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Updates GPS fix without a computer

How do you get GPSfix updates when you do not have a computer to connect the Tom Tom?

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  • dhndhn Posts: 33,174 Superusers
    Unless your model is capable of WiFi, you can't get any updates without utilizing MyDriveConnect.

    (curious, what did you use to make your post?)
  • miketorcymiketorcy Posts: 3,139 Superusers
    dhn wrote:
    (curious, what did you use to make your post?)

    Perhaps a smartphone?
  • dhndhn Posts: 33,174 Superusers
    Of course, how narrow minded I seem to be, eh? :disappointed_relieved:
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 15,107 Superusers
    Hi
    @XR107

    Is the Via 280 a Live device ???... In the past the the Live devices used to get 'Quick GPSfix' updates OTA (Over the air) The information was good for 4 Days

    I assume this service still applies ???
    ________________________________

    If you are having problems getting a Satellite Fix....
    Have you tried a Drum roll restart on the device ????

    https://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6965//session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDI2NjM0NDUyL3NpZC9EQTdTVHpobQ

    Charge the device for at least 2Hrs "OR" have the device plugged into a power supply
    Press and hold the on/off button until you hear a drum-roll sound then release the on/off button.
    You won’t lose anything; it’s just like rebooting your PC
    I use a Soft/drum-roll start after any upgrade large or small.
    It’s also useful to keep in mind for sorting out most minor niggles......

    If possible, for the for the first Satellite fix, go outside with a clear view of the Sky

    ATB YFM
  • NiallNiall Posts: 10,563 Superuser
    @YamFazMan

    In Australasia:-
    "AU">Via 160 / 260 / 280, 2GB + micro-SDHC, MyDrive Connect
    "AW">Via 260 / 280, 4GB + micro-SDHC, MyDrive Connect
    "BN">Via 180 260 / 280, 4GB + micro-SDHC, MyDrive Connect
    "BO">Via 260 / 280, 4GB + micro-SDHC, MyDrive Connect

    In Europe:-
    "AU">Via 120, 4GB + micro-SDHC, MyDrive Connect NAV3
    "AW">Via 130 / 135, 4GB + micro-SDHC, MyDrive Connect NAV3
    "BN">Via 125, 4GB + micro-SDHC, MyDrive Connect NAV3
    "BO">Via 130 / 135, 4GB + micro-SDHC, MyDrive Connect NAV3

    So it is not a Live device, anyway in Australia the 2G network has closed/is closing
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 15,107 Superusers
    Hi Niall

    The OZ 2G shutdown slipped my mind ?

    ATB YFM
  • XR107XR107 Posts: 4 [Neophyte Traveler]
    Thanks for the comments and confirmation that you cannot get the updates without access to a computer.

    When my Tom Tom starts being unresponsive I check for GPSfix updates, instal the update, do the drum roll and it works like new.

    I am going on a road trip and I will not have access to a computer. If I can't install any updates that pop up while away then the TT becomes useless.

    Maybe Tom Tom should make it clear that you need a computer if you buy a TT.
  • dhndhn Posts: 33,174 Superusers
    The newer models with WiFi do not require a computer for updates.
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