How To Activate a Garmin Inreach Mini

How To Activate a Garmin Inreach Mini

What is Garmin Inreach Mini?

inReach Mini is your go-to connection for maintaining off-the-grid contact. It’s our palm-sized satellite communicator for adventures where size and weight matter.

How To Activate a Garmin Inreach Mini

  • Create an account, and select a satellite subscription at
  • Turn on the device.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • When prompted, go outdoors to an open area with a clear view of the sky.
  • Wait while the device communicates with the Iridium® satellite network.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for inReach to activate?

It will need to connect to satellites to finish activation. This can take up to 20 minutes. Sync the inReach with your account: inReach Explorer®/inReach Explorer®+ – How to Sync.

Can I use Garmin inReach mini without subscription?

The inReach® Mini satellite communicator has a few functions that work without an inReach subscription plan, but there are a number of communication features that require an active plan.

How do I find my Garmin IMEI number?

Hold the power button (located on the top of the device, next to the antenna) until the inReach screen turns on. 2. Press the check button to advance to the screen that displays the IMEI and authorization code. Note: The IMEI and authorization code can also be found on the inReach under Settings > About This Device.

What app do I need for inReach mini?

The Garmin Explore™ app for Android and iOS works in conjunction with the Garmin Explore website to expand the capabilities of your inReach® Mini 2 handheld. The Garmin Explore app has many helpful features, and is a required component for syncing important account related settings for inReach services.

Can I activate inReach without subscription?

You can use functions that don’t involve satellite communications, such as navigation functionality. However, you cannot use SOS, messages, presets, location sharing, or satellite weather.

Can someone else use my Garmin inReach?

Professional inReach accounts allow administrators to create multiple users and assign devices to those users. The Garmin Explore app includes a Guest Device feature for lending out a compatible inReach device.

Can you use Garmin inReach GPS without subscription?

The inReach Explorer®+/inReach SE®+ can be used without a subscription. When you power on your inReach® handheld, you will encounter a message that states: “Welcome Communication features require activation”. From this screen, simply select Skip and the inReach handheld will be ready to use.

Can you use Garmin inReach without a phone?

The Garmin inReach Mini works where cell phones don’t, using a satellite connection to communicate with other devices, including non-satellite ones like phones and email. The Garmin inReach is a two-way satellite communicator that works where cell phones don’t.

What app do I use for Garmin inReach?

In order to use an inReach device with an Android or iOS device, you must download the free Earthmate app from the online Google Play or the App Store.

Do you have to pay a monthly fee with Garmin inReach?

Each inReach product requires its own subscription plan. All prices subject to change. All plans are billed monthly. Selected plan auto-renews monthly unless user changes plan selection or cancels before the next renewal date.