How to Save Addresses to My Locations on a Garmin GPS

By Shea Laverty

Reentering a frequently visited location on your Garmin GPS can be a hassle, which is why Garmin features My Locations (known as Favorites on some models). By saving destinations in My Locations, you can quickly access a frequently used location without having to enter the street address all over again. Adding a new location can be done in two ways: adding the street address as a new location, or adding your current position as one.

Adding a New Location

Step 1

Launch the "Where to?" menu and enter the street address of the desired destination.

Step 2

Touch the Menu button, designated by three horizontal lines, when the address is displayed on the map. Some models may require you to press the "Info" button, located in the center of the device, before touching the Menu button.

Step 3

Touch the "Save" button.

Step 4

Type the desired name for the destination if prompted.

Step 5

Touch "Done" when prompted, followed by "OK," to complete adding the destination to My Locations.

Saving Current Location

Step 1

Touch "View Map."

Step 2

Touch the vehicle icon.

Step 3

Select "Yes" to confirm that you wish to save the current location.

Step 4

Enter a name for the location.

Step 5

Touch "Done" to complete saving the location.

Tips & Warnings

  • While individual model series have minor variations in button names and locations, they all follow the same process for saving locations, current or otherwise.