To update a TomTom, owners should test the version of the software on the device to ensure that it is the latest one. If not, installing the latest software updates the device. Update instructions are slightly different based on the program used for updates: MyDrive or TomTom HOME.
To update a TomTom device using MyDrive software, be sure that the computer being used is compatible with the software and that the latest version of MyDrive Connect is being used. Connect the device to the computer, and then switch the device on; MyDrive should open automatically in the web browser, but can be opened by clicking the "MyDrive Connect" icon. Upon logging in, the number of updates available for the device is shown. Click "My Content," and then click "Update" to start the update process.
To update TomTom using TomTom Home software, ensure that the latest version is installed. Connect the device to a computer, switch the device on and wait for the program to launch. In some instances, updates will begin automatically. Otherwise, click on "Update My Device" from the program's "Home" menu to begin the update process. Once updates have finished installing, click on "Done" and then click "Device." Click on "Disconnect Device" to complete the process.