Magellan's latest devices use Content Manager to update both Magellan software and map. If you need any help regarding the Content Manager then you can contact our technical experts on toll-free 888-623-9204. Content Manager alerts you about the software updates available.

Magellan Content Manager is the communication bridge between the server and your GPS device. Additionally, it allows you to download new software and maps. The content manager also allows you to save all the backup of your saved routes and addresses.


The Content Manager helps in updating your GPS software and maps to the latest. The maps update is of two types: free and paid. It depends upon the type of update and information. You can contact us to know whether you are getting free updates or you have to purchase the maps update. Mostly large update, that includes new areas or substantial expansion to existing roads and highways generally require purchase. You can also subscribe to updates services.


First of all, make sure that the Magellan device is fully charged. Turn-off the device and then connect to the Computer with the USB cord. Log in and then register your device. A window pop-up will appear and you have to click on check for updates. The device will look for any updates available.

If you are not getting the list of available updates then you need to call our GPS experts on the toll-free number 888-623-9204 and we can guide you through the update of Magellan GPS online.


The Magellan is a sophisticated and brilliant device but some common errors during the update process can lead to data errors on the device which can make the GPS device unusable. Never shut down the computer or unplug the Magellan GPS device during the update process. Only remove the device from the computer when the update process has been completed. The device will automatically restart after the update process.

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How to Update Magellan Map in 3 Simple Steps

Step 1

Connect your device to your internet-enabled PC by USB wire are insert the device. The GPS will then perform a quick system check and then will show you a relevant pop-up icon window on your display. You will then get a drive window downloading the updates.

Step 2

The device offered updates can be seen on your GPS screen when the device is connected to the PC and turned on. A pop-up window can then begin downloading maps on your display screen. If you are not getting any progress bar across the computer screen then you would require fast help with the update process. Please contact our support via live chat or simply dial the Toll-Free No. 888-623-9204

Step 3

Once the pop-up window starts the transfer progress on your PC, simply wait till the device finishes downloading. You don’t have to do anything now because it is an automatic process. If you are not seeing any progress bar, please contact our technical support for the update.

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Magellan Content manager helps to update the maps and software package of the GPS device. But, sometimes some errors can occur due to which it stops working.

Here is a list of some of the common problems with Magellan Content Manager:

  • Content Manager file is corrupt, missing or bad
  • The file is not for the Windows version you are using
  • The file is showing as a virus, malware, worm or other
  • Hardware incompatibility

If you’re facing any issue with the content manager, then you can contact our customer service.

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