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How do you print from your smartphone with a Canon printer?

Printing with a smartphone is quick and easy, because you don't need to install software. You just need a WiFi connection and the Canon Print app. This is sufficient to print all the pictures and documents you need. In this article, we'll explain how to print from your smartphone in 6 steps.

What are you going to do?

You start with preparing the printer and end with a print rolling out of the printer. How you do this? Follow these steps, and you'll have your printout in your hands in no-time.

  • Step 1: prepare the printer
  • Step 2: connect to the WiFi network
  • Step 3: download the app
  • Step 4: make a connection with the printer
  • Step 5: print
  • Step 6: scan

Step 1: prepare the printer

canon printer with smartphone

Is your printer still in the box, or haven't you set it up yet? Set it up first before you start printing. Already did this? Go to step 3. You set up a printer as follows:

  1. Unbox the printer and remove all stickers and orange sticky tapes.
  2. Fill the paper tray with paper.
  3. Connect the power cable to the backside of the printer and switch it on.
  4. Choose a language on the display of the printer with the buttons.
  5. The printer will make a test printout to determine the grids for the print heads.
  6. As soon as this printout is done, scan it to set the alignment of the scanner.

Step 2: connect the printer to the WiFi network

After aligning and determining the grids, the printer will ask what connection method to use. Select the wireless network to connect your printer to. If necessary, enter a password, and your printer is connected.

Step 3: download the app

Canon app download

To send print jobs from your smartphone, you don't need any drivers or operating systems. You can get started right away. Download the Canon Print app in the Google play store or Apple store. Once the app has finished downloading, open it. Make sure you're connected to the same WiFi network as your printer, or the app won't be able to find the printer.

Step 4: connect to the printer

print with app

The Canon Print app asks if you want to look for available printers. Tap Yes. Choose the network you want to connect the printer to. Your printer is now connected to your smartphone. Afterwards, you can scan, print photos, documents, and order new ink.

Step 5: print files and photos

print app

In the home screen of the Canon Print app, tap Photo Print or Document Print. Choose whether you want to print from a device or from Google Cloud, for example. Select your photo or document. You'll see a preview and then tap Next. You can still change settings in the next screen. Finally, tap Print.

Step 6: scan files and photos

scan with app

With the Canon Print app, you can scan files as well. Tap Scan in the bottom left of the app to start the scan function. Place your document or picture in the scanner of the printer and tap Scan in the app. You'll now see a preview of the scan.

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