Canon Pixma MG3620 How To Scan

Canon Pixma MG3620 is a decent printer with a high-resolution flatbed scanner, which is great for scanning fragile photos and thick textbooks. As the flatbed scanner can't process multi-page documents automatically, you need to scan each page one by one manually. Apart from this, the printer is used for casual color printing too. Unfortunately, Canon MG3620 supports only two ink cartridges (PG-240 Black Fine cartridge and CL-241 Color Fine cartridge) with low detailing. The Canon Pixma MG3620 printer is fully compatible with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY application. So, you can perform the print, scan, and copy functions directly from this application itself. With all that said, let us discuss in detail about how to scan a document using the Canon Pixma MG3620 printer.


    • Turn on your computer and the Canon printer.
    • Canon MG3620 has mediocre wireless connectivity options. So, connect the printer to your computer via a USB cable.
    • Open the scanner lid, and you will be able to see the markings next to the glass bottom. These markings indicate how a document needs to be oriented on the scanner.
    • Place your document facing down the scanner glass. Once placed appropriately, close the scanner lid.
    • So, the initial setup is now over.

In the upcoming sections, we have listed out the steps you can follow to scan a document on your Windows or Mac computer.

Canon Pixma MG3620 How To Scan


  • Connect your computer to a reliable power source and turn on the machine.
  • Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  • In the search bar, type Windows fax and scan and hit Enter.
  • From the displayed options, click Windows Fax and Scan.
  • Next, you have to click the New Scan menu.
  • In the next window, verify that your Canon printer model is shown next to the Scanner. For example: Scanner: Canon Pixma MG3620.
  • If your printer is not showing up, then click the Change option and select your Canon Pixma MG3620 printer.
  • Once everything is done, change the settings according to your choice (Profile, Color format, File type, Resolution (DPI), etc.).
  • Since you are scanning a document, choose the File type as PDF.
  • Once you have made all the suitable changes in the settings window, click the Preview option to preview the document on your computer screen. After previewing, click the Scan option.
  • You will find that the document begins scanning into your computer. The scanned document will be saved inside File Explorer. You can now go to the Documents folder to locate the scanned document.
  • So, these are the steps involved in scanning a document on your Windows computer.


    The steps to receive the scanned document on your Mac computer are similar to that of Windows (involves a little bit of changes here and there).

  • Turn on your Mac computer.
  • Click the Apple logo from the top left-hand side of the screen.
  • From the drop-down menu, select System Preferences.
  • Next, in the System Preferences window, choose Printers & Scanners.
  • From the Printers & Scanners window, choose your Canon printer.
  • Click the Scan tab followed by Open Scanner.
  • Now, click on the Show details option to make the required changes (Scan mode, Color or Black/White copy, Resolution, Format, etc.).
  • Select the storage location and click Scan. Your document will begin scanning into your Mac computer.
  • Once the scanning is over, you will find the scanned copy in your preferred location.
  • So, these are the steps involved in scanning a document on your Mac computer.

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