How to Activate TomTom Maps Using a Macintosh

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How to Activate TomTom Maps Using a Macintosh
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The Dutch company TomTom produces one of the most popular lines of automotive navigation systems, the eponymous TomTom GPS. As TomTom updates its maps on a regular basis, and offers maps of much of the world, it's common to need to download, install and activate a new set of maps. Fortunately this process is quick and easy using TomTom Home on Mac OS X.

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  1. 1

    Plug the TomTom into a USB port on your Mac.

  2. 2

    Press "Yes" on the TomTom touch screen when it asks if you would like to connect the device to your computer.

  3. 3

    Open TomTom Home.

  4. 4

    Allow TomTom Home to activate your maps automatically. Every time you open it, TomTom Home searches for updates on your hard drive and applies any unactivated maps it finds.

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