Canon PIXMA MG3160 Software, Driver and Setup Download

Monday, May 15th 2017. | MG Series

Canon PIXMA MG3160 Software, Driver and Setup Download For Windows, MacOS and Linux – The quality of a printer can be seen from its maximum resolution. With maximum resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi, PIXMA MG3160 is a great printer, but not a phenomenal one. For casual use of the printer, this resolution is enough to give satisfying results. This device is also equipped with FINE technology that is exclusively created for Canon printers. With this technology, the print head is able to shoot ink droplets as tiny as 2 pl, which ensure the crispness of your photos.

Canon MG3160 offers a great accessibility for its users. With Quick Start feature, you don’t have to wait for your printer to warm up before printing. In addition, you can also directly print from your gadget through wireless connectivity. Not only printing, this wireless connectivity also support its scanning function. The scanner can also create a better image compared to its predecessor with the maximum resolution up to 1200 x 2400 dpi.

With Canon PIXMA MG 3160, you can also cut your paper cost up to 50% due to its Auto-Duplex function. This feature enables its users to print on both sides of the paper. There is also an additional fun filter effect from this printer to enhance your creativity before printing your photos.

Also, update driver: Canon PIXMA MG2260 Download Driver & Instruction Manual

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Canon PIXMA MG3160 Operating System Compatibility

Windows 7 / Windows 7 (x64) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 (x64) / Windows 8 / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows Vista / Windows Vista (x64) / Windows XP / Windows XP (x64) / Windows 2000 / Windows Me / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12) / Linux.

Canon Support provides some links to download driver and software for Canon PIXMA MG3160 straight from Canon Official site. The driver is easy to download and the link can be found below.

Operating SystemVersionSizeDownload
Canon MG3160 Mini Master Setup (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.134 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 MP Driver (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.0229 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 MP Driver (Windows XP x64)1.0116 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 XPS Printer Driver (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)5.56a22 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 Mini Master Setup (OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8)1.147 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)16.10.0.014 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.6)3.3.48.6 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.5/10.6)11.7.1.017 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 Printer Driver (Mac OS X 10.4/10.5)7.42.07.3 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 Scanner Driver (OS X 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6/Mac OS X 10.5)18.0.1b13 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.0.07.1 MBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Source file)3.609.1 MBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (Source file)1.804 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 ScanGear MP for Linux (debian Packagearchive)1.801.3 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 ScanGear MP for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)1.801.3 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)3.603.5 MBDownload
Canon MG3160 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (debian Packagearchive)3.603.5 MBDownload
My Printer (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.3.05.6 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.6.015 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.5.058 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.3.0293 MBDownload
Quick Menu (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)2.6.19.2 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)5.0.248 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows XP x64)1.6.015 MBDownload
Solution Menu EX (Windows XP x64)1.4.19.6 MBDownload
Solution Menu EX (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.4.19.6 MBDownload
Windows Adobe RGB 1998 Installer Program (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/2000/me)1.4.1329 KBDownload
MP Navigator EX (Windows XP x64)5.0.046 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)2.6.12.2 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)3.2.0299 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.15.6 MDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.0102 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)5.0.335 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.6)3.1.0298 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.6)2.5.02.4 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool for Intel Mac (OS X 10.5/10.6)4.4.15.3 MBDownload
Solution Menu EX (OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10)1.4.14.9 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6)4.1.6102 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6)5.0.236 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.5)2.0.15.8 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.5)1.0.0289 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool for Power PC (OS X 10.4/10.5)3.2.04.8 MBDownload

How to Install Canon PIXMA MG3160 Driver and Software

Method 1: Canon PIXMA MG3160 Driver and Software Installation Guide using Pre-downloaded Free Driver

In this case, we are going to install Canon PIXMA MG3160 without CD (Automatic Wizard)

Required things:

  1. A setup file for Canon PIXMA MG3160. Said file can be downloaded from the link available below.
  2. A USB cable to be used to connect your computer to the printer. Use the USB cable that the printer comes out of the box with.

Steps to take to commence installing Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer driver with a setup file:

  1. You need to first turn on both your Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer and computer.
  2. The USB cable should not be plugged in at this stage, neither to your computer nor the printer. Wait until the system specifies when the cable needs to be plugged in.
  3. Download the driver setup file, if you have not previously. Once downloaded, you need to run the file to begin installing setup file on the computer. A set of instructions will be prompted by the system, which needs to be followed correctly.
  4. Upon completion of installation, you may proceed with plugging in the USB cable into both your computer and the printer. The system will immediately detect the Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer. Once detected, more instructions will be prompted for you to follow correctly.
  5. Follow each instruction given to you correctly to complete installation.
  6. Your Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer can now be used as intended.

Method 2: Canon PIXMA MG3160 Driver and Software Manual Installation Guide

This method requires the “Add a printer” option on your operating system to be selected. Find the option on your computer’s system.

Required things:

  1. A setup file for Canon PIXMA MG3160. Said file can be downloaded from the link available below.
  2. A USB cable to be used to connect your computer to the printer. Use the USB cable that the printer comes out of the box with.

Steps to take to commence installing Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer driver manually:

  1. You need to first turn on both your Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer and computer.
  2. Connect your Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer to the computer right away using the USB cable.
  3. Locate where on your computer you keep the setup file. You can try to go to your computer’s TEMP folder to find this file. Extract the driver file for Canon PIXMA MG3160. Keep in mind where you extract the driver to.
  4. Users of either Windows 7 or Windows Vista can follow this: Start à Control Panel à View Devices & Printer. Users of Windows XP can go to Fax & Printers right away.
  5. Click on the “Add a printer” option.
  6. A new window will appear onscreen. You can input to the available field the location of the previously extracted driver file.
  7. More instructions appear for you to follow correctly.
  8. Your Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer can now be used as intended.

Method 3: Canon PIXMA MG3160 Driver and Software Installation using an Installation CD

Required things:

  1. A computer unit. This computer should be one that is equipped with a CD/DVD drive.
  2. An installation CD. The CD should come out of the box, along with the printer and contains setup file.
  3. A USB cable to be used to connect your computer to the printer. Use the USB cable that the printer comes out of the box with.

Steps to take to commence installing Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer driver using an installation CD:

  1. You need to first turn on both your Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer and computer.
  2. The USB cable should not be plugged in at this stage, neither to your computer nor the printer. Wait until the system specifies when the cable needs to be plugged in.
  3. Insert the installation CD into the CD/DVD drive through its tray. Push the tray back in and an installation wizard should pop up on your screen automatically. If not, open the CD folder, locate the driver file, and left-click on the file twice to run it and to draw forth installation wizard. Instructions will soon follow.
  4. You may now connect your computer to your Canon PIXMA MG3160 using a USB cable at this stage. Make sure that the system has indeed indicated that the cable can now be plugged in.
  5. Your computer will detect the printer and establish a connection to it immediately and rather automatically. Once done, more instructions will pop up for you to follow correctly.
  6. The printer can be used as intended if the installation is successful.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MG3160 Driver and Software on MacOS

  1. You will need a setup file for this purpose so if you have not downloaded one, you can do that first. Once downloading completes, find the downloaded file by going to your computer’s settings.
  2. Upon locating the file in question, mount the file on the Disk Image by double-clicking it.
  3. Click the mounted Disk Image twice.
  4. Click on the driver file twice. Installation of the printer driver should begin right away.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MG3160 Driver and Software on Linux

Required things:

  1. Any computers that use Linux as their operating system.
  2. A program called Common Unix Printer Service (CUPS) to be installed on the computers.

Guidelines:

  1. Turn the computer on first before running the CUPS program.
  2. Open the web-based interface that the computer comes with.
  3. Access the browser to head on to localhost: 631.
  4. Using a USB cable, connect the computer to the printer right away.
  5. Locate where the Administration tab is on the browser. Select the tab. Select Printers.
  6. Choose the “Add Printer” option.
  7. Input both your username and password to the available fields.
  8. A list will be brought forth. Select your Canon PIXMA MG3160 off the list. Select Continue.
  9. The CUPS program will then detect the printer an automatically add the printer onto the list.
  10. Another window appears, on which you can specify the values as needed for the settings.
  11. Your Canon PIXMA MG3160 can now be used as intended.

How to Uninstall Canon PIXMA MG3160 Driver and Software

On Windows

  1. Find the Windows button on your computer’s keyboard. Press it.
  2. Locate where the Control Panel is. Choose it.
  3. Locate the “Uninstall a Program” tab. Choose it.
  4. A list will pop up. Locate your printer driver on the list.
  5. Select the Uninstall button.
  6. Wait until the process finishes.

On Mac

  1. Open the Apple menu.
  2. Open the System Preferences.
  3. Open the Printers and Scanners.
  4. Find the name of the driver of the printer in the displayed list.
  5. Select Remove.

On Linux

  1. Locate Application. Choose it.
  2. Locate System Settings. Choose it.
  3. Locate Printers. Choose it. You will be given a list of printer.
  4. Locate Unlock. Choose it. You can find the Unlock button at the upper right area of the browser.
  5. Input your password.
  6. Locate your printer driver’s name. Locate the minus (-) sign. The sign should be next to the printer driver’s name.
  7. Select the sign to complete uninstallation.

How to Setup Canon PIXMA MG3160 Wireless Connection

(Note: This guideline only works for printer compatible with wireless connection)

Required things:

  1. A physical button of WPS-feature on the printer’s body.
  2. A network secured by either WPA or WPS system.

Step 1

  1. The home button should be pressed to begin the process.

Step 2

  1. Get to the WLAN Setup icon using the navigation arrows. Select the WLAN Setup icon.
  2. The printer’s left function button should be pressed.

Your printer’s LED indicator will light up to indicate that the wireless connection is enabled and that it is now scanning for available network that uses WPS system.

Step 3

  1. The printer’s WPS button should be pressed and held for 5 seconds straight, after which you can release it.
  2. Press the OK button after 2 minutes.
  3. The connection has now established. Complete the setup process by pressing the OK button.

Keep in mind that for this to work, Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer driver should have been installed beforehand.

Contact the manufacturer if connection keeps failing.

Standard Connection Setup

Step 1

  1. The home button should be pressed to begin the process.

Step 2

  1. Get to the WLAN Setup icon using the navigation arrows. Select the WLAN Setup icon.
  2. The printer’s left function button should be pressed.

Your printer’s LED indicator will light up to indicate that the wireless connection is enabled and that it is now scanning for available network that uses WPS system.

Step 3

  1. The printer’s Stop/Reset button should be pressed.
  2. Go to Standard setup using the navigation arrows. The OK button should be pressed following this. Setup process should begin immediately.
  3. Choose an access point using the navigation arrows. Press the OK button.

You may press the left function button once again to restart scanning for a network had the connection you use not appeared on the list at the first attempt.

  1. Input your password and press the OK button. Password can be fed into the printer following these instructions:
  2. Your password is case-sensitive. As such, try to press the center function button to change mode from lower case, upper case, and numeric.
  3. Choose the character you want to select using navigating arrows. Confirm selection using the OK button. Move from a character to another using the OK button as well.
  4. Repeat steps (a) and (b) to form a complete password to input.
  5. Enter the password by pressing the left function button.
  6. If needed, you can edit the password by pressing the OK button.
  7. Left function button should be pressed to confirm a full password. Complete the process by pressing the OK button.

Keep in mind that for this to work, Canon PIXMA MG3160 printer driver should have been installed beforehand.

Contact the manufacturer if connection keeps failing.

Factory Default Setting for Canon PIXMA MG3160

Step 1

  1. The home button should be pressed to begin the process.

Step 2

  1. Go to Setup icon using navigation arrows.
  2. The printer’s left function button should be pressed afterward.

Step 3

  1. Go to Device Settings using the left navigation arrow.
  2. The printer’s home button should be pressed.

Step 4

  1. Go to the LAN Settings using the up navigation arrow.
  2. The OK button should be pressed afterward.
  3. Select YES by using the down navigation arrow. The reset process should commence.
  4. The OK button should be pressed afterward.
  5. The reset process should begin. A message telling to wait while the process begins appears.
  6. Finish the process by pressing the OK button.

How to Scan Documents Using Canon PIXMA MG3160

(Note: This only works for printer compatible with scanner)

For Windows users

Required things:

  1. MP Navigator EX software, which is contained on the installation CD out of the box. You can also download the software from the link below.
  2. A computer.

Steps:

  1. First, install the MP Navigator EX software on your computer.
  2. Follow this path: Start à Programs à Canon Utilities à MP Navigator EX à MP Navigator EX.
  3. Head on to Photos/Documents.
  4. Lift the scanner’s lid up. Insert the document and position it on the glass surface directly
  5. Feed the values you prefer on the screen and then click on the Scan button.
  6. Scanning process should start.
  7. Save the scanned file on the computer by choosing the “Save” (to keep the document as JPEG files) or “Save as PDF” (to save the document as PDF).

For MacOS users

Required things:

  1. A printer with scanning capability, such as Canon PIXMA MG3160 for example.
  2. A USB cable to connect the printer to your Mac.

Steps:

  1. Use the USB cable to connect your Mac to Canon PIXMA MG3160.
  2. Select the Apple menu.
  3. Select System Preferences.
  4. Select View.
  5. Select Print & Scan.
  6. Locate a plus (+) sign. The sign should be at the bottom left section of the Printers window.
  7. Select the scanner/printer you have just connected.

(Note: the moment the two units connect with one another, find out if there are new updates for the printer driver using Software Update option)

  1. Position the documents to be scanned directly on the glass surface.
  2. Go to Image Capture: go to Dock à Launchpad à type “Image Capture” on the available fields.
  3. A menu of “Scan To:” appears. Specify where you want to save the scanned files to.
  4. Begin scanning by clicking on the “Scan” button.

Instructions on How to Use Google Cloud Print Service

(Note: Only works with printer compatible with Google Cloud Print service)

Instructions on How to Use Google Cloud Print Service on non-Cloud-ready Printers:

Required things:

  1. A computer already installed with a Google Chrome browser.
  2. A printer connected to the computer via either a local access network or a USB cable.

Steps:

  1. Turn the computer on and open the Google Chrome browser. On the Chrome, sign in to your Google account.
  2. Locate the Menu button on the browser. Find it on the top right area of the browser. Open the Menu.
  3. Navigate to Settings.
  4. You will be presented with a new window onscreen. Find the “Show Advanced Settings” option. The option should be somewhere at the bottom side of the window. Select it.
  5. Connect your account with Google Print service by selecting “Sign in to Google Print”.
  6. Click on “Add Printer(s)”.
  7. Click on “Manage Your Printers”.
  8. A new window pops up. Find “Printers” to the left side of the window. Select it to display a list of printers your computer is connected to.
  9. The printer you set will be maintained as the primary outlet for printed materials when you print directly from the Chrome.

Instructions on How to Use Google Cloud Print Service on Cloud-ready Printers:

Required things:

  1. A computer already installed with a Google Chrome browser.
  2. A cloud-printing-enabled printer.

Steps:

  1. Turn the computer on and open the Google Chrome browser. On the Chrome, sign in to your Google account.
  2. Locate the Menu button on the browser. Find it on the top right area of the browser. Open the Menu.
  3. Navigate to Settings.
  4. You will be presented with a new window onscreen. Find the “Show Advanced Settings” option. The option should be somewhere at the bottom side of the window. Select it.
  5. Connect your account with Google Print service by selecting “Sign in to Google Print”.
  6. Click on “Add Printer(s)”.
  7. Click on “Manage Your Printers”.
  8. A new window pops up. Find an option of “Add a Cloud-ready Printer” on the left side of the window. Select that option to display printer manufacturer list.
  9. Choose your printer manufacturer.

How to print:

  1. Find a Menu button on the Chrome browser, which should be located at the top tight area of the window.
  2. Click on the Menu option to open dropdown menu. Find “Print” and select it.
  3. Find the printer you connect with the service. Select “Change…”; this button is located under the tab of Destination, which is to the left of the menu.
  4. Choose your printer.
  5. Input your preferred values: margins, page layout/orientation, page range, etc.
  6. Select Print button to begin printing immediately.

Instructions on How to Use AirPrint Service

(Note: Only works for printer compatible with AirPrint)

Required things:

  1. AirPrint-supported iDevices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad).
  2. Bonjour software. The software should have already installed on the devices.
  3. A printer with wireless capability.
  4. Both device(s) and printer should share the same 802.11 wireless LAN network.

Steps:

  1. Turn your iDevice(s) and the printer as well. Make sure both use the same LAN network.
  2. On your iDevice(s), access any applications of your choice.
  3. Find an arrow icon on the app. Bring forth menu options by tapping the arrow icon.
  4. You will be presented with a dropdown menu. Go to “Print”.
  5. Select the printer you use.
  6. Tap either the (+) or (-) to specify the number of copies you prefer.
  7. Tap the On/Off button to enable or disable the duplex printing option.
  8. To print multiple pages of document, tap “Range” and tap “All pages”. Alternatively, you can manually set the page range to print.
  9. Tap “Print” to begin the process.

Canon PIXMA MG3160 Specification

  • Available Functions: Print, Copy and Scan with Wi-Fi, Mobile Printing & Auto Duplex
  • Print Resolution: Up to: “4800 x 1200” dpi
  • Scanner Resolution: (Optical) Up to: “1200 x 2400” dpi
  • Ink Cartridge Configuration: 2-FINE cartridges: CL-541 & PG-540 (Optional CL-541XL & PG-540XL).
  • Media Size: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial #10), 10x15cm, 13x18cm, 20x25cm
  • Media Weight; Plain paper: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to approx. 300 g/m²
  • Software Included: Drivers for Canon multifunctional device, MP Navigator EX (including OCR and PDF file creation), Easy-PhotoPrint EX with HD Movie Print, Easy-WebPrint EX² downloader and Solution Menu EX with CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM access.
  • Power Consumption; Standby: approx. 2.8 W (Wi-Fi connection to PC, scanning lamp off) , Off: approx. 0.4 W (USB connection to PC), Copying: approx. 20 W
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 449×304×152mm, Weight: Approx. 5.5 kg

Canon PIXMA MG3160 Software, Driver & Setup Download For Windows, MacOS and Linux

You only need to click the web link provided below to download the Driver and Software Canon PIXMA MG3160. Then, you can follow the manual instruction. There is also an alternative to downloading the user manual to complete the process of installation.

Canon PIXMA MG3160 Software & Driver Download