Go 520- Setting up- Connecting to computer and Traffic updates using phone

ae1gman
ae1gman Registered Users Posts: 1
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edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
I currently have a via 1535, needed more memory after latest update. Purchased GO 520. Can 520 be set up by connecting directly to my computer and does it have to be paired with my phone in order to work including traffic updates as app is incompatible with my phone (Blackberry)? Thanking you for assistance in advance.

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  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,382
    Superuser
    Actually, I'd add a memory card to the Via 1535 for additional map storage. See here for locations (a 16 gb SanDisk is a good choice):
    https://en.discussions.tomtom.com/go-5xxx-6xxx-series-go-4xx-6xx-series-go-via-and-start-4x-6x-series-mydrive-connect-176/memory-card-in-go-5100-1036403#post1223198

    Yes, the 520 gets traffic through a smartphone...…..
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,787
    Superuser
    Hi
    @ae1gman


    The NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices like the GO 520 update using Wi-Fi...
    All the update actions are executed on the device...

    Option... (1) Connected Wifi
    Tap the 4Dot(.... Menu) --> Setting --> Updates & New Items
    Extra Maps are Installed/Maintained... Setting --> Maps

    Note... NAV(5 Wifi) devices connected over Wifi do not require MyDrive Connect to be running
    Even if myDrive is running you have no access the MyDrive Connect menu structures as used by the previous NAV3 & 4 devices


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    Option... (2) Connected USB
    If Wi-Fi is not available or is slow/unstable/unreliable.....
    Updating your new NAV5 (Wi-Fi) device over USB will require "MyDrive Connect"
    Get it here.....
    www.tomtom.com/getstarted

    Run MyDrive Connect.....
    Note... The NAV(5 Wifi) devices have no access the MyDrive Menu structures as used by the previous NAV3 & 4 devices
    MyDrive Connect will only show a "Splash screen" saying "Connect your device using Wifi" etc
    If required You can close the 'Main Mydrive Window' showing the "Connect your device using Wifi" Splash screen... MyDrive Connect only needs to run in the background on the PC TaskBar

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    Connect your Device to a USB Port on your PC
    Updating a NAV5 (Wi-Fi) device using USB is the same as using Wi-Fi, all of the update actions are executed on the device...
    Tap the 4Dot(.... Menu) --> Setting --> Updates & New Items
    Extra Maps are Installed/Maintained... Setting --> Maps

    ATB YFM