Does Garmin Offer Free Map Updates?

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This is a million dollar question that every old and new Garmin User wants an answer for, but the problem with this question is that it doesn’t have a proper answer. Yes, there is a way to get free Garmin map update but that depends upon the Garmin device, whether it is eligible for free updates or not. If you are using Garmin GPS device, then you can follow these below-mentioned steps to update Garmin maps, and as you perform these steps, you will get to know whether your device is eligible for free map update or not.

  1. On your computer, launch a web browser and visit ‘MyGarmin’ account.
  2. Enter the required details.
  3. If you haven’t registered for your ‘MyGarmin Account’, then please do that.
  4. Once you register, select the type of device you are using.
  5. Follow on-screen instructions followed by connecting your Garmin device to the computer. Then, login to your Garmin account.
  6. You will see two types of updates on the screen, which are, free and paid.
  7. If you are eligible for free updates, then the option of ‘Get free Garmin map updates’ will be open for you to click.
  8. Click ‘Download’ button followed by entering the product key.
  9. Accept the license agreement and let the download begin.
  10. Once the file downloads, launch the file, which will have a name like ‘GarminMapUpdateXX.exe’ if you are using Windows computer or it will be ‘GarminMapUpdateXX.dmg’ for Mac computer.
  11. Accept the terms and conditions.
  12. Enter a product key and click ‘Continue’.
  13. When your Garmin GPS device is ready for updating, you will see two options, which are, 1) Click on recommended map region and 2) Go to ‘Advance’ option to select the map region.
  14. Before you install the map update, make sure to delete all previous data.
  15. Let the installation complete and then, exit.
  16. Now, your Garmin device is updated with the latest maps.

If you find any issues with Garmin maps update process, then you can take help from experts but make sure to update the maps, or else, Garmin GPS won’t work properly.

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