This is a common question of how to install or update igo maps on car navigation. Most aftermarket car navigation comes with igo or sygic maps already installed, so you may need to update the igo maps after a year. While if your car navigation doesn’t have any maps installed, you will need to install igo or sygic maps or use google maps.
How to install igo maps on car navigation?
Well, it depends on which system does your navigation use, a couple of years ago, the windows CE system is widely used for aftermarket car navigation. Nowadays, most aftermarket car navigation head units installed with Android system. Android 7.1, Android 8.0, even Android 9.0, and some old devices still use the Android 4.4 system.
Installation is different for car navigation with different systems.
- Install igo maps on Windows CE system navigation
This is easier, just need to copy the entire igo or primo folder into an empty micro SD card, then set GPS path in settings of the windows CE navigation unit, the final path should be igo.exe or primo.exe, save the settings. Then you should be able to enter into navigation system.
- Install igo maps on Android system navigation
The old igo maps for Android 7.1 or lower system can be installed in the SD card, but it’s better installing the newer version like 2018 or 2019 igo maps for Android in the internal memory of the car navigation.Especially for Android 8.0+ car navigation, igo maps can only be used in the internal memory of the navigation unit.
You can follow these steps.
1. Download latest igo maps, copy them into the internal memory of your car Android navigation(root directory is ok).
2. Click apkinstaller app, install, internal memory(Flash), igo, click igo apk to start installing, the rest steps are just the same as you install any other apps in your phone.
That’s all. Start up igo or primo and you should see the loading screen, then you can do the initial set up, test it.
How to upate igo maps on car navigation head unit?
Updating igo maps is very simple, newer map files are located in content folder, including building, map, poi, speedcam and other folders. The new igo maps should have at least 3 folders, building, map and poi.
Firstly check what files or folders you have for new igo maps, if there are only 3 folders,
building, map, poi
Then you just need to delete all files in the same folder from your old maps, so delete all files in folders including building, map and poi, then copy new ones into it, that’s all. Of course, if there are other new files you can also replace the old ones with them.
Important step you should not forget before installing or updating
You should always backup all map files from your SD card or internal memory of your device. Because some newer map files may not support your igo software. In case the new update does not work after installation, then you can restore the old ones.