Set Up Your Mobile Device with IVY Mini Photo Printer

Article ID: ART170048 | Date published: 04/23/2018 | Date last updated: 11/16/2021


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 the USB cable connected to the printer and a charging / charged icon

    Press the power button on the printer

    Load Paper: Gently press down and push back on the (up) arrow. Slide the paper compartment cover to open. Open one paper pack and load with the blue barcode facing down. Replace the top cover.

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

    Start Printing Your Photos! Fun with Photos, Remotely Take a Photo, or Connect to photos

  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. In the main screen of Canon Mini Print, tap the plus sign under Choose your device.

    Figure: Main screen of Canon Mini Print, red arrow pointing to plus sign

  3. 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 under Select An Accessory

  4. The printer pairs with your mobile device. The printer icon at the upper right corner of the main screen will have a green symbol next to it.

    Figure: Main screen of Canon Mini Print, Printer icon at upper right has green symbol next to it (icon outlined in red)

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

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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