How Do You Update a TomTom GPS?

Update a TomTom global positioning system navigation device by visiting the TomTom website, selecting the correct update program and following the instructions provided on the site. Users can choose to update either through the MyDrive Connect or TomTom Home applications.

Generally, installing updates is vital for the maintenance and overall functionality of an operating system-enabled device. This ensures that the device is equipped with the most current security features, fixes and software enhancements offered by the product manufacturer. Updating a TomTom GPS device using TomTom Home requires several steps to complete, as outlined below.

  1. Navigate to the TomTom website
  2. Use an Internet browser and go to Click on the Stay Up to Date link under the Support header, which is located at the bottom part of the home page.

  3. Access the update directions
  4. Click on How Do I Update the Software on My Device and select the Devices Using TomTom Home option to obtain a list of instructions.

  5. Connect the device to a computer
  6. Turn on the device once it is connected to a desktop computer system. Stand by until the TomTom Home main screen is activated.

  7. Update the device
  8. Wait for the application to scan for available updates or click Update My Device in the main menu. Select the preferred software update and click Download Updates. Click Done and disconnect the device from the computer once the update is successfully installed.