Why is my printer idle?

Possible causes

The possible cause of the printer status “Idle” error could be the problems with your printer driver. If your printer driver is missing or corrupted this issue could happen. … In some cases if you have a printer “Idle” issue, you can unplug your printer’s USB, put it back and restart your computer.

How do I change my printer from idle to online?

2] Change Printer Status
  1. Open Windows Settings (Win + 1)
  2. Navigate to Devices > Printers and Scanners.
  3. Select the printer of which you want to change the status, and then click on Open queue.
  4. In the Print Queue window, click on Printer Offline. …
  5. Confirm, and the status of the printer will be set to online.

How do I get my printer out of idle mode Mac?

✅Click the Apple icon ( ), and then click System Preferences. ✅Click Printers & Scanners. ✅Right-click (or Ctrl +click) in the left white side panel, then click Reset printing system. ✅Click OK to confirm the reset.