How to Get Malayalam in GPS

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GPS or Global Positioning System devices have fast become everyday technology that is almost a necessity for drivers to navigate highway routes and city streets. GPS has useful features such as interactive screens, mapping, re-routing and a database of points of interest, road tolls and highway systems. GPS devices also offer voice-guided directions that instruct the driver to make turns as needed. These directions usually come in English, the default language on these systems. However you can also program or download other languages, including Malayalam in your GPS.

  • Turn your GPS device on so that you are on the main driving view screen. Touch the screen to take you the main menu.

  • Touch-click on the wrench or tool icon to get to the "Change Preferences" menu. Scroll down to get in this menu until you see an icon with flags on it. Click on this icon to get to the "Change Languages" menu.

  • Scroll down in the "Change Languages" menu to find Malayalam. Click on "Malayalam" to get to a box that asks if you would like to change your GPS language settings. Click "Yes" to get Malayalam in your GPS. Save all your changed settings.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are not on the initial map or driving view at the beginning of this task, turn your GPS device off and then restart to begin at this screen.
  • If you cannot find the Malayalam language option in the "Change Languages" menu, you may need to download this from the manufacturer website. Before you purchase the GPS device, ask the salesperson to check which language options it comes with.
  • Check that the battery of the GPS device is fully charged or plugged in before rebooting or changing the settings.
  • Do not open or attempt to repair your GPS, as this may nullify the warranty.
  • Do not download GPS languages or other system options from unauthorized websites, as these may contain viruses that can damage the programming in the GPS device.

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