How to Download Maps for a TomTom

by Jason Taetsch

TomTom produces mobile GPS units for cars, bikes and mobile users. Download new maps for your TomTom device to ensure you have the latest navigation tools on your device. Connect your TomTom to your computer with the included device cable or a USB cable to facilitate the download process. You must use the TomTom Home software to transfer the maps from your computer to your TomTom device.


Connect one end of the device cable to the mini-USB port on the TomTom's body. Connect the other end to your computer's USB port and turn on the TomTom.


Click "Start" and "All Programs". Choose "TomTom" and click the "TomTom HOME" listing if the software does not automatically open.


Click the "Update my device" button to search for new maps.


Check the box for the map you want to download to your TomTom and click "Update and install". The software will download and install the map to your device.


Click "Done" to complete the process.

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About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."

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