Pharos Mobile Print Using a Laptop or Desktop Computer

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Type https://webprint.byui.edu/myprintcenter into the browser’s URL bar.
  3. When prompted, log in using your BYU-Idaho username and password.
  4. Click the “Upload” button.
  5. Select your document, then use “Print Options” to change document characteristics:
    1. Color (choice of black and white or color)
    2. Sides (double sided or single sided)
    3. Pages per side (1 or 2)
    4. Copies (however many copies you desire)
  6. Go to one of the many print release stations located around the BYU-Idaho campus.

Pharos Mobile Print Using an Apple or Android Mobile Device (iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone, or tablet)

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Once in the App Store, search for and install “Pharos Print.” Please note that the Pharos Print app on Apple and Android devices incorporates notifications. Users should expect to start receiving a number of notifications, unless the user instructs their mobile device to not show any notifications for the Pharos Print app.
  3. Close out of the App Store.
  4. Open “Pharos Print.”
  5. When prompted, enter “webprint.byui.edu” as the “Server” and “443” as the “Port.”
  6. Sign in using your BYU-Idaho username and password.
  7. Submit a document for printing.
NOTE: Mobile Print does not “send” the print job to any printer. It only uploads the print job to the printing system where the print job is, and then waits for the user to go to a Print Release station to release the print job. 
  1. On an Apple device, “Submit,” “Share,” or “Copy” a document to “Pharos Print.” Some apps will not let you send to Pharos Print. Additionally, please note that which method works will vary depending on which sending application you choose to use. 
  2. On an Android device, while in “Pharos Print,” tap “Upload” and select the document you wish to print. 
NOTE: On Apple and Android devices, it is very easy for you to attempt to submit a document that is not compatible with the Mobile Print system. In those cases, the document will not be submitted, or will not be found by the app. Make sure that your document is compatible with the Mobile Print system before you send it!
NOTE: If you are submitting a print job using Mobile Print and notice that “processing” is no longer displayed next to the print job and instead shows a dollar amount, the print job is ready for releasing at a Print Release station. No further notification required.
  1. Select the settings you desire.
NOTE:  The “Default” settings are black and white (“Mono”) and two-sided (prints on both sides of the paper). You must change your choices manually before releasing your print job if you desire different settings.
NOTE: Mobile Print does not provide any option for the user to print only certain pages out of a multiple page document. It is either the whole document or nothing at all. The user needs to be certain of the length of their document before printing in order to avoid printing more pages than desired.
  1. Color (choice of black and white or color)
  2. Sides (double sided or single sided)
  3. Pages per side (1 or 2)
  4. Copies (however many copies you desire)
  5. Go to one of the many print release stations located around the BYU-Idaho campus.

Pharos Mobile Print At a Print Release Station

  1. Sign in to the print release station using the same BYU-Idaho username you used to submit your print job.
  2. Swipe your I-Card. This will identify the account you wish to use to pay for the print job. NOTE: The displayed “My Funds” is not the user's available funds. This is because BYU-Idaho uses a separate system for holding the user’s available funds. Thus the Mobile Print system is unable to report the actual funds available to the user. The number that is instead displayed is the total amount the user has previously spent through the printing system.
  3. Select and print your print jobs.

An Important Note About "My Funds"

While on the Pharos app, you may see a section that says "My Funds," followed by a (usually negative) number. This number is NOT an indication of your available printing funds. Rather, it is the total amount you have previously spent on printing through BYU-Idaho's printing systems.