How to Connect Canon EOS R to Mac?

Before you start with the process to connect Canon EOS R to Mac, ensure keeping the following things in mind

  • Buy a high-quality Mac-compatible USB cable to connect canon eos r with Mac
  • Make sure to restart the camera before establishing the connection
  • Use a high-quality AC adapter kit to ensure uninterrupted power supply to your camera while creating a connection with Mac

Now that you have everything ready, you can start ahead with the process of connecting the Canon eos r to mac

Steps for how to connect Canon EOS R to Mac (via USB)

Step 1. Power on the camera

Ensure that the camera isn’t already connected to Mac. Once confirmed, power it ON to start ahead with the whole task.

Step 2. Entering the Camera menu

As the camera is now powered on, you can enter the main menu by pressing the ‘ Menu’ button in the top left corner of the camera

Step 3. Disable the auto-power off option

Once you have entered into the main menu of the canon eos r, you are now required to disable the ‘auto power-off’ option in the camera. Furthermore, press the ‘ SET’ button once you are done with the same process.

Step 4. Establishing the connection

Switch off the camera and put one end of the USB cable into the available ports of your Canon EOS R. Follow the same process with Mac so as to create the connection between both the devices.

Step 5. Downloading the Canon EOS Utility software

Once you have switched on the Mac, download the Canon EOS utility software and create a connection with the Camera. From hereon, you can start transferring all of your favorite images and videos between the devices.

Steps for how to connect Canon EOS R to Mac ( Via WIFI)

Once you have rebooted both the devices and ready to start with the connection process, go by the following steps.

Step 1. Run the EOS utility software

Download and install the Canon EOS Utility software for Mac from Canon’s official website. Once done, you are now required to switch on the wireless option of your Canon EOS R.

Step 2. Enabling the WIFI feature on Camera

You now need to enable the WIFI feature of your Canon EOS R. To get along with the same process, you simply need to follow the below process on your camera.

WIFI settings>Enable>Wifi Function>Remote Control (EOS Utility)>Register a device for connection

Once you have gone through the same process, the LCD screen on the camera will show the SSID and Password information

Step 3. Enabling the connection on Mac

Once you are done enabling the wifi feature in the camera, start along with the same procedure in Mac. To get along with the same process, go to the WIFI network option and select ‘ SSID WIFI info from above.’

Your computer will now ask for the password. Enter the same password that has been shown on the camera screen and select ‘ Join.’ You will get a prompt ‘ I am now on this network’ from Mac.

Step 4. Pairing both the devices

You will now get a message ‘ Start pairing devices’ on the camera screen. Press OK, and you will get a prompt saying ‘EOS XXXX pairing connection with the computer in progress.’ Now start the EOS utility software on the computer.

The EOS software would ask for a camera to kickstart the pairing process. Select ‘ Canon EOS R’ and ‘ Connect.’ You will now receive a popup window on the MAC screen saying ‘ Check the camera LCD and complete the network settings.

While you get this prompt on the Mac screen, the camera LCD would say ‘ XXXXX found. Connect with the PC. Simply select, OK.

Step 5. Connection established

The devices are now connected. You can get along with the transfer of your favorite videos and images.

Summing it up

The steps mentioned above can help you to connect Canon EOS R to Mac without any issue. Still, do ensure to use a high-quality USB cable to create an uninterrupted connection between both the devices.  

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