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I have a mac computer and when I try to down load geocaches

Customer Question

I have a mac computer and when I try to down load geocaches onto my garmin gps it does not recognize the plugin. It tells me the plugin is in my computer but it will not work. What can we do to make it work.
JA: What is the exact model of your Garmin? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: GPSmap 62stc
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: The support page came on
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Downloading the plugin again and downloading the bypass for mac
JA: Is there anything else the GPS Technician should be aware of?
Customer: I downloaded firefox and that worked for a while, but now it says it won't support the plugin anymore
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Pete replied 5 months ago.

I am Pete, and I'll be happy to assist with your question today.

Expert:  Pete replied 5 months ago.

You will need to ensure your browser and plugin are up to date.

What version of Safari and Firefox are you using?

You could try using the Google Chrome browser - let me know if this works:

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
All are updated. Tried chrome but still won't work. Safari version is 10.0.1 , Firefox version is 53.0.2.
Expert:  Pete replied 5 months ago.

Garmin announced a couple of years ago that the irplugin was being abandoned, so there will be no updates or fixes for new browsers.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
what you are telling me is I will no longer be able to download to my gps from my computer?
Expert:  Pete replied 5 months ago.

You can no longer use the plugin on your computer, however you can still use the Garmin WebUpdater software on your computer: