CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN

Before you begin the scanning process, check to ensure that your Canon MX490 printer is turned on and ready to be used. Similarly, make sure that the necessary scanner drivers are installed on your computer. (Note: If you haven’t installed the scanner driver, do it right away to avoid problems when performing the scan operation).

CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN DOWNLOAD:

  • Turn on your Canon MX490 printer.
  • Now, on your printer’s scanner glass, load the original document that you want to scan.
  • Make sure that the document is loaded with its print-side facing down.
  • Select the Scan option from the displayed menu.
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN
  • Now, a screen prompting you to choose the destination location (to save the scanned document) will open.
  • Select the desired location from the list and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the scan operation.

Continue reading this page to know more about “how to scan on Canon MX490.”

CANON MX490 SCANNER DRIVER DOWNLOAD

Follow the below instructions to download the Canon MX490 scanner driver for your Windows or Mac computer.

  • Access the Canon MX490 printer’s official support page.
  • Click on the Drivers and Downloads tab.
  • If necessary, select your OS and driver language from the Operating System and Language drop-down menus, respectively.
  • Now, the list of scanner drivers available for the selected OS type will be displayed on the screen.
  • Select the scanner driver that you need and click SELECT > DOWNLOAD.
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN

CANON MX490 SCANNER DRIVER MAC

The recommended MX490 series CUPS printer driver file comes with the scanner driver for your Mac computer. You can download it from the printer’s official support page by referring to the instructions given above.

CANON MX490 SCANNER DRIVER WINDOWS 10

The Canon MX490 series full driver & software package contains the necessary scanner driver for your Windows 10 computer. To download the scanner driver, refer to the instructions given under the “Canon MX490 scanner driver download” section.

CANON MX490 SCANNER INSTALL

  • Open the downloaded scanner driver file by double-clicking on it.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts.
  • When prompted, choose your printer.
  • Accept the End User License Agreement of the printer to continue the installation.
  • After installing the scanner driver, scan a test document to check whether the installation is done correctly.

CANON MX490 SCAN TO COMPUTER

Both the devices (printer and computer) should be connected to scan and save a document to your computer. The following instructions explain how to scan a document and save its copy to a Windows computer over a wireless network.

  • Initially, connect your Canon MX490 printer and the Windows computer to the same wireless network.
  • Next, load the original on the scanner glass of your printer.
  • Select the Scan option to initiate the scan operation.
  • Choose the Save to PC option.
  • Perform the on-screen prompts to scan and save the document to your Windows computer.

CANON MX490 SCAN TO EMAIL

You can scan a document or photo and attach it to an email message using the IJ Scan Utility. You can also use your Canon printer’s control panel to perform the “scan to email” operation. The following instructions explain how to scan an image and send it to email using the IJ Scan Utility.

  • As the first step of “scan to email,” check to make sure that your Canon printer and the computer (Windows or Mac) are connected to the same network.
  • Load the photo page that you want to scan on the printer’s scanner glass or into the ADF.
  • Now, open the IJ Scan Utility on your computer.
  • Click Settings > Photo Scan > Attach to email.
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN
  • Select your email client from the drop-down menu and click OK.
  • On the main screen of the utility, click the Photo option again to initiate the scan process.
  • Now, the printer will start to scan the placed photo.
  • Once it is done, the selected email client opens, and the copy of the scanned image will be attached to a new message. Enter the recipient’s address in the given field and click Send.

CANON MX490 SCAN TO USB

The Canon MX490 printer comes with different scan options, and the “scan to USB” feature is one among them. It allows you to scan a document and save its copy to a USB-connected computer or an external device. The following instructions explain how to scan a document and save its copy to the USB-connected computer.

  • Initially, connect your Canon printer to the computer using the USB cable and install the scanner driver on it.
  • Next, load the original that you want to scan.
  • Tap Scan > Scan to PC. (Note: If you have connected your external device to the printer using the USB cable, then select the Save to memory card option and follow the on-screen instructions).
  • If you have selected the Scan to PC option, then choose Local (USB) on the next screen and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Configure the scan settings as per your preferences and tap the Black Start or Color Start button.
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN

CANON MX490 SCAN TO PHONE

Install and use the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app to scan and save the document to your smartphone.

  • Make sure that the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app is installed on your smartphone.
  • Connect your printer and the smartphone to the same network if they are not connected together.
  • On the scanner glass of your printer, load the original that you want to scan.
  • Now, launch the app on your smartphone.
  • Tap Scan and select your printer if it is not selected.
  • Configure the scan settings and tap Scan again.
  • Now, your printer will start to scan the placed document.
  • Once it is done, the preview of it will be displayed on the app screen.
  • Tap Exit > OK to save the scanned document on your phone.
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN

CANON MX490 SCAN TO MAC

  • Turn on your Canon printer and the Mac computer if they are turned off.
  • On your Mac computer, open Finder and click Applications.
  • Click Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility > Canon IJ Scan Utility Lite.
  • Now, a dialog box titled “Canon IJ Scan Utility Lite” will open.
  • Choose your Canon MX490 printer from the Scanner drop-down menu.
  • Select the photo or document type that you’re scanning.
  • Click Settings and configure the scan settings as per your preferences.
  • Finally, click the Scan button.
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN
CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN

CANON MX490 HOW TO SCAN MULTIPLE PAGES

Scanning multiple pages with Auto Scan

  • In the ADF of your printer, load the originals that you want to scan.
  • Open the Canon IJ Scan Utility on your computer.
  • Click the Auto button.
  • Now, the placed document pages will be scanned and saved automatically by the printer.

CANON MX490 SCANNER TROUBLESHOOTING

Some common Canon MX490 scanner problems and the troubleshooting instructions for the same are explained below.

CANON MX490 NOT SCANNING

  • Make sure that your Canon MX490 printer is turned on.
  • Connect your printer and the computer together if they are connected to separate networks.
  • Install the necessary scanner driver on your computer.
  • Restart your printer and the computer.
  • Make sure that your Canon MX490 printer is turned on.
  • Connect your printer and the computer together if they are connected to separate networks.
  • Install the necessary scanner driver on your computer.
  • Restart your printer and the computer.

CANON MX490 SCANNER PC NOT CONNECTED

  • For Wireless: Use the same wireless network to connect your printer and the computer together. Make sure that your printer is placed within the range of the computer. Disable the security software or the firewall feature temporarily.
  • For USB: Connect your printer directly to the computer using the USB cable. Try connecting the cable to different USB hubs of the printer.

CANON MX490 SCANNER NOT WORKING WIRELESS

  • Initially, check to make sure that your wireless network is stable and working properly.
  • Next, check if the USB cable is connected from your printer to the computer. If yes, unplug it.
  • Disable the security software or firewall feature temporarily.
  • Make sure that you’re using the wireless network type that is recommended by the printer manufacturer.