How to Connect Canon EOS M50 to iPhone?

How to Connect Canon EOS M50 to iPhone?

Canon EOS M50 is a mirrorless camera with an electronic viewfinder along with a fully articulated touch screen. This Canon flip camera comes with a 4MP APS-C CMOS sensor, EF-M lens mount with support for EF/EF-S lenses with an optional adapter.

The dual pixel autofocus for stills and 1080p video provides an enriched quality for the user.

If you want to go with a reliable way and connect your Canon M50 to your iPhone with a cable get an OTG adapter (Hey! It’s on Amazon).

With an OTG adapter, you can skip past the app protocol and quickly start transferring your photos and videos. Just make sure you have the IOS 9.2 or later version installed.

This particular OTG IS also compatible with iPad, keyboards, and flash drives.

If you want to go with a wireless connection the below steps will help you to connect your Canon EOS m50 to your iPhone via Wi-Fi.

Step 1.

Open your App Store on your iPhone and install the Canon Camera Connect app. Configure the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection and give the app permission the app asks.

If you miss permitting this app initially you can still enable the permission by navigating settings > privacy on your IOS.

Step 2.

Now Open your Canon EOS M50, go through the function setting menu, then look at the wireless communication setting option. Make sure to turn the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ON.

How to connect Canon EOS M50 to iPhone - wireless communication settings
How to connect Canon EOS M50 to iPhone – wireless communication settings

Step 3.

In the Bluetooth function setting, set the connection type to a Smartphone. After tapping the OK button, it will ask you to register the Wi-Fi name, which will be the nickname for your device. You can choose whichever name you want.

How to connect Canon EOS M50 to iPhone - bluetooth function
How to connect Canon EOS M50 to iPhone – Bluetooth function

Step 4.

Take a step back and tap the pairing option to start the Bluetooth pairing process. Make sure that both of your devices are in fair proximity while pairing them.

How to connect Canon EOS M50 to iPhone - pairing
How to connect Canon EOS M50 to iPhone – pairing

Step 5.

Now your phone will detect the Bluetooth signal and then pair it with your device by sending a pairing request to your camera. Accept the request and confirm the device.

This will tell that a successful pairing of your device is being made.

Step 6.

Now to set up the Wi-Fi connection, go back to the previous menu and into the Wi-Fi screen setting to enable Wi-Fi. This will make your Wi-Fi enabled.

And once your Wi-fi is enabled, go through the remote live view shooting on your mobile app.

How to connect Canon EOS M50 to iPhone - wifi connect
How to connect Canon EOS M50 to iPhone – wifi connect

Step 7.

After establishing the connection between the smartphone and the camera, you’ll see the confirmation message on your mobile screen.

You can then check whether the connection is working or not by the remote live view function, which enables the user to see the same footage of the camera on his iPhone.

Conclusion

The Wi-Fi enables you to import the photos, videos, save them or export them to any other platform. It is a convenient and easy-to-use function.

You can also enable the auto-transfer option. This feature automatically downloads the photo as you capture them. Wi-fi consumes the battery so it’s important to turn it off after use.

Canon’s primary motivations with M50 are good connectivity and video quality.

This camera is proving to be the achievement of that motive. You can also connect to the Wi-Fi network through this camera, which can provide you with some exciting features and also help you to transfer your data.

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