How to Update My Nuvi 205 (5 Steps)

By Faizah Imani

Maps need to be updated frequently.
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Occasionally software updates will be released for your Garmin Nuvi 205 GPS navigation device. These software updates can help fix bugs that may be contained in older software versions. It can also include tweaks to make good software even better. Because the Garmin Nuvi 205 does not have Web browsing capabilities, you can't get the latest software updates the same as you would with a computer.

Step 1

Download and install the Garmin Web Updater software onto your computer. This software can be downloaded by visiting the Garmin Updates & Downloads Web page on the Garmin website. In order for you to install the software, you must be running Windows 2000, Windows XP or Macintosh OS X or later.

Step 2

Connect your Garmin Nuvi 205 to your computer via a compatible USB cable.

Step 3

Open the Garmin Web Updater software on your computer.

Step 4

Select the option to perform an update.

Step 5

Wait as the Garmin Updater software automatically checks for the latest updates. If updates are detected the updates will be automatically installed onto your Nuvi 205.