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My garmin recvd at xmas is all in a forgien language and we

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my garmin recvd at xmas is all in a forgien language and we can not get it to change , why?
JA: What is the exact model of your Garmin? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: nuvi58lm 1 week old
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: nothing , hooked up to computer to get free down load and then tried to turn on and thus garbage was there
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: none
JA: Anything else you want the GPS expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: make my gps english and do yoy want us to plug into comp.?
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: the gps only has it looks like arabec alphabet on the screen
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Greg A. replied 7 months ago.

Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,

Sorry to hear of any issue you are having with your device.

To help you with this issue, may I ask:

1) Has the device been FULLY charged or connected to the vehicle power adapter - before this started?

2) Is this the FIRST time the device has been powered on - since it was new?

Please use the REPLY box below.


Expert:  Greg A. replied 7 months ago.

Hi again,

I didn't see a response back here, but wanted to send the following information before I take a short break.

Nuvi 5x/6x Language - Set to English Text.
Start at the MAIN screen (turn device OFF and back ON again, if needed)
Press Settings (Wrench & Screwdriver icon).
Scroll down until you see the "Lips" icon & touch that line.
Touch the SECOND line down, which is "Text Language"
Scroll UP using arrow, until you see "American English" & touch that line.
Touch "Save" (box at the bottom right).
Press the back-arrow until you are back to the Main Screen, and you should be all set.

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Please give that a try and let me know your results or if you have any more questions.
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