TomTom GPS devices are eligible for a program called Map Share, a service that allows users to amend current maps and share their corrections with others. Each time a TomTom is connected to a user's computer and TomTom Home opens, updates are uploaded for sharing. However, Map Share updates can only be shared if a user has a map that is no more than one year old--trying to update an old map will result in an error message. If your TomTom device will no longer work with Map Share, you must get a new map.
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Connect your TomTom to a computer with Internet access. TomTom Home will automatically open, or begin to download if your computer does not currently have it installed.
Click "Add Maps."
Wait for TomTom to search for the newest map available for your device. The newest version will appear as "Online," with a description and the price.
Click "Buy" to the right of the map.
Leave your device connected until the new map has completed downloading to your device.
Tips and warnings
- Before you purchase a map, go to "Manage my Device" in TomTom Home to make sure you have enough memory space on your device to support it.
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