Joined: Jun 04, 2005 Posts: 19436 Location: West and Southwest London
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:58 pm Post subject: Factory Reset - What it does and doesn't do
I just realised (or re-discovered) that a "Return to Factory Settings" (from the Preferences menu) only resets settings for the map you have currently selected, the settings for any other installed maps (favourites, POI warnings etc.) are left alone.
Made me want to work out exactly what does and doesn't get reset.
So far this is my list, any additions or corrections?
A "Return to Factory Settings" forgets or resets:
Asks for correct time but seems to remember it.
Map Colour scheme (cannot select a custom scheme the first time!)
Status Bar preferences
Street Name Preferences
Battery saving preferences (this is where "shutdown on loss of power" is)
Hide tips setting
User name and password for the Plus services
Quick menu preferences.
It also forgets for the current map:
Map Share corrections
It seems to remember:
User POI's themselves (the files are not deleted. In fact it comes back with them ALL selected to show on map)
Start up and shutdown screens
Any settings for other maps installed but not currently selected (favourites, POI warnings etc.)
Now a few of these I might have got wrong because my preferences were already the same as the default ones.
What do you think?
(Last edit 14/02/09)
Last edited by Andy_P on Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:31 pm; edited 5 times in total
Joined: Oct 08, 2007 Posts: 2315 Location: Toronto CANADA
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:12 pm Post subject:
What do I think?
Excellent job and I've bookmarked the thread link.
btw, the entry about remembering time ..... I hadn't noticed but a member of a NA forum tells me that, with firmware 8.3, the time automatically gets adjusted to the tt's current location as determined by the gps satellites. I haven't pursued it but that would be different from earlier firmwares, as I remember. _________________ David
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