Setting up for Bluetooth printing (Mac OS X v10.6.x) iP90 / iP90v

Article ID: ART132106 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Setting up for Bluetooth printing (Mac OS X v10.6.x)

In order to print via Bluetooth communication with Macintosh, the following system requirements must be satisfied.


A Macintosh with an Apple Bluetooth module or a Macintosh attached D-LINK DBT-120 USB Bluetooth rev.B


Mac OS X v.10.3.9 or later

In order to connect the Bluetooth unit and print via Bluetooth communication, the following steps are required.


Check that the Bluetooth unit is properly attached to the printer.

Attaching the Bluetooth unit


Install the printer driver.

See Installing the Printer Driver.


Check the device name of the printer using the Canon Setup Utility.

See Setting the Printer.


Register the printer as a Bluetooth device using Bluetooth Devices.

See Registering the Printer.

Attach the Bluetooth Unit (BU-10) to the Printer

    1. Power the printer off.

      Note: Do not attach the Bluetooth unit while the printer is powered on. Doing so may damage the printer.

    2. On a flat surface, sit the printer on its back end (vertically), and open the print head cover *.

    3. Insert the Bluetooth unit to the Bluetooth unit connector.

      * Insert the unit until its face plate aligns with this point.

      Note: The small plastic shim that is included in the BU-10 package is not used for this model.

    4. Close the print head cover.

Installing the Printer Driver and Setup Utility

If you use the printer with USB connection, the printer driver has already been installed. In this case, move to the next step. See Setting the Printer.

Before connecting the Bluetooth unit to the printer for wireless printing, first connect the printer to the computer with a USB cable, and install the printer driver either via download from our Web site or by using the Apple Software Update utility.

Setting the Printer

This section describes the procedures for checking the settings of the Bluetooth unit using the Canon Setup Utility in preparation for Bluetooth printing.

The Canon Setup Utility is the software which allows you to make settings of Bluetooth communication.

  1. Ensure that the printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable, and that the Power lamp on the printer is lit.

  2. Select 'Applications' from the Go menu, and double-click the Canon Utilities folder, the Canon Setup Utility folder, and then the Setup Utility icon. The Canon Setup Utility screen will be displayed.

    Note: If the Setup Utility can not be found at this location, please download and install it from our Web site.

  3. Select the Bluetooth Settings tab, and then click Change in the Bluetooth Settings sheet.

    Note: If the Bluetooth Settings tab does not appear on the Canon Setup Utility screen, the Bluetooth unit may not be attached correctly. Turn off the printer and attach the Bluetooth unit again. For attaching the Bluetooth unit, see Attaching the Bluetooth Unit to the Inside of the Printer. If the Bluetooth Settings tab still does not appear, the Bluetooth unit may be faulty. In this case, contact your Canon service representative.

  4. Enter a passkey.

    The passkey is an identification number to be determined by the user. It is used to prevent unwanted access from other Bluetooth devices. Enter the default value, "0000", and click OK. For more information about the settings of a passkey, see Security Dialog Box in "Bluetooth Settings Sheet (Windows)".

  5. Check the model name.

    The model name is necessary to register the printer as a Bluetooth device. Be sure to note the model name.

    Note: You can change the device name to identify the printer you will use through Bluetooth communication. Model names can be changed using a maximum of 24 characters. After changing a model name, click Send. When the model name has been checked, click Cancel.

  6. Quit the Canon Setup Utility.

    Click 'Close' on the Canon Setup Utility screen. Disconnect the USB cable and then proceed to the next step.

    See Registering the Printer.

Registering the Printer

Register the printer as a Bluetooth device using Bluetooth Devices under Control Panel.

  1. Click the Bluetooth icon on the menu bar and then select 'Set up Bluetooth Device'.

    The Bluetooth Setup Assistant starts.

    Note: When the Bluetooth icon is not displayed on the menu bar, Select 'Bluetooth' from System Preferences, check 'Show Bluetooth status in the menu bar' on Settings.

  2. Wait while the Bluetooth devices in range are detected. Once your printer appears in the list, select it and click 'Continue'.

  3. Click the plus (+) sign that is beneath the printer list to add the printer.

  4. After searching (a short wait), the printer will appear in the list along with any other detected printers. Select your printer and then click the 'Add' button.

  5. The printer will now be included in the list of installed printers and ready to begin printing via Bluetooth.



Rate this Article
Was this article helpful?
Yes, This document is helpful
No, This document needs a clearer explanation
Please provide your comments