Canon EOS M50 – Wireless Connection with a Mac

In this video we’ll help you connect
your Canon EOS digital camera to a Mac® over a wireless network. Let’s get
started. Using the Easy Connection Method, you can easily transfer your photos and
videos from your Canon EOS digital SLR camera to your Mac®. Download the most
recent Canon EOS utility software from the Canon website by visiting Follow these steps to download the software for your camera.
Click on the search box and type in your Canon EOS digital SLR model. Select your
camera from the drop down search results, then click “Go”. On the camera/s model page,
click on “Drivers & Downloads”. Look for the latest EOS utility software in the
“Optional Software” list. Click “Select” and then click “Download”. A new window will
appear with instructions on locating and installing your download. Review the
information and then click the X icon to close the window and begin the file
download. Please note, the instructions on this window may differ depending on the
browser you’re using. Next, open the EOS Utility software package. A window will appear with the EOS
Utility installer. Double-click the file, then click open. Select your place of residence and then
click Next. Click OK, then click Install to start the
software installation. Review the license agreement. If you agree to the terms,
click Yes to continue with the installation. If you click No, the
software will not be installed. Enter the password you use to log into your Mac®,
then click OK to proceed. The software will now be installed. This may take a
few minutes. When you see this screen, click Next. You’ll be asked to register for Canon
Image Gateway. Select “No, I will register later” then click Next. Then click OK. Click Finish to complete the Installation process. Now let’s connect
your camera. Please make sure the camera’s date and time are correctly setup, and a
memory card is inserted in the camera before proceeding. Please note, the EOS
M50 has a touch screen function. For this video we’ll be using the set button and
multi controller to make selections. Press the menu button. Go to the Function Settings menu. In the first tab of the Function Settings menu, select Wireless
Communication Settings. Select Wi-Fi® Settings, and make sure Wi-Fi® is enabled. If this is your first time enabling Wi-Fi® functions, you’ll be asked to enter
a nickname. This nickname will be used for Wi-Fi® connections. Select OK. You may select the provided nickname, or enter your own. Make a selection, and then press the menu button. Select OK, then press the menu button again to go back to the
Wireless Communication Settings menu. Select Wi-Fi® Function, and then select
Remote Control EOS Utility. Select “Register a Device for Connection”. The
camera’s SSID and encryption key will be displayed. On your Mac®, click the Wi-Fi® icon on the upper right of the screen. Select the SSID, or network name,
displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. If you’d like for your camera to connect
automatically to your computer, place a check in the box next to “Remember this
network”. For the password, enter the encryption key displayed on the camera’s
LCD monitor, then click Join. Back on the camera, select OK to start pairing the
devices. Back on the computer, open EOS Utility. The EOS Utility launcher window
will appear. Click “Pairing over Wi-Fi® / LAN”. The EOS pairing software window will appear. Select your camera model, then click Connect. Return to your camera and
select OK to connect it to your computer. On your Mac®, the EOS Utility menu screen will appear. Before we download your images, let’s make sure the images will
be saved in the right location on your computer. Click on Preferences. The
Preferences window will appear. Click on the drop-down arrow, and then select
Destination Folder. By default, your photos will be saved in the pictures
folder. Click Browse to change your folder location. You may choose a folder
that you’ve already created, or you can click New Folder to create a new folder
in a new location on your hard drive. Click Open when you’re finished making
your selections. Back on the Destination Folder menu, review the options for
creating a subfolder. Make your selections and then click OK. Back in the EOS Utility menu, click on
Download Images to Computer. You’ll have an option to Start Automatic Download, or
Select and Download. If you’re going to select Start Automatic Download, make
sure to click Settings first. Review your options, and then make a selection. Click
OK. You can now click Start Automatic Download. Depending on the number of
photos and videos, the download may take a few minutes. If you click and choose
Select and Download, a new window will open. Select the images or videos that
you’d like to download by clicking the small box in the lower left corner of
the thumbnails, then click Download. A window will appear where you can verify
the destination folder for your images. If you’d like to edit your destination
folder location, click Destination Folder. Make your changes, and then click OK. If no changes are needed for your
destination folder, click OK. Depending on the number of photos and videos, the
download may take a few minutes. Once your download is complete, click Quit. Close EOS Utility. You can now disconnect your camera from your computer. Press the menu button in the Function Settings Menu, select Wireless Communication
Settings. Select Wi-Fi® Function, then select “Disconnect,Exit”. Select OK to
disconnect Wi-Fi® and exit. If you need to reconnect your camera to your computer,
there’s no need to complete pairing again if you’ll continue using the
camera and the computer together. Again, go to the first yellow wrench menu and
select Wireless Communication Settings, then select Wi-Fi® Function. Select the
name of the computer that you’d like to connect to. Depending on the initial wireless
connection setup with your computer, the camera will pair automatically and EOS Utility will launch after pairing. This may take a few minutes.
If EOS Utility did not launch automatically, disconnect Wi-Fi® on the camera. Then we need to check the network settings on
your Mac®. Click the Wi-Fi® icon in the upper right of the screen, then select
Open Network Preferences at the bottom of the window. On the camera, go back in
the Wireless Communication Settings. Under the Wi-Fi® Function selection,
select the name of the computer that you’d like to connect to. Back on the
network menu screen on your Mac®, click the network name drop-down box. Select
your camera’s nickname, and make sure the box next to “Automatically join this
network” is check marked. The camera should now be connected with the
computer, and EOS Utility will open automatically. Close the network menu
window when finished. If you lose Wi-Fi® connection because of an updated
operating system or a software update, performing a wireless settings reset may
resolve the problem. Press the menu button to go to the Wireless
Communication Settings menu. Select Clear Settings. Then select OK. Wireless communication
will reset back to the default settings. Please follow the video again from the
beginning to reconnect to your computer. Congratulations, you’ve successfully
connected your Canon EOS digital camera to your Mac®. You can now share photos and videos from your camera to your computer. For help with connecting your camera to a
Windows computer, Android™, or iOS® device, please visit our YouTube channel for
more videos. Thank you for watching!

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