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25 June 2013, 04:15

I use the TotmTom app on my iPhone, which i purchased on the Apple App Store

 

When using the application, I know I can find my current GPS coordinates in the "share your location" or the "help me" menus.

 

The probem is that when I am traveling, I need to sometines mark and get back to a specific location I am now at a later time. GPS coordinateds works good for this marking process.

 

Without a menu item to either save my location to a place like "Recient Destinations" or "Favorites", I have to manually write my location down with pencil and paper for recal later or I have to take a picture of the iPhone screen and later write it down for use later.

 

I looked for this feature, but cannot find a function to save and also lable the coordinates I am located now for later return navigate back to those coordinates.

 

This seems like a basic needed fucion.  Can someone help me find it or give me information who to speak to at TomTom to have it programmed in an upcomming release.

  • SinnySinny

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    25 June 2013, 11:03

    There's a few ways you can save locations:

    1. Have you got coordinates displayed in the map browser? If not, select the little 'I' in the bottom right hand corner and select 'coordinates'. You can toggle between the different coordinate types by selecting the coordinates that's displayed in the bottom left hand corner (Also pressing and holding them enables you to copy the coordinates)

    2. But this sounds more like what you are looking for: Select a location in the map browser and then select the little address bubble and you can directly save that location as a favourite or as a contact.

    3. You could take a photo and navigate to it that way (if you have geo-tagging enabled when taking the pictures)

     

    Hope that helps?

     

     

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    26 June 2013, 02:25

    Thank you for your idea.  I learned how to find my gps coordinated "Brouse Map".

     

    However, this does not solve my question.  How do I enter these coordinates diredtly into a location to navigate to, or a "Favorite", or to "Recient Destinations".

     

    When I copy the coordinates the way you suggest, i am unable to paste it into "Navigate to Coordinates".  It will not paste.  Further, it copies logitude and lattitude together.  This software requirs these to be separate entries.  All other "Navigat to" selections will not recognize these coordinates.

     

    I can get the coordinates as you and I both demonstrated.  The problem is that I am forced to manually type this long number string into the "Navigate to Coordinates selection".

     

    Am i missing something?

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    26 June 2013, 02:34

    I did notice that I can save "My Current Location" as a favorite.  The issue here are two:

     

    1. I am unable to relable the destination to one I can remember
    2. I am unable to chose to save it as a GPS coordinate.  It just picks it up as some odd addres if not at a specific adderss.
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    9 October 2014, 04:56

    i tried the free trial and "my location" as a FAVORITE option was available. Paid $24 and bought the app and that option disappeared. How do I get it back? Important for my business!!!
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    8 January 2015, 09:35

    They have changed with out tell us. You need to go to 'browse map' tap on your location this brings it up as text, tap on that then 'save location', then add 'as favourite'. That's it, hope this helps.
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    8 January 2015, 16:48

    That was very helpful.  I was looking for something more exact like GPS Coordinates. There are times where I park my car in a large theme park parking lot or I am off road hiking or skiing and I need to get a bearing how to get back to a certain location to either find my car or to find the point later.

     

    I know that I can use TomTom to get my GPS Coordinates.  I then have to either right down those coordinates or take a screen shot and then set up a new navigation rout to those GPS Coordinates.

     

    My question is that when I use you method does it take me to an exact point or to the nearest address.  Is there an easy method to save my current exact GPS location as a favorite for future navigation?

     

    A second question is can I re-lable a favorite or a past navigation for easier reference- for example I might ant to relabel an address assigned by TomTom as for example "Ski Lodge - Utah".

     

    Thanks.

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    8 January 2015, 17:00

    If you save your current location in the map browser, then it saves your exact position (not the nearest address) And yes you can rename it to whatever you want.


     


    Also sounds like simply taking a picture would be easier for you? (GeoTagging on your photos needs to be enabled then the location is saved as coordinates in the photo)


    Then you can just 'Navigate to' > 'Photo' to find your car/ski lodge etc

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    8 January 2015, 17:12

    Thanks for your help.

     

    How do you rename the saved location as you said we can above.  What are the steps?

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    8 January 2015, 17:15

    If you want to rename an already saved location, go to 'Change Settings' > 'Manage Favourites' > Select the favourite you want to rename and rename it.


     


    If you haven't saved a favourite yet, then you will get the option to edit the name straight away before you save it.


     


     


     


     

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    8 January 2015, 17:28

    Really easy now that I see where it is.  Thank you.

     

    One other question is on my iPhone, when I use Siri or other apps which launch navigation, it always goes to Apple's Maps App as a default.  Is there any way for me to make it go to TomTom instead.  TomTom is a superior app, and I would like to launch that instead if possible.

     

    I see you work at TomTom.  I was wondering, does TomTom consider good suggestions from customers for enhancements in future releases?  If so, how would I be able to submit those suggestions.

     

    I am a avid user of your TomTom IOS software, and have purchased all of North America and all of Europe and also Mexico.  Do you have a consumer beta or advisory group I might participate in to make suggestions to further enhance the IOS product?

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    9 January 2015, 00:03

    New question.  When using iPhone 6, can we have TomTom App become the default mapping and navigation app instead of Apple Maps?  For example, when I ask in Siri or in Safari for directions it launches and takes me to Apple Maps.  Can I have my iPhone launch and put that address I selected in the other app into TomTom.  I prefer to use TomTom rather than Apple Maps.

  • MikeJames

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    9 January 2015, 12:57

    You might read THIS.

     

    It's a trick to make SIRI use Google Maps.... but it might work for TomTom....

     

    EDIT [9/1/15 15:10UTC]

     

    There IS a solution to make using TomTom tolerably with SIRI. Look on App Store for "Tom Squared Paste 'n Go"

     

    Video Demo Here

    [/edit]

     

     

     

    As regards your initial issue with finding where you parked, there are several 'Find My Car' apps - that might do a better job.

     

  • AustinKaz Author

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    9 January 2015, 16:48

    Thank you.

     

    Your advice has been helpful.

     

    I just downloaded one of the find my car apps.  Seems to work fine.

     

    Your other prior advice also works fine.

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