Download and Install Canon Printer Drivers and Software (TEXT) (VIDEO)

Article ID: ART116480 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 11/23/2021


Find out how to download drivers and software from the Canon USA website.


 The following video will walk you through the process described below.

In order to use your printer and scanner properly, you need to install the drivers and software that allow it to work with your computer.

In this article we will show you how to find the driver/software needed for your operating system.

Whether you have a new printer or computer, an updated operating system, or for some reason your printer and computer are no longer able to communicate, updating or reinstalling your drivers may be helpful.
To utilize all functions of your printer/scanner, you may need the Canon software for your model. Below you will learn how to find and install both of these.

Download drivers or software

Follow these steps to install Canon drivers or software for your printer / scanner.

  1. Go to the Canon Support page so we can search for the specific printer model you have.

  2. Enter your Canon model in the box. When your model appears below the box, click it.

    Type the model name of your product, then click on its listing below the text entry field

  3. You will be redirected to the Drivers & Downloads page for the model you searched for in the previous step.

  4. Select the Drivers, Software or Firmware tab depending on what you want to download.

Note Software is shown in the example below.

  • If you are installing your printer for the first time, have updated your computer operating system, or the printer is unable to communicate with the computer, you will need to download the recommended driver in order to print.
  1. Choose the Select button to the right of the software or driver file you wish to download. Once you press "Select" the button will change to say "Close".

  2. Select Download to save the file to your computer.

drivers and downloads screen with Software tab selected 

Note Your software list may vary from the example you see here.

  1. Once the download is complete, double-click on the file from the download location. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.


Special exceptions

  •  If you use a Mac®  and have certain PIXMA TS, TR or CanoScan models, drivers aren't available because they use AirPrint technology for printing / scanning. 

  •  Mac users will need to double-click the .PKG file which appears after double-clicking the downloaded file.

Quick Menu.pkg icon 

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