How do I transfer Favorites and Routes from one device to another using Garmin Express?

  • Email this Answer
  • Print this Answer


Garmin Express can transfer Favorites and Routes1 from one compatible device to another. Before transferring information, a backup for each device should be completed in Garmin Express. To create a backup see the FAQ: How do I backup and/or restore my saved addresses, favorites, or routes on my nuvi, zumo, dezl, RV, or LIVE series device? Once a backup is complete, the information can be transferred to another compatible device.

To transfer information to another device:

  1. Click the Home icon in Express
  2. Click the device that will receive the transfer
  3. Click the Tools icon
  4. Scroll down to the Transfer Favorites section
  5. Select the original device in the From: drop-down list
  6. Select the date of a previous backup in the other drop-down list
  7. Click the Transfer Now button

The saved Favorites and Routes from the original device will be copied to the receiving device. The transferred information should be available in the respective menus on the receiving device. If some information is missing or not in the correct format, the receiving device may not support it.

1Routes will only display on devices that support multiple stop routing. Trips may not transfer from one device to another.

*Please provide your feedback to help us improve your experience.