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My Tom Tom One takes a long time to pick up a GPS signal (30 to 45 minutes)

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You might want to try updating your TomTom through TomTom Home. It loads something called "QuickFix" onto the TomTom, which I guess tells the TomTom where GPS satellites are going to be. I get a fix in about 5-15 seconds if I keep this updated, otherwise it takes a few minutes.

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Tomtom one XL


hi, it can take up to 15min to find the gps signal for the first time, also make sure you outside and away from any tall building then just wait and you should find it will come on.

it usually takes about 5min to find signal but the first time it can take up to 15min to find the signal.

you could also go through the menus on the tomtom and find the menu that says gps and click on this and see if it has found any signals from what i can remember it needs to pick up 3 satalites before it starts working properly.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Jan 13, 2010 | Tomtom ONE XL GPS

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My tom tom has lost gps help! all of a sudden half way through a journey my tom tom lost all GPS signal and wont pick up anything? is there anything i can do to get it back?


here are some tips on what to do ,To pinpoint your location, you need to get signals from at least 4 satellites. If you receive signals from less than 4 satellites or the signals are not strong enough, the Driving View stays grey and one of the following messages is shown in the bottom right corner of the Driving View:
  • Waiting for a valid GPS signal
  • The GPS signal was lost sec ago
Note: In previous versions of the TomTom application the message may vary.
If you see any of these messages, try the following:

Finding a GPS signal
In the following cases it can take up to 5 minutes to find your current position:
  • You use your TomTom device for the first time.
  • You haven't used your TomTom device for a longer time.
  • Your TomTom device has been relocated without using it (e.g. after travelling by plane or train).
If it takes longer than 5 minutes, make sure that you are in an open place without tall buildings or trees around you.
Once your TomTom device has located your current position, the Driving View is shown in full colour and shows your position on the map.
Tip: Most TomTom devices can use QuickGPSfix™ to locate your current position faster. Flight mode
On devices with built-in GPRS connectivity, flight mode also disables your device’s GPS reception.
To switch flight mode off, tap Flight mode in the preferences menu and then select Restore connections.
Clear View
Your TomTom device must be outdoors to locate your current position.
Try repositioning your device in your car; ideally, try to position it at the lowest possible point directly on the windscreen.
Some vehicles have a heat reflective shield embedded in the windscreen, which may prevent your device from locating your current position. If this is the case in your vehicle, use the TomTom External Antenna Kit (available as an accessory).
Tip: As a reference, place your device outside your parked car to see if it can find your current position.
Reset your device
Reset your TomTom device. Click here to learn how to reset your device.
Install the latest application
We recommend always having the latest version of our application installed on your device.

Aug 28, 2009 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Takes 3 minutes to turn on, then is ok finding a signal


Its not uncommon for some GPS to take a while to "warm up"

Check the tom tom site as some tom toms have a quick sat finder update. If you use tom tom home on your computer it usually has an UPDATE option where it will go online and get any fixes etc for your device.

Even then you may still see over a minute or so to boot up.

Aug 07, 2009 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Tom Tom loses GPS reception as I am driving around


Have you hooked your GPS to an internet connected computer lately?

The TomTom home software that comes with the GPS will update so that it knows were the satalites are for the next week. It will also update the software to the latest verson.

You could also try inserting the end of a paperclip in the reset hole on the bottom of the GPS unit.

If all this fails contact TomTom. I have found them very helpfull.

Jul 12, 2009 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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Poor gps reception on tom tom one


my tom tom one third edition connects in less than 40 seconds from ca cold start.
first reset everything then connect it to your computer and upload all the needed updates to it( especially the QUICKGPSFIX feature that speeds up the time it takes to connect to satellites.
after that. go outside and wait for the signal to be acquired ( less than 2 minutes)

Jun 20, 2009 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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My tom tom is not picking up gps signal


I just connected to my computer and ran updates that I got from tomtom.com... It works fine now. Try it with the new software.

Oct 16, 2007 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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