Sending images from a camera to an iPhone (PowerShot G5 X)

 

Description

Sending images from a camera to an iPhone (PowerShot G5 X)

Solution

 

You can send images from the camera to smartphones and tablets with Wi-Fi functions.
Procedures for the two connection methods below are explained in the following sections:
A: Registering to the <Mobile Device Connection> button and connecting.
B: Making connections via the Wi-Fi menu.
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 Camera Connect 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

 

  • Procedures for using the two methods below to send images to a smartphone are explained in the following sections.

 

 

A: Registering the smartphone to the <> button and connecting.
[ ] Pressing the Mobile Device Connect button to connect with the smartphone, and saving images from the camera to the smartphone.

 

 

NOTE
Press the <> button to connect the devices. This simplifies sending images to a smartphone.

 

 

B: Connecting via Wi-Fi.
[ ] Pressing the Wi-Fi button to connect with the smartphone, and saving images from the camera to the smartphone.

 

 

NOTE
You can connect the camera to a smartphone as you would connect it to a computer or other device. Multiple smartphones can be added.

 


A: Pressing the Mobile Device Connect button to connect with the smartphone, and saving images from the camera to the smartphone.

 

A-1. Press the camera's [ Mobile device connect ] ( ) button.
(Hereafter referred to as the <> button.)

NOTE
  • When setting up Wi-Fi for the first time, the camera nickname registration screen will be displayed.
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  • This nickname will be displayed on [Select a Device] screen when connecting to other devices via Wi-Fi.
  • If the [Device Nickname] screen is displayed, press the <><> buttons to choose [OK], and then press the <> button. (The camera model name (G5 X) is set as the nickname by default.)
  • To change the camera's 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.

 

 

A-2. When the following screen is displayed, press the <><> buttons to choose [ ], and then press the <> button.


 

 

A-3. The camera's SSID is displayed on the screen.

REFERENCE
  • When you are in the vicinity of an access point that you have previously connected to, the camera will automatically connect to it.
  • To change access points, select [Switch Network] from the screen that will be displayed when the connection is being established.

 

 

A-4. Choose the SSID (network name) displayed on the camera's screen from the list of access points displayed on the smartphone.

NOTE
For better security, you can display a password on the screen by accessing MENU and choosing [ ] tab > [Wi-Fi Settings] > [Password] > [On]. 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].

 

 

A-5. Tap the [Canon Connect] () application icon on the smartphone to start [Camera Connect].

 

 

  • After the camera recognizes the smartphone, a device selection screen is displayed.

 

 

A-6. Press the <><> buttons to choose the smartphone you want to connect with, and then press the <> button.


 

 

A-7. After a connection is established with the smartphone, the smartphone's name is displayed on the camera. (This screen will close in about one minute.)

 

 

A-8. Touch [Images on camera ] in Camera Connect.

REFERENCE
  • Once you have connected to a smartphone initially via Wi-Fi by pressing the <> (Mobile device connection) button, you can simply press the <> (Mobile device connection) button after that to connect again for viewing and saving camera images on connected devices.
  • One smartphone can be registered to the <> (Mobile device connection) button.
  • Once a connection has been established with a smartphone, you can automatically reconnect to the registered device by simply pressing the <> button, even if the camera has been turned off.
NOTE
  • To clear smartphones registered to the camera, display the menu screen, press the <><> buttons to choose the [Mobile Device Connect Button] on the [ ] tab, and then press the <> button. Press the <><> buttonsto choose [OK] on the confirmation screen, and then press the <> button to complete the process.
If you wish to register a different smartphone to the <> button, clear the one currently registered first.
Please proceed to Step 4: Sending images to the smartphone.

 


B : Pressing the Wi-Fi button to connect with the smartphone, and saving images from the camera to the smartphone.

 

B-1. Press the <Playback> () button to turn the camera on.
  • The playback screen appears.

 

 

B-2. Press the < > button

NOTE
  • When setting up Wi-Fi for the first time, the camera nickname registration screen will be displayed.
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  • This nickname will be displayed on [Select a Device] screen when connecting to other devices via Wi-Fi.
  • If the [Device Nickname] screen is displayed, press the <><> buttons to choose [OK], and then press the [ ] button. (The camera model name (G5 X) is set as the nickname by default.)
  • To change the camera's 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.

 

 

B-3.ãWhen the following screen is displayed, press the <><><><> buttons to choose [ ], and then press the <> button.


 

 

B-4. Press the <><> buttons to choose [Add a device], and then press the <> button.

 

 

B-5. The camera's SSID is displayed on the screen.

 

 

B-6. Choose the SSID (network name) displayed on the camera's screen from the list of access points displayed on the smartphone.

NOTE
For better security, you can display a password on the screen by accessing MENU and choosing [ ] tab > [Wi-Fi Settings] > [Password] > [On]. 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].

 

 

B-7. Tap the [Canon Connect] ( ) application icon on the smartphone to start [Camera Connect].

 

 

  • After the camera recognizes the smartphone, a device selection screen is displayed.

 

 

B-8. Press the <><> buttons to choose the smartphone's nickname, and then press the <> button.

 

 

B-9. 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.
  • You can now use the smartphone to browse, import, or geotag images on the camera or shoot remotely.
REFERENCE
  • You can change privacy settings for registered smartphones.

 

 

B-10. The following screen appears.

 

 

B-11. 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 B-4.
  • After you have accessed the Wi-Fi menu once, you can access it again by pressing the <> button. The recent target device is listed first, so you can easily connect again by pressing the <><> buttons to select it, and then press the <> button. To add a new device, press the <><> buttons to display the device selection screen, and then configure the setting. If you prefer not to display recent target devices, chose the [ ] tab from the menu screen, choose [Wi-Fi Settings] > [Target History] > [Off].
  • To add multiple smartphones, repeat the above procedures starting from step B-3.

 

 

B-12. Touch [Images on camera ] in Camera Connect.

 

Please proceed to Step 4: Sending images to the smartphone.

Step 4: Sending images to the smartphone

 

1. 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.

 

 

2. 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.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

When the connection is ended, the camera will automatically turn off.
NOTE
  • To control the camera manually, either end the connection from the smartphone or restart the camera after pressing the power button to turn it off momentarily.

 

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

SIMS Doc Id

8202716500

Doc ID   ART164550
Updated   06/09/2017

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