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How do I use MapShare on my TomTom app for iPhone?

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About TomTom MapShare

MapShare technology allows you to make changes to the map on your navigation device or to report map changes online. Many of the changes made on your device instantly improve your routing and they can also be shared with the MapShare community of 21 million people.

To make changes to your map and share these changes with other MapShare users, tap Browse Map in the Main menu. Select the street you want to report, then tap the MapShare icon at the bottom of the screen.

Changes to your map

Changes to the map are reported by MapShare users. Some are shared with other community members immediately and some are verified by TomTom.

  • Changes to the map that are reported by MapShare community members include:

    Blocking or unblocking a street including changing its direction, renaming a street and changing a speed limit.

    These changes are immediately shared with the MapShare community.

  • Changes that are reported by MapShare members and verified by TomTom include:

    Missing streets, errors in motorway entrances and exits and missing roundabouts.

    These changes are investigated and verified by TomTom and are included when the next map version is released.

Switching MapShare on and off

TomTom MapShare is automatically enabled when you start the Navigation app and a welcome message is displayed.

If you want to stop using MapShare, tap Change Settings in the Main menu, then Advanced. Adjust the MapShare setting to turn MapShare off or on.

Note: When this setting is adjusted the map is reloaded so that map corrections can be applied or removed. This may take several seconds.

Downloading and sending map corrections

After the welcome message, you are asked if you want to download any map changes that are available from other TomTom users. MapShare then checks for new changes on a daily basis.

Tip: The size of the download for the map corrections is shown.

To change your download settings, do the following:

  1. Tap Change Settings in the Main menu.

  2. Tap Map.

  3. Tap MapShare Update.
    • Tap Get Corrections to choose whether you want to download corrections automatically, manually or after being asked.
    • Switch on WiFi Only if you only want map corrections to be downloaded when you are connected to a wireless network.
    • Tap Check for New Corrections to see if there are more corrections to download at any time.

Note: All the corrections that you make to your own map are shared and sent to TomTom automatically.

Reporting a map change

To  report a map change, do the following:

  1. Tap Browse Map in the Main menu.

  2. Tap on the street you want to report.

  3. Tap the MapShare icon at the bottom of the screen.



  4. Select the type of map change you want to report.

  5. Enter the details of the change. Then tap Save.

    The change is saved and the information is sent to MapShare.

Types of map changes

To make a change to your map, tap MapShare in the Main menu, then tap Correct a map error. There are several types of map correction available. Tap this button to block or unblock a street.

  • (Un)block Street
    You can block or unblock the street in one or both directions.

    Tap one of the buttons at the bottom of the screen to make the street two-way, one-way or blocked.

  • Edit Street Name
    Tap this button to change the name of the street using your keyboard.

    Note: You are asked if you want to change the name of the whole street or only for the section that you selected.

  • Change Speed Limit
    Tap this button to change the speed limit for a road.

  • Report Other Error
    Tap this button to report other types of corrections to TomTom.

  • Report Speed Camera
    Tap this button to report a fixed or mobile speed camera.

Type a message describing the change. For example, you can report missing streets, errors in motorway entrances and exits or missing roundabouts. Tap Send and your Navigation app sends a special report to TomTom MapShare.


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