Unlocking a World of Possibilities with the Leica CL: Connecting to iPhone & Android

Piper O'Shanassy02 Jan 2023

Connecting your Leica CL camera to your iPhone or Android device has never been easier. With the new Bluetooth LE connection, you can quickly and easily connect devices of both types without needing any additional hardware or software. Once connected, you’ll have access to a wide range of features such as image transfer, remote release control and more! In this blog post we will discuss how easy it is to make a successful connection between the Leica CL camera and either an iOS or Android device.

What you'll need to connect your phone

Connecting your phone to the Leica CL camera couldn't be easier! All you need is a USB Type-C cable, either Lightning (for an iPhone) or a Micro USB/USB C for Android. You'll also need the latest version of Leica CL app from either App Store (iOS) or Google Play store (Android). And that's it - once all these are hooked up and running properly, you're ready to transfer shots from your Leica CL camera straight to your mobile device. Have fun snapping away with this powerful little powerhouse in the palm of your hand!

Connecting your Leica CL to an iPhone

Connecting your Leica CL to an iPhone is a simple and convenient process. First, make sure that both the phone and camera are fully charged. Then download the ‘Leica FOTOS’ app from either Apple App Store or Google Play store (for Android users). Open up the app on your device, turn on Wi-Fi settings in your camera by pressing Menu>Setup > CUSTOM SETTINGS d1 / Network Settings >Wi-fi/NFC; select ‘ON’ for both wifi & NFC options then press ok and confirm action with right arrow button. Finally enter pairing code shown on LCD screen of camera into data field of mobile application once prompted, this will establish connection between two devices! That's it - you now have access to all features available through 'Leica FOTOS' app such as remote control shooting operation, live view display from rear LCD monitor and image transfer capabilities directly onto phone or tablet device!

Connecting your Leica CL to an Android Phone

Connecting your Leica CL to an Android phone may seem daunting, but with a few simple steps it is not difficult at all. The first step is to make sure that both the Leica CL and your Android device have been updated with the latest version of their operating system software. Afterward, you will need to download the relevant app or plugin for connecting your particular type of camera (AndroidAuto) onto each device respectively. Then simply ensure that both devices are on and Bluetooth has been enabled in order for them to now ‘talk’ wirelessly via Wi-Fi connectivity (hotspot). Finally, launch whichever application from either side which was installed earlier; this should be enough for everything get paired up! Now you can start taking amazing photos with complete control through a connected mobile device as if directly controlling by just pressing shutter button from its own viewfinder display — give it a try today!

Troubleshooting Tips

Connecting the Leica CL to an iPhone or Android phone can sometimes be a tricky process. To ensure that your connection is successful, you should always check for updates on both devices and make sure that all necessary accessories are available. Additionally, when connecting to either device it's important to keep in mind there may be additional steps required depending on your specific set up such as Bluetooth pairing or entering network credentials. Checking online resources for support can also help resolve any issues encountered with the connection process. Hopefully these troubleshooting tips will allow you to easily connect your Leica CL camera with an iPhone or Android successfully!

Additional Resources

With so many different devices and systems out there, it can be challenging to find support for the Leica CL. Thankfully, there are plenty of helpful resources that can guide you through connecting both iPhone and Android phones with your Leica CL. You will want to start by visiting official product websites from Apple or Google which have step-by-step guides on how to connect various phone models with the camera. Additionally, forums such as Reddit provide users with answers from experienced customers who may have already gone through the same process. Finally video tutorials over YouTube allow more visual learners a deeper dive into pairing their device successfully - worth checking out!


In conclusion, the Leica CL is an incredibly versatile camera that makes it easy to connect with both iOS and Android devices. With its intuitive user interface, powerful features, and seamless connection process, this camera offers a great way to capture exceptional images quickly. You can take advantage of advanced editing capabilities directly on your phone or tablet while also enjoying high-quality results across multiple platforms. Whether you're a casual photographer or professional looking for a reliable shooter – the Leica CL should be at the top of your list!

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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