Wireless LAN Connection with the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY App on an iOS Device

Article ID: ART162563 | Date published: 09/29/2015 | Date last updated: 07/13/2021
 

Description

Learn how to set up a printer on a wireless LAN connection using the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app on an iOS device.

Solution

Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY is a free application that allows iPad®, iPhone® or iPod® touch users to enjoy a variety of PIXMA, MAXIFY and SELPHY print capabilities. 

This app allows you to set up a wireless capable printer on the network through a cableless setup. To use this setup, follow the steps below.
 

Cableless setup

  1. Go to the Apple Store® to download Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app. 

  2. If you have not already done so, set your printer into cableless setup mode, also referred to as Easy Wireless Connect. For help or instructions, select your printer model from the drop-down list below.

     Be sure to start Easy Wireless Connect before you start the app. If you have already initiated Easy Wireless Connect on your printer, please proceed to step 3.

    PIXMA iP / iX

    PIXMA TS

    PIXMA TR

    MAXIFY

    PIXMA G

    PIXMA MX

    PIXMA MG

    Pro

  3. On your iOS® device, go to the device settings and select Wi-Fi®.

  4. Select the SSID that your printer broadcasts (depending on the model, it may be Canon_ij_Setup or an SSID that has the model name in it, such as Canon_ij_053xx_MG6800series). Enter the password to connect to it if prompted. Learn more about the printer's default password.

  5. Once you connect to the printer's SSID, open the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app.

  6. When you first open the app, an Extended Survey message appears.  Read the information and tap Agree or Do not agree. You will be able to use the app regardless of which option you select.

  7. If asked whether you want to allow this app to access your location, tap Allow While Using App.

  8. Tap Search.

    Tap Search (outlined in red)

    When this message appears, tap OK.

    Tap OK (outlined in red)

  9. Tap OK.

    Tap OK (outlined in red)

    Your device will search for printers. This may take up to 3 minutes.

  10. Since your device is directly connected to the printer, you'll be asked to join the printer's Wi-Fi connection. When prompted, tap Join.

    Tap Join (outlined in red)

  11. A list of networks appears. Tap on the name of your network.

     If your printer is too far away from your router, your device may attempt to establish a direct connection with the printer. If this happens, turn off the printer and move it closer to your router. Then, restart this process from step 3.

  12. If your network has a password on it, enter that password then tap OK. You can tap the Show password box to display the password as or after you type it in.

  13. The password for your wireless network is sent to the printer.

  14. After a few moments, Settings information has been sent displays on the screen. Tap OK.

  15. The Register Printer screen appears. Tap your printer.

    Tap your printer (outlined in red)

    The app will acquire your printer's information.

  16. Tap Close.

    Tap Close (outlined in red)

  17. Tap Select images to choose a picture to print.

    Tap Select images (outlined in red)

     If you don't want to print, tap the X at the upper right.

  18. If this is your first time to print from the app, you may be prompted to allow access to your photos. Tap OK.

  19. You'll have the option to print images stored on your device, import images from Canon Camera Connect, or images stored on cloud services. In this example, images stored on the device will be used. Tap Smartphone.

    Tap Smartphone (outlined in red)

  20. The images stored on your device are shown. You can select up to 20 images. Tap on the image(s) you want to print, then tap Add.

    You can select images stored in specific albums on your device by tapping Albums, then selecting the album and images.

    Select the image(s) you want to print, then tap Add (outlined in red)

     You can tap Show Selected to view the image(s) you selected for printing. You can swipe through the image(s), and if you don't want to print an image, you can either tap the check mark on the image, or tap Deselect All. Tap Done when finished.

    Tap the check mark (outlined in red) or Deselect All (outlined in red) if you want to deselect one or more images. Tap Done when you are finished

  21. You'll return to the Photo Locations screen. Tap Next.

    Tap Next (outlined in red)

    If you see a message similar to this, tap No.

    Tap No (outlined in red)

  22. Tap Print settings to change any of the settings listed on the screen (number of copies, paper size, etc.), then tap Print.

 

Change the printer name


If you already registered your printer with Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY and would like to change its name, follow the steps below.

  1. From the main screen of Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app, tap the printer icon at the bottom.

    Tap the printer (outlined in red)

  2. Tap Add / Switch.

    Tap Add / Switch (outlined in red)

  3. Tap and hold the name of the registered printer in the list.

  4. When prompted, enter a name you would like to use for the printer, then tap OK.

  5. After you tap OK, tap Back at the upper left corner.

  6. Tap the X at the upper right.

    Tap the X (outlined in red)

  7. The printer appears in Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app with the name you specified.

    The printer appears with the name you specified

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.


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