Use the PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY App for iOS to Connect Wirelessly

Article ID: ART164908 | Date published: 03/22/2016 | Date last updated: 02/12/2020


Set up your printer to communicate directly with iOS devices using the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app.



Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY is a free app that lets users of iPhone®, and other iOS devices enjoy a variety of PIXMA, MAXIFY and SELPHY printing capabilities.

From the app, you can also set up your printer to communicate directly with your iOS device. To do this, follow the instructions below.

Use the app to set up your printer for direct wireless connection with your iOS device

  1. Download the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app from the App Store.

  2. Follow this link to start wireless setup on your specific printer model.

  3. After you start wireless setup from the printer, go to device settings on your iOS device, and select Wi-Fi®.

  4. Select name of the wireless network your printer is broadcasting. (Depending on the model, it may be Canon_ij_Setup or a name with the printer included, such as Canon_ij_053xx_MG6800series). Enter the password if prompted. Check here if you don't know the password.

  5. When you first open the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY app, an Extended Survey message will appear. Read the information and tap Agree or Do not agree. You can continue no matter which one you choose.

  6. When asked if you want to search for available printers, tap Yes.

  7. A list of networks appears. Tap Direct Connection.

    Select Wireless Routers screen, with Direct Connection chosen
  8. The printer will indicate that it's saving information. Wait for the process to finish.

  9. After a few minutes, you will be prompted to join the printer's network. Tap Join. The app will process.

  10. Tap Yes when asked if you want to search for available printers. Your iOS device will search for printers.

  11. Your device will detect the printer and register it in the app.

    You're all set! Now choose your favorite photo and try it out! Select Images or Cancel button shown at bottom of screen

The printer is now ready for use with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app.

If you want to print an image, tap Select images and follow the on-screen instructions. Tap Cancel if you don't want to print.

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