Canon Pixma Printer App for iPad iOS

As we already covered many times in the past, AirPrint is a boon for us who needs to print on a regular basis. It’s easy, it’s convenient, and it can be done from anywhere. This anywhere also includes from our bed. We can print stuffs easily with our iPad nowadays. But how you ask? Well, with the Canon PIXMA Printer App for iPad, of course.

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Other than making good PIXMA printers with solid reliability and quality, Canon also have their Canon PIXMA Printer App for iPad that works exceptionally well with AirPrint.

Updating your OS

As with most application, the Canon PIXMA Printer App for iPad requires you to be on a non-outdated version for your iPadOS.

So, before we get into downloading or using the app, let’s first update our iPadOS to ensure that the app will run correctly in our iPad.

Make sure that your iPadOS is at 13.0 or later otherwise the app won’t show in your App Store.

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Canon Pixma Printer App for iPad

To download the Canon PIXMA Printer App for iPad, simply go to your App Store and input “Canon PRINT Inkjet/Selphy” in the search bar.

If your iPadOS version is 13.0 or above, the app will show up and which then you can download.

Now that we’ve got the app in our hand, let’s open it and try to print something.

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Using the App

This companion app for PIXMA, MAXIFY, and SELPHY can be used to directly print document or photos, change the printing settings, as well as show you all the relevant information you’d need for your printers.

  • But before we can do that, we have to set up our printer first.
  • First, turn on your PIXMA, MAXIFY or SELPHY printer.
  • Now open the app in your iPad. As soon as you open the app, you will be prompted with a dialog asking whether you want to search for available printers or not.
  • Choose yes and proceed. Follow the instructions on screen to get your printer sets up and ready.

If you run into some troubles along the way such as not finding your printer in the list, refer to this manual by Canon for troubleshooting steps.

Manual Book

Anyway, after you’re done with the set-up, go ahead and try to actually print something with this Canon PIXMA printer App for iPad.

If you set up everything correctly, your printer will show up along with all the things you can do with. You should be able to now see information on your printers, print photos or document, and connect your printer to the clouds.

The instructions are fairly simple and similar to printing with the in-built AirPrint in your iPad, so even if you’ve never used it before, we’re confident that you’ll be able to follow it flawlessly.


The Canon PIXMA printer app for iPad is definitely a boon to have for us that use Canon PIXMA, MAXIFY, or SELPHY printers on the reg. It’s easy to use, it’s fast, and it just works.

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Most of companion app for printers often times are needlessly complicated for some reason, so we’re very glad this one from Canon is so straightforward and easy to use.

Anyway, we hope you find this article helps you use and download Canon Pixma app for iPad properly. Thank you for reading, we’ll see you all next time in another article.

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