If this has been already covered on here, I apologize. Didn't see it anywhere. I've been meaning to bring this up for a while now, but since one of the software updates, the warning about not using the unit while driving pops up every single time I turn it on now. Never used to do that when I first got it. Is this just something we have to live with now, or is there a setting somewhere to turn that off? Thanks.
My 1690 does the same thing. It also has a pop up after that asking it I want to move my POIs on the microSD to the GPS memory. The warning about changing and driving will go away on it's own eventually and the other seems a little more persistent. Would be nice if there were an option to not display warning/info messages on start-up.
My 2450 has always done it. After about 30 seconds (I never actually timed it) it does go away on its own. My guess if yours didn't do it initially, it was an oversight that has since been rectified.
At least on my unit, I select 'Yes' to move it to the Garmin, then for each new file it asks to move it or to skip it after that. I chose skip. Voila. No more nags.
Every Nuvi I've ever owned had that message appear on boot, it's a disclaimer from Garmin. No way I'm aware of to disable it.
Being unfamiliar with the 2597, the only thing I can think of is that that model has a sleep mode and it was actually never completely off, It needs to boot for the message to appear.
You can search for it, but there is a thread about this phenomena. Basically, for those units, such as the 2507, a software update reinstated the warning, whether it was a cold boot, or restart from sleep. Apparently the lawyers got involved.
It's not a big deal, I was just curious if there was a way to get rid of it. Yeah, I'd say for the first 6 months I had the unit, I never saw that warning unless I reset it or did an update. Now, I can turn it off for 5 seconds and turn it back on and there's the screen everytime. With my old Navigon, the warning would only come up after a reset. I guess maybe there was some kind of sleep mode like you said and maybe one of the updates "corrected" that.
all Garmins i have had the warning could be turned off in tools or settings. i'm looking at garmin 3597 under navigation and restricted mode features disabled while moving
I had that and it did give me the announcement and did disable a few features while I was moving. Once I turned it off, My passenger could do anything he/she wants and I do not recall seeing that message any more.. Maybe that is your setting?
That is the safe mode setting.OP I believe is refering to safety message that comes up on startup.Warning at top with agree at the bottom.After a few seconds the screen will go away.
While Safe Mode is activated, the Garmin device's functionality is limited while the vehicle is in motion.
To disable Safe Mode on most devices:
Skip this step on some devices.
Some devices list Safe Mode under Security instead of System.
Touch Safe Mode to turn Safe Mode off.
Repeat the steps above as needed.
On the Camper/RV 660, 760, dezl 570, 760, and 770, nuvi 55, 56, 57, 58, 65, 66, 67, 68, 2405, 2407, 2408, 2505, 2507, 2508, 2509, 2609, 2707, 2708, 2709, 3400, 3500, 3507, and 3508 series, nuviCam, zumo 350, and 390:
Touch Safe Mode to turn Safe Mode off.
Some devices list as Restricted Mode instead of Safe Mode.
On Garmin Onboard for iPhone:
Slide the toggle button to turn Safe Mode off.
Repeat the above steps as needed.
I forgot all about Safe Mode, that is the reason I indicated all the Nuvi's I ever had displayed the warning message. I always had Safe Mode turned off on all my units so the message would always appear.
I'm with the others. I turned that stupid message off immediately and never saw it again until I had an update. I then turned it off again. It's simple to do.
I also use the method of not getting hassled about my custom POI files. When I add new POI files it asks if I want to install them to the unit. I select Yes and then Skip and it never asks again until I install another new POI when I simply do the same thing.
There's no need to be nagged all the time.
Go to Settings-Navigation-Safe Mode and uncheck. I think that might be what you want. If it's the screen at the very beginning, I think that has always been there and it's a Cover Your Butt thing from Garmin. Regardless, making any screen changes while driving is likely a Distracted Driving Offense in most states & provinces.
When you load New POI's you'll get the question about loading to internal memory. Check "No" where it says "Don't ask me again" and then check "Yes" to say you don't want to load to internal memory. It won't ask again, unless you load some new POI's or revise the existing ones.
Nothing like that on my Garmin 2797
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