Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility (CUPS Drivers) on a Mac

Article ID: ART169732 | Date published: 03/21/2018 | Date last updated: 11/01/2022


Learn how to open the Canon IJ Printer Utility on a Mac computer.


The Canon IJ Printer Utility for a Mac® allows you to perform printer maintenance or change the settings of the printer. This article shows you how to open the IJ Printer Utility screen.

Note These steps are for a Mac. Learn how to open the Canon IJ Utility for Windows.

Note The steps here are for printers with CUPS printer drivers (such as the PIXMA MG7720 or the MAXIFY MB5420). If you have a printer that uses AirPrint (such as the PIXMA TS8220), you will need to access the Remote UI to perform maintenance operations from your computer.

Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility

Here's how to open the IJ Printer Utility screen:

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

     If you are using macOS® 13, select System Settings from the Apple menu.

  2. Select Print & Fax / Print & Scan / Printers & Scanners (the name will depend on which version of macOS you use).

  3. Select the listing for your printer, then select Options & Supplies.

  4. Select the Utility tab, then Open Printer Utility.

    Open printer utility selected with note added

     The Utility tab only appears when using the CUPS printer driver. If you are using macOS 12 or 13, the AirPrint driver is added by default. Click here for instructions on adding the CUPS printer driver in macOS 12 or 13.

  5. The Canon IJ Printer Utility opens. Choose an option from the pop-up menu at the top left. The available options will depend on your printer model.

    Canon IJ Printer Utility options displayed

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

Or if you still need help, visit our Canon Community by clicking the button below to get answers:

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