CANON IJ SETUP

You are on the right page if you are looking for the correct and simple procedure for installing and using the Canon IJ Setup Utility. This Canon printer support page will show you how to install and use the Canon IJ Setup Utility for printing, scanning, network setup, etc. Continue reading this article to know more about the same.

Canon IJ Setup Application

HOW TO SET UP CANON IJ UTILITY ON MAC IN 2022?

  • The first step is to download the Canon IJ Utility package for Mac from your printer’s official support page. 
  • For the same, visit the Canon printer’s official page.
  • Choose your printer model from the list of printers or use the Search field available on the page to select it.
  • Go to the Drivers & Downloads tab on your printer’s support page.
  • Locate the MP driver and click the Download button beside or below it.
  • Now, the MP driver will start downloading.
  • The next step is to locate the downloaded MP driver on your computer and open it.
  • The last step is to run the downloaded “.pkg” file on your Mac computer to complete the setup. 
  • After doing that, check to ensure the Canon IJ Setup utility is installed successfully on your computer. 
  • To check it, open the Applications folder. Locate and double-click on the Canon Utility folder followed by IJ Scan Utility. The installation is successful if you find the IJ Scan Utility and IJ Printer Utility in the opened window.
Canon IJ Setup on Mac

HOW TO USE THE PRINT FUNCTION ON THE CANON IJ PRINTER?

Printing from a Windows computer- Quick guide

  • First Things First- Turn on your Canon printer if it is turned off. Load paper into the tray and install the ink cartridge into its slot. Ensure that you have installed the latest Canon IJ Setup driver on your computer.
  • Now, open the Printer Driver Setup window on your computer from the Start menu or the Application software.
  • Go to the Quick Setup tab in the opened window.
  • Set the Media Type, Paper Size, Print Resolution, and other settings as per your needs.
  • Choose High, Standard, or Draft for high-quality printouts.
  • Configure the other print settings as per your needs.
  • Finally, click OK.
  • Now, open the document or page you want to print on your Windows computer.
  • Click on the Print menu or go to the File tab and choose the Print option.
  • To print the selected document with the configured settings, click the Print button in the opened dialog box.

Printing from a Mac computer- Quick steps

  • Check to ensure that your Canon printer is turned on.
  • Similarly, make sure that the paper tray has enough paper.
  • Now, open the document or file you want to print in the application.
  • Click the File menu on the opened application.
  • Choose the Print option. 
  • Select your Canon printer and click on the Properties option.
  • Open each tab one by one and configure the print settings, such as paper type, paper source, print resolution, etc., as per your preferences.
  • Finally, click the Print button.
Copy with Canon IJ Setup

HOW TO COPY IN MY CANON IJ PRINTER?

  • Switch on your Canon printer.
  • Now, to make a copy of a document using the Canon IJ Setup printer, first, get the original and place it on the scanner glass.
  • To do so, raise the scanner glass lid.
  • Place the document with its print-side facing down on the scanner glass and close the glass lid.
  • Now, if you want to create a color copy of the document, press the Color Copy button.
  • Similarly, to create the black & white copy of the document, press the Black button. Press the Color or Black button repeatedly to create multiple copies of the document.

HOW TO USE THE FAX FUNCTION ON MY CANON IJ PRINTER?

  • As the first step of performing the fax function, check to ensure that your Canon IJ Setup printer is turned on and ready to use. 
  • Locate the Fax button on your printer’s control panel and tap or press it.
  • Now, place or load the original you want to fax to the recipient in the Automatic Document Feeder or on the scanner glass of your printer.
  • Ensure that the Fax standby screen is displayed on your printer. 
  • Now, press the Menu/Wireless connect button to set the scan contrast and scan resolution settings.
  • After configuring them, press the OK button.
  • Enter the desired recipient’s fax number using the Numeric buttons available on your printer’s control panel.
  • Finally, press the Black or Color button. 
  • Now, your Canon IJ Setup printer will scan the placed document and transfer its copy to the entered fax number.

CANON IJ NETWORK DEVICE SETUP UTILITY

  • This utility allows you to manage or access your printer from the computer over a network connection. Also, it allows you to configure the network settings, diagnose the printer positions, and more. 
  • It is included along with the MP driver package of your Canon IJ Setup printer.
  • So, download and install your printer’s MP driver package on the computer (from which you wish to manage the printer) if you haven’t installed it yet.
  • After doing that, you can open the Canon IJ Network Device Setup Utility and use it as per your needs. 
  • To open this utility on your computer, read and execute the instructions below.
  • For macOS: Open Launchpad. Select Canon Utilities > Canon IJ Network Device Setup Utility.
  • For Windows 10: Open All Apps. Click Canon Utilities > IJ Network Device Setup Utility.
  • Now, you can see the “Printer Network Setup” and “Diagnose and Repair” buttons on the main screen of Canon IJ Network Device Setup Utility.
  • Click on any one of these two buttons as per your requirements. 

CANON IJ NETWORK SETUP TOOL

This network setup utility enables you to communicate with the printer from your Windows or Mac computer. It is easy to set up and use. Continue reading this page to know more about the same.

Installing the Canon IJ Setup printer on Mac using the IJ Network Tool

  • Initially, connect your Mac computer to the network.
  • Next, temporarily connect the USB cable from the printer to your computer.
  • Open the IJ Network tool on your computer.
  • Now, the utility will search for the basic information. 
  • Once it is done, select the Setup option from the drop-down menu in the opened window.
  • Click the OK button in the Setup Preparations dialog box. 
  • Now, locate and click on your printer model.
  • The selected printer type will be displayed as “Canon USB.”
  • Click OK > Yes.
  • Now, the utility will detect the available networks and display their access points on the screen.
  • Select your network’s access point on the Access Point screen. 
  • Type the selected access point’s password in the given field and click Connect.
  • Once the utility detects your printer, the Setup Complete dialog box will open. Click OK to continue.
  • Now, turn off your printer and unplug the USB cable from it. Place the printer closer or within the range of your wireless router and turn it on.
  • Choose your Canon IJ Setup printer in the Add Printer dialog box and click Add.
  • Complete the rest of the Canon IJ Network Setup tool configuration by following the prompts displayed on the screen. 

Canon IJ Wi-Fi Setup using the IJ Network Setup Tool (Cableless Setup)

  • You can perform the Canon IJ Wi-Fi setup quickly and easily by performing the following instructions.
  • The first step is to prepare your printer for the “Cableless setup.”
  • To do so, switch on your printer if it is turned off. Open the Setup menu. Choose Wireless LAN setup > Other setup > Cableless setup. 
  • Now, your printer is ready for the Canon IJ Wi-Fi setup using the Cableless setup mode.
  • Insert the Canon IJ Printer setup CD into your computer and open the network setup file to begin the Wi-Fi setup.
  • You can also use the downloaded setup file for the same.
  • If you’re using a Mac computer, then type its password in the given field when prompted.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to reach the “Select the printer connection method” screen.
  • Choose Wireless LAN Connection > Connect via wireless router > Next > Cableless Setup > Yes > Next > Complete.
  • The Setup Complete screen will open if the Cableless Setup is completed.
  • Click Next > Agree or Do not agree.
  • Now, if you wish to perform the test print, click the Execute button in the Test Print pop-up dialog box that appears on the screen.

HOW TO START THE CANON IJ SCAN UTILITY

You can start the Canon IJ Scan Utility in Windows or Mac with the following quick instructions.

Starting Canon IJ Scan Utility

For Windows

  • Open the All Apps screen if you’re using a Windows 10 computer. Select Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility. 
  • The Windows 8 and 8.1 OS users can start the Canon IJ Scan Utility from your computer's Start menu.
  • If you’re using Windows 7, open the All Programs screen on your computer and choose Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility > IJ Scan Utility.

For MAC

  • Open the Applications folder. 
  • Select and double-click on the Canon Utilities folder followed by IJ Scan Utility.
  • Now, double-click on the IJ Scan Utility Lite, IJ Scan Utility2, or IJ Scan Utility.

Canon IJ Wireless Setup- WPS

  • “First Things First:” Initially, ensure that your Canon IJ Setup printer’s hardware setup is completed. Next, check to ensure that your wireless router has the WPS button. Place the router, computer, and printer closer if they are placed too far. Make sure that no cable other than the power cord is connected to your printer.
  • Turn on your Canon printer.
  • Now, locate the Wi-Fi button on your printer and hold it down for a few seconds.
  • Within a few seconds, you can see the Wi-Fi lamp start flashing.
  • Now, release the Wi-Fi button and press the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button on your wireless router.
  • Wait for your printer to connect to the wireless network.
  • You can verify whether your printer is connected to the Wi-Fi network by checking its wireless and power lights. 
  • During the setup process, the power and Wi-Fi lights flash continuously. 
  • Once your printer is successfully connected to the Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi and power lights become lit and stable.
  • Print the Network Information page for confirmation if necessary.
  • Finally, connect your Windows or Mac computer (on which you wish to install the printer) to the same Wi-Fi network and install the printer software on it to complete the Canon IJ Wi-Fi setup.

FINDING OR STARTING THE CANON IJ PRINTER UTILITY IN MAC

  • The Canon IJ Printer Utility enables you to maintain the printer functions from your computer. 
  • This utility is installed along with the MP driver of your printer.
  • Open the System Preferences menu to start the Canon IJ Printer Utility on your Mac computer.
  • Choose Printers & Scanners or Print & Scan > Canon IJ Printer Utility.
  • Select your Canon printer model correctly.
  • Click Options & Supplies > Utility > Open Printer Utility > Canon IJ Printer Utility.
Canon IJ Setup Printer Utility

How Do I Start the IJ Scan Utility in Mac?

  • Initially, ensure that you have downloaded and installed the IJ Scan Utility on your computer.
  • Next, click on the Finder icon.
  • Select Applications and double-click on Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility > IJ Scan Utility Lite, IJ Scan Utility, or IJ Scan Utility2. 

Setting Up My Canon IJ Printer In iPhone

  • If your iPhone supports Apple AirPrint, then you can install and use the Canon IJ Setup printer using the same. 
  • Begin the setup process by connecting your iPhone and the printer to the same wireless network.
  • Open the page, file, photo, or document you want to print on your phone.
  • Now, tap on the icon named "Share" and select the Print option.
  • Choose your AirPrint-enabled Canon IJ printer on the Printer Options screen.
  • Set the print settings, such as the number of copies, range, etc. 
  • If you wish to perform duplex printing, tap the Toggle button beside the Double-sided option on the Printer Options screen.
  • Finally, tap Print.

Five Quick Steps To Set Up The Canon IJ Printer In Android

  • You can use the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app for Android to install and use the Canon IJ Setup printer on your smartphone.
  • Install this mobile app from the Google Play Store on your phone.
  • Before you open the app, connect your printer and smartphone to the same wireless network if they are connected to different networks.
  • Open the app and install the printer on your smartphone by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • After doing that, print a document or photo from your smartphone to the printer by tapping the Document Print or Photo Print option.

Using USB Connection To Set Up The Canon IJ Printer

  • “Is your Wi-Fi network unstable?” Don’t worry. You can set up your Canon IJ printer on the computer with a USB cable connection.
  • To do so, first, get the USB cable recommended for your printer if it is not provided.
  • Insert the setup CD of your printer into the computer. (You can also use the downloaded printer driver file for the setup).
  • Accept the EULA of the printer.
  • Proceed to the Select Connection Method window by following the on-screen prompts.
  • Next, choose the USB Connection option and connect the USB cable between your printer computer. 
  • Complete the USB setup and verify it by printing a test page. 

SETTING UP MY CANON IJ PRINTER ON CHROMEBOOK

  • Like AirPrint, you can set up and use the printer without installing its driver on your Chromebook device. You can use either the USB or Wi-Fi connection for the same.
  • When you connect the Canon printer to your Chromebook using the USB cable, a notification message relating to the same will be displayed on your device screen. 
  • Open the message and set up your Canon IJ Printer on Chromebook by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • If you wish to use the Wi-Fi connection, connect your printer and the Chromebook device to the same wireless network. 
  • After doing that, open the page or document you want to print.
  • Open the Print menu.
  • Choose your Canon IJ printer and set the print preferences as per your needs.
  • Finally, click the Print button. 

HOW TO GET THE CANON IJ SCAN UTILITY FOR FREE?

You can download the Canon IJ Scan Utility for your Canon IJ Printer free of cost from the printer’s official support page. Visit the support page from your computer and download it. Scroll down this page to learn how to download IJ Scan Utility for Windows or Mac from the printer’s support page.

DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING, AND LAUNCHING THE IJ SCAN UTILITY FOR WINDOWS

  • Open the All Apps screen on your Windows 10 computer. Locate and double-click on the Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility to open it.
  • You can’t find this utility if you haven’t installed your Canon printer’s MP driver on your computer. 
  • To install the MP drivers, first, download its package from the printer’s support page. After doing that, run the package file on your computer.
  • Downloading and installing the MP driver is a straightforward method.
  • Visit the Canon printer’s support page from your Windows computer’s web browser.
  • Choose your printer model from the list of printers to open its support page.
  • Click on the Drivers & Downloads tab.
  • Now, check to ensure that your computer’s OS type is selected correctly.
  • Click on the Drivers tab.
  • Locate the MP driver of your printer and click SELECT > DOWNLOAD. 
  • Once the driver package is downloaded, run it on your computer.
  • Install the MP driver by following the instructions displayed on the screen. 

DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING, AND LAUNCHING THE IJ SCAN UTILITY FOR MAC

  • When you install the MP drivers of the printer on your computer, the Canon IJ Scan Utility for Mac is installed along with it.
  • So, to run this scan utility on your computer, install the printer’s MP driver if you haven’t installed it yet.
  • To do so, open the web browser that is running in the latest version on your computer.
  • Go to your Canon printer’s support page.
  • Click Drivers & Downloads > Driver. 
  • Now, you can find the list of drivers available for your current OS type displayed on the screen.
  • Locate the MP driver and click the SELECT button followed by Download.
  • Once the driver is downloaded, you can begin the installation on your Mac computer. 
  • After installing the driver, you can open the IJ Scan Utility for Mac from the Applications screen. 
  • Locate and double-click on the Canon Utilities folder on the App screen.
  • Select IJ Scan Utility, IJ Scan Utility Lite, or IJ Scan Utility 2.
Canon IJ Setup On Mac

CANON IJ NETWORK SELECTOR EX

What is Canon IJ Network Selector EX? Like IJ Scan Utility, it is a program that enables you to choose a printer or scanner for your printing and scanning needs from the computer or the operation panel. Once this program is installed, its icon is added to the notification area of your computer’s taskbar. You can enable and disable the Canon IJ Network Selector EX program as per your needs. To know more about the same, continue reading this page.

HOW TO USE CANON IJ NETWORK SELECTOR EX ON WINDOWS

  • To enable or disable the Canon IJ Network Selector EX program, first, open its menu.
  • To do so, locate and right-click on its icon in the taskbar's notification area.
  • The “Disable Canon IJ Network Selector EX” option will be displayed if the program is enabled. Now, click on it if you want to disable the Canon IJ Network Selector EX program. Similarly, click on the “Enable…" option to turn on the program.
  • To scan from your computer to the printer over a network, open the Canon IJ Network Selector EX program menu and select the Settings option.
  • Now, the “Scan-from-PC” screen will open.
  • Choose your printer and click OK to begin the scan operation. 

UNABLE TO INSTALL THE CANON IJ DRIVER

  • The “Canon IJ Driver installer has stopped” error message is faced by many Windows 10 users when they try to install the Canon IJ Setup printer’s MP driver on their computers. If you’re also receiving this same error message, try these quick and simple troubleshooting solutions to clear it.
  • The quick and easy method to clear this error is to turn off the “Let Windows manage default printer” option on your computer. 
  • To do so, open the Settings app. Click Printers & Scanners. Locate the option named "Let Windows manage my default printer" and click the toggle button below it.
  • If the above solution doesn’t clear the error, reinstall the MP driver of your Canon IJ printer on the computer.

CANON IJ SCAN UTILITY WON’T SCAN OR NOT WORKING

  • Check the basics. 
  • Check to ensure that your Canon printer is turned on. 
  • Make sure that your printer and the computer (on which you have installed the Canon IJ Scan Utility) are connected to the same network. 
  • Restart your printer and the computer.
  • Remove and re-add the printer.
  • Reinstall the printer’s MP driver on your computer.