At the beginning of May I was able to take out a map update subscription. How do people without the internet update? Someone posted a link to some free satnav software on here a while ago; i think it had different versions for various phones and satnavs. I'll just have to decide if it's worth it. In 2015 I purchased Live Services Europe 3 years and 1 year Europe map update service. Over time, a high volume of MapShare changes may affect the performance of the route calculation of the device and make it slow down. Its expensive but we didnt see the point in buying newer tomtoms when we only needed newer maps so we splashed the cash. I'll have to check the photos folder for corrupt images.
TomTom MapShare community If you are able to make map changes on your navigation device, the first time you use the Map corrections menu on your TomTom navigation device, you are asked to join the TomTom MapShare community. It was on the map plain as day. Yup, I saw that deal too, but it actually works out about £10 dearer than buying the blank card from TomTom and downloading the maps onto it yourself. One of the ones that I never could crack was the junction of the A40 and A4142 in Oxford. There is no membership fee, as its sole purpose is to allow every TomTom user to instantly receive map changes made by others. I just updated my TomTom Start that I purchased 4 years ago. However the age of the device - or more specifically the model range - does have a significant bearing on which level of software you can run.
Drop them a mail and they can check your subscriptions, or give them a call tomorrow. You can find MapShare Reporter here:. It insisted I drive up to the lights and waste god knows how long sitting at a red light rather than speed past all the queues and use this little strip of tarmac. It's between that and getting the France map and hoping that I never subsequently want to go anywhere else in Europe with the car. But whatever makes the most profit I suppose. Check our support videos at tomtom.
Latest Map Guarantee Updates When you purchase most new TomTom devices, the company gives you some time to download any updates released since your unit was manufactured. Another great advantage is that compared to paid maps which come out only several times a year, the free updates for TomTom included in MapShare are updated monthly or even daily. Except it hasn't been there for three years at least! These maps must be paid for but they are also the most carefully reviewed and updated. I bet after all of this, the newer maps don't even change the inaccuracies I have originally noticed :rolleyes: Thanks again But don't be at all surprised if you still find errors. At the same time, changes to the map made and reported by other TomTom users are sent to your device after they have been verified.
Yes, the prompting for updating is annoying and the first time you log in to the downloaded TomTom home it may show that you have to pay for maps even if your device, like mine, has free lifetime maps. Ah, it's entirely possible I got a free year's subscription or something. You will need this tool if your device doesn't accept the size of the new update. It shows how much the maps must have grown: The 700 has a 2. The current top level is ver 8. Click the kudos button - Need help with your TomTom device? The maps are locked to the individual device they are installed on and will not operate on any other device, even one of the same model.
It did recognise my device and it only updated minor details, but asking me to buy a new map? Open Street Maps are free maps which are constantly updated by supporters, more on this project you can read here. Now here's the trouble - it's a 1. It still keeps doing so and i have no solution so far. So having read all the past is it possible to run shared maps? If you cannot make map changes on your device, you can report map changes online using the TomTom MapShare Reporter. Mapshare is perhaps the wrong name for what it actually is. Go to to download the MyDrive Connect support application.
I don't think mine has anything like that unfortunately! To open the Applications folder, click Go in the Finder menu and then choose Applications. Alter street names, reverse the traffic direction on the map or add a point of interest. Many thanks Lashaunda 10 days ago. And I have reported it to TomTom several times. Plug your unit into your computer and open MyDrive Connect.
Installed home on a different computer. If so, then it should be easy to use the new card: 1. That sounds like a decent deal without any hassle. If we have owned such a navigator for a long time the maps become old and cannot be used efficiently. I'm having bit of a conundrum here and really am wondering where to take this. If you want to make it really easy for yourself you can also. Am looking for the latest Europe maps for Renault carminat with navcore 8.
It is a way of both alerting TomTom to errors in the maps and for sharing certain types of corrections with other users. Unfortunately if you leave it too long to use it or already have the latest version then it won't work. Not having an updated map database, a TomTom navigator with old maps becomes useless and may have a lot of errors. Shame you can't just pay for a subscription to cover any updates within a certain timescale rather than keep making one off purchases of them. Finally, the last option to get free TomTom maps is the Android or iPhone smartphone app.
On the newly purchased devices we must examine the benefits of the different models available on the market. Have you ever used TomTome Home and created a backup of your old card? But how to get free updates for our TomTom? The corrections you make will be verified and shared with other Map Share users. While it supports the current ver 8. In order to make sure we have free maps on the TomTom navigator all the time it is important to purchase a model which has the Free LifeTime Maps feature. I have a TomTom One that's now about three years old. Hi littlegem, Welcome to the forum and sorry for my late reply! Using outdated or corrupt TomTom Carminat drivers can cause system errors, crashes, and cause your computer or hardware to fail. I thought the choice would be either to buy the newer maps from TomTom themselves or to stick with the old ones - I just hoped maybe there was an alternative I hadn't come across lol.