How to Use the Canon Printer App for Android: 5 Neat Tips

If you’re an Android user and you also own a Canon printer, then you should definitely try the Canon Printer app for Android. This app allows you to print anything you want, from images, to Microsoft Office files, PDFs, web pages, and so on, directly from your Android device, be it a smartphone or a tablet. As long as you are connected to a network, you can use this app with your laser printer or Canon multi-function device. Today, we’re going to explore the Canon Printer app for Android and tell you all about how to use it.

illustration showing how you can print files using your mobile phone

5 Tips on How to Use the Canon Printer App for Android

1. Connect the Device

The first thing you should do after downloading the Canon Printer app for Android is to make sure that you’re connected to a wireless network, both on your mobile and on your Canon device. Whenever you want to print something, you’re going to have to select the Canon device that you want to use. If you’re doing this for the first time, you have to register the device. After you’ve confirmed the device information, you can add it to your list of devices, where it will be saved for future uses.

illustration showing the steps to connecting your printer to a network

2. Print Images

Most people use the Canon Printer app for Android to print images, which is why we thought we’d start with this option. In order to print an image from your Android device with a Canon printer, you first have to tap “M Printing” in your device’s home screen. Then, you have to go to your Canon printer and select “Images” from the top screen of the “Canon Mobile Printing” section.

Now, it’s time to select the images or folders that you want to print, which can be done easily on your mobile device or tablet. If you have images whose format is not printable, those images won’t appear in your feed. Also, remember that you can can’t print more than 20 images at once. After you’ve selected the images, you will be able to see a preview of what you’re about to print. If you’ve changed your mind, you can always tap the recycle bin icon. Once you’ve selected the printer you want to use, you’re free to tap print.

3. Print Microsoft Office Files

Next, we’re going to talk about how to print Microsoft Office files using the Canon Printer app for Android. The trick here is to connect to the internet and use the Data Conversion Service. On your mobile device, you’re going to have to select the same “M Printing” option. However, this time, you will select “Documents” in the “Canon Mobile Printing” section of your printer.

Then, the next step is to select the files that you’re going to print and the device that you want to use for this task. After you’ve tapped print, you’re going to see a confirmation dialog box for the use of the Data Conversion Service we mentioned above. If it’s required, you’ll have to set a proxy, after which your device will access the internet and convert the files.

Once the files are converted, they will also be automatically printed. Depending on how large the documents that you want to print are, the conversion process can take up to a couple of minutes. If this is your first time using this service, you’re going to have to read the Terms of Use and agree to them before printing your files.

4. Print PDF Files

When it comes to printing PDF files using the Canon Printer app for Android, the process varies according to the type of device you’re going to use and its specifications. If your device is already compatible with PDF printing, the files you selected will be sent straight to your printer. This makes the entire process much simpler, since all you have to do is go to the “Select Printer” screen and choose the PDF option.

However, if your device is not compatible with this kind of printing, you’re going to have to print your files in a different way. First of all, you’ll have to select “M Printing” on your mobile device or tablet, and once again “Documents” in the printer’s “Canon Mobile Printing” section. Then, as was the case with Microsoft Office files, you have to select the documents you want to print. If they are password protected, you’re going to have to enter the password first. The last step is to select the printer you want to use and tap print.

man printing something

If the device doesn’t print your files properly, you might want to go back to the Data Conversion Service by entering the “Print Settings” screen, and follow the steps you did for the Microsoft Office files.

5. Print Web Pages

The last thing we want to address in today’s guide on how to use the Canon Printer app for Android is printing web pages. For this process, you have to select “M Printing” on your mobile device and “Web” in the “Canon Mobile Printing” section of your printer. In order to reach the page you want to print, you have two options. The first one is to enter the page’s URL and the second one is to use keywords.

You can also choose pages which are already bookmarked by tapping the star icon. After selecting the pages for printing, the next obvious step is to select the printer that you want for the job and tap print.

Summing Everything Up

We hope today’s guide will prove useful to you whenever you have any doubts about how to use the Canon Printer app for Android and print your images, web pages, PDFs, and Microsoft Office files. The Canon Printer app for Android was designed to allow people to print files more easily, straight from their mobile phones or tablets, without having to go through the trouble of using a laptop or a PC. Considering all of the great benefits of this app, we recommend you to give it a try if you have an Android device and a Canon printer at home.

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