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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: tomtom 6250 poi on MacBook Pro Reply with quote

Hi, I am looking for help on how to download a poi to my tomtom 6250 using a MacBook Pro, I have never tried to do this so any help would be appreciated
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi andy431,

Welcome to the forum! Thumbs Up

A quick search on Google shows that a TomTom 6250 is a Truck PND.

I have a MacBook Pro on which I create TomTom POIs. I then use my Mac to transfer the POIs to my iPhone for use with the TomTom iOS GO Navigate app. I do not have any current TomTom PND, i.e. any TomTom PNDs made since 2013 and which use MyDrive.

I'm going to assume that you're asking just how to load existing custom POIs onto your Truck TomTom 6250 as opposed to how to create your own custom POIs for your Truck TomTom 6250? Both can be done, but creating POIs on a MacBook Pro takes a number of steps and is outside the scope of this individual post, although I'd be happy to give your instructions in another post.

1. Find your custom POI and save it in a logical place on your MacBook Pro.
2. In Safari or any other browser on MacBook Pro, go to MyDrive website.
https://mydrive.tomtom.com
3. Log onto MyDrive in browser with same details as on your 6250.
4. go to MyPlaces (icon) | POI files | Import POI file

Please see TomTom video on YouTube here, the relevant information for you is just after 2:08, the video will start a few seconds before so that you have the full information:

https://youtu.be/QQproCfz8qI?t=126

Warning #1
I have not used any TomTom PND made since 2013, i.e any TomTom PND that uses MyDrive. From what I understand, if you load multiple custom POI categories into MyPlaces in MyDrive, then they will all be concatenated into one big super-category, which may be a PITA for you. As I don't have a current TomTom PND I cannot confirm this. Please let me know if this is indeed the case. Thumbs Up

Warning #2
There's no point importing speed camera POIs into any TomTom PND made since 2013. This is because no custom POI can appear on the screen and you can't set proximity alerts. If you need to have speed camera warnings then I recommend that you use the CamerAlert app on either an Android or iPhone.

If you need to create your own custom TomTom POIs using a MacBook Pro, then let me know.

Regards,
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi andy431,

Have you had a chance to read this thread?

Have you tried to download a POI to your TomTom 6250 using your MacBook Pro?

Regards,
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