X

Here Is How You Can Update Maps On Your Garmin Device

myGarmin Account Creation

You have to create a myGarmin account before registering your device.

  1. Open http://my.garmin.com.
  2. Click on Create One link on the login page.
  3. Provide the required details.
  4. Read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  5. Agree to the Terms of Use by checking the box next to it and then click on Create Account.
  6. Check the boxes for the types of communication you want to subscribe to then click on Subscribe.
  7. Click on Do not subscribe if you don’t want any subscriptions.

You’ll be automatically signed in to your myGarmin account after following the steps above.

Register Your Garmin Device

  1. Open http://my.garmin.com and sign in to your myGarmin account.

Note: Create a myGarmin account by clicking on the Create One link if you don’t have a myGarmin account.

  1. Plug your device into your computer. For more information, refer your device’s owner’s manual.

Note: For finding your device’s owner’s manual, open www.garmin.com/support and click on Product Documentation. Provide the required details and choose the preferred language manual.

  1. Click on Register under the Home tab.
  2. Choose the relevant device type to be registered.
  3. Be sure to have all the recommended items and then click on
  4. Complete the registration by following the on-screen instructions.

Purchasing Updates For Map

You can check if your registered devices have any purchasable updates.

  1. Open http://my.garmin.com and sign in to your myGarmin account.
  2. Go to the myMaps Available updates and currently installed maps will be listed next to your registered devices.

Note: A device can be updated for free if “Free Update Available” appears next to it. The update can be downloaded from myGarmin directly. For more information, refer Downloading Map Updates.

  1. Click on Update Available for viewing the purchasable map updates that are available for your device.
  2. Click on Add to cart for purchasing the update and follow the on-screen instructions for completing the transaction.

Downloading Updates for Map

Purchased and free map updates can be downloaded from your myGarmin account.

  1. Plug your device into your computer. For more information, refer your device’s owner’s manual.
  2. Open http://my.garmin.com and sign in to your myGarmin account. Home tab shows notifications for available free updates and recently purchased updates for map.
  3. Choose an option:
  • For downloading a free update, click on Order now from the home screen and proceed to step 4.
  • For downloading a recently purchased update, click on Add to device from the home screen and proceed to step 7.
  1. Click on Get Free Update.
  2. Choose an option:
  • Choose Download, click on Next and proceed to step 6.
  • Choose Disk, click on Next for getting the map update CD or DVD through mail. After receiving the disk, follow the instructions included in it.
  1. Provide your product key and click on
  2. Read the license agreement if “Updating device software” appears and then click on Accept Agreement for updating your device software to the latest version.
  3. Click on

The Garmin Map Update application will download the update file. Save this file on the Desktop so that you can easily remember its location. Your map updates can be installed using the Garmin Map Update application.

Installing Updates for Map

Garmin Map Update application must be downloaded for a map update installation. For more information, refer page 1.

  1. Plug your device into your computer. For more information, refer your device’s owner’s manual.
  2. Open X.dmg on Mac or GarminMapUpdateX.X.exe on Windows.
  3. If required, choose the device you want to update and click on
  4. Check the box for accepting the license agreement and click on
  5. If required, provide the product key and click on

Note: Your product key can be viewed by signing in to your myGarmin account if it doesn’t show up automatically. Go to the myMaps tab and click on Details under the map update that you wish to install.

The following pages will appear:

  • Ready to update your maps page will appear when your device is ready to be updated. Proceed to step 6.
  • Backup and remove data prompt will appear when your device doesn’t have enough storage space. Proceed to step 7.
  1. Choose an option in case of Ready to update your maps page:
  • Click on Continue for proceeding with the recommended map region. Installation will start and the process might take several hours. Proceed to step 10.
  • Click on Advanced for choosing a map region or installing maps on your computer. Proceed to step 8.
  1. Choose an option in case of Backup and remove data prompt:
  • Click on Yes for removing data from your device. Check the Save music and pictures to my computer box for backing up the data on your computer before removing it from your device.
  • Click on No for skipping the “Backup and remove data” prompt.
  1. Choose a map region from the Advanced The graphical map will show the coverage for the selected region.
  2. Choose the destination where the map update will be installed and click on

Note: The map product can be used with Garmin mapping software such as BaseCamp, MapInstall and MapSource if the update is installed on your computer. However, doing so will increase the time for downloading and installing the updates.

  • In case of Mac, check or uncheck the Also install the map for use on my Mac
  • In case of Windows, choose from Install to Computer only, Install to Device only, or Install to Device and Computer

Installation will start and the process might take several hours.

  • Click on Continue once the installation is complete.
  • Click on

You can now use the installed map updates.

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

Disclaimer

We are a certified tech support company, with professional expertise and skills to solve your device and software issues of almost all technology brands. Please note that we are are a third party service and we are not supported or connected in any way to the Technology brands.Usage of brand names, logos & trademarks, or organization names are just for the references. We do not claim any affiliation or potential tie ups with the brands.