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How to Connect your Canon using Built-In WiFi

This article will help you connect your iPhone with WiFi Booth to your Canon camera.

If you plan to connect your camera and your iPhone to a wifi router, ie. you are at home on your home wifi, then this is called Infrastructure mode. Or, if you plan to connect your iPhone directly to the wifi of the camera, then this is called Camera Access Point mode.

Connecting with Infrastructure Mode

  1. Connect the iPhone’s wifi to your wifi router (if you’re at home, it is probably already connected)
  2. Start WiFi Booth on your iPhone, select to connect to your camera on the first screen, and then leave it running
  3. On your Canon camera, open up the wifi menu. Here’s where to find it:canon-wifi-menus
  4. On the camera wifi menu, choose Smartphone mode. That’s the top-middle one: canon-wifi-menus-2
  5. On the camera, choose infrastructure mode, select your wifi router, and enter the password. You can choose auto IP settings.
  6. After a few moments (in rare cases, it can take up to a minute or two!), the app automatically finds the camera and asks to connect to it. On the camera, you’ll see that WiFi Booth is requesting to connect. Hit OK to allow connection. Your camera will save these settings so that next time all you have to do is turn on the camera, and start wifi and the rest is automatic. Only after you’ve accepted the initial connection on the camera (once) does the app show that the camera is connected.
  7. Configure your camera to save JPG (either only JPG, or JPG+RAW; the app will not download RAW files), and make sure the resolution is not too high. If photos arriving on the iPhone are huge, you’ll get a warning.

Connecting with Camera Access Point Mode

  1. On your Canon camera, open up the wifi menu. Here’s where to find it:canon-wifi-menus
  2. On the camera wifi menu, choose Smartphone mode. That’s the top-middle one: canon-wifi-menus-2
  3. On the camera, choose Camera Access Point mode, then choose Easy connection.
  4. Now connect your iPhone’s wifi to the camera using the information your camera is displaying on the screen. You can change your iPhone’s wifi network in the Settings App.
  5. Once your iPhone is connected to your camera’s wifi, launch WiFi Booth on your iPhone and select connect to camera on the first screen.
  6. After a few moments (in rare cases, it can take up to a minute or two!), the app automatically finds the camera and asks to connect to it. On the camera, you’ll see that WiFi Booth is requesting to connect. Hit OK to allow connection. Your camera will save these settings so that next time all you have to do is turn on the camera, and start wifi and the rest is automatic. Only after you’ve accepted the initial connection on the camera (once) does the app show that the camera is connected.
  7. Configure your camera to save JPG (either only JPG, or JPG+RAW; the app will not download RAW files), and make sure the resolution is not too high. If photos arriving on the iPhone are huge, you’ll get a warning.

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