Sending images from a camera to an iPhone
Article ID: ART164132 | Date published: 01/05/2016 | Date last updated: 06/09/2017
 

Description

Sending images from a camera to an iPhone

Solution

 

You can send images from the camera to smartphones and tablets with Wi-Fi functions.
This article explains [how to connect to a smartphone by pressing the Wi-Fi button to print the images in the camera].
IMPORTANT
  • In the following explanation, smartphone setting procedures are indicated by the icon, and camera setting procedures are indicated by the icon.
  • In this article, iPhones and iPads are collectively referred to as 'smartphones'.
NOTE
  • Keep your fingers or other objects off the Wi-Fi antenna area. Covering this may decrease the speed of your image transfers.
  • Connections require that a memory card be in the camera.
  • Depending on the condition of the network you are using, it may take a long time to send movies. Be sure to keep an eye on the camera battery level.
  • When sending movies to smartphones, note that the supported image quality varies depending on the smartphone. For details, refer to the smartphone user manual.
  • On the screen, wireless signal strength is indicated by the following icons.
-[ ] high, [ ] medium, [ ] low, [ ] weak

 

 

  • Procedures for using the Wi-Fi function to send images from a camera to an smartphone are explained in the following four steps. Proceed in order from Step 1.
Step 1: Confirming the iOS version
Step 2: Installing CameraãConnect on the smartphone and setting Wi-Fi to On.
Step 3: Connecting the camera to the smartphone
Step 4: Sending images to the smartphone.

 

Step 1: Confirming the iOS version

 

1. Check the smartphone's specifications.
  • To check the iOS version information, touch [Settings] [General] [About].

IMPORTANT
Please refer to the related information for details on the smartphones which can be connected with a camera wirelessly.

 

Step 2: Installing Camera Connect on the smartphone and setting Wi-Fi to ON

 

Download Camera Connect from the App Store and install it on the smartphone.
If Camera Connect is already installed on the smartphone, please proceed to
Step 3: Connecting the camera to the smartphone.

 

 

NOTE
  • The example procedure is shown in iOS 8.1
  • The example screen images from the smartphone are used to explain the setting procedures and may differ from the screens shown on other models. For more information on the model you are using, refer to your smartphone's instruction manual.
  • Interface or functions of Camera Connect are subject to change, for application improvement or update. In such a case, features of Camera Connect may differ from sample screens or operation instructions in this explanation.

 

 

1. Touch the [App Store] application on your smartphone to access the App Store.

IMPORTANT
  • The Camera Connect application is free, but separate connection charges for accessing the App Store may be applicable.
  • An Apple account is necessary to download Camera Connect.
  • Downloading the application via a cellular network may take longer than downloading via Wi-Fi.

 

 

2. Tap the search icon on the bottom of the screen.

 

 

3. Enter [Camera Connect] in the search field, and then tap [Search].

 

 

4. Choose [Camera Connect] from the displayed search results, and install it on the smartphone.
  • After installation has been completed, tap the [Home] button to return to the Home Screen.

 

 

5. Touch [Settings].

 

 

6. Confirm the smartphone's settings.
: Make sure that [Airplane mode] is not set.
: Touch [Wi-Fi].
: Set the [Wi-Fi] switch to [ON].

 

Step 3: Connecting the camera to the smartphone

IMPORTANT
  • The procedure is shown on a PowerShot ELPH 190 / IXUS 180 for the purposes of explanation. The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.

 

 

1. Press the [ ] button.

NOTE
  • If the [Device Nickname] screen is displayed, press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose [OK], and then press the [ ] button.
  • With the default settings, the device name () is displayed.
  • This nickname will be displayed on [Select a Device] screen when connecting to other devices via Wi-Fi.
  • To change the cameraâs nickname, press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose the [Nickname] field, press the [ ] button to display the keyboard, and then enter the desired nickname. After you have finished entering the nickname, press the [ MENU ] button to return to the registration screen, press the [ ] button, choose [OK], and then press the [ ] button.

 

 

2. Press the [ ] , [ ] , [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose [ ], and then press the [ ] button.


 

 

3. Press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose [Add a device], and then press the [ ] button.

 

 

4. The cameraâs SSID is displayed on the screen.

 

 

5. Choose the SSID (network name) displayed on the cameraâs screen from the list of access points displayed on the smartphone.

NOTE
If you open the [ ] tab on the MENU screen, select [Wireless settings] [Wi-Fi Settings] [Password], and change the setting to [On], the SSID and the password will appear on the screen and you can improve the security.In this case, enter the password displayed on the camera in the password field on the smartphone when it is displayed.

 

 

  • After confirming that the smartphone and the camera are connected, touch the [Home Button] to return to the [Home Screen].

 

 

6. Tap the [Canon Connect] ( ) application icon on the smartphone to start [Camera Connect].

 

 

7. On the camera selection screen displayed on the smartphone, choose the camera to begin pairing.

 

 

8. When connecting to a smartphone for the first time, the following screen will be displayed on the camera. In this case, press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose [Yes], and then press the [ ] button.

REFERENCE
  • You can now use the smartphone to browse, import, or geotag images on the camera or shoot remotely.
  • You can change privacy settings for registered smartphones.

 

 

9. The following screen appears.

 

 

10. Once you have connected to the smartphone, a screen like the one below will appear.

NOTE
  • You can connect to smartphones that you have already connected to by choosing them on the [Select a Device] screen in step 3.
  • When you press the [ ] button to open the Wi-Fi menu after the first time, recent destinations will be listed first when you access the Wi-Fi menu. You can easily connect again by pressing the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose the device and then pressing the button [ ]. To add a new device, display the device selection screen by pressing the [ ] , [ ] buttons and configure the setting. If you prefer not to display recent target devices, choose [MENU] [ ] tab [Wireless settings] [Wi-Fi Settings] [Target History] [Off].
  • To add multiple smartphones, repeat the above procedures starting from step 2.

 

Step 4: Sending images to the smartphone

 

1. Touch [Images on camera ] in Camera Connect.

 

 

2. Use the smartphone to import images from the camera to the smartphone.
  • When the camera is connected to the smartphone, a list of the images on the camera will appear in [Camera Connect]. Tap the menu key appearing at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

3. After the screen refreshes, choose the desired images, and then touch [Save] on the bottom right of the screen. The selected images will be saved to the smartphone.

 

 

4. After the images have been saved, touch the [Home] button to return to the menu screen.

 

 

5. To end the connection, touch the [ ] icon displayed in the upper right of the screen, and then touch [Yes].



 

 

6. After the camera and smartphone have been disconnected, the following screen appears on the cameraâs screen. Choose [OK], and then press the [ ] button.

 

 

This concludes the explanation of the procedures for operating the smartphone to send images.

 

Smartphone (Device) Specifications and System Requirements for a Wireless Connection with a Camera (Canon Camera Connect)

SIMS Doc Id

8202771700