Download and Install the IJ Scan Utility on a Mac

Article ID: ART172324 | Date published: 10/25/2018 | Date last updated: 10/01/2020


Learn how to download and launch the Canon IJ Scan Utility on a Mac.


Note These instructions are for Mac® users. Learn how to download and run the IJ Scan Utility on a Windows PC.

Download the IJ Scan Utility

Follow these steps to start the download process:

  1. Go to the Canon USA Support page.

     Model names differ by country.  Only models for the U.S. will be listed.

  2. Enter your scanner model in the search box.

  3. Select your model when it appears in the drop-down list, then select Go.

    model search entry screenshot

  4. Under Drivers & Downloads, make sure your operating system is selected in the drop-down.

  5. From the Drivers tab, find the TWAIN driver or the ICA driver, depending on your model. Choose the Select button to the right of the driver listing.

    Note For some models, such as the PIXMA MX722 and MX922, the IJ Scan Utility is included with the TWAIN driver. 

    Note Some models, such as the TR7520 and TS6120, use AirPrint for scanning and don't have drivers for downloading.

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

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Install the IJ Scan Utility

  1. Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file. A disk image will be placed on the desktop. Open this file, then open the .pkg (package) file to begin the driver installation.

  2. Follow the prompts to complete installation.

  3. After installing the appropriate driver, go to the Software tab and find the IJ Scan Utility or IJ Scan Utility Lite, depending on your model. Choose the Select button to the right of the IJ Scan Utility listing.

  4. To run, go to the Applications folder from Finder. Open the Canon Utilities folder, then the IJ Scan Utility folder. Double-click on IJ Scan UtilityIJ Scan Utility2, or IJ Scan Utility Lite.

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.

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