Well it would seem l have done what others have managed to do l have pressed the wrong language button, and now l can't use this TomTom, because l don't speak (?) I did try and go to prferences but that didn't help because the symbols don't make sense to me and won't allow me to go anywhere. Please help me....
I have a TomTom GO 510
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Press TOOLS (the spanner symbol in the bottom right corner of the screen that displays WHERE TO and VIEW MAP) As it's not in English this may find a bit of trial and error but it should be easy enough to find.
Press SETTINGS (the spanner symbol) or LOCALE (the blue symbol on models that don't have a SETTINGS icon)
Press LANGUAGE (the lips icon)
This brings you to a screen with 3 items; VOICE, TEXT LANGUAGE and KEYBOARD. Press VOICE and select a voice from an English speaking country. Press TEXT LANGUAGE and select English or American English if you're in the USA. If you press KEYBOARD while trying to find one of the other 2 above just select English also. This should solve your problem
Press TOOLS (Spanner Icon) Press SETTINGS (Spanner Icon) LOCALE on some models (Blue Icon) Press Language (Lips Icon) If you need to change the voice language press VOICE and select an English voice. If you need to change the text language press TEXT LANGUAGE and select English
Press Wrench. Press the button with the picture of gears on it. Press Down arrow. Choose second menu item from the top. Press the middle of the 3 boxes on the right. Press up arrow to find American or British English.
hit your screen to get to where you see preferences... click on the preference button, then click on the voice button, it is an icon with lips... you can change the original settings for language and voice from perferences.
If you want Italian, then the unit will show Italian. If you want it to show English, then you set it up for English. You can't have Italian verbal directions on an English unit.
To change the unit back to English: Press Wrench. Press the button with the picture of gears on it. Press Down arrow. Choose second menu item from the top. Press the middle of the 3 boxes on the right. Press up arrow to find American or British English.
That's funny. Guess you need to brush up on your Spanish! Here's how to fix assuming you have a 260 or 260w:
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This may be a result of a previous software
version on a device or possibly some one changing the settings. If a device
does power on with a foreign language that you can not understand it can be
corrected by going through the settings to change the text language. To change the text language:
Touch Wrench icon
on the screen with the Magnifying Glass and Map icon
Touch the Gears
Touch the down arrow
Touch the second
option from the top1
Touch the middle blue
box on right
Touch the up arrow
until American English appears2
The device should be in selected text language. Note 1 - In some cases, if there are Custom POIs
loaded to the device then it may be the first option at the top. Note 2 - If American English is not the language
needed, please selected the desired language