Now, let’s look into the TomTom GPS setup in detail.
TOMTOM MYDRIVE CONNECT
If you wish to update your TomTom GPS navigation device, you should install the MyDrive Connect application on your Windows or Mac computer. MyDrive Connect is TomTom’s free support application and it aids in managing all of the content and services on your TomTom navigation device. TomTom offers you the latest maps, software updates, as well as the possibility to renew your services through the MyDrive Connect app.
In the following sections, we shall discuss how to get the TomTom MyDrive Connect app on both your Windows and Mac computers.
So, if you do not have MyDrive Connect installed on your computer, you can make use of the following steps to download the same and manage your TomTom device.
TOMTOM MYDRIVE CONNECT FOR WINDOWS
TOMTOM MYDRIVE CONNECT FOR MAC
TOMTOM GPS USER MANUAL
The TomTom User Manual contains information about the features and functions of the TomTom GPS device and the various software that are associated with the device. To download the User Manual for your TomTom GPS, follow these instructions:
The following sections are about the various TomTom apps available now. Some of them can be downloaded from the App Store on your iPhone. And the rest of them can be obtained from the Play Store on your Android phone.
The TomTom Go Navigation app has been designed for offline navigation and online experience. This app’s maps are customizable, depending on what you need and when. If you utilize this app, you can always stay connected and can drive safely and simply. Some of the other unique features of this app are listed here:
The TomTom Go Navigation app is available only for iPhone (App Store).
AmiGo from TomTom is a free community traffic and navigation app. It allows drivers to report and share traffic details while on the road. It has been specially designed for Android Auto. Using this app, you will be able to drive to any destination and also avoid speed cameras. You can even be free of unnecessary ads that might get in your way. In short, the app would be worth a look for people who are searching for an alternative to the navigation app they are currently using.
Using the app, you can obtain notifications for many things, like slow-downs, accidents, traffic jams, speed traps, road hazards, and a host of other things.
Follow these steps to get the AmiGo app for your Android phone:
Some years back, TomTom announced the launch of a brand new navigation app for iPhones. The TomTom Go Mobile app combines the latest TomTom car navigation technology and traffic information that is world-class. This app is always available as a free download from the App Store. Using this app, iPhone owners will be able to avoid traffic jams and reach their destinations faster than before.
You can easily search for the TomTom Go Mobile app in the App Store and then download it on your iPhone.
You can easily update your TomTom watch by connecting it to a computer with a USB dock. For updating and syncing with a computer, you must have TomTom Sports Connect installed on it. The software should also be running.
You might come across some issues while using your TomTom GPS device or the associated apps. No worries! The next sections describe a few of the most common problems that users face and the troubleshooting techniques to solve them.
If your TomTom GPS device is not connecting to your phone, do the following:
Connect your Android phone or iPhone to your navigation device either by using the MyDrive app or without it. Connecting with the app is preferred. You need to connect your phone to your navigation device to enjoy the following features:
Now, let’s dive into the steps to connect using the MyDrive app:
NOTE: The following steps will help you connect your navigation device to your Android phone:
In some situations, your TomTom GPS device might not start correctly or might stop responding altogether. In these cases, you will have to reset your GPS device. The following steps will help you reset your TomTom GPS device quickly:
Confirm that the battery is properly charged.
You should press and hold the On/Off button on the device until it restarts. Keep pressing this button until you can hear the drums. Now, you can release the button. But this can take more than 15 seconds.
Confirm that the battery is properly charged.
If you are facing issues with your TomTom GPS, the software or the QuickGPSfix file for your device might have to be updated. For a quick GPS fix, you need to have the latest software installed on your device. So, you have to connect to TomTom HOME or MyDrive Connect. Next, download the latest software and QuickGPSfix updates, if any.
In some scenarios, if your TomTom GPS is not functioning as expected, you might have to reset your device.
If your navigation device is not receiving a GPS signal, it could be impacted by the GPS Week Number Rollover. In such a situation, you need to update the software on the navigation device you are using.
If the problem persists after updating, try the following:
If your navigation device is not getting a GPS signal, you might witness one of the following, based on which device you are using:
Even under optimal conditions, it could take about two minutes for your device to get a signal.
One of the main causes of this problem might be that your view is obstructed. In case you are near tall buildings or near water, it will take longer than the usual time for your device to get the signal. So, try moving to a place that has an open view of the sky. This should fix the problem.
The Reset button is located at the bottom of your TomTom GPS device.