Use the PRINT App for iOS to Connect Directly to the Printer

Article ID: ART164908 | Date published: 03/22/2016 | Date last updated: 09/12/2023


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


Canon PRINT 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 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_GX7000series). Enter the password if prompted. Check here if you don't know the password.

  5. For using services related to Canon product message will appear. Read the information and tap Agree or Do not agree. You can continue no matter which one you choose.

  6. Your device will begin searching for printers. When the following message appears, tap Allow.

    Tap Allow (outlined in red) to proceed

  7. Tap Search.

    Tap Search (outlined in red)

    Your device will begin searching for printers.


  8. When the following message appears, tap OK.

    Tap OK (outlined in red)

    Your device will continue searching for printers.

  9. When the following message appears, tap No, or wait a few moments.

    Tap No (outlined in red)

  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 Direct Connection.

    Select Wireless Routers screen, with Direct Connection chosen

     If you have used this app before, you may see a prompt indicating that your network information is saved before the list of nearby wireless networks appears. If you see this prompt, tap No to proceed.

    Tap No (outlined in red)

  12. The printer will indicate that it's saving information. Wait for the process to finish.

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

  14. Tap Close.

    Tap Close (outlined in red)

     If this is your first time using the app, you will be asked to allow PRINT to use your location. Tap Allow While Using App.

    Allow While Using App outlined in red

The printer is now ready for use with the Canon PRINT 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.

For support and service options, sign into (or create) your Canon Account from the link below.
My Canon Account

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