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Garmin Support: How To Get Garmin Map Update 2018 For Free?

If you are looking for Garmin map updates 2018 free download, you have landed at the right place. This article explains in detail how you can download map updates 2018 for free.

With This Guide You Can Have

For a device which works on a 2018 year update program it gets really tough to find map updates. But using this map download guide you can easily download and update Garmin maps on your Garmin Nuvi devices. Follow this article and you can have

  • Garmin Nuvi 255w map update 2018 free
  • Garmin Nuvi 1350 map update 2018 free
  • Garmin Nuvi 1450 map update 2018
  • Garmin Nuvi 1390 map update 2018

What Do You Need To Download Garmin Map Update 2018 For Free?

In most of the Garmin devices, you can easily update maps and charts using Garmin Express and Garmin Connect. However, if you have a device which works on 2018 update program, you will have a follow a definite process to update maps in the device. And to download and update the maps you will need the following:

  • Your Garmin GPS device
  • A computer system
  • Internet

Process For Garmin Map Updates Free Download 2018

Here are the steps you have to follow to download free map updates for your Garmin device:

  • Start your computer and open a web browser.
  • Make sure you are getting a steady internet speed. Disturbance in internet connection may stall the download process.
  • Visit ‘Gmaptool’ website on your browser. The website is famous for providing free Garmin map tools.
  • From the top menu bar, click Maps & POI.
  • Select the country whose map you need to download.
  • Browse through the files based on the category of area and select the map you want to download.
  • Click on the file to download the file. If you haven’t connected your device with the system, you can download the file in your computer and later move it into your device SD card.
  • Make sure you have enough space to save the file as some of the map files can be in greater sizes.
  • Keep in mind that map files are compressed into a zip file so unzip them after you download them in your disk.
  • If you have downloaded the file in your computer, connect your Garmin device with the computer with a USB data cable.
  • Copy the extracted files and move them into the device SD card.
  • Disconnect the device and install map updates in your device.
  • After installation is complete, shut down your device and start it after sometime.
  • Now you can access all you Garmin map updates 2018 in your Garmin GPS device.

Issues You May Face While Downloading And How To Troubleshoot Them

Even though it is a very easy and safe procedure of downloading maps, you might come across some issues. Below mentioned are some of the issues and how you can resolve them easily:

  • Garmin Map Update 2018 Fails To Install

There are several reasons which can cause the map update failure. First of all, you should check that you have not downloaded a map which is not suited to your Garmin device. Each Garmin device has its different set of maps like you can’t use a marine chart on a golf course device and vice versa. So, check that you have downloaded the right map and your device has enough storage to save the updated map. If your device is short on space, either delete some older map data or get a new SD card.

  • Garmin Map Update 2018 Stops Downloading Mid-Way

This issue normally arises when you have an unstable internet connection. A shaky connection not only halts the downloading process but it also takes more than necessary time to download a file. And if you are downloading a map file which is more a GB, it may even stop the downloading process. In such case you have to promptly start the download process manually.

There is one other reason which can stop the downloading of map i.e. short storage. You should always check before downloading that where to save the download file. Make sure you have at least more than 1 GB extra space besides the file size so that other apps in your system can run smoothly.

  • Unable To Install Canada/Malaysia Region Map

If you are unable to download map update for Malaysia 2018 or for Canada, make sure that you have downloaded the right map. This issue occurs only when you download a different region of map or a different map category. If you have downloaded a TOPO map, make sure your device supports TOPO maps and only then try to install it.

  • Unexpected Error

There are several other uncalled for reasons which can stall the Garmin free map update 2018 process. If you think everything is in order and yet you are not able to download and install the Garmin maps, you can contact Garmin Support for an in-depth troubleshoot.

Garmin Map Update Issues Call 1-833-201-7905

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