Having a Garmin GPS unit in your vehicle is wildly useful — no hollering (yelling) at Siri, no pulling over to search for an area or an address. Just ask where you want go, you’re on your way, the road is all yours.
However, your GPS device supposes to have a current list of all mapped highways and roads to be effective. We have all been in a scenario where your Garmin device starts taking you down a dark road, which twists and turns until you spot or discover yourself at the dead end.
Routes and streets are constantly changing and if you do not keep your Garmin device latest, you will be bound to be on the point.
Fortunately, keeping your Garmin unit up-to-date is quite easy, especially with Garmin’s Express software that essentially reduces it to plugging the device into your computer or laptop and letting the software work itself.
Moreover, you can use Express if you’ve got a Drive, DriveAssist, Zumo, Nuvi, or any model in Garmin’s GPS lineup.
Here’s an easy to execute, step-by-step guide on how can you update a Garmin GPS.
Connect your device to your computer or laptop
Prior to beginning with the update process, you’ll to connect your Garmin device to a computer or laptop. In order to do so, first of all, remove it from your vehicle (car, truck, or motorcycle) and ensure that the device is powered on properly.
After that, making use of a mini USB or Ethernet cable, hook the GPS device to your laptop or computer and wait for a couple of minutes for the progress bar to scroll. In case you’ve connected the device before, then prompts will begin automatically. If it is your first time, then you may need to sign in to your Garmin account manually before starting.
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Installation of Garmin Express
Next, you have to ensure that Garmin Express is installed on your device (computer or laptop) by visiting the Garmin Express download page. On the other hand, you can also select 'Download for Mac' or 'Download for Windows.' option As soon as the file is downloaded, hit the install button and follow the on-screen prompts simply.
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Purchase or Access Updates
Now the perfect time has come for the updates to install. If the Garmin Express hasn’t opened on your device after installing, then consider selecting it and make sure that your internet connection is active and working properly.
After that, what you are going to do is to click on “Add a Device” and spot your Garmin GPS. The app will automatically search for available updates. Now, click “Select All” and keep your device connected. Once the process is completed successfully, you’ll have all available the apps handy with you that are might be free or came standard with your smart device. In case, you didn’t purchase a lifetime update, then you may have to renew or purchase it again.
Disconnect your device
As soon as you’ve finished installing the updates, choose the option 'Eject' to disconnect your device safely and also unplug the USB or Ethernet cable. Once you have unplugged them successfully, install your Garmin device back in your preferred vehicle and rest assured your directions will be accurate hopefully.
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