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: 11/01/2022


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


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








  3. Open the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app.

  4. 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.

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

  6. Tap Search.

    Tap Search (outlined in red)

    When this message appears, tap OK.

    Tap OK (outlined in red)

  7. The printer will begin searching. After a few moments, the option If Printer Cannot be Found will appear. Tap this option.

    Tap If Printer Cannot be Found (outlined in red)

  8. Tap OK.

    Tap OK (outlined in red)

  9. When the following message appears, tap No.

    Tap No (outlined in red)

  10. 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

 As of version 2.9.0, you will only be able to do this if you have more than one printer registered in Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY.

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 Register Printer icon at the upper left.

    Tap the Register Printer icon (outlined in red)

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

    Tap and hold the name of the printer you want to rename (outlined in red)

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

    Enter the new name for your printer, then tap OK (outlined in red)

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

    Tap Back (outlined in red)

  5. 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.

Or if you still need help, visit our Canon Community by clicking the button below to get answers:

Link to Canon Community Forum

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