Why is my Canon Printer Showing Offline, and How Fix it?

Nowadays, every person uses a printer for personal and official use, and they face problems in its working and want to resolve soon. Suppose you are using a canon printer, and they are creating problems with its working; it is showing offline, and you need to know the reason for this error. There are many reasons for this error, and some reason is listed below.

  • Power cable is not connected
  • Printer is offline
  • Printer not responding
  • Printer cable not working
  • Outdated Printer Driver

What is the reason my canon printer is showing offline?

If you are worried that your Canon printer is showing offline and you do not know why then it may be due to the outdated printer driver, or you may be using a faulty printer driver. It may also happen when the cable is not connected correctly, which you can fix by unplugging and then plugging it back.

How can I resolve the printer showing an offline error?

There are different ways which can resolve the error of the printer showing offline. All those ways are given below with the required steps which you can adhere to fix the issue.

Restart Printer Spooler

Restarting the printer spooler service on your device might be helpful. The steps you require to adhere to are:

  • Open the start menu on your device,
  • Navigate the "Services (Desktop App)" on the menu,
  • Choose the "Print Spooler" option on the appeared window,
  • Then select Restart after right-clicking on the option,
  • Again right, click on the option and choose Properties,
  • Tap "Automatic" on the Setup Type, then press Ok,
  • After that, restart your device.

Disable the "Use Printer Offline" option.

You need to disable the "Use Printer Offline" option to fix the offline issue, for which the steps are:

  • Go to the Control Panel window on your device,
  • Tap on "Hardware and Sound,"
  • Then click on "Device and Printers."
  • Open the Printers catalog on the screen,
  • Select your printer and right-click on it,
  • Choose the "What's printing" option,
  • Then a new box will open,
  • Select the Printer tab,
  • Then turn off the "Use Printer Offline" option,
  • Now restart the device.

Reinstall Canon Printer Driver

You may try reinstalling the canon printer driver to fix the issue, as it might be outdated. The steps you need to adhere to are:

  • Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard,
  • Now type "devmgmt.msc" on the box that appeared on your screen,
  • Then click the Ok button,
  • Now, on the appeared list, open the "Print Queues" option,
  • Select Uninstall device and provide the confirmation,
  • Now download the latest Printer Driver from the Canon Support page,
  • And install it on your device.

How do I fix the error canon printer showing offline on Mac?

If you face a canon printer showing an offline error on your Mac device. Then you can adhere to these steps:

  • Go to the menu on your Mac,
  • Navigate the "Printers and Scanners" option,
  • Select the printer on "Set as Default,"
  • Now, you can check the Canon printer will start showing offline on Mac.

Steps to follow for fixing the issue of the printer offline on window 11

The steps you need to follow on your windows 11 to fix the printer offline issue are as follows:

  • First, connect your device and printer with the same WiFi,
  • Go to the settings on your device,
  • Search for "Open Print Queue,"
  • Then turn off the "Use printer offline" option,

How can I Speak to Canon technical support team to fix this issue?

Suppose you are worried about the Canon printer showing offline even after using the needful methods. In that case, you can take assistance from Canon technical support team by contacting them on the customer support number 800-243-5556. Here an expert will try to resolve your issue.

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