How do I add, edit, or delete a waypoint category on my automotive device?

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01/22/2016

Many Garmin automotive devices allow saved favorites to be organized into categories. The nuvi 205, 465, 500, 705, 800, and 805 series will display categories even when only one favorite has been saved. All other devices require at least twelve saved favorites in order to display categories. Categories will appear in alphabetical order. For more details on saving locations as favorites, review the owner's manual for your device.

Note: Categories cannot be deleted as a group, and category names cannot be changed once created. To delete a category, remove all locations from that particular category. To change a category name, the category must be deleted and re-created with the desired name.

To view directions for adding or changing the waypoint category of a favorite or saved location, click on your device in the list below:

dezl 560, LIVE 1695, LIVE 2300 series, nuvi 30, 40, 50, 52, 54, 205, 465, 500, 705, 800, 805, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1690, 2200, 2300, 2400, 3700, and 5000 series

To create a new category:

  1. Touch Where To?
  2. Touch Favorites
  3. Touch a favorite
  4. Touch the bubble that appears on the map screen
    • Some devices skip this step
    • Some devices require touching the menu button (three horizontal lines) after this step
  5. Touch Edit
  6. Touch Categories or Change Categories
  7. Touch New or the + button
    • If there are no categories on the device, this step will be skipped
  8. Enter the new category name
  9. Touch Done

If the favorite selected in step 3 is to be added to the new category, then place a check mark next to the newly created category if one is not already present.

To change a category for a saved location:

  1. Follow steps 1-6 above
  2. Make the desired category selections
    • To add a location to a category, touch the category to add a check mark
    • To remove a location from a category, touch the check mark to remove it
  3. Touch Back or the back arrow

Repeat the above steps as needed.

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To create a new category:

  1. Touch Where To?
  2. Touch Saved
  3. Touch a saved location
  4. Touch the info button (lower-case i)
  5. Touch the menu button (three horizontal lines)
  6. Touch Edit
  7. Touch Categories
  8. Enter the new category name
    • You may also select from among the pre-created category suggestions in the bar below Enter Category
    • To add to multiple categories, separate categories by a comma
  9. Touch Done

The saved place will now be added to all the entered/selected categories.

To change a category for a saved location:

  1. Follow steps 1-7 above
  2. Delete the category name that is to be removed
  3. Touch or type the name of the category where the favorite is to be added
    • Use the arrow buttons to scroll through all pre-existing categories
  4. Touch Done

Repeat the above steps for each saved place to be edited.

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