Unlock the Power of Your Leica M11: Connect to iPhone & Android!

Piper O'Shanassy03 Jan 2023

The Leica M11 is an incredibly powerful camera that connects to both iPhones and Android devices. With the ability to wirelessly transfer images, you can easily save your photos directly onto your smartphone or tablet for easy viewing and sharing with family and friends. Now let's take a look at how to connect the Leica M11 to these popular mobile platforms!

Setting up the Leica M11

Setting up the Leica M11 is a relatively simple process. The first step is to download and install the dedicated app for your smartphone or tablet, available in both the Apple App Store (for iPhones) and Google Play (for Android). After downloading and installing this app, you can then connect it to your camera by either connecting via Wifi directly from your phone/tablet or plugging an USB cable into the camera itself. Once connected, all of your images will be automatically backed up on both devices – allowing you convenience when transferring photos between them!

Connecting to iOS Devices

Connecting your Leica M11 camera to an iOS device like iPhone or iPad is a great way to quickly and securely share images from the field. With support for Wi-Fi, it's simple to connect your Leica M11 directly with compatible devices over a secure wireless connection. To get started, first make sure that both the camera and iOS device have their respective Wi-Fi networks enabled—the camera should be set up as 'LeicaM' by default. Once you've confirmed that each network is active, enter into settings in either the Camera App on the iOS device itself or through settings within ImageLink software; this will allow users access to advanced features such as remote control shooting while connected via smartphone/tablet app(s). Then just select ‘connect’ on both devices and they'll automatically start exchanging data! After successfully connecting two devices together, image sharing occurs seamlessly across all areas of communication—including email & social media outlets.

Connecting to Android Devices

Connecting to Android devices with the Leica M11 is straightforward, thanks to its advanced Bluetooth 5.0 technology. To connect your Leica M11 camera to an Android phone or tablet, simply open the settings menu in your device, then navigate to "Bluetooth & Devices" and select "Add a Device". The connection will be established almost immediately when you turn on Bluetooth on both ends. Your Leica M11 can also transmit photos directly from camera memory card into any compatible Android device via Wi-Fi or USB cable transfer for photo storage and sharing purposes - no need for bulky connections! With this connectivity option at your disposal, it’s easier than ever before for avid photographers of all levels get their amazing shots out there.

Using the Leica M11 with a Mobile App

The Leica M11 is a great device for capturing photographs both on the go and in studio. Whether you’re using it with an iPhone or Android phone, connecting your mobile app to the M11 has never been easier. All you need to do is use one of the compatible apps – such as Capture One Pro, VSCO Cam, or Camera Plus - that allows for connectivity between devices through Bluetooth Smart technology. Once connected via this application layer communication protocol, users can control certain aspects of their camera directly from their phone including image adjustment settings and setting shutter speeds. This makes taking pictures even more accessible while keeping creative control firmly in your hands!

Troubleshooting Tips

Troubleshooting the connection between your Leica M11 and an iPhone or Android device can be tricky, but with a few simple tips you should have no problem getting it up and running. First, make sure that both devices are powered on and Bluetooth is enabled. Then locate the “Settings” application on each device—for iPhones this would be under General Settings inside of the “Phone” app; for Androids look in Connections or Wireless & Networks depending upon which type of phone you own. Once there, check to see if one of them shows any other existing connections such as another camera or printer that may need disconnecting before proceeding further. Finally for iOS users go into Airplane Mode off then back on again—this will ensure all wireless services are reset so your Leica M11 can connect properly without errors being displayed during setup!


After reading through this blog post, you should now have a better understanding of how to connect an iPhone and Android device to the Leica M11. If your connection is still not working correctly after completing all of these steps, it may be time for a reset or upgrade on both devices. Consult with Leica support if necessary in order to make sure that you are using the right settings and software versions on each device in order to get connected successfully. With just a few simple steps, connecting your phone and camera can open up new creative opportunities for anyone wanting explore mobile photography!

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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