How to Charge Your Mio GPS System

by Catherine Hewson

    The Mio GPS system can be installed in a car, truck or van to enable the driver to get directions while on the go. Although the Mio comes with a number of maps installed, additional maps can be added to the GPS. The Mio can be charged using three different methods. Whether you're in the car, at home or on the go with your computer, you'll find that there's always a way to charge your Mio.

    Charging In The Car

    Step 1

    Power on the Mio GPS system.

    Step 2

    Plug the USB end of the Mio car charger into the charging port on your Mio.

    Step 3

    Plug the other end of the Mio car charger into your car's power socket (also commonly known as the cigarette lighter).

    Step 4

    Allow the Mio to charge until the battery meter hits 100 percent and then unplug the charger from the Mio.

    Charging At Home

    Step 1

    Power on the Mio GPS system.

    Step 2

    Plug the USB end of the home Mio charger into the charging port on the device.

    Step 3

    Plug the other end of home charger into an available outlet to begin charging the Mio.

    Step 4

    Unplug the Mio from the charger once the device's battery meter hits 100 percent.

    Charging Via Computer

    Step 1

    Plug the smaller end of the microUSB charging cable into the charging port on your Mio GPS system.

    Step 2

    Plug the other end of the microUSB charging cable into an available USB port on your computer. For best results, use one of the back USB ports on your computer as these generally have more power than the front USB ports.

    Step 3

    Allow the Mio to charge until the battery meter reads 100 percent. Unplug the Mio from the computer at this point. Note that it may take longer for the Mio to charge via the computer than it does in the car or when plugged into the home charger.

    About the Author

    Catherine Hewson has been writing professionally since 2006, contributing to a variety of websites. She is also a technical writer with extensive experience in Android/iPhone development and PC repair. Hewson holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from the University of Michigan-Flint and works as an IT project manager.

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