How to Add to a Tomtom Database - MakeSureHow
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Road layouts, highway interchanges and traffic restrictions change all the time, so even relatively new maps on your TomTom GPS satellite navigation device can soon become outdated. To ensure you have the latest electronic maps for accurate navigation on your TomTom, you can subscribe to the Map Update service that guarantees your device always has the latest available map versions. TomTom's Map Update service provides updated maps four times a year. In the interim, you can join the free TomTom Map Share community, which allows you to access map corrections made by other members and also upload corrections to the TomTom map database yourself.TomTom Map Update Service.


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    Launch your computer's Web browser and go to the Map Update service page
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    Type the first two characters from the device's serial number in the first input field in the Select Your Device section at the top of the page. You should find the serial number on a sticker affixed to the underside of the TomTom. If you can't find the serial number, select the make and model from the drop-down menu in the second field.
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    Click the "Start TomTom Home" or "Start Support App" button if you've already installed the TomTom software on your computer. Click the "Install TomTom Home" or "Install support app" button if you haven't installed the free program.
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    Wait for the TomTom software to launch or install and launch. If prompted, follow the onscreen menu to update to the latest version of the TomTom software.
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    Connect your TomTom to the computer with the supplied USB cable. Click "Yes" if an onscreen prompt asks if you want to connect the device to the computer.
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    Click the "Buy Now" button in the One Year Map Update Service window that displays on the home screen.
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    Enter your credit card or debit card details, billing information and contact details.
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    Wait for the TomTom software to download and install a new map if one is available. TomTom will email you each time a new version of your map has been released and you can download and install the new map from the TomTom program on your computer.TomTom Map Share and Map Corrections
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    Power on the TomTom device.
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    Tap anywhere on the screen to launch the main menu.
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    Touch the "Map Corrections" button to join the service. Now that you're part of the Map Share community, you can download corrections made by other users and upload your own corrections to the map database.
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    Tap the "Map Corrections" button on the main menu.
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    Select "Download corrections made by others." The TomTom will update the map with the latest user-submitted corrections.
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    Tap the "Correct a map error" button. Select the type of map correction you want to make. Options include unblocking a street, reversing traffic direction, changing turn restrictions, editing a street name, changing a speed limit, reporting another error or adding and editing a point of interest.
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    Swipe across the screen or use the directional buttons and zoom control slider to go the part of the map that you want to correct. Tap on the map to add the location of the selected error.
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    Tap "Done" to save the change and exit the menu.


  • Some TomTom devices also offer a 90-day map guarantee that will automatically update the device with the latest map if an older version was installed when you bought the new device. However, note the guarantee doesn't cover maps that you've downloaded or maps on pre-owned or refurbished devices. You can activate the 90-day guarantee from TomTom Home or MyTomTom software by entering the activation code on the guarantee card that came with the device.

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