Bluetooth Connection for EOS Cameras

Article ID: ART167809 | Date published: 05/09/2017 | Date last updated: 06/12/2019


Instructions for easily connecting Canon Camera Connect to EOS cameras via Bluetooth.


Bluetooth pairing lets you quickly and easily connect a compatible EOS camera to a  smartphone or tablet which has the free "Canon Camera Connect" app installed (version 1.3.20) or newer. (The free Canon Camera Connect app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.) Once you’ve set up the initial pairing, you’re able to set the camera to automatically connect when turned on. When the app is active it switches from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi to allow a compatible smartphone or tablet to view images on the camera or to remotely control the camera. The Wi-Fi connection is automatic for Android devices. For iOS devices, see the iOS process below. Data is transferred via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth is not used to transfer data.
The optional Wireless Remote Control BR-E1 can also connect via Bluetooth for simple remote shooting. (Wireless Remote Control BR-E1 is only compatible with the EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 77D and Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1).

Bluetooth compatible EOS cameras are the EOS M5, EOS M6, EOS Rebel T7i and the EOS 77D.
  1. On your smartphone or tablet, install the "Canon Camera Connect" app.
  2. Go to "Settings": turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and then open the Canon Camera Connect app.
  3. On the EOS 77D or T7i, in the menu select the "Function settings" tab.
  4. Then select: "Wireless Communication Settings".
  5. Select: "Wi-Fi settings" and "Enable".
  6. If this is the first time through setup: Choose a camera nickname. You can use the camera generated name or give the camera a nickname.
  7. When the camera generated name appears press the set button to create a new nickname and press the "Menu" button then "OK", and "Menu" again button when done.
  8. Select "Bluetooth function".
  9. Select "Bluetooth function" again.
  10. Then select "Smartphone".
  11. Start "Pairing".
  12. Choose "Do not display" and the pairing process will then start.
  • Only Choose: "Android" or "iOS" if the Camera Connect app is not already installed
  • The camera will display a QR code; scan the QR code with your smart device to install the app.
  1. iPhone/iPad Only : Touch the camera nickname and a second window will display, select "Pair". 
  2. On your smartphone or tablet: the pairing window will display with the camera’s nickname, Touch the camera’s nickname.
  3. On EOS 77D or T7i, you will see a message:
  • Paring in progress
  • Connect to the smartphone: select "OK".
  • Paired with: paired smartphone’s name: select "OK".
Bluetooth is now connected.

To launch Wi-Fi, select : "Images on camera" or "Remote live view shooting"

The following window will display as Wi-Fi is connected:

  1. iPhone/iPad Only : When "Images on camera" or "Remote live view shooting"
    A window displays that contains the camera’s SSID and Password and Copy Password:
  2. Touch "Copy Password" then go to settings and Wi-Fi on the iOS device
  3. Select the camera’s SSID
  4. When a password is requested press and hold the password box until the word "Paste" appears, select "Paste":
  5. Return to the Canon Camera Connect app to operate the camera.


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