How do you turn off a Toyota’s GPS?

I bought a new Toyota a few months ago, and I love my new car for the most part. However, I think the GPS is a bit obnoxious and intrusive. How do you turn off the GPS in a Toyota?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
I’m sorry to hear you find the GPS in your car to be a bit obnoxious, but there is no way to turn off your
GPS entirely. However, you can turn off data collection and adjust the vehicle settings to make it a bit more pleasant.
To stop your data from being collected, call Toyota and ask them to deactivate their Connected Services. Once deactivated, Toyota will no longer collect the following:
  • Personal Information
  • Location Data
  • Driving Data
  • Vehicle Health Data
You can also customize the GPS settings to make things work better. Select Navigation, then Settings on the display screen. Once in the Settings menu:
  • Select map settings to change the navigation system's color and theme or change the map's view.
  • Select Guidance settings to adjust how the system uses various route-related information on the display.
  • Select Audio and visual warnings to adjust the volume of alerts or to mute sound entirely. You can also change which warnings are activated and adjust how you are notified.
  • Select Route planning to choose the types of roads to be used or excluded in navigation and adjust the route type to be fast, short, economical, or easy.
Changing even a couple of settings will help address sources of irritation and make the GPS easier to drive with. You might need to play around with the options to find a better balance, but you should quickly notice a difference!
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