abernaert wrote:"Play sound to phone speaker" and "Prefer Bluetooth" cause a lot of confusion.
Why not rename these options?
Or remove them if they don't seem to do anything (prefer bluetooth)?
Or add some text to explain the options?
"Play sound to phone speaker" sounds to me like that if this is turned of Waze sound not send any sound to phone speaker. Bur clearly that's not what it does.
What I find very strange is that Waze overrides the silent switch (on iPhone at least).
In my opinion this is very much unwanted behavior.
Silent should be silent.
Some things that may be relevant:
* In general with Navigation application the silent switch is not going to impact voice directions. You need to disable or mute the directions in the navigation application.
* Play sound to speaker seems to work if you have another option 'connected' for audio. For example if you have the iPhone in a TomTom dock with it's own speaker - if you configure Waze to use play sound to speaker it will continue to use the iPhone speaker vs. directing the sound to the TomTom speaker. I believe it works the same if you have headphones plugged into the iPhone. Waze will continue to send sound to the iPhone speaker vs. to the headphones.
* I believe Bluetooth is only relevant if the Bluetooth device has is a stereo Bluetooth A2DP compliant device. I have not tested this so I may be incorrect.
Here is some information from a competitor, MotionX-GPS Drive regarding the iPhone silent switch:
"When I enable my iPhone's ring/silent switch, should voice prompts and iPod music be muted?
As is standard for most navigation programs, voice and music will play regardless of the ring/silent switch setting. Button presses and any other sound effects will be muted, however."http://drive.motionx.com/iphone/faq/#7