How to Reset a Garmin Nuvi 1300

By Kallie Johnson

A soft reset can fix a Garmin Nuvi 1300 that is freezing up or not working correctly. The reset unfreezes the unit and launches the main menu. If a soft reset does not solve the problem, or if you are selling the unit and wish to erase all of your saved information, perform a master reset instead. A master reset restores the original factory settings to the unit. Once the information is deleted, it can not be restored.

Soft Reset

Step 1

Turn on the Garmin Nuvi 1300.

Step 2

Press and hold down the "Power" button.

Step 3

Release the button when the main menu is displayed. The unit is now ready to be used.

Master Reset

Step 1

Turn the Garmin Nuvi 1300 off.

Step 2

Press your finger against the bottom-right corner of the Garmin display screen. Leave your finger in place as you power the unit on.

Step 3

Release your finger when the display screen asks, "Do you want to erase all user data?" Use your finger to tap "Yes." The unit will begin to reboot. Do not use the unit until the main menu is displayed. The reset process should take about 45 seconds.