MTP Mode Garmin| How to change it to Mass Storage.

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Updated 7-30-23.

Some automotive devices use Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) for connecting to your computer. MTP provides a more secure environment for the important system files on your device.

The following devices will go into MTP mode to communicate with Garmin software applications, when connected to a Windows computer.

Avis DriveSmart 50
BMW Motorrad Navigator Street
BMW Motorrad Navigator V
BMW Motorrad Navigator VI
BMW nuvi 3490LM
BMW nuvi 3790T
Camper/RV 660
Camper/RV 760
Camper/RV 770
Camper/RV 780
Can-Am Spyder zumo 590
dezl 570
dezl 580
dezl 760
dezl 770
dezl OTR500
dezl LGV/OTR700
Garmin DriveAssist series
Garmin DriveLuxe series
Garmin Drive series
Garmin DriveSmart series
Garmin DriveSmart 65 with Amazon Alexa
Garmin DriveSmart 66 with Amazon Alexa
Garmin DriveSmart 76 with Amazon Alexa
Garmin DriveSmart 86 with Amazon Alexa
Garmin DriveTrack series
Harley Davidson Roadtech zumo 590
nuvi 2405 series
nuvi 2407 series
nuvi 2408 series
nuvi 2505 series
nuvi 2507 series
nuvi 2508 series
nuvi 2509 series
nuvi 2609 series
nuvi 2707 series
nuvi 2708 series
nuvi 2709 series
nuvi 3400 series
nuvi 3500 series
nuvi 3507 series
nuvi 3508 series
nuvi 3700 series
nuvi 55
nuvi 56
nuvi 57
nuvi 58
nuvi 60 series
Tread Base Edition
zumo 350
zumo 390
zumo 395
zumo 396
zumo 590
zumo 595
zumo XT

Automotive Devices that Go Into Mass Storage Mode or MTP Mode when Connected to the Computer.

Garmin Dash Cam devices.
The Garmin Dash Cam series will display an on-screen prompt before entering mass storage mode.
BMW Motorrad Navigator IV
BMW Motorrad zumo 550
BMW nuvi 350
BMW nuvi 360
BMW nuvi 760
BMW nuvi 765
BMW nuvi 880
dezl 560
LIVE series
nuvi 1100 series
nuvi 1200 series
nuvi 1300 series
nuvi 1400 series
nuvi 1600 series
nuvi 200 series
nuvi 205 series
nuvi 2200 series
nuvi 2300 series
nuvi 2400 series
nuvi 30 series
nuvi 300 series
nuvi 40 series
nuvi 400 series
nuvi 50
nuvi 52
nuvi 54
nuvi 500 series
nuvi 5000 series
nuvi 600 series
nuvi 700 series
nuvi 705 series
nuvi 800 series
nuvi 805 series
StreetPilot c500 series
zumo 200 series
zumo 400 series
zumo 500
zumo 550
zumo 660
zumo 665

No Icon will be Displayed on the Following Garmin Devices when Connected to the Computer.

Camper/RV 785
Camper/RV 890
Camper/RV 1090
dezl 780
dezl LGV/OTR800
dezl LGV/OTR1000
dezlCam 785
Tread Overland Edition
Tread SxS Edition
Tread XL Overland Edition

To change some devices to Mass Storage. Example, using Nuvi 2597.

1. Bring up the volume screen on the GPS.

2. On the upper right hand corner. Press your finger on screen and hold for appx 10 seconds.

3. Shortly you will see the developers screen.

4. Find MTP Settings and touch it.

5. It will show 3 selections. MTP Auto Detect,Mass Storage and Mass Storage Single Session.

6. Touch Mass Storage as your selection.

7. Now select save and you are good to go.

Some additional information provided by JD4x4.

Accessing the Garmin RV660 MTP mode screen.

"From the map display screen, touch the lower left "Speed" display area, then press and hold the "speedometer" area on the speed/status screen. This brings up the Diagnostics Page, and touching the Configuration and Settings bar brings up the MTP Settings bar".

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