Canon MX490 Setup Guidance

  • Remove the tapes around the Canon Pixma MX490 printer carton.
  • Open the box and find the MX490 printer and its components.
  • "Take out" the Canon Pixma MX490 printer from the box and keep it on a flat or clean surface. Also, place the printer components aside.
  • The components are the cable cords, 2 ink cartridges (black and color), and warranty booklet.
  • "Remove" the orange-colored tapes on the Canon Pixma MX490 printer.
  • "Insert" the ink cartridges of the Canon machine.
  • "Load" the paper tray of the machine with compatible sheets.
  • Pull the front cover of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer. Open the door of the paper output support.
  • Take out the orange-colored tape & protective material from the Canon MX490 setup. Close the paper support & cover.
  • Unpack the power cord and plug one terminal to the power port at the back of the printer, & the other end to a power source directly.
Canon MX490 Setup

Canon MX490 Driver Download Guidance

The Canon Pixma MX490 printer lets you perform the initial setup of the printer and perform its functions.

Canon Pixma MX490 driver for Windows

Driver for Canon MX490 Windows

Canon Pixma MX490 driver for Mac

Driver for Canon MX490 Printer

Canon MX490 Manual Download

The manual has complete instructions to perform the functions of the Canon MX490 setup. You can also find guidelines to set up the hardware and software of your Canon printer in the manual.

Driver for MX490 Printer

Canon MX490 Driver Installation Guidance

  • Find the Canon Pixma MX490 printer software file either in the downloaded or desired folder on your computer or laptop.
  • Double-click the driver file to start the installation process.
  • Follow the instructions on the display and install the Canon Pixma MX490 printer.

Canon MX490 Driver Update Guide

  • Update the software of the printer using the firmware update tool of the Canon MX490 setup.
  • The latest version of the full feature Canon Pixma MX490 printer software can be obtained by using the Driver Download button provided on this page.

How to Change Ink in Canon MX490 Printer?

  • Before you begin the ink cartridge replacement process, make sure that the Canon Pixma MX490 printer is powered on.
  • Pull the access cover at the front of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer.
  • Open the door of the paper support.
  • Remove the cartridge which you have to replace by pushing them.
  • Take a newly purchased ink cartridge, unpack it and remove its the protective component.
  • Insert the cartridge into the respective slot.
  • Gently push the ink cartridge until to fit into the place.
  • After fixing the cartridge, close the paper support and its cover.

How to Connect Canon MX490 Printer to iPhone?

  • Firstly, make sure that the Canon MX490 printer is powered on.
  • Tap the Copy button on the panel of the Canon printer.
  • Press the Setup button.
  • Tap OK when the LCD displays the Wireless LAN Setup message.
  • Press the Start key. Find the Other Setup option by using the directional keys and tap OK.
  • Select the Cableless Setup option and press OK.
  • Launch the Canon Print app on your iPhone.
  • You can obtain the application from the Apple Store.
  • Open the app and check if your printer name appears at the top of the display.
  • If your printer name does not display on the screen, tap the add printer icon at the top of the screen. Follow the instructions and connect the Canon MX490 setup to your iPhone.

How to Connect Canon MX490 Printer to Chromebook?

  • Ensure that the Canon Pixma MX490 printer is powered on.
  • On the operational panel of the Canon printer, tap the Setup key.
  • Select the Web Service Setup option.
  • Choose Connection Setup --> GoogleCloudPrint --> Register w/ Service.
  • Tap Yes when the confirmation screen appears on the display.
  • Configure the required print settings.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen and connect the Canon Pixma MX490 setup to the Chromebook.

How to Scan on Canon MX490 Printer?

  • Keep your original document for scanning on the platen glass or in the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer.
  • Click the Apple icon on your Mac display.
  • Select the Go menu and choose Applications.
  • Double-click the Canon Utilities folder and click the Canon IJ Scan Utility icon.
  • Go to Settings and change the scan settings if required.
  • Click the Document tile, follow the instructions, and complete the scanning process.

How to Connect Canon MX490 Printer to Wifi?

  • Begin the Canon Pixma MX490 printer by powering it up.
  • Power up your router and make sure that it is providing an active internet connection.
  • Tap the Setup key on the front panel of the printer.
  • Select the Wireless LAN setup option by using the directional keys.
  • Now the Canon MX490 setup searches for the network of the router.
  • Choose the network name and complete the Wi-Fi setup.

Where to find WPS pin on Canon MX490 Printer?

  • Tap the Setup icon on the operational panel of the Canon MX490 setup.
  • Go to the Setup menu & select the Wireless LAN setup option. Tap OK.
  • Tap the right arrow key until the Other Setup option displays on the panel. Tap OK.
  • Again press arrow key once the WPS (PIN code) option displays on the panel. Press OK.
  • After a few minutes, a PIN code displays on the panel.

How to Setup Fax on Canon MX490 Printer?

  • Tap the Setup key on the front panel with the Canon Pixma MX490 printer powered on.
  • Go to the Setup menu and select the Fax Settings option by using the directional buttons.
  • Select Easy Setup --> Start Setup.
  • Now the Connect Your Tel Socket and the LINE Jack on the Device’s Rear Side message displays on the LCD of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer.
  • Now plug one end of the cable into a telephone jack at the wall.
  • Attach the other terminal of the cable to the LINE jack at the back of the Canon MX490 setup.
  • Tap OK after connecting the cable.
  • The Connect a Telephone to the Device’s EXT port message appears on the screen.
  • Now connect the answering machine’s cable to the EX port at the back of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer.
  • The Start the Telephone Line Connection Test message displays on the screen. Tap OK.
  • Now the machine receives a call to make sure that the connection is executed correctly.
  • Tap OK once the Check the Easy Setup Results message reads on the LCD of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer.
  • Select the FAX / Voice or FAX only option and tap OK.
  • The fax setup is executed successfully.

How to Connect Canon MX490 to Laptop?

  • Before you begin the connection setup, make sure that your wireless router is powered on and providing an active internet connection.
  • Connect your laptop to the network of the router.
  • Connect your Canon MX490 setup to the same network of the router and execute the connection setup.

How to find IP Address on Canon MX490 Printer?

  • Find the IP address of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer by using the network setting information sheet.
  • Refer to the below given steps to print the network setting information sheet.
  • Load a stack of A4 or Letter-sized plain sheets in the paper tray of the Canon MX490 setup.
  • Tap the Setup key on the control panel of the Canon printer.
  • Find the Device Settings option by using the arrow keys and press OK to select it.
  • Select LAN Settings --> Print LAN Details.
  • The Canon Pixma MX490 printer prints the network setting information sheet.
  • Find the IP address of your printer in the information sheet.

Canon MX490 Setup Troubleshooting Guidance

Every printer may cause problems at times. The improper usage of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer may also be a reason behind the issues with it. So, know the usage instructions of your Canon Pixma MX490 printer before you begin to use it. You can find complete instructions in the printer’s manual. Also, troubleshoot any problems with your Canon Pixma printer by contacting our technical support team.

Guide: Canon MX490 Driver is Unavailable

Download & install the software for the Canon Pixma MX490 printer by using the Driver Download button given on this page for free. You can also avail the driver from the manufacturer’s site.

How to Reset Canon Pixma MX490 Printer?

  • Tap the Setup key on the control panel of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer.
  • Press the right arrow button until the Device Settings option displays on the screen and tap OK.
  • Select the Reset Setting option.
  • Configure the reset type which you need to execute and tap OK.

Why is my Canon MX490 Printer Offline?

  • Examine the connection between your Canon Pixma MX490 printer and computer.
  • Check the power connection of the Canon printer.
  • Make sure that the AC power cable of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer is connected to the respective ports of the printer & power supply.
  • For more solutions to fix the Canon Pixma MX490 offline issue, call our technical support team.

Why is my Canon MX490 Printer not Printing?

  • Make sure that the paper tray of the Canon Pixma MX490 printer is loaded with suitable sheets.
  • Examine if the ink cartridges are inserted into the respective slots of the Canon MX490 Setup.
  • Reach our technical support team for more solutions to fix the Canon Pixma MX490 printer not printing issue.
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