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Original question: Dec 10, 2010, 7:40pm
Is there a way to disable the popup ads?, nico, muncie I just got my garmin nuvi 1490lmt yesterday and I noticed advertisement or coupons popping out of my screen. Is there a way to disable this ads so that there would be no disturbances while i am using my gps? thank you so much for any input on my question.
Reply #1: Dec 13, 2010, 11:59am Hello Nico,
To get rid of advertisements you must turn traffic off. Please note with traffic off you will have no ads but you will also have no traffic updates.
Reply #2: Jan 31, 2011, 6:56pm What a pain - talk about causing accidents by forcing users to click on coupons to get rid of them! I have a 1450 LMT and similarly would like to turn off the coupon/advertising bug completely without turning off traffic. Is there a way to remove it?
Seems like this is asking for a lawsuit class action given all the attention to distracted driving these days....
Reply #3: Feb 1, 2011, 9:42am Jack,
You do not have to touch the advertisements, they will simply disappear after a short while if left alone. They also do not display when following a route, they are what keeps the traffic information free for life so with traffic on there really is nothing you can do to remove them.
Reply #4: Feb 4, 2011, 11:24am I agree with Jack. And yes, Jordan they do appear when following a route. I put in an address for a work site and had coupons popping up disrupting the turn by turns I needed to make. I had to hit the screen back to home and then select recent to find the work address. This is VERY annoying while trying to drive in an unfamiliar town.
Reply #5: May 28, 2011, 11:21am I hate this annoying feature. I would pay for traffic if that would make this lame feature a thing of the past.
Reply #6: Nov 13, 2011, 11:47am They also display things that are of no relevance whatsoever. For instance, I am driving in Memphis, TN, and it is displaying a coupon for Downtown Disney, in Florida.
Reply #7: Nov 14, 2011, 6:17am you can pay for the traffic subscription to get rid of the advertisements. Just visit Garmin.com and you can purchase a premium subscription.
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