How to Fix Canon Printer Offline On Mac?

Canon Printer Offline On Mac

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


Why my Canon Printer is Offline on Mac?

Let me explain to you in easy and simple words when your Canon printer and Mac are not connected properly then in that case Canon printer shows you an offline message on the Mac device. There are a lot more reasons which are described below like why the Canon printer shows you an offline error while printing from Mac.


• Canon printer drivers out of date.
• If by any chance you have change the password of your router.
• There is loose connection between your Mac and Printer.
• The printer is showing disconnected from the wireless network.
• Third-party software conflicting with printer drivers.
• Corrupted printer software files.

Simple and Easy techniques to get Canon printer Online on Mac


In Mac computer you can connect the Canon printer in two ways. But in both cases, the Canon printer goes offline and does not print. So these below steps will help you to fix printer offline errors on Mac computers.

  1. USB Connection.
  2. Wireless Connection.

USB Connection:-

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

• Hard reboot the printer by pressing and holding the power button for 4-5 seconds.
• Now delete your printer from Printers and Scanners option on Mac.
• Uninstall the Canon printer drivers.
• Disconnect the USB cable from Mac and the Printer.
• Download the latest Canon printer drivers from the manufactured site and install it on your Mac.
• Thereafter, restart your Canon printer by pressing the power button.
• Now connect the USB cable on both ends (Mac as well as Printer).
• Go to Printer and Scanners option and add + new printer.
• Bravo! your Canon printer is now has been Online and Ready to Print.

Wireless Connection:-

If your Canon printer is wireless and connected to Mac with the wireless network, then try the below following easy steps.

• At first, hard reboots the printer by holding and pressing the power button for 3-4 seconds.
• Go to Apple Icon, then System Preferences and finally Printers and Scanners.
• Now you need to delete the printer from Printers and Scanners option on Mac.
• Turn the printer On.
• Setup the wireless connection again with the printer.
• Then Reconnect the Canon printer wirelessly with your router.
• Uninstall the Canon printer drivers.
• Download the latest Canon printer drivers from it manufactured site and install it on your Mac.
• Go to Apple Icon again then System Preferences and lastly on Printers and Scanners.
• Now add + Canon Printer again.
• Congratulations your Canon Wireless printer is Now Online and Ready to Print your desired documents.