Canon PIXMA MX472 Setup

Step 1: Unpacking the Printer

  1. Take out the Canon printer from the carton and remove all the tapes, protective films, and packing materials from the outside of the printer.
  2. Open the front cartridge access door and remove the packing materials. Close the door.
  3. The components included in the Canon PIXMA MX472 setup package contains the following.
  4. Black and color cartridges
  5. Power cord
  6. Telephone line card
  7. Installation disc
  8. User's manual

Step 2: Connecting the Power cord 

  1. Plug in one end of the power cord to the rear side of the printer.
  2. Connect the other end of the power cord to an electrical outlet.
  3. Press the Power button on the control panel of the printer.
  4. Wait until the printer turns on and set the date and time settings.
  5. Choose your language using the navigation button and press the OK button.

 Step 3: Installing the toner cartridge

  1. Open the ink cartridge access door and unpack the cartridge you are going to install.
  2. Lower the handle of the slot and insert the ink cartridge. Make sure not to touch the contacts of the ink cartridge.
  3. Once you have fixed the ink cartridge properly, raise the handle to hold the cartridge in place.
  4. Repeat the same procedure to install the other ink cartridge.
  5. Make sure to place both the handles at the same place and close the ink cartridge access door.
  6. Select the Cleaning option using the navigation buttons and tap OK. 
  7. Wait until the cleaning gets completed and then go to the next step.
  8. If any errors are displayed on the screen, remove and reinstall the ink cartridges.
Canon PIXMA MX472 Setup

Step 4: Loading Paper

  1. Open the input paper tray and pull out the extender.
  2. Adjust the paper guides according to the size of the paper you are about to the load.
  3. Now, fan a stack of paper and tap them on a flat surface before loading them.
  4. Place the paper in the tray and slide the guides towards the paper stack.
  5. Finally, open the output paper tray.

Step 5: Connecting Canon PIXMA MX472 Setup to Computer

  1. Install the printer software on your computer and connect the printer to the computer.
  2. Select the connection method when prompted during the driver installation.
  3. You can select a USB connection or Wireless connection.
  4. If you have selected USB connection, connect the USB cable when prompted.
  5. For a Wireless connection, connect the printer and computer to the same wireless network.
  6. To print from a mobile device, install the Canon Print Inkjet/Selphy application from the Google Play Store or App Store.
  7. Connect your printer and mobile device to the same wireless network to print from your mobile device.

    Canon PIXMA MX472 Driver Download

    Driver for Canon PIXMA MX472 Printer
    1. Go to the official Canon website to download the driver for the printer.
    2. Click the Support tab and select the Printers option.
    3. Choose your printer from the displayed list.
    4. When you are on the printer's page, select the Drivers & Downloads tab.
    5. Now, choose the required driver and click on the Driver Download button.
    6. You can also click on the Driver Download button on this page to download the driver for the Canon Pixma MX472 printer.

Install Canon PIXMA MX472 Driver

  1. Insert the installation CD-ROM into the CD drive of your computer.
  2. If you are using a Mac device, you can download the driver for the printer from the official Canon website.
  3. Turn on the printer and make sure that it is not in sleep mode.
  4. Once you have downloaded the driver, unzip the downloaded file.
  5. Double-click on the installer file to begin the installation.
  6. When the Setup wizard appears, select your language and click Next.
  7. Click Yes to agree with the terms and conditions of the license agreement.
  8. Select your connection type when prompted.
  9. Complete the rest of the installation by following the instructions on the screen.

Canon PIXMA MX472 Setup Manual Download

User Manual for Canon PIXMA MX472 Setup
  1. Open the official Canon website from a web browser.
  2. Navigate to the Support tab and choose your region.
  3. Type the printer model number in the search section and click on the Go button.
  1. Click the Manuals tab and select the required manual.
  2. Click the Download link next to the manual to download the User manual.
  3. Otherwise, click on the Manual Download button on this page.

Canon PIXMA MX472 Wireless Setup

  1. Make sure to configure your wireless router before starting the setup and keep it turned on throughout the process.
  2. Make sure to complete the initial Canon PIXMA MX472 setup and connect the Canon printer to a power source. Tap the Power button and turn the printer ON.
  3. Select the Wireless LAN Setup option on the control panel of the printer using the navigation buttons.
  4. If you have a WPS button on the router, you can easily get connected to the network.
  5. Otherwise, enter the network credentials and press OK.
  6. Connect your computer to the wireless network to which the printer is connected.
  7. Insert the installation disc into the CD drive of your computer.
  8. You can also download the software from the official Canon website.
  1. Double-click on the installer file and click the Start Setup tab. 
  2. Choose your region and click Next.
  3. Agree with the terms and conditions of the License Agreement by clicking Yes.
  4. Click Yes to connect your printer and start the connection.
  5. Once the connection is established, click Next.
  6. Once the driver installation is complete, click on the Start button.
  7. Checkmark the Set as Default printer box and click Next.
  8. To install additional software, select the required software in the software installation list. Click Next.
  9. Click the Exit tab to close the installation wizard after seeing the confirmation message.
  10. You can now print from your computer wirelessly.

How To Change Canon PIXMA MX472 Ink Cartridge?

  1. Open the ink cartridge access door and remove the empty ink cartridge.
  2. Unpack a new ink cartridge and remove the tapes on it.
  3. Insert the ink cartridge by lowering the handle. 
  4. Raise the handle to hold the cartridge in place.
  5. Ensure that both the handles are in the same position.
  6. Close the ink cartridge access door to start printing.

How To Connect Canon PIXMA MX472 Setup To Computer?

You can connect your Canon printer to your computer using a wireless network or USB connection. Connect the printer to your Windows laptop and Mac computer by following the instructions given below.

How To Connect Canon PIXMA MX472 To Laptop?

  1. After completing the printer’s hardware setup, install the printer software on your computer.
  2. Select the preferred mode of connection.
  3. For a wireless connection, connect your computer and printer to the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. Select your printer, checkmark the drivers you want to install in the installation wizard, and click Next.
  5. Check whether you have connected the Canon PIXMA MX472 setup to the computer and confirm the settings. Click on the Start button.
  6. Wait until the installation is complete.
  7. Print a test page to check the settings of the printer.

How To Connect Canon PIXMA MX472 To Mac?

  1. Ensure to configure the router prior to the setup.
  2. Now, select Wireless LAN Connection on the printer and get connected to your network.
  3. Download the driver for the printer from the official Canon website.
  4. Open the downloaded file and begin the installation.
  5. Enter the admin password of your Mac when prompted.
  6. Complete the installation to connect your printer to Mac.

How To Connect Canon PIXMA MX472 To iPhone?

  1. If you want to connect the Canon printer to your iPhone, use the Cableless setup method.
  2. Select the Setup button on the printer and choose Wireless LAN connection.
  3. Tap Other setup and choose Other setup.
  4. You can now connect your printer and iPhone to the same network.
  5. Install the Canon application from the App Store and connect the printer to the iPhone
How To Connect Canon PIXMA MX472 To iPhone?

Canon Pixma MX472 Print Guide

How to Print Canon PIXMA MX472?

  1. You can easily print from your computer after connecting the Canon PIXMA MX472 setup to it.
  2. Make sure to install the driver on the printer.
  3. Also, load the recommended print media in the printer and make the required settings.
  4. Once done, open the document on the computer and select the print option. You can set the print preferences on your computer itself.

Canon PIXMA MX472 Print Envelope

  1. To print envelopes, load the envelope in the printer.
  2. Open the printer software on your computer choose the media type as Envelope.
  3. Select the paper size and set the paper orientation according to your preference.
  4. After selecting the print quality, tap OK to complete the setup.

Canon PIXMA MX472 Print from iPhone

  1. You can easily print from an iPhone using the AirPrint feature without installing the printer driver.
  2. First, connect your printer to the wireless network.
  3. Now, connect your iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. Open the document to be printed and tap the Share icon.
  5. Select Canon PIXMA MX472 setup from the list and you can now print from your iPhone easily.

Guide: Canon PIXMA MX472 Photo Printing

  1. Make sure to install the printer software on your computer.
  2. Load the recommended print media in the printer’ paper tray.
  3. Now, on your computer, open the picture you want to print and right-click on it to select Print.
  4. Choose the required print preferences and select the document type as JPEG.
  5. Click on the Print button to print the picture.

Canon PIXMA MX472 Airprint Setup

  1. AirPrint allows you to print photos, documents, and webpages from your device without installing the printer driver on it.
  2. You have to connect your iOS device and printer to the same wireless network. 
  3. Once you have connected your printer and device to the same network, open the document that you want to print.
  4. Tap the Share icon, select your printer, and tap Print.
Canon PIXMA MX472 Airprint Setup

Canon PIXMA MX472 Scanner Setup

  1. If you want to scan only a page or two, you can place the document on the scanner glass.
  2. For multi-page document, load the document in the ADF feeder,
  3. You can set up the scan operation on the Canon PIXMA MX472 setup by following the steps given below.

How to Scan using Canon PIXMA MX472?

  1. Load the document or photo that you want to scan on the scanner glass.
  2. If you're going to load multiple documents, place it in the ADF feeder.
  3. Open IJ Scan Utility on the computer connected to the printer and choose the required scan preferences.
  4. Select either document or photo to start the scanning process.
  5. Once the scan is complete, save the scanned document to your computer.

Canon PIXMA MX472 Scanner Driver Guide

  1. Open a browser on your computer and enter the official Canon website URL in the address bar.
  2. Navigate to the support page and enter the printer model number in the search section.
  3. Select your printer from the displayed list.
  4. Choose your operating system and version if it is not automatically detected.
  5. Click on the Download button next to the required scanner driver to download it.

How to Fax from Canon PIXMA MX472?

  1. Turn on the Canon PIXMA MX472 setup and press the Fax button.
  2. Now, load the document on the scanner glass.
  3. Choose the resolution and scanning preferences.
  4. Tap the Menu button and select Fax TX settings using the navigation buttons.
  5. After selecting the suitable preferences to send the fax, enter the recipient's fax number.
  6. Press the Color button or the Black button and send the fax.

Canon PIXMA MX472 Bluetooth Setup

  1. If you want to connect the printer to your device without a cable, you can opt for the Bluetooth setup. Continue with the steps that are given below to connect an iOS device and the printer using Bluetooth. 
  2. Touch the Setup button on the right side of the control panel of the printer.
  3. Now, select the Wireless LAN option using the navigation buttons and press OK.
  4. Select the Other setup option and press the OK button. Select Cableless setup.
  5. Now, download the Canon app from the App Store.
  6. If the app prompts to search for printers, tap No.
  7. Tap more and select Bluetooth Setup.
  8. Select your printer on the app and then enter the PIN to pair the smartphone and the Canon PIXMA MX472 setup.
  9. Once you see the Paired message on the app, you can print your documents from your phone using Bluetooth.

Canon PIXMA MX472 Firmware Update

  1. Turn on the printer and make sure it is connected to a network.
  2. Press the Setup button on the printer.
  3. Use the navigation buttons to select Device Settings and press the OK button.
  4. Now, select the Install update option and press OK.
  5. Now, the printer will start the search for the latest firmware that is available.
  6. Press the OK button after checking for the firmware.
  7. Again, tap OK once the firmware has been updated.
Canon PIXMA MX472 Firmare Update

Canon PIXMA MX472 Setup Troubleshooting Guide

You may face some issues on the printer if you are not maintaining or handling the printer properly. When there is an issue on the printer, check the printer’s control panel whether any errors are displayed. You can follow the on-screen instructions to resolve the errors. Some of the common issues that occur on the printer and their troubleshooting techniques are mentioned below.

Fix: Canon PIXMA MX472 not Feeding Paper Issue

  1. If this error occurs, check whether you have loaded the paper that is compatible with the printer.
  2. Make sure to fan the paper stack well before loading.
  3. Ensure to load paper only below the maximum paper limit.
  4. Try loading the paper in portrait orientation.
  5. If any paper you have loaded is damaged, remove it from the tray.
  6. Now, make the correct paper settings on the printer.
  7. If the issue persists, restart your Canon PIXMA MX472 setup to resolve it.

Canon PIXMA MX472 Factory Reset

  1. Resetting the Canon printer will change all its settings to factory defaults.
  2. Turn on the printer and use the navigation buttons to carry out the following instructions.
  3. Select Menu and go to Device settings.
  4. Now, select the resetting option you want and press the OK button.
  5. Once the printer is reset, restart the printer.

Solve: Canon PIXMA MX472 won't Connect to Wifi

  1. If your printer is not getting connected to Wi-Fi, make sure that there are no issues with the Internet service provider.
  2. Verify whether your router is configured correctly.
  3. If we have connected the printer to a Windows computer, open the Settings window and select the Network & Internet section.
  4. Go to the Status tab and click on the Troubleshoot button.
  5. Check the router settings from your computer.
  6. Sign in to the web-based setup page of the router and update the firmware.
  7. If you have any active VPN connection, disable it.
  8. If the error occurs again, uninstall and reinstall the printer driver to fix the issue.

Canon PIXMA MX472 won't Scan Solution

  1. Ensure that you have installed the scanner software on your computer.
  2. If you have connected the Canon PIXMA MX472 setup and computer using a USB cable, ensure that the USB port on your computer is not defective. 
  3. If you have connected your computer and printer via a USB hub, connect them directly.
  4. Restart your printer and computer and check if the issue is resolved.
  5. If you have connected the printer over a network, make sure that your wireless network does not have any issues. 
  6. On your computer, open the troubleshoot window from Settings and click on the Run the troubleshooter button under Printer.
  7. If you still can't scan, reinstall the printer driver to fix the issue.

Fix: Canon PIXMA MX472 Airprint not Working

  1. If you are receiving errors while connecting the printer to an IOS device and can't print using AirPrint, proceed with the steps given below.
  2. Make sure that the Canon printer is connected to your wireless network.
  3. Now, open Settings and select the Wi-Fi tab on your iOS device.
  4. Choose the same network from the displayed list and enter its password. 
  5. Now, open the document you want to print and start printing.
  6. If you are facing issues, restart the printer and your iOS device.

Canon PIXMA MX472 ADF Working Issue

 
  1. Check the automatic document feeder, whether it is properly connected. If you find any paper jams, remove it. 
  2. Turn off your computer and Canon PIXMA MX472 setup. Again, turn them on after a few minutes.
  3. Check whether there is dust inside the ADF feeder.
  4. Clean the feeder using a blower or soft brush.
  5. Make sure that the printer and computer are connected properly.
  6. Check whether the printer driver is installed properly on the computer.
  7. If you are not able to print from the computer, it may be due to a driver issue.
  8. Uninstall the existing driver and re-install the driver. Make sure to download the latest version of the driver from the official Canon website.
  9. Restart the printer and computer to resolve the issue.

Canon PIXMA MX472 Scanner not Working Issue

  1. If you find that the scanner is not working, check the connections between the Canon PIXMA MX472 setup and computer.
  2. If you have made a USB connection, ensure that the USB cable is not damaged.
  3. If possible, uninstall the scanner driver on your computer and install it again from the official Canon website.
  4. Now, check if the issue has been resolved.

Fixed: Canon PIXMA MX472 Printing Blurry Issue

  1. Check the ink level on the printer. If required, replace the ink cartridge with new ones.
  2. Select the correct paper and print quality settings while printing.
  3. Run a Print nozzle check pattern and perform printhead cleaning if necessary.
  4. If you find the problem is not resolved, turn off the printer and wait for at least 24 hours before turning on the printer again. Now, rerun the print head cleaning process and replace the ink cartridge.
  5. Now, restart your computer and printer to check if the issue is resolved.

Canon PIXMA MX472 not Printing Guide

  1. If the Canon PIXMA MX472 setup is not printing, check whether the printer is offline.
  2. Go to the Devices and Printers window from Control Panel.
  3. Ensure that the firewall installed on your computer is not blocking the printer to function.
  4. Ensure that the firmware and driver are updated properly.
  5. Check whether the paper you have loaded matches the print preferences you have made.
  6. If you have connected over a wireless network, make sure to enter the right network credentials to connect the printer to the network.
  7. Once you have made the connection properly, you will be able to print from your computer.