Reset Your Garmin GPS

Restarting helps to solve many of the technical issues in Garmin GPS. Try restarting your Garmin GPS before going through any other technical troubleshooting.

  • Press the power button and hold it for few seconds until the device turns off.
  • After few seconds, turn on the GPS and make sure the problem is no more found on the GPS.

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How do I troubleshoot my Garmin GPS

Check On The External Power Source

Disconnect the Garmin GPS from the external power source. Connect the device to a wall outlet, computer or car plug, etc. If the GPS battery has drained, the device won’t turn on. So try to connect the device to the power source that charges the battery.

Reset The Satellite Data

If your Garmin GPS has not been used for an extended period, it may cause some errors. So try resetting the satellite data. Access your Garmin GPS device and select Menu on the device screen. Choose a new location in the Menu and select the reset option to reset the satellite data.

Allow Time To Acquire Gps Signal

After resetting the satellite data:

  • Reset your Garmin device by pressing and holding the reset button or power button and restart the Garmin GPS device.
  • Wait for 15 to 20 minutes and see if the device gets the GPS signal. If the device is too old, it may not get the signal properly.

Update The Software

Using an outdated version of the software may result in some issues with the Garmin GPS device. So try to update the software.

  • Connect the Garmin GPS device to your PC via a USB cable.
  • Go to the official web page Garmin and search for the device model and name.
  • Search for the software and click Download for the latest version of the software.
  • Download and install the software. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the setup and make sure the product works. 

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