Transferring items from MyDrive to your navigation device

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In MyDrive, you can add POI (Point of Interest) files, Favourites and your active destination and sync all these to your device. If you ever have to reset your device, you just log into your TomTom account to sync them.

Which devices can I use?

This feature is compatible with the following devices: GO 40, GO 50, GO 60, GO 400, GO 500, GO 600, GO 510, GO 610, GO 5000, GO 6000, GO 5100, GO 6100, START 40, START 50, START 60, Start 42, Start 52, Start 62GO 520 Wi-Fi, GO 620 Wi-Fi, GO 5200 Wi-Fi, GO 6200 Wi-Fi

To use MyDrive, you must have the latest software version installed on your navigation device. To find out what the latest software is for your device, see our FAQ: What has changed in the updated software for my device?

Note: For GO 40, GO 50, GO 60, GO 400, GO 500, GO 600, GO 510, GO 610 - to transfer MyDrive items to your navigation device, connect your device to the internet via your smartphone, or to your computer using a USB cable.
For START 40, START 50, START 60 - to transfer MyDrive items to your navigation device, connect your navigation device to your computer using a USB cable.

Before you start

Make sure that there is at least 400 MB of free space on your device before syncing your device with MyDrive. If there is not enough space, the POI file will not be synced. You can check the amount of available space by going to Help and then About in the menu on your navigation device.

Syncing large files to your device may take some time, so we recommend that you always do this before starting your journey. If you want to speed up the process you can connect your device directly to your computer using a USB cable.

To transfer items using a USB cable, you need to have MyDrive Connect running on your computer. For more information, see How do I install MyDrive Connect on my computer?

Adding Favourites

To add a Favourite, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to MyDrive.
  2. Click on the My Places menu.
  3. If you are not already logged in with your TomTom-account, log in now.
  4. Click on Favourites then click on Add a new place.
  5. Search for the location you want to add. You can search using an address or coordinates.
  6. Give your Favourite an optional name.
  7. Once you’ve finished, click Done. You can see your Favourite immediately in the MyDrive map.
  8. To see the Favourite on your device, log in to your TomTom-account on your device [show me how...]

Tip: You can also add a Favourite either by zooming and panning on the map to find the desired location, or using the Search menu. Once you’ve found the location, use the menu button to store the location as a Favourite by adding it to My Places.

Adding POI files

You can import OV2 files with a maximum size of 2MB from your computer using the following steps:

  1. Go to MyDrive.
  2. Click on the My Places menu.
  3. If you are not already logged in with your TomTom-account, log in now.
  4. Click on POI files.
  5. Click Import POI file.
  6. Click Select File to browse your computer for the file you want to upload.
  7. If your device is connected to your computer with a USB cable the .OV2 file will be synced right away. If not, syncing will happen the next time you switch on your device and log in to your TomTom-account [show me how...]

You will find your POI files under the My Places menu on your device. The My Places category will have the same name as the OV2 file you uploaded.

Adding GPX files

You can import GPX (track) files with a maximum size of 15MB from your computer using the following steps:

  1. Go to MyDrive.
  2. Click on the My Routes menu.
  3. If you are not already logged in with your TomTom-account, log in now.
  4. Click Import a GPX file.
  5. Click Select File to browse your computer for the file you want to upload.
  6. Once the GPX file is uploaded the tracks are extracted and show under the My Routes menu.
  7. If your device is connected to your computer with a USB cable the track will be synced right away. If not, syncing will happen the next time you switch on your device and log in to your TomTom-account [show me how...]

Send to device

Once you’ve found the location you want to drive to, you can select Send to device to set the location on your device. If you are logged in to your TomTom-account on the device, the destination shows up on your device immediately.

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