Manage the Printer Power from a Windows PC - G4210

Article ID: ART180375 | Date published: 09/08/2021 | Date last updated: 09/08/2021


This article provides information on adjusting the Auto Power settings for the PIXMA G4210 from a Windows PC.


Managing the Printer Power

This function allows you to manage the printer power from the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.


Power Off icon Power Off

The Power Off function turns off the printer. When you use this function, you will not be able to turn the printer on from the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.

  1. Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.

  2. Click Power Off. When the confirmation message appears, click OK.

    The printer power switches off.

     You can't receive faxes when the printer is switched off.


Auto Power icon Auto Power

Auto Power allows you to set Auto Power On and Auto Power Off.
The Auto Power On function automatically turns on the printer when data is received.
The Auto Power Off function automatically turns off the printer when there are no operations from the printer driver or the printer for a specified period of time.

  1. Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.

  2. Make sure that the printer is on and then click Auto Power.

     If the printer is off or if communication between the printer and the computer is disabled, an error message may appear because the computer cannot collect the printer status. If this happens, click OK to display the most recent settings specified on your computer.

  3. Adjust the following settings as desired:

    Auto Power On

    Specifying Enable from the list will turn the printer on upon receipt of print data.

    Auto Power Off

    Specify the time from the list. When this time lapses without any operations from the printer driver or the printer, the printer is turned off automatically.

  4. Click OK. When the confirmation message appears, click OK.

    The setting is enabled after this. When you want to disable this function, select Disable from the list according to the same procedure.

 When the printer is turned off, the Canon IJ Status Monitor message varies depending on the Auto Power On setting. When the setting is Enable, "Printer is standing by" is displayed. When the setting is Disable, "Printer is offline" is displayed.

 When you use the printer by connecting it to a telephone line for faxing, you can set Auto Power Off but the power will not be turned off automatically.

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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