you can start photo printing today. Even better, our app offers unlimited free photo storage and 4×4” and 4×6” prints—so you never have to worry about which memories to save.

Downloading the app:

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  • Step 1: Download the app from the Apple or Google Play stores.
  • Step 2: Click upload and sign in using your Shutterfly account (or create a new account). Connect your Camera Roll to the Shutterfly app by clicking “Allow Access”.
  • Step 3: Browse your Camera Roll in the Shutterfly app and select photos you want to share. Click “Upload” when all your photos are selected.

Personalizing your gift:

  • Step 1: Select your favorite photo.
  • Step 2: Click “Create Product”.
  • Step 3: Browse the available products to add your photo.
  • Step 4: Click on the product to adjust photo size and composition. To swap out the photo, click “Change Photo” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Step 5: Click “Add to Cart”.
  • Step 6: Continue shopping or checkout.

With the Shutterfly app, not only can you print directly from your smartphone, but create personalized gifts for any member of your family. Read below some of our favorite ways to create fun and functional pieces.

Ways You Can Share Your Printed Photos

Printing photos from your phone doesn’t have to be time consuming. We make it easy with our simple Shutterfly app, which syncs automatically with your Camera Roll. Read more below on all the possibilities.

1) Endless Prints

If your Camera Roll is full, free up room for more memories by printing photos from your phone. Get unlimited 4×4 and 4×6 photo prints exclusively with the Shutterfly app. Now there are no excuses to sharing your favorite photos.

2) Stunning Wall Art

Turn any photo on your phone into an impressive piece of art. Pick a breathtaking landscape shot from your favorite place or turn your last family gathering into a collage. From the app your can order canvas prints, framed prints, metal prints and more to elevate any bare wall into a welcoming space.

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3) Deskside Keepsakes

From photo mugs to smartphone cases, turn the little things in your office into a special keepsake. Whether it’s for the busy body in your family or as an added pick me up to your morning routine, select your favorite photos to create something extra special.

4) Cozy Pillows

Redecorating your living room and looking for that “wow” factor? Our app makes it easy to print your favorite photos on pillows. Add the photo you snapped at the last family gathering or an inspirational quote from your favorite Instagram account.

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Wrapping Up

Finding a special gift or personalizing your home just got a whole lot easier. Put all your amazing photos to use and start creating a thoughtful photo gift today. Unlike as in the present digital era when all the focus is on instant connections, printed photographs help create timeless connections – that span across many generations.

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