Guide How to Print on Canon SELPHY from iPhone

Despite Apple’s many technological advances in the printing department with their AirPrint feature, printing from your iPhones is still somewhat complicated to do for beginners. So, here is a guide on how to print on Canon SELPHY from iPhone that you can follow to print documents or photos.

Updating your iOS version.

In this tutorial on how to print on canon SELPHY from iPhone, we’re going to be using Canon PRINT Inkjet/Selphy application on your iPhone, so make sure that you meet the minimum version requirement (iOS 9.0 or later).

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To do so, go to ‘Settings’, then ‘General’, then ‘Software Update’. Your iPhone will do the rest for you and update your phone to the latest version.

Installing Canon PRINT Inkjet/Selphy App

After this, make sure to turn on your WiFi on your iPhone because we’re going to be using it to connect to the printer.

After you meet the pre-requisites above, go to the App Store and search for ‘Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY’ and install the first result that shows up.

Connecting to the Canon SELPHY

How to Print on Canon SELPHY from iPhone
How to Print on Canon SELPHY from iPhone

Now there are two ways to do this step. The first way is to have access point such as your home network to connect to the printer, and the second is to use the printer itself as the access point.

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The first way is way simpler as you only need to connect to the same network as your SELPHY to start printing.

To do this, navigate to the Wi-Fi Settings icon on your SELPHY and then choose ’Via Wi-Fi Network’ option followed by ‘Search for an access point’ on the connection method screen. There, you’ll be shown the lists of Wi-Fi networks available for you to connect. Choose the one that you’re currently connected on to on your iPhone and you’re pretty much done.

As for the second way, instead of choosing ‘via Wi-Fi network’, choose ‘Direct Connection’ instead.

After pressing the Direct Connection option, you’ll be asked on whether you want to give the access point a password or not. Choose the one you prefer, and proceed. After you’re done, you’ll then be served a screen of the SSID of the SELPHY access point. Connect to this network on your iPhone and proceed to the next step.

Printing From Your iPhones

On the final step on how to print on Canon SELPHY from iPhone, after you’re connected by either of these two methods above, go back to your iPhone and open the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY. After opening it, look to the top-left corner of the screen to find an icon of a printer with a plus on it.

Press this then choose Register Printer to add SELPHY to the list of printers available to use. The app will then start searching for printers that are on the same network as your iPhone. Choose the SELPHY and proceed.

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After registering the SELPHY, choose the type of things you want to print with it, and that’s it.

You can change the options and settings as you’re about to print so feel free to play around with it.


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