Scanning to a Cloud Service Using Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY (Android)

Article ID: ART168333 | Date published: 08/03/2017 | Date last updated: 07/22/2021


This article explains how you can scan images and documents to a cloud service such as Google Drive using Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY with an Android device.


You can scan images and documents to a cloud service such as Google Drive using Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY.  Follow the steps below to scan images or documents to a cloud service.

 The steps in this article show Google Drive. These steps assume that you have Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY installed on your mobile device. These steps also assume that your printer is already connected wirelessly to your network. If you don't have this app, you can download it through Google Play. Also, if you don't have your printer connected wirelessly to your network, you can use this app to set your printer up wirelessly. Click here for instructions to set up the printer wirelessly with this app.

 After your printer has been registered, you will need to be sure that the printer is registered with the Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center. Follow these steps to register your printer with the Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center:


  1. From the main screen of Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY, tap the printer icon.

  2. On the Printer Settings screen, tap Register to Cloud.

    Tap Register to Cloud (outlined in red)

    Your Android device will open a web browser and open the printer's Remote UI.

     You may receive a message indicating a possible security risk. If you receive this message after tapping Register to Cloud, tap on Advanced or the appropriate button in your browser.

    Tap Advanced (outlined in red)

    Tap the option that will allow you to proceed to the printer's Remote UI (it will show your printer's IP address).

    Tap Proceed (outlined in red) to continue to the printer's Remote UI

    When the password authentication screen appears, enter your printer's password and tap OK.

    Enter your printer's password, then tap OK (outlined in red)

  3. When the IJ Cloud Printing Center setup screen appears, tap Yes.

    Tap Yes (outlined in red)

    The registration ends, and the login screen for Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center appears.
    Log in by following the screen instructions.

Follow the steps below to use your mobile device to sign into Google Drive through the Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center.

  1. Launch Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY from your mobile device.

  2. Tap More.

    Tap More (outlined in red)

  3. Tap Cloud.

    Tap Cloud (outlined in red)

  4. When the login screen for the Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center appears, tap Start.  If you have not created an account, tap Create new account.

    Tap Start or Create new account (both outlined in red)

    If you need to create a new account to register your printer with the IJ Cloud Printing Center, follow the steps shown near the top of this article.  You can also print a registration ID for your printer to get it registered with the IJ Cloud Printing Center.  Click here for information.

  5. If you tapped Start in the previous step, you will be prompted to sign in with your Canon ID. For this example, Sign in with your email will be selected.

    Tap Sign in with your email (outlined in red)

    Enter your email address and password and tap Sign in.

    Enter your email address, then tap Sign in

    If you do not have a Canon ID, you can click here and then click Create a Canon ID account.

  6. When you are signed into the Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center, tap on Google Drive.

    Tap Google Drive (outlined in red)

     If this is your first time accessing Google Drive from the Canon Inkjet Cloud Printing Center, you may see a license agreement. Read the terms and agree to continue. 

  7. You will come to a login screen. If you have logged into your Google Account previously on your Android device, tap your account.

    Enter your password and then tap Next.

    You may also be asked to allow Canon Inkjet Printer to access your Google Account. Tap Allow.

    Tap Allow (outlined in red)

  8. After you have signed in, tap Scan.

    Tap Scan (outlined in red)

  9. Tap on a folder where you would like to scan something to if desired. Otherwise, tap Next. If you want to create a folder to save your scanned image to, tap the plus sign.

    Tap a folder, the plus sign to add a folder, or tap Next (all outlined in red)

    If you tap the plus sign, you'll be prompted to provide a name for a new folder. Tap the name field and provide a name.

     If you try to create a folder that has a space in its name, you'll receive an error:

    This error appears if you use spaces in the folder name

  10. You can select the source for your scans as well as the orientation. Tapping Select source will show the following:

    Select source options

    Tapping Orientation will show:

    Orientation options (Portrait or Landscape)

    Set any options as desired and then tap Scan.

  11. When asked to start scanning, tap OK.

    Tap OK (outlined in red) to scan

    The scanning process will begin.


  12. Tap Go to app top to go back to the main menu of Google Drive. Tap Exit to go back to the IJ Cloud Printing Center.

    Tap Go to app top or Exit (outlined in red)

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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