However, your Garmin device needs to have a current list of all mapped roads and highways in order to be effective.
We’ve all been in a scenario where your GPS starts taking you down a dark road that twists and turns until you find yourself at a dead end.
Once complete, you’ll have all available apps that are either free or came standard with your device.
If you didn’t purchase lifetime updates, you may need to purchase them at this time.
If it’s your first time, you may need to manually sign in to your Garmin account before starting.
Next, you’ll need to make sure Garmin Express is installed on your computer by navigating to the Garmin Express download page and selecting either “Download for Windows” or “Download for Mac.” Once the appropriate file downloads, click the install button and follow the on-screen prompts.
You can update the Garmin Nuvi the official way by downloading and using a free program called Garmin Express, or you can install community-created maps from an unaffiliated website.
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When you’ve finished installing the free updates (or purchased anything new), select “Eject” to safely disconnect your device and unplug the USB cable.
Once unplugged, simply install your GPS back in your desired vehicle and rest assured your directions will (hopefully) be accurate.