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Drivers will never lose their app settings again as TomTom has announced the launch of their latest, greatest and now updated navigation app. Known for its variety of navigation products, TomTom has improved their navigation app to exploit the iCloud support compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini.

This means that  TomTom users can now save their personal data and back it up to iCloud with ease. Recent destinations and Points Of Interest (POIs) can be recovered from the cloud and future TomTom updates will restore preferences and settings.

Even if you have multiple Apple devices, settings will be backed up separately depending on how you prefer to use your device. For example, your office phone will link to particular GPS routes and settings, while you can keep your personal settings for another device without conflict.

The TomTom Navigation app for iPhone, iPad and iPad mini v1.13 is available to download now from the Apple App Store.

Drivers who already own the app can update for free.

If you’re intrigued, check out these other great features for the TomTom Navigation app:

  • Free LifeTime maps
    Drivers will receive four map updates every year for the lifetime of their app. Each new map will be bundled with an update to the app which drivers can download from the app store for free.
  • Offline maps so drivers can always access their maps, even without mobile signal, and won’t incur costly roaming charges when driving abroad.
  • IQ Routes™ technology
    Only TomTom uses actual speed data collected from its millions of drivers to accurately calculate the travel time of a route. It takes into account rush hour, traffic lights… even shopping crowds.
  • Map Share™ technology
    Thousands of daily updates made by TomTom drivers, free of charge.
  • Spoken street names
    Spoken instructions including street names.
  • Search TomTom Places and POIs
    Offline database of thousands of Points of Interest.
  • Search and navigate with Facebook™ and foursquare™
    Drivers can plan routes to events, navigate to thousands of Facebook places and check in to their destination with foursquare.
  • TomTom Speed Cameras
    TomTom Speed Cameras alerts drivers to fixed and mobile speed camera locations, thanks to real-time updates. Available via in-app purchase.
  • Fixed Speed Cameras (Free)
    Comes with fixed speed camera alerts pre-installed. Camera locations are updated free of charge with every new app release.
  • Multi-stop routes
    Supports up to five waypoints on a single journey.
  • Help Me! Emergency menu
    Provides local emergency service information. From hospitals to roadside assistance, this information will be useful in any area.
  • Seamless navigation while calling (iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5 only)
    Continuous visual instructions, even when drivers are on a call.
  • Advanced lane guidance
    Clearly shows which lane to take at junctions.




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