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How to Save a Route in TomTom

Updated April 17, 2017

You no longer have to combat bulky road maps while driving. A GPS vehicle-navigation unit uses satellite signals to track the vehicle's location and overlays that information on preloaded maps. The TomTom Go uses voice prompts with actual street names and a highlighted map route to assist you in finding your destination. In the TomTom, a saved route is called an itinerary. You can plan a trip ahead of time and save your itinerary to be accessed later. When planning an itinerary, you can add either destinations or waypoints. Destinations are stops and waypoints are points that you wish to drive past without stopping.

Press "Itinerary Planning" on the main menu screen.

Press "Add" to add a location for a destination or waypoint. You can add a location by tapping "Favorites," "Address," "Recent Destination" or "Points of Interest."

Follow the prompts for adding the location. For instance, if adding a destination by address, a sub-menu pops up allowing you to choose "City Center," "Street and House Number," "Zip Code," "Cross Street or Intersection" or "Spoken Address."

Type in the name of the city and tap the city when it appears in the list of possible choices, when you are entering a destination by using the street and house number. Next, type the street name and tap on it when it appears in the list. Finally, type the house numbers and press "Done."

Tap "Add" from the "Itinerary Planning" screen to add a second destination or waypoint.

Tap "Save Itinerary" when you have completed your route. You may access your saved itinerary by tapping "Load Itinerary" on the "Itinerary Planning" screen.

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