Sending Images to an Android Smartphone (PowerShot G7 X Mark III)
Article ID: ART175105 | Date published: 08/26/2019 | Date last updated: 08/26/2019
 

Description

Sending Images to an Android Smartphone (PowerShot G7 X Mark III)

Solution

Introduction

Send images to a smartphone as follows.
  • Connecting to a Bluetooth-compatible Smartphone via Wi-Fi
By connecting to a Bluetooth-compatible smartphone via Bluetooth in advance, you can connect via Wi-Fi simply by performing an operation on the camera or smartphone.
  • Connecting to Smartphones via Wi-Fi with the Wi-Fi Button
You can use Wi-Fi to connect to a smartphone that is not compatible with Bluetooth or a smartphone that cannot use its Bluetooth function.
IMPORTANT
  • Before connecting to the camera, you must install the free dedicated Camera Connect app on the smartphone.
  • Camera Connect can be installed from the Google Play. You can also access the Google Play from a QR code that you can display on the camera when registering the smartphone on the camera.
  • Use the latest version of the smartphone OS.
  • Activate Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on the smartphone. Note that pairing with the camera is not possible from the smartphone's Bluetooth settings screen.
*Bluetooth low energy technology (hereafter referred to as "Bluetooth")

NOTE
  • In the following explanation, smartphone setting procedures are indicated by the icon, and camera setting procedures are indicated by the icon.
  • For convenience, smartphones, tablets, and other compatible devices are collectively referred to as "smartphones".

Connecting to a Bluetooth-compatible Smartphone via Wi-Fi

1. Confirm the smartphone's settings.
  • Make sure that [Airplane mode] is not set.
  • Turn [Wi-Fi] to [ON].
  • Set the [Bluetooth] switch to [ON].

2. Download Camera Connect from the Google Play and install it on the smartphone.

3. Turn the camera on.

4. Press the button.

5. Use the zoom lever to choose the [ ] tab.
 

6. Press the / buttons to choose [ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection ].
 

7. Press the / buttons to choose [ Connect to smartphone ], press the button.

8. Press the / buttons to choose [Add a device to connect to], press the button.

9. Press the / buttons to choose [Do not display], press the button.

10. Press the / buttons to choose [ Pair via Bluetooth ], press the button.

11. A message is displayed indicating that pairing is in progress.

12. Touch the [Camera Connect] ( ) application icon on the smartphone to start Camera Connect.

13. After the camera is recognized, a camera selection screen is displayed.
  • Touch the camera to connect.

14. Press the / buttons to choose [OK], press the button.

15. Press the button of this screen.
  • The Pairing between the camera and the smartphone should be complete, and connected.

IMPORTANT
  • Any active Bluetooth connections will be lost if you remove the camera battery pack. The connection will be reestablished when you insert the battery pack and turn on the camera.
  • Battery life may be shorter when you use the camera after pairing with a smartphone, because power is consumed even when the camera is off.
  • Before bringing the camera to places where the use of electronic devices is restricted, disable active Bluetooth communication (which is used even when the camera is off) by choosing [ Wireless communication settings ] -> [ Bluetooth function ](twice) -> [ Disable ].

16. Choose [Images on camera] in Camera Connect.

17. Use the smartphone to import images from the camera to the smartphone.
  • When the camera is connected to the smartphone, a list of the images on the camera will appear in Camera Connect. Tap [Select] appearing in the upper right of the screen.

18. After the screen refreshes, choose the desired images (), and then touch [ ] on the bottom of the screen ().
  • To select all images at once, press the [ ] icon in the upper right of the screen.

NOTE
  • A screen to set [JPEG format save size] may be displayed, so choose an option and press [OK].

19. After the images have been saved, touch [ ] appearing in the upper right of the screen.

20. Touch [ ] in the upper left of the screen to return to the menu screen.

21. To end the connection, touch the [ ] icon displayed in the upper right of the screen.

22. Touch [Yes].

IMPORTANT
  • To turn off Wi-Fi signal transmission, choose [ Wireless communication settings ] -> [ Wi-Fi settings ] -> [ Wi-Fi ] -> [ Disable ].
  • You can change the camera nickname in [ Wireless communication settings ] -> [ Nickname ].
  • You can send images to a smartphone connected via Wi-Fi or paired via Bluetooth by choosing the images from the camera’s playback screen. Press the button and choose [ ].

Connecting to Smartphones via Wi-Fi with the Wi-Fi Button

1. Confirm the smartphone's settings.
  • Make sure that [Airplane mode] is not set.
  • Turn [Wi-Fi] to [ON].

2. Download Camera Connect from the Google Play and install it on the smartphone.

3. Press the button.

NOTE
  • If the following screen appears, press the / buttons to switch to other screens.

4. Press the / buttons to choose [ ], then press the button.

5. Press the / buttons to choose [Add a device to connect to], press the button.
 

6. Press the / buttons to choose [Do not display], press the button.

7. Press the / buttons to choose [ Connect via Wi-Fi ], press the button.

8. The SSID ( ) and password ( ) will be displayed on the screen.

9. Turn Wi-Fi settings to ON in your smartphone, choose the SSID ( ) from step 8.

10. Input password from step 8 ( ).

11. Once the connection between the camera and the smartphone has been confirmed, press the home button to return to the home screen.

12. Touch the [Camera Connect] ( ) application icon on the smartphone to start Camera Connect.

13. After the camera is recognized, a camera selection screen is displayed.
  • Touch the camera to connect.

14. Press the / buttons to choose [OK], press the button.

15. The camera screen will show [Wi-Fi on].

16. Choose [Images on camera] in Camera Connect.

17. Use the smartphone to import images from the camera to the smartphone.
  • Touch [Select] in the upper right of the screen.

18. After the screen refreshes, choose the desired images (), and then touch [ ] on the bottom of the screen ().
  • To select all images at once, press the [ ] icon in the upper right of the screen.

NOTE
  • A screen to set [JPEG format save size] may be displayed, so choose an option and press [OK].

19. After the images have been saved, touch [ ] appearing in the upper right of the screen.

20. Touch [ ] in the upper left of the screen to return to the menu screen.

21. To end the connection, touch the [ ] icon displayed in the upper right of the screen.

22. Touch [Yes].

IMPORTANT
  • To turn off Wi-Fi signal transmission, choose [ Wireless communication settings ] -> [ Wi-Fi settings ] -> [ Wi-Fi ] -> [ Disable ].
  • You can change the camera nickname in [ Wireless communication settings ] -> [ Nickname ].
  • You can send images to a smartphone connected via Wi-Fi or paired via Bluetooth by choosing the images from the camera’s playback screen. Press the button and choose [ ].

On-Screen Keyboard

Use the on-screen keyboard to enter information. Note that the length and type of information you can enter varies depending on the function you are using.

•Entering characters
Touch the characters to enter them.
•Moving the cursor
Choose [ ] or [ ] and press the button.
You can also move the cursor by turning the
ring.
•Switching input modes
Choose [ ], press the button to switch to capital letters.
Choose [
], press the button to switch to numbers or symbols.
•Deleting characters
Choose [ ] and press the button. The previous character will be deleted.
•Confirming input
After pressing the button, press the / buttons to choose [OK], press the button.


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