Before beginning the update, you’ll to connect your GPS device to a computer. To do this, remove it from your car, truck, or motorcycle and make sure the device is powered on. Using a mini USB cable, hook the GPS to your laptop and wait while the progress bar scrolls. If you’ve connected the device before, prompts should begin automatically. If it’s your first time, you may need to manually download before starting.
Step 2: Install the Software Update
Next, you’ll need to make sure GPS Software is installed on your computer by navigating to the download page and selecting either “Download for Windows” or “Download for Mac.” Once the appropriate file downloads, click the install button and follow the on-screen prompts. As mentioned above, Garmin Express works with all GPS units including Drive, DriveSafe, Nuvi, and Zumo.
Step 3: Access or purchase updates
Now it’s time to install your updates. If GPS Software hasn’t already opened on your computer after installing, select it and make sure your internet connection is working properly. Click “Add a Device” and locate your GPS. The app will search for any available updates and offer you a list. Click “Select All” and keep your device connected while the updates install. Once complete, you’ll have all available apps that are either free or came standard with your device. If you didn’t purchase lifetime updates, you may need to purchase them at this time.
Step 4: Disconnect your device
When you’ve finished installing the free updates (or purchased anything new), select “Eject” to safely disconnect your device and unplug the USB cable. Once unplugged, simply install your GPS back in your desired vehicle and rest assured your directions will (hopefully) be accurate.