Brother MFPs – connect to a mobile device VIDEO

Learn how to connect your Brother MFC-J985DW or MFC-J985DW XL inkjet printer to a cellular phone, tablet, or other mobile device using Wi-Fi Direct in this tutorial.

Models covered:


This video covers both Android and iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, and Samsung Galaxy.

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Quick Links / Table of Contents:
Models Covered 00:09
Download iPrint& Scan 00:27
Activate Wi-Fi Direct on printer 00:39
Select connection on mobile device 01:19
Enter password 1:29

Welcome. Today we are going to learn how to connect your MFC-J985DW color laser printer to a mobile device using Wi-Fi direct.

This video will cover multiple models. Even though your machine may not match the model referred to on the screen the overall process will be the same. (Covers MFC-J985DW XL set up too.)

Wi-Fi Direct is a secure wireless interface that allows you to connect your Brother machine to a mobile device without using a router. After the connection process is finished, you will need to go to either the App Store or Play Store and download the Brother iPrint&Scan application in order to print from your mobile device.

To begin, press the Settings icon on the touch screen. Then press “All Settings.” Press the down arrow on the control panel repeatedly until the “Network” option is displayed. Then press “Network.”

Now press Wi-Fi Direct. And select the “Manual” option.

If you are prompted to activate Wi-Fi Direct, press “On”

The network name and password for the direct connection will display for two minutes.

On your mobile device, check for available connections. Select the network displayed on your Brother machine.

When prompted, enter the network password displayed on your Brother machine into your phone.

You are now connected with Wireless Direct

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