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I have a tomtom 530 XXL.S gps just oened the box. I turned it on and it works, but not in English i have no clue how to change it to english. Thank you . Ed

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  • gatlin531 Nov 09, 2010

    the map shoes my area ,state and street in english everything else is frenchor spanish

  • gatlin531 Nov 09, 2010

    i think it's french or spanish

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What language is it in? It may not have maps loaded for this country on it if it is not in English. Where did you get the GPS... you may want to just return it and get one that is American, chances are it will have maps that match whatever the default language is on the device.

Please let me know what you think, also what language is it and I can try to get it changed back to English.

Thanks, let me know, just reply to my answer here and I will help.

Tim

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Nov 09, 2010

    Trying to find the steps for you to get it back to English now, that is very strange though...



    Tim

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Nov 09, 2010

    Ok I have it here:

    So you've got that brand new shiny TomTom, turned it on, and .... OOPS!
    ... somehow you've selected the wrong language. Suddenly the entire
    interface is (literally) in some foreign language and you can't figure
    out how to get back to English. This has happened to quite a few people
    recently, so here is a short tutorial on how to get back to US English.



    If
    the device is currently turned on and you are anywhere but the primary
    map/driving view, it might be helpful to turn the device off. Then you
    can turn it back on to get yourself to the map/driving view. Now click
    anywhere on the map to take you to the Main Menu. Depending on the
    language you picked and your device, it should look something like the
    image on the right. Click on the wrench icon (highlighted in red here) which will take you to the 'Change Preferences' menu.

    Now
    that you are in the Change Preferences menu, keep tapping on the right
    arrow button to cycle through the menu until you see an icon with three flags on it. That is the 'Change Language' button. Click on that button to bring up a list of the languages installed on your device.

    Use
    the arrow keys up and down to find your language, likely 'English US'
    for most readers of this site. A dialog will appear asking "English US?"
    at which point you will say 'Yes'. Presto, change-o, you are back in
    business!

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