Garmin Map Update
Guidelines for Map Update
For Updating your Garmin Map, it is important to download the Garmin Express application. You can download it using the web URL “Garmin.com/express”. Click the link to update according to the operating system you prefer. Thereafter, to install the application, follow the on-screen prompts.
Now, take the USB cable to establish the connection between your Garmin device and your system. Open the application, select “Get Started” and then click “Add a device”. The software will start finding for your Garmin GPS device. After finding your device, it will redirect you to the window of Device Found. You have to select for your device, from there and click “Add a device”.
Note: If the application fails to trace your device, tap on the link “Search Again” and then find your device and click on it.
To register your device, you have to log in to your Garmin Express account. If you have an account, click “Sign In”. Enter the registered email address and password to login to the account successfully. If you don’t have an account, click on the “Create Account” tab to create an account first. Thereafter, fill in the required details in their respective fields and follow the instructions to complete the process. Then, log in to your account.
Type in the Nickname for your device in the respective field and tap “Next”. With this, the Anonymous Data Collection window appears where you will get the link for “View Privacy Statement”. Hence, tap on the link and if you agree to the norms and policies in the statement, click “Yes”, if not click “No”. Then, click “Finish”.
After clicking on the Finish tab, it will start checking for the Garmin Map Update. If you wish to install all the Garmin Map Update that is available, tap “Install” or “Install All”. In order to view all the available map updates, click “View Details”. Click “Accept” if you agree to all the terms and conditions of the agreement.
This will automatically begin the process of the Garmin Map Update. Look at the very bottom of the screen to see the progress of the Garmin Map Update. Once, the update gets completed, restart the computer to apply the updates.
How to solve problems faced when updating Garmin Map?
Follow the below-given steps to solve the problems when updating Garmin Map.
- Update the Garmin Express application software –
You must ensure that you are accessing the latest version of the Garmin Express while updating the Garmin Map. Just in case, you are using the older version, you need to update it immediately to resolve the problem.
- Internet Connection should meet the minimum system requirements for Garmin Express.
Visit the official website of Garmin Express. From there, you need to verify the specified internet connection requirements. If necessary, you can also check with your ISP the specifications for your Internet service.
- Make sure that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) doesn’t restrict your data limit.
Sometimes, while updating your Garmin Map it involves several gigabytes. So, in that case, your Internet Service Provider restricts the data limit on daily or monthly usage. You need to contact your Internet Service Provider and ask them to remove data restriction if imposed. This will resolve the issue completely.
- Check whether the date, time, and time zone settings are correct on your system or not.
Just in case, the date, time is accurate but the time zone settings are not then also it might create problems while updating. To check the date, time and time zone settings, look at the Clock Settings from the bottom right-hand corner of your computer screen. If you find any mistake in the settings, correct it in order to resolve this error.
- Make sure that your system has enough free disk space
In order to install the Garmin Map Update on your computer, you need to download the Garmin Map data that involves a huge space. Sometimes, to download this Garmin Map data you need the disk space of up to 20 GB, to install. So, in that case, you need to verify the space available on your system. If that much space is not available, you need to free up disk space.
- Other steps of Troubleshooting
- Uninstall and reinstall the Garmin Express application on your system.
- Try by disabling the firewall or other internet security software that is installed on your system.
- Prefer using home networks and personal computers instead of accessing public wi-fi connections and work systems.
- Make sure you are connected to high-speed internet connection throughout the process.
- Restart your computing device.