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Language On my new totom 1 I pushed the wrong language button and do not have english. How can I change it bact to english? My husband did read the manual before he started playing with his tom tom. Now his tom tom is in a diffent language. Is there any way to chance the language. Thank you, MaryLee

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Re: Language

I have a TomTom One 3rd Edition, so if your model is different, the menus/icons may not be the same. However, it's worth a shot. Tap the main part of the screen to bring up the main menu. You will see an upper and a lower row of icons. Click on the blue "wrench" icon (lower row, center icon). Then, click the arrow (the blue triangle) on the next 3 screens. When you see the icon with 3 waving flags (top row, left icon), click on it. Then scroll down to select either English UK or English US.

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