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Updating satnav

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:38 am
by geoffshorto
I have a 70 plate SE Drive auto and wished to update the satnav as car now a year old. Dealer sent me a Skoda link on how to update, as manual went on about using SD card and I told them no slot in glovebox and confirmed with photos! It seems I have the MIB3 system and was also told if this was done by them at the service they would charge the hourly rate - download can take 3+hours. So I bought the required c slot memory stick, downloaded the zip file - yes 3 hours! Then unpacked the file and copied the contents onto said memory stick, another lengthy process, slotted stick into required c slot . All well and good but how do I know if it's updating the satnav? It says leave in slot and drive around and it may take a while to do the download over the coming days!! But again how do I know it is doing anything?

Re: Updating satnav

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:56 am
by bryfly48
Got as far as you have on a key waiting to put it in the car, been waiting for a long trip to try and install, it sounds like from what you are saying that the system has no way of letting you know it is updating, would have expected a small rotating wheel or something, I have taken a picture of my system data and I guess will just have to wait for that to change to a new level, when I get the urge to try it...

Re: Updating satnav

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:45 am
by CJJE
The MIB3 systems can't update maps from a USB stick yet in the UK. (It has been promised for the future.) Instead the maps are continuously updated online when you are driving in a region with updated maps. However this only works if you have an active Skoda Connect subscription!

Chris

Re: Updating satnav

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:28 pm
by geoffshorto
Wonderful! waste of money on buying c style usb stick then.

Re: Updating satnav

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:51 pm
by bryfly48
Might be handy if Skoda added a note to the published update instructions on their web page that when updating an MIB3 system the method described is "not available in UK yet"

Re: Updating satnav

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:03 pm
by CJJE
Yep bryfly48, I agree. When I first used it and entered my VIN I was disgusted that it couldn't even recognise that my MY21 car had the MIB3 system! Many of us complained to dealers and Skoda UK, and I found that Skoda's Technical Support guys hadn't been told of the change either!

But geoffshorto's dealer should have been well aware of the changes by now! It seems as if dealer's service departments are still struggling to do more than simple mechanical repairs! And the Sales Departments should be doing more to educate their customers!!

Chris

Re: Updating satnav

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:36 pm
by geoffshorto
Thanks guys. Totally agree on your comments. Will either use my phone connected to the car infotainment and use Google maps or use my trusty tomtom. At least then will have up to date info on my route. On their performance don't know if I will buy another skoda.

Re: Updating satnav

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:21 pm
by CJJE
Understand your decision, but my maps have been updated at least a couple of times online, and I've yet to find myself driving across fields because a new road isn't on the map! Entering a destination doesn't work the same way as the older systems, but in practice I'm quite happy with its routing and time estimates for journeys.

You can check the version of your maps by accessing the MENU / Settings / System Information page on the car. Mine shows my navigation database is at v21.2 (although different parts of the country seem to be updated at different times.)

Chris