Canon Printer Showing Offline


So you have a canon printer attached to your Mac, but it is showing offline. Sad but not wired; “Canon Printer Showing Offline” on Mac error is something every user usually encounters. Most of the time, we suggest the users troubleshoot the printer to get it back online. However, there is another method that can also be applied to get your offline canon printer back online on the Mac system: it is “Reset Mac Printing System.”


Read the next section carefully to understand how you can do this. Buck up; don’t feel nervous, you need not be a techie to take up this process.


Let’s learn.


Reset Mac Printing System


Resetting printing settings on Mac can actually work out. This method is worth trying as it’s not always your printers at fault. Following check out what should you do to reset printing preferences in your Mac system:


  • Click on the “Apple Menu” and select “System Preferences” from the list.

  • Navigate to the Hardware section and choose the “Printer & scanner” option.

  • A new window for “Printer & scanner” will open; enlisting all available printers' names in the left panel and some other setting options in the rest of the window.

  • Click on your canon printer name to select it.

  • Again click on your printer while pressing the “Ctrl” key with it.

  • A pop-up with some options will show up.

  • Click on “Reset Printing System” from that list.

  • This will clear your system memory/set for any installed printers.

  • Again click on the apple menu>System Preferences> Printer & scanner.

  • In the “Printer & scanner” window; click on the “+” button.

  • Next, you have to add your Canon printer to your Mac system.

  • IMPORTANT: It is recommended to connect your Canon printer to your Mac system via the USB cable while adding it.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to add your printer to Mac.


After doing all this; restart your Mac system and printer once. Now, check again if your printer can complete your printing commands or not? Most probably it will do.


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