• After you have got a new Canon PIXMA G4210 printer, check if an appropriate seal is located on the carton.
  • Take the accessories such as installation disk, user guide, and more out of the package.
  • Remove the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer from the box and place it on a flat area, and then discard the Styrofoam present on its sides.
  • Take all the packing materials out and set the power connection by plugging the electrical cable between the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer and the socket.
  • Power Up your Canon device by long pressing its Power button.
  • Load a sufficient amount of blank papers into the cassette.
  • Install the ink cartridges and then print an alignment sheet.
Unbox G4210



  • Obtain the updated version of the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer from this web page.
  • We always ensure to provide the driver that is compatible with your Canon PIXMA G4210 printer.
  • You can download the driver only if your personal computer has ample memory.
  • Save the storage space by deleting all the cache and unwanted files from your system.
  • Do not use a public connection for downloading the driver.
  • Start the download process by clicking the Driver Download button on this page.
  • Do not continue until the download finishes and make sure not to turn Off your Mac or Windows device during the process.
  • Once the download ends, launch the driver to access the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer functions.


  • A user guide, also called as the manual is a technical document.
  • It guides users on how to perform different processes using the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer.
  • Generally, a hard copy of the manual is delivered along with the Canon PIXMA G4210 printer in the package.
  • If you wish to get a PDF copy of the user guide, download the same for free from this site.
  • Locate and select the Manual Download button.
  • After the user guide is downloaded, you can view the soft copy of it on your mobile phone or personal computer.


Driver Install

  • Access the Downloads folder on your personal computer and then double-click on the Setup file.
  • Click the Next button on the Initial dialog box and then choose the Yes option.
  • A list will appear on your desktop, choose all the necessary software that you want to install.
  • Select the Next option. Read all the end user license agreements and then tap the Yes button.
  • Now all the software that you have selected will get downloaded.
  • Select USB or wireless on the Printer Connection pop-up window. Continue installing the software by following the steps that appear on each dialog box.
  • The driver installation completes after you click on the Finish button.
  • Try doing a print function using your Canon PIXMA G4210 printer to make sure that the driver is launched on your PC correctly.

Printer Functions

  • IJ Start G4210 can scan documents flawlessly.
  • The scanned document can be saved as docs or pdf.
  • The printer can copy the document and fax the same when needed.
  • The device supports Wi-Fi wireless scanning.
  • Auto scan mode scans documents automatically.
  • The scanned document can be saved on your computer.
  • Documents can be copied to the computer or the canon print app.
  • The printer supports Air Print, so no drivers are required.
  • Auto document feeder (ADF) is used to Scan, copy, and fax multiple documents quickly.
  • The other functions of the printer are described in detail.
  • How to Print

    • Load the paper in the output paper tray of the IJ Start G4210 Printer.
    • Align the papers using the guides with the paper’s width and length.
    • Once loaded, press the OK button on the printer.
    • Go to the system and open the printer driver setup window.
    • Click on the Page Setup tab.
    • Set the page size of the document.
    • Set the page layout to landscape or portrait as per your need and press OK.
    • Go to the word document and press Ctrl + p on the keyboard simultaneously to open the print dialog box.
    • Click the print option and press OK.
    • The document will start to print.
    How to print
  • How to Copy

    • Turn on the printer.
    • Load papers in the input tray and align them properly using the sliders.
    • Press the Copy button on the printer’s control panel.
    • Load the original document on the ADF to be scanned.
    • Confirm the page size.
    • Use arrow keys to navigate through the document and specify the number of copies.
    • Press either the Color or Black button for copying the document.
    • You can add multiple copies by press the Add button on the printer.
    • The copy process can be canceled by just pressing the Stop button.
    How to copy
  • How to Fax

    • Once the fax setup is complete, you can start faxing from IJ Start Canon G4210 using the printer’s control panel or computer.
    • Make sure that the printer is active.
    • Select the Print option from the document you want to fax.
    • Choose the name of your printer with FAX in its name from the Select Printer menu.
    • Click the Print button in the dialog box.
    • In the Send FAX dialog box, click the Display Address Book button.
    • Choose the recipient name & address from the Address Book and click the Set as Recipient button.
    • Select the Send Now option and click OK on the confirmation dialog box.
    How to fax
  • How to Scan

    • Start the IJ scan utility by clicking the Document option.
    • Scanning documents requires ScanGear (scanner driver) software.
    • This software is used to specify the document page size, color, and other settings.
    • There are two modes of usage, which are Basic and Advanced mode.
    • The Basic mode is used when there’s no need to make any changes in the document.
    • In Advanced mode, the document settings such as color correction, magnification, and image setting can be modified.
    • Once the settings are modified, click the Scan option.
    How to Scan


  • To scan from a computer with the IJ Start Canon G4210, place the material to be scanned on the platen or ADF.
  • Note that the ADF doesn’t support photo scanning. Hence do not load photos in it.
  • Turn the IJ Start Canon G4210 printer on and launch the IJ Scan Utility on your computer.
  • To start the IJ Scan Utility interface, select All Apps/All Programs from the Start menu.
  • Now select Canon Utilities IJ Scan Utility. In case of Windows 7, select IJ Scan Utility again.
  • Select the Auto icon and the printer will detect the material loaded on the platen or ADF and start scanning.


  • Once you have placed the material to be scanned on the platen, launch the IJ Scan Utility window.
  • Select Settings and choose Document Scan option from the left pane.
  • Mention the paper size, resolution and other scan preferences in the Scan Options segment.
  • Move to the Save Settings segment and select the Data Format as PDF.
  • Make changes to other PDF settings and check the box prior to the Create a PDF file that supports the keyword search option.
  • Complete the Application Settings and select OK.
  • You can also save the settings which can be used for scanning later.
  • Select the Document or Photo based on the material you are scanning, and the printer starts scanning.



  • Installing ink cartridges on the IJ Start Canon G4210 is very simple.
  • There will be four ink cartridges present in the printer box among which three are color cartridges, and the fourth one is black.
  • Separate ink tanks will be present in the printer.
  • With the printer turned on, raise the scanner lid to secure it.
  • Lift the cover and cap off the ink tank at the left and insertthe nozzle of the black ink bottle into the tank.
  • Gently squeeze the ink bottle to fill the ink tank.
  • Close the cap and cover of the ink tank.
  • Now place the ink tanks at the right side of the printer and repeat the process.
  • Make sure you fill the three color ink tanks one after the other.
  • Close the cap of the ink tank followed by its cover.
  • Gently release the scanner cover to close the unit.


  • Before refilling the tank, you have to check the ink levels of the Canon G4210 printer.
  • If the ink level is low, you have to refill the ink tank.
  • Initially, check if the Canon printer is turned on.
  • You have to open the scanning unit of your printer.
  • Next, pull the ink tank cover. Open the left ink tank cover if you want to refill the black tank. Else, open the cover on the right side of the printer.
  • Lift the ink cap. Unpack the ink bottles you bought.
  • Open the cap of the ink bottle and place it at the top part of the ink tank in an inverted position.
  • Wait until the tank is full and then remove the bottle from its position.
  • Close the cover and the scanning unit. Try printing after refilling the ink tank successfully.


Connecting the Canon printer and the computer is very simple if you follow the steps given here. Make sure you have a USB cable to connect them. Necessary drivers should be installed on your computer before connecting through USB.


  • The first step is to press the Setup button on the control panel of the Canon printer.
  • Choose the Wireless LAN option and then press OK.
  • Select the Easy Wireless Connect option and then tap OK.
  • Go to the computer now, and turn on the Wi-Fi option. Follow the guidelines displayed on your computer to proceed with the setup process.
  • The drivers will be auto-installed on your computer at this stage of the setup process.
  • Connect your computer to the same wireless network as your printer.
  • Your Canon printer and computer are connected wirelessly.


  • Press the Setup button available on the control panel.
  • Choose the Device Settings option and then select Wireless Direct.
  • Tap OK. Press the Switch WL Direct option and choose the ON option.
  • Next, turn on your computer and enable Wi-Fi on your computer.
  • From the list of devices, choose the printer with the name Direct in it.
  • Enter the correct password in the next step.
  • Now you can assign print jobs to the printer from your computer.


  • First, download the drivers necessary for the printer to be connected to the computer.
  • Download the MP Driver package to make use of all the operations of your printer.
  • Else, make use of an installation CD to install the drivers required.
  • Once downloaded, run the Msetup4.exe file and select the Start Setup option in the Start Setup screen.
  • Choose the country/region in the succeeding window.
  • Read the Agreement of License and tap Yes to agree to it.
  • Select the Agree or Do Not Agree option in the Extended Survey Program screen based on your choice.
  • Next, tick the checkbox near the Deactivate the Block option.
  • Wait until the printer status is checked.
  • The proceeding step is to choose the USB Connection option in the Select Connection Method screen.
  • The printer will be installed in a few minutes. When the prompt appears to connect your Canon printer and computer, use the USB cable to do the same.
  • Click Next in the Print Head Alignment page and print a test page.
  • Choose the list of additional software to be installed and wait until the installation is complete.
  • Your Canon G4210 printer and computer are connected successfully.

IJ START CANON G4210Mobile Printing

To perform mobile printingon the Canon G4210 printer, you need to download & install the Canon app from the iTunes or Google Play Store. Open the app, follow the instructions displayed on the screen to finish the setup process, and then try a test print. You can print any document from your mobile using the Canon app.

Apple AirPrint

To perform Airprint, follow the instructions given below.

  • First, you need to install the AirPrint app on your iPhone if not installed.
  • You can download the app from the iTunes store.
  • Now, open the application that you want to print from.
  • Click the Share icon to view the Print option.
  • Select Print. Tap the Printer icon and choose your printer from the list by pressing the Select Printer option.
  • Specify the number of copies you need.
  • Tap Print and the printer starts the Print operation.

Google Cloud Print

To perform this process, you have to register your printer to Google Cloud Print. The Google ON printing feature helps you to connect your printer with a Chrome OS browser or any other devices. Now let’s see how to print using Google Cloud Print.

  • Download the Cloud Print app from the Google Play Store if not downloaded.
  • Tap the Cloud Print app icon to open it.
  • Choose the app that contains the document you want to print.
  • The file opened will be saved as PDF.
  • Now, select the Change button to choose your printer from the list.
  • Set the Print Quality and number of copies.
  • Finally, click the Print button.
  • Wait for the printer to finish printing.


  • The Network Device Setup Utility feature is provided with the general driver, so you no need to download it separately. The Network Device Setup Utility feature can be used for searching your printer on the network, changing print network settings, and checking the status of your computer and printer.
  • To launch the Network Device Setup Utility, follow the step-by-step instructions given below.
  • To open Network Device Setup Utility on Windows 10, click the Start menu on the taskbar, and select the All Programs option followed by Canon Utilities IJ Network Device Setup Utility.
  • Similarly to open Network Device Setup Utility on Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start All Programs Canon Utilities IJ Network Device Setup Utility IJ Network Device Setup Utility.


There are some common issues, the steps to troubleshoot the problem occurred in your Canon G4210 printer. By carefully following the guidelines mentioned below, you can resolve the printer problem on your printer.


You can resolve the Printer Offline issue on your printer by following the guidelines mentioned below. Depending on the type of OS, the resolving steps for the Printer Offline issue varies.

Windows 7 OS: Open the Device and Printers folder and right-click on the name of your printer.

Windows 8, 8.1, 10:Press the Win + R keys and type Control Printers in the command prompt box.

Common steps for both the Operating Systems
  • Choose See What’s Printing from the drop-down list.
  • Click on the Printer tab. Now, choose Use Printer Offline from the drop-down list.
  • Now, the Offline issue will be resolved.
  • Right-click on the name of your Canon printer and choose the See What’s Printing option from the drop-down list.


  • If you cannot print using your Canon G4210 printer, follow the simple guidelines mentioned below.
  • Power On your Canon printer and wait until the carriage is idle.
  • Check the ink level of the installed cartridges.
  • In case the level of the ink in the cartridge is low or empty, replace the same with a new one.
  • Verify whether you have loaded the printing sheets with respect to the specification of your Canon device.
  • Alter the paper settings and try to print using your printer.
  • Check if the printer driver is installed correctly, else, re-install the software.
  • If the above steps did not help you in resolving the issue, contact the support team and get your issue clarified.


  • Ensure that your printer is turned on.
  • If you have connected your Canon printer using the USB cable, re-connect the cable to the right port.
  • In case of a wireless connection, check if the wireless router is turned on; both the devices are connected to the same network, and the connection is successfully established.
  • Check if there are any debris, dust, or other particles on the scanner platen of your printer.
  • Verify whether the driver is installed correctly on your system.
  • Unfold the edges and straighten your document while placing it on the platen.
  • Check if the issue is resolved by performing the scan function.
Not Scanning


Factory Reset
  • Resetting your IJ start Canon g4210 printer to its default setting will restore it to its factory settings by clearing all the settings and specifications that you have made after purchasing it.
  • Turn on your printer.
  • Press the Setup button, select the +button until 13 appears on the LCD display.
  • Press the Black button or Color button
  • Now the settings will be initialized.



The network connection errors that occur in IJ Start Canon G4210 are Printer suddenly stopped working for some reason, Network Key Unknown, and Printer cannot be used after replacing the Wireless router or Changed the router settings. Follow the instructions mentioned below to solve the issue.


  • Turn on the printer.
  • If the printer is already turned on, turn it off and back on again after a few seconds.
  • Check the power status of the printer, network device, and smartphone.
  • Ensure that the computer is connected to the wireless router correctly.
  • Make sure that the printer and wireless router network settings match.
  • Check if there is a strong signal.


WPA/WPA1 Or WEP key set for Wireless Router Unknown, Cannot Connect

  • To set up a wireless router, follow the instruction manual provided with the wireless router.
  • Make sure your computer can connect with the wireless router.


  • Turn on the printer.
  • Ensure that your printer is connected to the Internet.
  • Press Menu Select Setup press OK.
  • Select Device settings and press OK.
  • Select Firmware update and press OK.
  • Select Install update Yes and press OK to confirm that you want to update the Firmware.
  • Press OK to begin the Firmware update, press OK when the update is complete.


  • Ensure that your wireless router is connected to the computer.
  • For windows: Start the UP IJ Network Device Setup Utility. Use the WPA/WPA2 methods.
  • Ensure that the dynamic encryption type must be the same for the wireless router, computer, and printer.
  • Enter the passphrase configured on the wireless router.
  • If you are using a Mac OS, start the UP IJ Network Device Setup Utility.