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Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Appendix

Exploring Wireless Connections

Your camera enables you to connect wirelessly to a computer, smartphone, or tablet. After you make the wireless link, you can download files to your computer or smart device, control your camera remotely, and perform other functions. Before you can enjoy these features, however, you need to do the following:

  • Install Canon EOS Utility software on your computer. This free program, introduced in Chapter 10, serves as the concierge for wireless communication with a computer. It’s available for download from the Canon website.
  • Install the Canon Camera Connect app on your smartphone or tablet. This app, available for Android and iOS devices, is needed to connect your camera to a smartphone, tablet, or other “smart” device. Go to Google Play for the Android app; head to the App Store for the Apple iOS version. Check the app’s system requirements to make sure your device can run the app.

    Unfortunately, there’s not room in this book to provide detailed information on the wireless functions because things work differently depending on your computer or smart device, the security your wireless network employs, and so on. If you need more help after scanning this appendix, download the electronic version of the Wi-Fi Function Instruction Manual, also available at the Canon website.

Preparing the Camera

You also have to do the following setup work on the camera before you can make a wireless connection:

  1. Press the Wi-Fi button or open Setup ...

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