Here Is How To Register Your Device With Garmin Express!

After buying a new Garmin device, the first thing to be done is to register your Garmin device with the Garmin Express program in order to control its operations, performance and settings. So, before discussing about the errors you may face while registering your GPS device and the ways to troubleshoot those errors, it is very important to have a look at the registration process and all the related aspects. Moreover, it is necessary to add your Garmin GPS device to the Garmin express app because it is the only way to get:

  • The firmware updates for your device on time
  • All the Garmin map updates 

How To Register Your Device With Garmin Express? 

To register your Garmin device with the Garmin Express Program, follow the given steps:

  • Connect the Garmin GPS device with your computer using a USB cable that supports your Garmin device.
  • Now, click at the Garmin Express program icon (if you have downloaded the software already and installed it on your computer).
  • An ‘Add a device’ option will automatically pop up on your computer screen.

In case, you don’t see any such message, you have to click ‘Add a device’ manually.

  • When you will do this, Express program will start searching for your Garmin device and its name will be shown on your computer screen.
  • Now, click at the option ‘Add device’.


In case, Garmin Express is not able to scan or recognize the device, don’t worry. You will get the solution for the same. Keep reading.

If it gets added, you should proceed with the registration process.

  • After this, you will see the ‘Product Registration’ window on your computer screen.
  • Next, you have to enter the preferred email address.

You are recommended to enter the same email address which you had registered with your Garmin Express account.

  • Now, click at ‘Next’.
  • You can add a nickname for your device if you wish.
  • Click at ‘Next’.
  • After that, click at ‘I agree’ option in the next window.

After you are done with all this, your product has successfully been registered with your Garmin Express program and you can control your device and make the changes you want.

In case, you feel that you will not be able to fix the error by yourself, you can call Garmin Express Experts @1-833-201-7905 and get instant help.

Resolution To Some Weird Garmin Express Registration Errors 

So, we have already discussed how to register your device with the Garmin Express program. Now, it’s time to discuss the problems you may face while doing the registration and the ways to resolve those issues. It’s always a good idea to know about the problems and solutions in advance so that you can apply them whenever needed. So, let’s do that.

Garmin Express shows “Sorry, we’re having a problem connecting to our servers.”

Another issue that could drain you up is seeing the Garmin Express error sayng “Sorry, we’re having a problem connecting to our servers”. And, in such a situation, 99% of the times, Garmin Server is the culprit. So, instead of getting irritated, you should wait for a while and then try again.

  • After some time, dismiss the error showing on your computer screen and then try again to refresh and check for updates.
  • Also, using an older Garmin Express version may cause the error.
  • So, in case you get a message like update available, you should follow the instructions shown on-screen and proceed with the same.
  • Most probably, the newly downloaded version of Garmin Express will troubleshoot the error and then you can register your device easily with the Garmin Express program.

But unfortunately, if the problem doesn’t get resolved, try the following:

  • Disconnect the Garmin device from your system.
  • Close the Express program.
  • Now, reconnect your device to your computer and open the Garmin Express program.
  • Try to reach the servers at http://omt.garmin.com/
  • If it is due to a server error, the issue will be resolved and then it will be possible to register the Garmin GPS Device with the Garmin Express Program.

Now, you are good to go and can login to your Garmin connect account and download all the new Garmin map updates.

In case you feel that you will not be able to fix the error by yourself, you can call Garmin Express Experts @1-833-201-7905 and get instant help. 

Garmin Express Not Able To Add Your Device 

The most common problem while proceeding with the Garmin express Registration process is when you notice that the Garmin Express program is not able to add your Garmin device. And when it happens, the simple process of registration seems to be never-ending because you have to try again and again. You may face this issue in case you are a new Garmin user and don’t know the procedure to add your device. There may be some technical error or Garmin Server as well. Few of the reasons are:

  • Poor Internet Connection
  • An outdated Garmin Express program
  • The firewall or security programs and settings on your computer finding the Garmin device unsafe.

If any of the above-mentioned reasons are causing the error and you are not able add your device with the Garmin Express program, don’t worry. All of these are small errors and you can easily fix them by yourself. However, in case there is any other critical issue that is causing the Garmin Express registration error, you should contact Garmin experts and get instant resolution. But doing that, you should try a few troubleshooting techniques as they can help you resolve these issues by yourself:

  • To add a Garmin GPS device with Garmin Express program, first of all, you should follow the above guide to complete the registration process and check if it works.
  • In case, you have been trying to add your Garmin device with Garmin express program and facing server error again and again, you should reach out the Express program servers at http://omt.garmin.com/
  • After this, ensure that you have got the latest version of Garmin Express software. To ensure the same, you can check if there is any update available.
  • Now, disable all the security or firewall programs and settings while trying to add the Garmin device with Garmin Express.

Note: After adding your device, you should turn on the firewall and security settings again as it is good to do so to keep your system safe. Also, make sure that you are using a good Internet connection with a good speed. 

Unable To Register Your Garmin Nuvi Device With Garmin Express

Garmin express usually allows the users to add multiple devices with the same Garmin Express account. You can add as many as to a single Garmin Express account. But sometimes, you may try to add a new device but you may not be able to register this new device with your Garmin Express account. It may be a Garmin Drive Smart, Garmin Nuvi or any other model. Even after several attempts, you may be facing a server error and your Garmin express won’t let you add the device. The situation may be quite frustrating, right? Well, don’t worry, using the right troubleshooting techniques, you will be able to fix such technical faults easily by yourself. So, let’s see how you can fix such errors.

 Garmin Express Shows “The Serial Number You Have Entered Has Already Been Registered” Registration Error 

This message is shown if your device has already been registered with the Garmin express program but under another account. You will face this situation in two scenarios:

  • Your device is registered with some other person.
  • Your device is registered with some other email.

Your Device Is Registered With Some Other Person

In case you have bought a second hand device and then trying to register it with your Garmin Express program, you will definitely get the error “The serial number you have entered has already been registered” while doing the registration process.

The problem will occur either in case of a Garmin device that you have bought second hand and is already registered or in case, you are trying to register your own Garmin device again with your Garmin Express account. In such a situation, follow the below steps:

  • Contact the person who has previously owned the device and then request him to remove the device from his account.
  • After doing this, you can add your Garmin device with the Garmin Express account.
  • Removing the device will set it free and it can then be added to any other Express account.

Your Device Is Registered With Some Other Email

If this is the scenario then,You should make sure that you haven’t earlier registered your device using any other email address with your Garmin Express account. May be you had done it in the past and then forgot.

  • If you remember the old email address, it will be very helpful. Use that old email address to login to your old Garmin Express account and access your device there.
  • After this, you can easily remove your device from your old Garmin Express account and then add it with the new Garmin Express account.
  • In case, you don’t remember the user credentials for that account, you can reach Garmin support and then reset the credentials.

In case, you feel that you will not be able to fix the error by yourself, you can call Garmin Express Experts @1-833-201-7905 and get instant help. 

What If It Shows An Error Saying “unable To Register Device With Garmin Express”

If facing such an issue, check with the following:

  • Click at the option ‘Try Again’ multiple times (the option is shown with the server error). Doing so may help you get out of this the situation.

In case, you have already registered the Garmin device and the Garmin express program is not able to recognize it. In such cases, it’s better to delete the added Garmin device from the list and then register it again.

  • Make sure to have the latest firmware installed on your device.
  • Now, uninstall and then re-install the Garmin Express program.
  • Also, make sure that you have the latest Garmin Express version installed on your computer.
  • Check the system settings for once. If the system is running on a proxy server, it may also be a reason to such issues.

If none of these troubleshooting ideas work for you, don’t be disappointed. Check this Garmin Nuvi guide.

In case, you feel that you will not be able to fix the error by yourself, you can call Garmin Express Experts @1-833-201-7905 and get instant help. 

Hopefully, this guide will help you resolve the Garmin Express problems without an issue. Using this simple guide, you will be able to fix all such errors easily by yourself. In case, you feel a need for further assistance, you can contact Garmin Experts and get instant help.

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