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How To Get Your Canon Printer Back Online?

In some situations, your Canon printer might suddenly go offline. Many users face the “Printer is Offline” message while using their Canon printers with a Windows computer. In such cases, they need to carry out some actions to bring their printers back online. Now, let us see how to get your Canon printer back online when it suddenly goes offline.

Get Your Canon Printer Back Online

To begin with, follow the steps given below:

  • On your Windows computer, confirm that your Canon printer is selected.
  • Try turning off the printer. Then, wait for a few seconds and then try turning it on once again. As you probably know, turning off devices and then turning them on again will work wonders, sometimes.
  • In case your Canon printer is wirelessly connected, you have to check whether there are any wireless connectivity problems. If yes, then you need to address those problems first.

If you find that the steps provided above fail to get your Canon printer back online, you need to ensure that the printer is in online status. To do the same, follow the instructions given here:

If you are using Windows 7, make use of the following instructions:

  • Click on the Start icon and then choose the Devices and Printers option. Right-click on your Canon printer icon and from the drop-down menu, choose the See what’s printing option.
  • In the window that displays next, click the Printer tab. Then, deselect the checkbox next to the Use Printer Offline option.
  • Your Canon printer will now return to the online status.

If you are using Windows 10/ 8/ 8.1, make use of the steps given below:

  • Simultaneously press your Windows key and the R key on your keyboard. The Run dialog box will now pop up.
  • In the dialog box, type control printers and then click on the OK button.
  • Right-click on your Canon printer icon, and from the drop-down menu, choose the See what’s printing option.
  • In the window that is displayed next, select the Printer option from the drop-down menu.
  • If you find that the checkbox next to the Use Printer Offline option is selected, click on the checkbox to deselect this option.
  • Your Canon printer will now return to the online status.

Also, if you find any print jobs pending in the queue, clear them all and see if the offline issue has been fixed. You have now get your Canon printer back online.

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