Connecting iPhone & Android to Your Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 in Minutes

Piper O'Shanassy02 Jan 2023

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 is a powerful camera designed to help you take high quality pictures with ease. Whether it's capturing special moments or documenting life, the ELPH 180 has everything you need for creating stunning images. But have you ever considered connecting your iPhone or Android smartphone to the camera? With some simple steps, this can be easily done and will provide new creative opportunities as well as enhanced convenience when managing photos stored on both devices. In this blog post we'll go over how easy it is to connect an iPhone or Android device to the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180!

Are you looking to connect your Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 digital camera with an Android or iPhone device? In this blog post, we'll explore how to set up a connection between the two devices and make sure everything is working properly. We will cover topics such as setting up Bluetooth on both gadgets before attempting to link them, connecting via Wi-Fi by using the Camera Connect app, and troubleshooting tips for when things don't seem right. By taking these steps, we can ensure that your Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 works seamlessly with either of your mobile devices!

Connecting to iOS Devices

Connecting to iOS Devices with a Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 is an easy task. All you need to do is make sure your device supports the technology of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, which can be found on most modern smartphones and tablets. Once you have both pieces of hardware connected, simply go into your camera's settings menu and turn on its wireless function by selecting “Enable Wireless” option from the list. This will prompt it to search for available connections; once detected, select your preferred connection type (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth). Now that everything is set up properly all that remains are two simple steps: Install the Canon Camera Connect app onto your phone/tablet then follow instructions within this application – when done correctly images should now begin transferring over!

Connecting to Android Devices

Connecting to Android devices with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 is quite easy. All you need to do is make sure your device has Bluetooth and NFC enabled, then open up the camera’s wireless settings menu. From here, you can select either ‘Connect using NFC' or 'Send images via Bluetooth' depending on which type of connection your phone supports. With both options selected, tap two fingers together over each other (for iOS users) or wave them closer towards each other (Android users). This will establish a secure connection between your camera and phone allowing image transfer in just a few clicks!

Installing the Canon Connect App

Installing the Canon Connect app is an important part of setting up your Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 to connect with both Android and iPhone devices. It's easy to install - just go to the App Store on your device, search for 'Canon Connect' and select it from the list. Once you've downloaded/installed it you'll be asked a few questions about how you want to use it - so answer accordingly! The app allows quick pairing between mobile devices and cameras, making wireless photo sharing easier than ever before. With this setup complete, happy picture taking can begin in no time at all.

Transferring Images

Transferring images from your Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 to an iPhone or Android device is easy and convenient. With the Canon Connect app, you can easily connect with either type of phone in no time. The first step is downloading the app onto both devices - it’s free on both iOS and android markets! Once downloaded, use its wireless connection feature to sync up each device through a wifi network that they're connected too. Then follow the prompts on-screen to access your photos on camera and transfer them over into a digital album for safekeeping or sharing online with family & friends!


When it comes to connecting your Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 camera to either an iPhone or Android device, the process is fairly straightforward. With iCloud Photo Library enabled on both devices and a USB connection in place between them, images can easily be transferred with just a few clicks. Even if you don’t have good Wi-Fi coverage in certain areas, rest assured that transferring data using cables will get the job done reliably every time!

Piper O'Shanassy

Piper O'Shanassy

Piper grew up with a love of animals, which quickly turned into a love of photographing them. She shares her tips and tricks on photography, and hopes she can help you shortcut your expansion of a passion.

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