How Do I Turn My Canon Printer Online?

How to Fix Canon Printer Offline?

Canon printers are well-known all over the world. With the increase in technology and people’s demands printers are coming into IT marketing with advanced features. In all the printers there is a common problem, this happens with canon printers as well and it is- Canon printer offline issue.

Here’s a look at why your printer is offline and how to get a canon printer online back.

NOTE:-This information applies to Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7, macOS Catalina (10.15) through OS X Mavericks (10.9).

Causes of a Printer Being Offline

There are several reasons why your printer might be offline. There might be a problem with the canon printer cables, perhaps a printer driver is corrupted, needs an update, or isn’t installed. Some printer settings might be incorrect, or an open or incomplete print job is causing an error.

Whatever the reason, restoring your printer to online status is usually a quick and easy job.

How to Fix Canon Printer Offline in Windows?

If you use a printer with a Windows computer, and the printer status is offline, try these troubleshooting steps in the order we present them, from simple to more complicated.

  • Plugin the canon printer and turn it on. It’s important to check that the printer is operational.
  • Reboot the computer. Restarting a computer solves many errors and problems. Give this a try and see if it solves the offline printer problem.
  • Power cycle the printer. As with many electronic devices, turning a printer off and on again often fixes problems, including a printer that appears offline. Turn the printer off, unplug it, wait 30 seconds, and plug it back in. Turn it on and try again.
  • Check the network connection status. If the printer is wireless, it needs a network connection to your PC to work. If your network is offline, you’ve likely found the problem.
  • Make sure the printer is connected to the network. If the printer physically connects to the computer, make sure the cables are securely plugged in. If it’s a wireless printer, check its network connection status.

Note:- Some printers have an option to test wireless connectivity. Check the printer manufacturer’s website to find out if your model has this ability. Run a connectivity test to ensure it’s properly connected.

  • Change the printer status. Canon printer might be set to use the printer offline. Confirm that the printer is not set up for offline use. If so, change the status to Online. If it is, change the status to online.
  • Update the driver. Make sure you installed the most recent printer driver available. An outdated or incompatible driver can cause a printer to display an offline status, updating the driver could solve the problem.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the printer. This process gives the printer a fresh start. Uninstall the printer, restart the computer, and reinstall the printer.
  • Consult the printer’s manufacturer documentation. Your printer manufacturer’s online documentation may provide specific guidance about error messages and what each means. You may have a paper manual that came with the device.

How to Fix Canon Printer Offline on a Mac?

If you’re troubleshooting an offline printer with your Mac, some of the fixes are the same as those for a Windows PC.

  • Turn the Mac off and back on. With Windows PCs, many Mac problems are cured by a simple restart.
  • Power cycle the printer. As with many electronic devices, turning a printer off and on again often fixes problems, including a printer that appears offline. Turn the printer off, unplug it, wait 30 seconds, and plug it back in. Turn it on and try again.
  • Make sure the printer is connected to the network. When the printer is not properly connected to the network, it will not respond. If the printer is physically connected to the computer, make sure the cables are securely plugged in. If it is a wireless printer, check its network connection status.
  • Make sure the printer is set as the default. A different printer can be set as the default printer, which can kick in the printer you want to use offline.
  • Delete any open print jobs. A print job could be stuck, causing a backlog and sending the printer into offline status. Delete open print jobs, try your print job again.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the printer. This process gives the printer a fresh start. After you uninstall the printer, restart your computer, reinstall the printer.
  • Reset Mac’s printing system. If all else fails, reset Mac’s printing system. It removes many permissions and settings proceed with caution.

If none of these described troubleshooting tricks works and you still find your canon printer offline on Mac, then you need advanced troubleshooting help to fix this issue.

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