How to Reset a TomTom

In some circumstances, it may become necessary to reset your TomTom GPS device. The process for resetting these units is rather simple, although it does vary based on the type of unit you use. Certain reset steps are common among several of the more popular TomTom GPS devices.


    • 1

      Charge the battery before you begin. TomTom suggests allowing your device to charge for at least two hours before resetting it.

    • 2

      Remove your device's SD card from the card slot.

    • 3
      The "Reset" pinhole button is on the bottom.

      Find the "Reset" pinhole button on the device.

    • 4

      Hold the "Reset" button down for 10 to 15 seconds or until the device resets itself. You'll need a straightened paper clip or another small metal object to reach inside the pinhole.

    • 5

      Power the TomTom back on and insert your SD card. You have now reset your TomTom.

    • 6

      Remove the SD card from your TomTom.

    • 7
      On some models, the "Reset" pinhole is at the top of the curve.

      Find the "Reset" pinhole button on the bottom of the device.

    • 8

      Press the "Reset" button for 15 seconds using a straightened paper clip. The device will reset.

    • 9

      Power the device back on and insert your SD card back into the device. The reset process is now complete.

    • 10

      Charge your TomTom for at least two hours.

    • 11
      The "Power" button should be easy to find.

      Locate the "Power" button. It's on the top right-hand corner of each device.

    • 12

      Hold down the "Power" button until the device resets. TomTom notes that this reset process can take more than 15 seconds.

    • 13

      Release the "Power" button once the device resets.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your device does not have a pinhole reset button, hold down the "On/Off" power switch until the device resets itself.
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