How to Connect My Canon Printer to My iPhone

Many people nowadays prefer to print from their mobile devices, especially their iPhones. And while there are various apps and services that can help you send print jobs to your printer, it’s still much more convenient and efficient to directly connect your iPhone to your printer. In this blog, we’ll demonstrate how to connect your Canon printer to your iPhone so that you can easily print documents, photos, and anything else you need.

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What’s Needed

To connect your Canon printer to your iPhone, you’ll need the following:

  • An iPhone with iOS 7.0 or later versions
  • A Canon printer that supports AirPrint
  • A wireless network that both your iPhone and printer are connected to

What Should I Pay Attention to?

Before we start with the methods, here are a few things you should note:

  • Both your Canon printer and iPhone should be on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Ensure that your printer supports AirPrint. If it doesn’t, you won’t be able to connect it to your iPhone.
  • You should also ensure that your printer is on and ready to receive print jobs.

Method 1: Connect Your Canon Printer to iPhone via Wi-Fi

To connect your Canon printer to your iPhone via Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

1. Turn on your Canon printer and ensure that it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.
2. On your iPhone, go to "Settings" and then tap "Wi-Fi."
3. Select the Wi-Fi network that your printer is connected to.
4. Open the document, photo, or content that you want to print and tap on the "Share" icon.
5. Tap on "Print" on the menu that appears.
6. Select your printer from the list of available printers. If your Canon printer is not visible, try turning it off and on again to refresh the list of printers.
7. Adjust any print settings that you need to and then tap on "Print" to start printing.

Method 2: Connect Your Canon Printer to iPhone via AirPrint

AirPrint is a feature that allows you to print directly from your iPhone or iPad without having to install any additional software or drivers. To connect your Canon printer to iPhone via AirPrint, follow these steps:

1. Turn on your Canon printer and ensure that it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.
2. On your iPhone, open the document, photo, or content that you want to print.
3. Tap on the "Share" icon and then tap on "Print."
4. Your iPhone will automatically search for available AirPrint printers. Select your Canon printer from the list of available printers.
5. Adjust any print settings that you need to and then tap on "Print" to start printing.

Method 3: Connect Your Canon Printer to iPhone via Canon PRINT app

Canon also offers a mobile app called Canon PRINT that you can use to connect your printer to your iPhone. Here’s how to do it:

1. Download and install the Canon PRINT app from the App Store on your iPhone.
2. Turn on your Canon printer and ensure that it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.
3. Open the Canon PRINT app on your iPhone.
4. Tap on the "Add Printer" option and then select your Canon printer from the list of available printers.
5. Follow any additional instructions that appear on your iPhone screen to complete the setup process.
6. Once you’ve set up your printer, you can start printing by accessing the files you want to print through the app.

Why Can’t I Connect My Canon Printer to My iPhone?

There are several reasons why you might not be able to connect your Canon printer to your iPhone. Here are some common issues and how to fix them:

1. Your Canon printer doesn’t support AirPrint. To connect your printer to your iPhone, you’ll need to use one of the other methods mentioned above.
2. Your Canon printer and iPhone are not connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Ensure that both devices are connected to the same network.
3. Your Canon printer isn’t turned on or doesn’t have adequate power supply. Turn on your printer and ensure it has enough power.

Suggestions

If you’re having trouble connecting your Canon printer to your iPhone, try these suggestions:

  • Check your printer’s user manual or the Canon website to ensure that your printer supports AirPrint, and which devices you can connect to it.
  • Make sure that both your printer and your iPhone’s software is up to date.
  • Check that your printer is connected to the Wi-Fi network and that there are no connectivity issues.
  • Reset your printer and iPhone if they’re not connecting to each other, and try again.
  • Use the Canon PRINT app to connect your printer to your iPhone if other methods don’t seem to be working.

5 FAQs

Q: How do I know if my Canon printer supports AirPrint?

A: You can check your printer’s user manual or the Canon website to see if your printer supports AirPrint. You can also search for your printer model on the Apple website to see if it’s included in the list of supported devices.

Q: Can I print any type of file from my iPhone using my Canon printer?

A: Yes, as long as your file is compatible with AirPrint or the Canon PRINT app.

Q: What if my Canon printer doesn’t appear on the list of available printers when I try to connect it to my iPhone?

A: Try turning off and on your printer to refresh the list of available printers. Also, ensure that your printer and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Q: Can I connect multiple devices to my Canon printer?

A: Yes, you can connect multiple devices to your Canon printer as long as they are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Q: Can I print wirelessly from my iPhone to a non-wireless Canon printer?

A: No, you cannot print wirelessly from your iPhone to a non-wireless Canon printer. You’ll need to connect your printer to your iPhone using a cable or use a wireless adapter to make it compatible with AirPrint.

Conclusion

Connecting your Canon printer to your iPhone may seem daunting, but it’s actually quite a straightforward process. By following one of these methods, you can easily print your documents, photos, and other files directly from your iPhone. If you encounter any issues along the way, try the suggested fixes outlined above and you’ll be on your way to printing in no time.