Know How to Install Garmin Updates

Updating the software is an important task to make the device and applications work properly. Similarly, the case is with the Garmin updates. To make the Garmin work properly, you need to install the updates regularly for your devices. Moreover, you need to install Garmin map updates regularly so that the Garmin device could remain in sync. So, this guide will help you to know more about the installation of the updates and the steps associated with it. So, let’s start our journey.

Steps to Install Garmin Updates for Garmin Express Application

The steps for the installation of the updates are different for Windows and macOS. So, how to install the Garmin updates for both the operating systems are defined in two different sections for more clarification.


  • Step 1: Go to the file Garmin Express, and click on it.
  • Step 2: The homepage will open.
  • Step 3: Now, go to the Settings of Garmin Express.
  • Step 4: Then click on the About section.
  • Step 5: After that, click on the Check for Updates For Garmin Express.
  • Step 6: If some new update is available, then click on the Install button to download the update.

Therefore, these are the steps to download the Garmin updates for the Garmin Express software in Windows. For Mac systems, follow the steps mentioned below.

Mac OS:

The steps for the macOS are almost the same for the installation of the updates for the Garmin Express. There is just a minor change in the initial steps. So, let’s find out.

  • Step 1: Open the folder Garmin express.
  • Step 2: Then, in the Apple menu bar, again click on the Garmin Express.
  • Step 3: After that, go to the About Garmin Express.
  • Step 4: There, check for the updates for Garmin.
  • Step 5: If available, then install them.

So, these are the steps for the macOS. Now, your Garmin Express software will be up-to-date, and you can manage your other Garmin devices properly. The other important feature in the Garmin software is the Maps. so, it is very important to install the Garmin map updates for your software. The Garmin Map updates consist of three parts: purchasing, downloading, and then in the last is installation. Next, you will get to know more about this.

Getting Garmin Map Updates

So first, you will head to the purchase of the map updates for Garmin devices. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:

Purchase of Map Updates:

  • In the first steps, you will check on which registered device the map update is available.
  • So, visit and log in with your Garmin account.
  • Then, select the myMaps tab.
  • The available updates will be shown in the list for every registered Garmin device.
  • If the update is available, then add it to the cart to purchase it.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions for the completion of the transaction to purchase the required update.

Download of Map Updates:

  • Now, connect your registered device to the system for which the update is available.
  • Again, visit the link, and then sign in to your Garmin account.
  • The notification will appear in your account for the recent purchase and free updates.
  • For the download of the free updates, you need to know about the product key.
  • Click on the installation of the required updates.
  • Agree with the terms and conditions mentioned for the update.
  • Enter the product key wherever required.
  • Then, click on the Download button to install the update.

Installation of Map Updates:

  • Now, the downloaded update file will appear in your system with the name GarminMapUpdater.X.X.exe or GarminMapUpdate.X.X.dmg.
  • Click on the downloaded file to run the executable file.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts, and click on the Continue button.
  • When the “Ready to Update your maps” screen appears, then you have two choices:
  • Click on Continue to download the recommended update for the region.
  • Click on the Advanced option for the selection of the map region as per your device.
  • The prompt will open asking you for the backup of the previous data or remove the data.
  • Select the option as per your choice: Ys to remove, and No, to have the backup of the data.
  • After the selection of the destination, click on the OK button.
  • Then, select the required installation option for device only or both device and computer.
  • On the completion of the installation, click on the Continue button.
  • In the end, click on the Exit button.

Now, you are all set to use the Garmin Map updates on your system. Now, you can use more features with the updated maps on the Garmin device. So, all these are the steps to install the Garmin updates into your devices and have the best out of them.