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How do i set up my gps to go off when i turn off my car, i used the oulet plug that loses power when i turn off the car?

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  1. In driving view, tap the map to enter the main menu.
  2. Locate the "Preferences" icon and tap it.
  3. Cycle through the menu pages until you find the "Battery Saving Preferences" icon and tap it.
  4. First select if you'd like the screen to be dimmed between instructions or not.
  5. Next, select your device *not* to stay on when external power is lost.

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