Google Cloud Print has made it easier to print from anywhere in the world using your Google account. You can now register most models of Canon printers with Google Cloud Print and that would help you print using the web-connected devices.
These web-connected devices include Android and iOS devices. This indicates that you can use these devices from anywhere with a standard internet connection. And if your Canon printer is registered to the Google Cloud Print, you can get a printout from that device even if you are nowhere near your printer.
3 Easy Steps to Set Up the Canon Google Cloud Print
Each printer setup differs from the others. Here, we will guide you with pretty straightforward instructions that you can follow to set up your Canon printer with Google Cloud Print.
Step 1: Connect to Wi-Fi
If you want to connect to the Google Cloud Print, you first need to connect the Canon printer to the Wi-Fi.
- Firstly, turn on the Printer. Press and hold the “Wi-Fi” button.
- Check if the alarm lamp is flashing. Check if the button next to the lamp flashes blue.
- Now, go to the access point and tap on the WPS button within a minute.
- Check if the WiFi lamp is flashing. This indicates that the printer is searching for the Wi-Fi network.
- The power button will flash once if it connects to the access point.
- The Wi-Fi lamp will stop flashing if it successfully connects to the wireless network.
- Turn on the computer now and connect it with the same Wifi network as the printer.
If you have successfully connected the printer and the computer with the same Wireless network, move to the next steps. But if not, then we would suggest you repeat the above steps so that you can successfully proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Check if the Printer is Cloud-Ready
After performing the above steps, you need to know how to check if the Canon printer model is ready for cloud printing. To check if the printer is cloud-ready do the following things:
- If the Canon Printer has a “v2” next to it, this indicates that the printer is cloud-ready. This kind of canon printer falls under version 2.0.
- If the printer name does not have a “v2” in it, the printer is cloud-ready. This kind of canon printer falls under version 1.0.
- If the printer is not cloud-ready, even then you can set it up with Google Cloud Print.
Step 3: Connect the Printer to Google Cloud Print
Here, we are dividing the method into three sections. In the first section, we will share how to connect the printer if it is not cloud-ready. Then, we will mention how to connect the printer if it is cloud-ready (for both versions 1.0 and 2.0).
Connect the printer that’s not cloud-ready
You need to do the following if the printer is not cloud-ready. To set up the printer, you need to have a PC or a Mac computer. Here is how you can connect the “not cloud-ready” printer to Google Cloud Print.
- Go to the Start button. From there go to the System Settings sections option.
- Search for the “printing” section. Add the printer to the computer.
- Now, open Google Chrome, in the address bar write “chrome://devices”. Hit the Enter button next.
- Go to the “Classic Printer: section and then tap on the “Add Printers” option.
- From the “Printers to register” section, choose the printer that you want to share.
- Tap on the “Add printer(s)” option next.,
- Go to the “Manage your printers” option to check if the printer is added.
Now, go to the next section, if you have a cloud printer-ready printer with Version 2.0.
Connect the cloud-ready printer (2.0)
If the printer is cloud-ready and is of version 2.0, here is how you can connect it to Google Cloud Print.
- Go to Google Chrome. Write “chrome://devices” in the address bar.
- Hit the enter button next. In the next window, search for the “New Device” option.
- In that section, search for the printer’s name.
- Tap on the “manage” button beside the name of the Canon printer.
- The “Confirm registration” box will appear next. In that box, search for the “Register” option and click on it.
- Go to the printer screen and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the registration process.
- Tap on the “Register” button and then on “OK”.
- To check if the printer is successfully registered, you can visit the official website of the Cloud Print and then go to the “Pririntes: section
Now, try to print out documents and check if the printer is successfully connected to Google Cloud Print.
Connect the cloud-ready printer (1.0)
If you have a printer that is of version 1.0, you need to go through this section.
- Open Google Chrome. From there go to the address bar.
- Search for the cloud-ready printers page.
- Tap on the printer manufacturer’s option.
- Go to the link of the manufacturer’s help website. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the printer successfully.
If you can not set up the printer, you need to check the following:
- Check if you have the latest version of Google Chrome. If not, then we would suggest you update Chrome.
- Check if you have turned on the printer properly before starting the setup.
- Make sure that the Google Cloud print is properly installed in the device. If not, then go to the official website of the cloud print and install it by reading the on-screen instructions.
- Make sure that the Wifi is properly connected with the printer and as well as with the computer.