Set Up a PIXMA or MAXIFY Printer on a Wi-Fi Network From an Android App

Article ID: ART164967 | Date published: 03/24/2016 | Date last updated: 03/05/2024


Learn how to use use the Canon PRINT app to perform an initial setup of your PIXMA or MAXIFY printer on a wireless network.


Before Starting

These instructions refer to performing an initial wireless setup of your printer to a wireless network using Canon PRINT.


You can use the Canon PRINT app to easily set up a wireless connection so you can print from an Android™ device.









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.

  1. If you have not already done so, start Easy Wireless Connect on your printer. For instructions, select your printer model from one of the drop-down lists above.

    Note Note Be sure to start Easy Wireless Connect before starting the app. For some models, this is called Cableless Setup. If you have already initiated Easy Wireless Connect on your printer, please proceed to step 2.
  2. Start the Canon PRINT app. If you don't have the app, download it from Google Play.
  3. Upon opening the app for the first time, you'll see a License Agreement. Read the terms and tap Agree to continue. If you tap Do not agree, you won't be able to use this app.

    Tap Agree (ouitlined in red) after reading the License Agreement to continue
  4. The For using services related to Canon product screen will appear. Read this information, then tap Agree or Do not agree.

    Tap Agree or Do not agree to continue
  5. The following screen will appear. Tap OK to proceed.

    Tap OK (outlined in red) to continue
  6. When asked to allow the app to access your device's location, tap While using the app or the appropriate affirmative option.

    Tap Allow (outlined in red) or the appropriate affirmative option

    When asked to allow the app to access your device's photos and media, tap Allow or the appropriate affirmative option.

    Tap Allow (outlined in red) or the appropriate affirmative option
  7. When the screen below appears, tap Search.

    Tap Search (outlined in red)

     If you see this message, do not tap Yes or No. Tapping Yes will start the process over. Tapping No will cause the app to indicate that it is still searching for a printer.

    Do not tap Yes or No on this screen
  8. Tap Next when this message appears.

    Tap Next (outlined in red)
  9. You'll be prompted to connect directly to the printer. Tap Connect or the appropriate affirmative option.

    Tap Connect (outlined in red)

    Note Depending on the model, it may be named Canon_ij_setup or it may have the name of the printer, such as Canon_ij_xxxxx_GX7000series.

     If you tap Cancel, you'll be prompted to manually connect to the printer. If you see this screen, tap Open Wi-Fi Settings, then select the printer's network name and return to the app.
  10. A message appears saying the printer will connect to your wireless network.  Make sure your network name appears in this message, then tap Yes.

    Note If your printer is too far away from your router, your Android device may try and fail to connect and you won't see the screen shown below. In this case, turn off the printer, move it closer to your router, and restart the process.

    Confirmation message: The printer will be connected to the following wireless router.. Select Yes to continue.
  11. Enter the password for your wireless router. Tap the eye symbol to check the password entry to be sure it's correct, then tap OK.

    Note If the cableless setup process fails at this stage, you may need to restart the process and connect your Android device to the Canon_ij_XXXX SSID. Set your printer to cableless setup mode, connect to the Canon_ij_XXXX SSID, and start again from step 1. Click here if you need help with this.

    Enter password screen. Tap OK when network password has been entered.

    The app will send your network information to the printer. Please wait.

    Communicating with the printer

     At this point, your device will communicate with the printer, which will be automatically added. However, in some instances, you may need to manually add the printer. Proceed to the next step if the Register Printer screen appears.
  12. If the Register Printer screen appears, wait for your printer to appear on the screen, then tap it.

    Tap on your printer in the list

    The app will acquire information on your printer.

    Acquiring printer information
  13. Tap Close.

    Tap Close (outlined in red)
  14. Wireless connection is complete. Tap Select images to start using the application or tap the to exit.
    Print a photo / Print a document

    Tap Select images or the X

    Tap Continue or the X

     You may see a prompt similar to the following.

    Prompt for saving SSID information

    If you want this app to save your network name and password to make it easier to reconnect this printer, or to add a new one, make sure the Save box is checked, then tap OK.

How to Rename the Printer (Optional)

  1. On the main screen, tap the Add/Switch icon.

    Tap the Add/Switch icon (outlined in red)
  2. Tap and hold the printer you want to rename. An on-screen keyboard will appear. Enter a new name for the printer, then tap OK.

    Tap and hold the printer you want to rename. Enter a new name for the printer, then tap OK (outlined in red)
  3. Tap the Home icon at the bottom of the screen. The printer will show the new name you entered.

    The printer displays the new name.
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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