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Printing from AirPrint Compliant Device

This document explains how to use AirPrint to print wirelessly from your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to a Canon printer.

AirPrint enables you to print photos, email, Web pages and documents from your Apple device directly to your printer without installing a driver.

figure:Wireless printing

Checking Your Environment

First, check your environment.

  • AirPrint Operation Environment

    To use AirPrint, you will need one of the following Apple devices running the latest version of iOS:

    • iPad (all models)
    • iPhone (3GS or later)
    • iPod touch (3rd generation or later)
  • Network Environment

    The Apple device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch) and this printer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or connected in AP mode.

Printing with AirPrint

  1. Check that this printer is turned on and the Apple device and this printer is connected to the LAN or connected in AP mode.

  2. From the app of your Apple device, tap the operation icon to display the menu options.

    figure:Operation icon
  3. From the menu options, tap Print.

    figure:Menu options
  4. From Printer Options, select the model that you are using.


    • Because some app does not support AirPrint, Printer Options may not be displayed. If an app does not let you use printer options, you cannot print from that app.


    • The Printer Options differ depending on the app and model you are using.
  5. When printing a file type that has multiple pages, such as a PDF file, click Range and then click All Pages or select the range of pages to be printed.

  6. For 1 Copy, click + or - to set the number of required copies.

  7. For Duplex Printing, click On to enable duplex printing or click Off to disable the function.

  8. Tap the Print.

    When you execute printing, the printer prints according to the specified settings.

Paper Size

With AirPrint, the paper size is selected automatically according to the app being used on the Apple device and the region in which AirPrint is used.

When Apple's photo app is used, the default paper size is L size in Japan, and 4"x6" or KG in other countries and regions.

When documents are printed from Apple's Safari app, the default paper size is letter size in the U.S. region, and A4 in Japan and Europe.


  • Your app may support different paper sizes.

Checking the Print Status

During printing, a Print Center icon is displayed in the list of recently used apps, and you can use it to check the print progress.

Press the Home button on the Apple device twice to set the Multitasking mode. Then swipe to the right to display the Print Center icon and a Print Summary.

Print icon

Deleting a Print Job

To delete a print job with AirPrint, use one of the following two methods:

  • From the printer: If your printer has a LCD monitor, use the operation panel to cancel the print job.
    If you printer does not have a LCD monitor, press the Stop button on the printer to cancel the print job.
  • From an Apple device: Press the Home button on the Apple device twice to set the Multitasking mode, and then swipe to the right. Tap the Print Center icon to display a Print Summary. Tap the print job to be canceled, and then tap Cancel Printing.

AirPrint Troubleshooting

If the document does not print, check the following:

  1. Check that the printer power is on. If the printer power is on, turn it off and then back on again, and check whether the issue is resolved.

  2. Check that the printer is connected by LAN to the same network subnet as the device on which iOS is installed.

  3. Check that the printer has enough paper and ink.

  4. If your printer has a LCD monitor, check that no error message is displayed on the LCD monitor.

    If the problem persists, use the printer driver on your computer to execute printing and check whether the document can be printed normally on the printer.

    If the document cannot be printed, refer to the Online Manual for your model.


  • After you turn on the printer, it may take few minutes before the printer can communicate through a wireless LAN connection. Confirm that the printer is connected to the wireless LAN, and then try printing.
  • If Bonjour on the printer is disabled, AirPrint cannot be used. Check the LAN settings on the printer, and enable Bonjour.


  • The windows used in the explanations may differ from those displayed by your Apple product or app.