How to Reset My Nuvi to Factory Defaults

By David Chandler

The Garmin Nuvi has become a popular accessory for many auto drivers. Allowing reliable road navigation on a touch-screen device, the Nuvi is available in a variety of models, with features such as Bluetooth compatibility. Occasionally, owners may seek to restore the Garmin Nuvi to the factory settings. The Nuvi allows this to be done in a few simple steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Garmin Nuvi

Step 1

Turn the Nuvi on.

Step 2

Touch the tools icon on the main screen. The tools icon is represented by a wrench surrounded by a blue circle.

Step 3

Touch the "Settings" icon which appears as a wrench.

Step 4

Push the "Restore" button at the bottom of the screen. A confirmation message will appear asking to confirm restoring the Nuvi to factory settings. Push yes to restore the factory settings.

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