We recommend always having the latest version of the TomTom software installed on your navigation device. This ensures you can use the latest features and improvements available for your device.
How you update the software depends on the program you use to update your device. Find the correct instructions by selecting one of the options below.
|Devices using MyDrive||Devices using TomTom HOME||What program does my device use?|
MyDrive is a web-based tool that helps you manage the contents and services of your TomTom device. To use MyDrive, you need to install MyDrive Connect on your computer. MyDrive Connect is an application that allows your navigation device to communicate with the MyDrive website. For more information, see How do I manage the contents and services on my device using MyDrive?
To ensure you are using the latest version of MyDrive Connect, do the following:
Note: If no software update is available, the software on your navigation device is up-to-date. You can disconnect your navigation device from the computer and skip the remaining steps.
MyDrive downloads and installs the software on your device.
During the download and installation, MyDrive shows the progress of the two operations: download to the computer and then installation on the navigation device.
Important: Do not disconnect your navigation device. Your navigation device will display a message to say when it is safe to disconnect it. However, you can safely use another tab in your browser to visit tomtom.com or any other website.
Once the installation is complete, the installation screen will close and you are re-directed to the My Content page. Also, the status in MyDrive Connect changes to Connected and you see this icon:
You can now use your navigation device with the installed software update.
|An update is available for your device.
For updates with major impact on the functionality of your device the download starts automatically. For other updates click Update in MyDrive.
|The download and installation are in progress.
Make sure that you keep your navigation device connected to your computer.
|The download is complete.
You can disconnect your navigation device from your computer.
TomTom HOME helps you to ensure you always have the latest TomTom application installed. To check if a new application version is available, connect your navigation device to your computer. Then click Update my device in HOME.
If you have not yet installed TomTom HOME on your computer, you can download it here:
|Download TomTom HOME for Windows|
|Download TomTom HOME for Mac OS X|
Before you start:
Make sure you have a backup of your device. For more information see Backing up my navigation device.
To check for an updated application version do the following:
To update your navigation device, you need to use either MyDrive or TomTom HOME. To check which of the two programs you need to install in order to update your device, go to What software do I need to update my device?