SELPHY CP1200 Support
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Printing from an Android Smartphone (Wi-Fi Function) (SELPHY CP1200)

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Introduction

Even in places without an access point, you can print directly from a smartphone connected wirelessly to the printer.

This article describes how to wirelessly print images saved to Wi-Fi®*1-compatible Android™ smartphones. Start the operation from step 1.

This printer is a Wi-Fi certified product. You can wirelessly print images from Wi-Fi-supporting smartphones*2, tablets*2, cameras, and computers.

*1 Wi-Fi is a brand name that indicates interoperability certification of wireless LAN devices.

*2 Requires installation of the dedicated Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app on your smartphone or tablet. For convenience in this article, smartphones and tablets are collectively referred to as "smartphones".

Caution

Before using Wi-Fi, be sure to read "Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) Precautions" in the manual.
Some features are not available when printing via Wi-Fi.
You cannot connect via Wi-Fi in ad-hoc mode.

Caution

For convenience in this article, wireless routers and other base stations are referred to as "access points".
In the text, the operation instructions that begin with this illustration are for smartphones.  The operation instructions that begin with this illustration are for SELPHY.

The following 4 steps explain how to send images from a smartphone to SELPHY via Wi-Fi. Start the operation from step 1.

: Check your Android™ OS version

: Install Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY on your Android™ smartphone

: Connect your SELPHY and Android™ smartphone

: Use your SELPHY to print images on your Android™ smartphone

Step 1: Check your Android™ OS version

1. Check the environment on your Android™ smartphone.

Please refer to the "Related information" section at the bottom of this page for specifications and system requirements of the smartphones which can be connected by Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY and Wi-Fi.
You can check your Android™ OS version by accessing "About device" in "Settings" on your Android™ smartphone.

Caution

We recommend turning OFF sleep mode on your Android™ smartphone first.
Names of settings and operation methods differ depending on the model of your Android™ smartphone or OS version.

Step 2: Install Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY on your Android™ smartphone

: Download and install Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY from Google Play™.

If Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY is already installed on your Android™ smartphone, proceed to step 3: Connect your SELPHY and Android™ smartphone.

Caution

Here, instructions are given using Android™ OS 4.4 as an example.
The text includes an example of an Android™ smartphone screen. The items displayed on the screen may differ depending on the model of your Android™ smartphone. For details, refer to the user manual of your Android™ smartphone.

1. Tap the [Play Store] icon on your Android™ smartphone to start Google Play™.

Caution

You can download Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY for free. However, you will be charged communication fees when connecting to Google Play™.
You need a Google account to download Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY.
If you are using an Android smartphone without Google Play™ you cannot download Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY.
When you use a cell phone line, downloading via Wi-Fi may take some time.

2. Tap the search icon.

3. Enter "Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY" as the keyword in the search field and tap the search icon .

4. Select "Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY" in the search results and install it.

Step 3: Connect your SELPHY and Android™ smartphone

1. Turn on your Android™ smartphone.

2. Make sure your Android™ smartphone is not in airplane mode.

3. Tap the menu key on your Android™ smartphone and tap [Settings].

4. Turn the [Wi-Fi] switch ON and tap [Wi-Fi] .

5. Prepare SELPHY.

Remove any inserted memory cards or USB flash drives.
Insert a loaded paper cassette and an ink cassette in SELPHY.

For details, refer to Printing images with your new SELPHY CP1200 photo printer.

6. Access the setting screen.

Press the menu button ⋖⋗.
Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to select [Wi-Fi Settings], and then press the [ ] button.

Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to select [Connection Settings], and then press the [ ] button.

7. Check the printer name.

Check the displayed printer name and press the [ ] button.
The name displayed here indicates the name of the printer displayed on the device you connect to when connecting to another device via Wi-Fi.
You can change the printer name by pressing the EDIT button.

8. Choose the connection method.

Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to select [Direct Connection], and then press the [ ] button.

9. The following screen is displayed.

You can change the password by pressing the EDIT button.

10. Use your Android™ smartphone to join the network displayed on the printer screen.

In the Android™ smartphone’s Wi-Fi settings, select the SSID (network name) displayed on the printer.
Enter the password displayed on the printer into the password field.

Caution

When entering your password, be careful not to confuse numbers and letters (for example "1" and "I" or "0" and "o").

11. Make sure that SELPHY and your Android™ smartphone are connected and tap the home button to return to the home screen.

Caution

Follow the procedure on the screen to register a printer when connecting for the first time.

Tap the "Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY" ( ) icon on your Android™ smartphone to start "Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY".

Step 4: Use your SELPHY to print images on your Android™ smartphone

1. Tap the "Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY" () icon on your Android™ smartphone to start "Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY".

2. Tap the items that include the data you want to print. (Choose [Photo Print] here.)

3. Tap the images you want to print, tick [ ] them and tap [Print] .

4. The following screen is displayed. Select the bordered or borderless option and specify the number of copies. Tap [Print] to print.

• Once printing begins, the screen below is displayed.

Do not disconnect the devices or close the application while this screen is displayed. Images may not be printed correctly or completely.

Caution

Printing in progress cannot be canceled from SELPHY by using the ⋖⋗ button. Use the smartphone to stop printing.

• Tap [Cancel] to stop.

5. The standby screen below is displayed when printing is finished.

Caution

The printer does not enable communication between the devices connected to it.
Press [ ] to display the screen in step 8 .

Caution

Subsequent Printing

Once you have completed the connection settings, the standby screen is displayed automatically when you turn on the printer. To print, after the standby screen is displayed, simply use the smartphone as described from step 4 on.
During standby-screen display, you can view the SSID and password by pressing the [ ] button. On the displayed screen, you can change the password by pressing the EDIT button.
Even during standby, you can print images on a memory card by inserting the card to access the image display screen.

* Android™ and Google Play™ are trademarks of Google Inc.

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