Step 1: Download MyDrive Connect App
This is very helpful for those that are running the older generation of navigation device who don’t have Wi-Fi. Here’s a step by step process on how you can install it:
- Go to the official TomTom website
- Based on the operating system you’re using, download the latest version of the app
- Wait for the download to complete, once done go to the Download Folder
- Click on the Application icon
- Accept the terms and conditions of using the app
- Select the path where you want to install the application and click Next
- Wait for the application to install on your computer, once done, click on the Finish button
The installation process is complete. You can find the application icon on your desktop or on your Launchpad. In case that the icon is not visible on your desktop, you can always search for the app via the launchpad’s search bar on your device.
Step 2: Get started with MyDrive Connect
To use the application, you first have to create a TomTom account. In case you don’t already have one, then go to the Signup page on the tomtom website, enter your credentials and then verify your email address.
The user interface of the app is fairly simple and features 3 main buttons:
As the name suggests, this will showcase all your currently owned TomTom devices.
Allows you to download and update content on your satnav.
Allows you to update your account settings and subscriptions.
There are a variety of explanatory buttons but the one that you’ll most like want to use is that which allows you to update your device. Here’s how you can do this:
- Login to your MyDrive account
- Plug your TomTom device into your computer via USB
- Let the device sync with your computer (might take a minute or two)
- Once the process is complete, all the available updates will be visible on your home screen
- Click on the view Updates button
- Here you will see a list of updates that are available for your device
- Select the boxes you want to download as an update on your device
- Click on the update button to install the updates
Once the update is complete, you’ll receive a notification on your nav screen. It is now safe to disconnect your device from the computer and start using it. Along with the updates, MyDrive Connect also features different settings and account features that you can use to manage your sat nav. Below we’ll run through a few of the most prominent features of the MyDrive Connect app.
What is MyDrive Connect?
The TomTom MyDrive Connect is the primary app for updating the maps and software of your GPS devices. You can also use this app to purchase maps, update your subscription, or change settings in your account. The app features intuitive controls and a user-friendly interface to make your driving experience more convenient and fun.
The software is free to download and works on both Windows and macOS. To use the app, you will require an internet connection and your TomTom online account.
Features of MyDrive Connect
Managing your Account Maps
Another great feature of MyDrive Connect is that you can update your existing maps from the “My Content” menu section. Here, you will be provided with 3 options; Uninstall, Install, and Change.
To save some space, it is recommended to uninstall the maps that you no longer wish to use. Don’t worry, these maps will be secured in your account and you can always download and reinstall them at a later date.
Another great option to ensure you’re not short of storage is to download maps with fewer 3D features like buildings and signals. Also, if your device supports a memory card, then you can download the map to your card and import it to your device only when needed.
Easy to follow UI
The app interface is easy to follow and doesn’t drag you down with unnecessary options to confuse you. The app automatically shows a tutorial wizard as soon as you connect it with your device. We highly recommend following this tutorial wizard, particularly for newbies. You can always come back to the tutorial if you get stuck with the app in future.
The functionality of MyDrive Connect is less than that of TomTom Home, however, the reason for this is that many of the functionalities in TomTom Home are already available on your satnav device.
Helps you make purchases
Buying new maps, speed camera updates, new voices and accessories is now possible with the MyDrive Connect app. There are quick links available at the bottom of the home screen that redirects you to individual pages. Here you can find additional product lineups from TomTom.
Access Support Material
Not all of us are tech-savvy and might require assistance from time to time. Although you can directly search for the support material from any internet browser, the quick links can be found on the MyDrive Connect app as well.
The app lets you automatically update your satnav devices as soon as you connect them with the USB port. It is recommended to update your device every day so that you’ll get the latest data from TomTom.