How to Update My Cobra GPS System

By Melissa King

Cobra's line of GPS navigation devices are designed to aid drivers with directions to locations around the country. Most models offer features such as lane assistance and a points of interest database that displays nearby entertainment venues, lodging, restaurants and ATMs on the map. On occasion, Cobra may release a software update for its GPS devices. These updates fix issues with the device or add enhancements to existing features.

Step 1

Navigate to the Cobra website, and click on the "Customer Service" tab at the top of the page (see Resources). Click "Software Updates" under the "Support" heading.

Step 2

Click on the name of your GPS product, then scroll down to the "Software Updates" heading. Click on the latest update to begin downloading it to the computer.

Step 3

Double-click on the downloaded software update, and click "Run" if you are shown a security warning. Click "Next" twice. Connect the GPS to the computer using its included cable, then click "Next."

Step 4

Click "Next" and "Install." The update is transferred to the GPS. Click "Finish" when you are notified of completion. Disconnect the GPS from the computer and turn off the power.