Are you facing any memory-related error on your Garmin GPS? Well, by applying the simple fixes and tricks, you can easily get rid of this problem.
Garmin GPS provides navigation solutions and data related to the current route with the help of satellite communication. It also keeps the track of previous data that can be used in future for reference. This is the reason why you may encounter storage issues on Garmin GPS. However, with the help of simple tips and tricks, you can easily get rid of this problem.
Reset device: Switch off the GPS and restart after some time. This step most of the times solve the memory-related problem of Garmin GPS.
Delete Archive files: All the navigation devices have the capability to store archive files which take a lot of memory and you often don’t know what is happening in the background. Delete all these archive files from the system and check if the problem has been resolved or not.
We are going to discuss the procedure for deleting the Archive files from windows OS.
To delete the archive files from Windows OS, connect the GPS device to system. You need Garmin express and app that is used to sync all the devices in one place. So, if you have not installed the app yet, then install and download it from the website.
Open the Garmin folder from the computer once the Garmin gets connected and you will mostly find this folder in the C drive. Go to ‘Archive folder’ and open it. Don’t delete the complete folder, only remove the files within. Select all the files together by pressing Ctrl+A from the keyboard. Click to delete. Wait till the files get deleted and check the folder again. Restart the Garmin and check if the memory issue is resolved or not.
This is a kind of final solution to every problem. Hard resetting will delete all the data and bring the device to factory default. If there is something important stored in the device, then take the backup first.
Steps for hard reset:
- Disconnect the device from the computer.
- Connect it to the power outlet.
- Turn off the GPS now and wait for 15 seconds. If the loading bar appears, press and hold the touchscreen from the bottom right.
- A pop-up window will appear seeking your permission to erase all data.
- Tap ‘Yes’ to confirm and wait for the process to initiate.
- Now, check if the memory issue is resolved or not. This procedure otherwise solves 90% of the issues pertaining to Garmin.