Reset Your Garmin GPS Device To Make It Work Smoothly

Garmin GPS not working properly, or Garmin GPS doesn’t turn on are some common problems with Garmin GPS which can create serious issue if you are in an unknown territory. There are several ways to make your GPS run error-free and resetting Garmin GPS device is one of them.

If you want to reset your Garmin GPS, you can do it by following two methods but first learn why you should try reset option:

You should reset your Garmin GPS if it is

  • Not responding
  • Freezing
  • You need it to restore the default settings
  • Not receiving satellite signals

You can reset your device in two ways – Soft Reset to rectify freezing and lagging and Hard Reset to reset your device on default settings.

Soft Reset 

  1. Press the reset button on your device. You can find it behind your device or under it. In Garmin Nuvi 300 series, the reset button is located under the antenna.
  2. Press the reset button for 10 seconds before releasing it.
  3. Press the power key for 30 seconds until your device turns ON.
  4. Your soft reset will be completed as soon as your device starts.

Hard Reset

  1. Turn OFF your GPS device.
  2. Turn ON your device while pressing the upper-right corner of your GPS device.
  3. A pop-up message with ‘Clear User Date’ will come on the display. Select YES option and your device will be reset to its factory (default) setting.
  4. Within a minute of this process, your GPS will start as a brand-new device.

If you face same issues even after performing both soft and hard reset, contact Garmin to get further support.

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


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