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

Article ID: ART169732 | Date published: 03/21/2018 | Date last updated: 01/29/2020


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.

  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 on the left side of the window, then select Options & Supplies.

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

    Open printer utility selected

  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

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