The GPS devices of TomTom XL come with specific software versions and maps that are already installed in it. All the maps that are present on the TomTom XL can be updated or upgraded. The users will be able to download the latest maps on their GPS devices for free because TomTom offers the “Latest map guarantee”. The maps that are downloaded are managed in the interface of the TomTom Home software. 

If you are now aware of the process for “how to update TomTom XL?”, then you don’t have to worry. Here we will be discussing it in detail.  

Steps on How to Update TomTom XL:

TomTom XL is a good GPS device and provides a good navigation system. So, let us see the procedure for TomTom XL update:-

Step I

First of all, you have to download the software of TomTom HOME. After downloading, you have to follow the on-screen instructions for successfully installing it. Then, you have to choose your country when it gets installed. After that, you have to agree to the license of TomTom. 

Step II

Then, you have to connect your TomTom XL device with your computer via USB cable. When the software of TomTom Home will detect your connected device, it will open automatically. 

Step III

Now, you have to enter the interface of Home by logging in. If you don’t have an account already, then you have to press on the “Create account” option. When your account will be created, TomTom Home will automatically search for the latest available updates. 

Step IV

After that, you have to click on the “Update my device” option. 

Step V

Next, you have to turn on your GPS device of TomTom XL. If you see the prompt on the screen of your GPS device for connecting to the computer, then you have to click on the option “Yes”.      

Step VI

Now, you will be asked to link your TomTom account with your GPS device. After that, you have to select the “Link device” option. 

Step VII

Then, you have to do the TomTom XL update by clicking on the “Update and install” option. The device will restart when the process of the TomTom XL update will be completed. 


Then, you have to connect your device with your computer. You have to press the “Yes” option to successfully connect the device. Now, you might see the prompt to buy more maps or Home will automatically install more updates.

You will be able to buy more apps that are compatible with TomTom XL devices. Home already lists all the available maps for the XL device of XL. You can select any one of the maps and then click on the “Checkout” option. To buy the maps, you can follow the on-screen prompts. 

This will help you with the process and then you can use your credit or debit card to purchase these maps. After that, you can install these maps within the interface of Home.  


Hope that from the above discussion, you have understood the process of how to update TomTom XL. The process of Tom Tom XL update is not that difficult and you will be able to do it very easily. With the correct updates, you will be able to use the device more effectively.