How to Download Maps for a TomTom

Written by jason taetsch
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TomTom produces mobile GPS units for cars, bikes and mobile users. Download new maps for your TomTom device to ensure you have the latest navigation tools on your device. Connect your TomTom to your computer with the included device cable or a USB cable to facilitate the download process. You must use the TomTom Home software to transfer the maps from your computer to your TomTom device.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • TomTom account
  • TomTom Home software
  • TomTom USB device cable

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  1. 1

    Connect one end of the device cable to the mini-USB port on the TomTom's body. Connect the other end to your computer's USB port and turn on the TomTom.

  2. 2

    Click "Start" and "All Programs". Choose "TomTom" and click the "TomTom HOME" listing if the software does not automatically open.

  3. 3

    Click the "Update my device" button to search for new maps.

  4. 4

    Check the box for the map you want to download to your TomTom and click "Update and install". The software will download and install the map to your device.

  5. 5

    Click "Done" to complete the process.

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