There is always talk of the news and facilities that the Internet offers people, but there are other fields of technology that also do a lot to make life easier. Satellite communicationFor example, although it sounds like a procedure worthy of a science fiction film, it is something that is much more present than we think and that even helps us to move anywhere without getting lost.
How? Through GPS navigators. These devices came on the market many years ago to take advantage of this satellite connection and allow its users to move around cities, roads and environments in which they have never been more confident. Its function is nothing more than to help in driving or moving, indicating the routes to follow to reach any established destination, or even to find the fastest ways.
However, the localities are changing. We all know that a work or any construction can change a large part of the street of a city with astonishing ease. Because of this, you have to know how to update a GPS or navigator to incorporate these modifications and not have any type of problem because you try to drive down a street that has been closed to traffic or that, simply, has been completely eradicated.
In this guide we are going to explain what you have to do to your GPS is always up to date and has the most current updates installed. Only in this way can you have the absolute peace of mind of having the latest information and knowing that, whatever happens, you will always have this device ready to help you anywhere.
The streets, the towns, everything changes at an unstoppable pace with each passing day. Formerly, updating a GPS was something that could only and had to be done annually or even in longer periods of time; however, due to increase in connection speeds and the revolution that exists at a technological level, available updates now they are much more frequent.
Something necessary too, since the streets of cities and towns change very often for works or remodeling. That’s why it’s good to know how to have our GPS navigator updated And, here, we are going to explain all the steps you have to follow to do it. Even so, before we start, we must specify that there is no universal and concise method.
The main manufacturers and brands such as TomTom or Garmin They have procedures that vary slightly and require that you perform certain steps that are different. We are going to establish a general tutorial in which we will add certain annotations for each of these companies. And with that said, pay attention to everything we explain below:
1 – Prepare the equipment
Three important elements are needed to update your GPS navigator:
- First of all, you need a computer with an internet connection
- Second, a cable (usually USB) to connect the browser to the computer
- Finally and as is evident, the GPS device itself
If your browser contemplates the possibility of be updated without the need for any other external equipment, we recommend that you skip all the steps and go directly to the room.
2 – Enter the company’s website
Now, through your computer, You have to enter the official page of your browser brand. Following the two firms that we have chosen, the main and best known and most widespread in the market (TomTom and Garmin), you can access their official download websites directly from the links that we provide you to go from your web browser.
You have to choose one or the other depending on your model, since the compatibilities are different. For the complete guide to how to update TomTom GPS click here.
In this case, you only have one download link per operating system, the complete suite with which to manage all the devices of this company through your PC is valid for all Garmin models.
3 – Install the GPS management programs
When you have already downloaded them to your computer, proceed with the installation of the software that corresponds to you. You just have to open the downloaded file or files and find the installer and then proceed with the entire process as if it were any other program.
4 – Update your browser
Now, in case your GPS navigator can carry out the updates completely autonomously, you just have to enter your options menu and look for the updates section. From there, and making sure that is connected to a Wi-Fi network , the rest is to advance to download the news. Although we warn that you may have to pay if you want new maps.
If you need to use the PC for this update, then it is time to connect your browser to the computer using the USB cable we mentioned at the beginning. When you have done it, open the program that you have already installed and wait for it to detect your GPS. It is something that only takes a few seconds.
Once detected, the following is to look for the updates section and use it. If you want to renew the firmware of your browser, you will only have to go ahead and follow the steps that appear in the program. On the contrary, if what you are looking for is to introduce totally renewed maps, you will probably have to make a previous payment to the company to download them.
*Note: In some cases, When purchasing the GPS you also receive an annual or even lifetime license. If it is your situation, you won’t have to worry about paying anything, the new version of the maps will be introduced so that you can move with complete peace of mind wherever you go and even receive alerts.
If you have any doubts or questions, leave them in the comments, it will surely be of great help to more members of the community, thank you! 😉