How to bring Canon printer offline to online on Mac?

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Question:- I am using a Canon mx922 printer and its not printing from my Mac. It says it’s Canon printer offline but it is connected to my wireless router. I tried to re-add the printer but the same message again “printer offline”. Restarted my Mac and the printer but still, it says Canon printer is offline. I don’t know why it is offline and how to fix this Canon Printer offline error on my Mac?

Why my Canon printer is Offline on Mac?

Let me explain to you in simple words when your Canon printer and Mac are not connected properly then the Canon printer shows you an offline message on the Mac. There are a lot of reasons why the Canon printer shows you an offline error while printing from Mac. 

  • Canon printer drivers out of date.
  • If you change the password of your router.
  • Loose connection between your Mac and Printer.
  • The printer disconnected from the wireless network.
  • Third-party software conflicting with printer drivers.
  • Corrupted printer software files.

Easy techniques to get Canon printer Online on Mac

If you are using a Mac computer then you can connect the Canon printer in two ways. But in both cases, the Canon printer goes offline and quit printing. So these steps will help you to fix printer offline error on Mac computers.

  1. USB Connection.
  2. Wireless Connection.

USB Connection:- 

If your Canon printer is connected to Mac with a USB cable, then try these steps.

  • Hard reboot the printer by pressing and holding the power button for 3-4 sec.
  • Now delete the printer from Printers and Scanners option on Mac.
  • Uninstall the Canon printer drivers.
  • Disconnect the USB cable from the Mac and the Printer.
  • Download the latest Canon printer drivers and install it on your Mac.
  • After that, restart your Canon printer by pressing the power button.
  • Now connect the USB cable on both ends (Printer and Mac).
  • Go to Printer and Scanners option and add + new printer.
  • Congratulations your Canon printer is now Online and Ready to Print.

Wireless Connection:- 


If your Canon printer is wireless and connected to Mac with a wireless network, then try these easy steps.

  • Firstly, hard reboots the printer by pressing and holding the power button for 3-4 sec.
  • Go to Apple Icon>System Preferences>Printers and Scanners.
  • Now delete the printer from Printers and Scanners option on Mac.
  • Turn the printer On.
  • Setup the wireless connection again with the printer.
  • Reconnect the Canon printer wirelessly with your router.
  • Uninstall the Canon printer drivers.
  • Download the latest Canon printer drivers and install it on your Mac.
  • Go to Apple Icon>System Preferences>Printers and Scanners.
  • Now add + Canon Printer again.
  • Congratulations your Canon Wireless printer is Now Online and Ready to Print.

Note:- Still Canon printer shows you Offline message, then you can chat with the Support team or Contact Canon Printer Support for more Help and Support.

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