Set Up Your Mobile Device with IVY Mini Photo Printer

Article ID: ART170048 | Date published: 04/23/2018 | Date last updated: 02/11/2020


Learn how to set up your mobile device to communicate with your IVY Mini Photo Printer.



Your IVY Mini Photo Printer works with iOS® and Android™ devices. You can take pictures and print them right away, print pictures already stored on your device and even draw on images.

Follow the instructions below to learn how to download and use the IVY Mini Photo Printer from the Canon Mini Print app.

Note Bluetooth® must be enabled on your mobile device in order to print.

Download and launch the app

  1. Go to the App Store® (for iOS) or the Google Play™ Store (for Android) and search for Canon Mini Print app.

  2. Follow the instructions to download the app to your mobile device.

  3. After the app installs on your device, tap its icon to launch it.

  4. An End User License Agreement will appear. Read the agreement, then tap Accept to continue.

  5. Read each information screen, then swipe through to the next.

    Image shows green light (printer charged), read light (needs to be charged)

    Power on switch highlighted

    Load Paper: Slide the printer lid to open. Gently press down and push back on the (up) arrow. Open paper back and load with the blue barcode facing down. Replace the lid.

    Canon Mini Printer selected: Connect the Printer - Go to Settings, then Bluetooth and turn ON to connect. Make sure that the printer is on and the power light is lit.

    Add the Printer: In the Mini Print app, tap the Canon Mini Printer icon to add to your printer. The icon turns to green when connected. Now you're ready to create and print!

    Start Printing Your Photos! Take a photo, Open a photo, connect to photos icons display.
  6. Tap DONE. The main screen for Canon Mini Print displays.

Set up your mobile device to work with the IVY Mini

To set up your mobile device through Canon Mini Print, follow these steps:
  1. Go to Bluetooth settings for your device and enable Bluetooth if it's not already active.
  2. Your mobile device searches for nearby Bluetooth enabled devices. Tap on the listing for the Canon Mini Printer when it appears.

    Canon Mini Printer displayed on Bluetooth settings screen
  3. The printer pairs with your mobile device. Look to make sure it's Connected.

    Bluetooth settings screen shows Canon Mini Printer connected
  4. After the printer pairs with your device, tap the printer icon  Printer icon on the main screen of Canon Mini Print.
  5. On the  Choose Printer screen, tap Canon Mini Printer.

    Choose Printer screen with Canon Mini Printer selected

  6. The printer icon at the upper right shows that your mobile device can now communicate with your printer. It also shows the battery level of the printer.

    Canon Mini print screen showing mobile device connected

  7. Make sure to load paper in your printerYour IVY Mini Photo printer is ready for use with Canon Mini Print.

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