How do I know my tomtom battery is charged?

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How do I know my tomtom battery is charged?
Charge your TomTom at home or while in the car. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Before GPS systems, such as the TomTom line of products, lost travellers had to consult a paper map or stop to ask for directions. TomTom GPS devices, though, give you turn-by-turn directions as you drive. Even if you make a wrong turn, the GPS gives you a new route, so you're never lost. Before using the TomTom, however, it needs to have a fully charged battery. There are two ways to charge the device, and the GPS itself lets you know when it has an adequate charge.

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  1. 1

    Plug a USB cable into the cable jack on the TomTom, then connect the cable to a computer. This charges the device. Alternatively, it's also possible to charge the TomTom in a vehicle using a car charger.

  2. 2

    Connect the TomTom to the GPS dock in your car, if it isn't already connected, and turn it on.

  3. 3

    Look at the small blue battery icon on the left side of the main screen. A solid blue battery means the device is fully charged. The solid blue colour decreases as the battery charge gets lower. When the icon is just a blue outline of a battery, this means the battery is nearly empty. Charge the TomTom soon.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have a car charger, you can use the TomTom while it is charging.

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