iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

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Re: iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

Postby srichgtr » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:33 am

sketch wrote:
srichgtr wrote:I don't know whether this happened before IOS8 but now with IOS8 there is no way to alter 'background app updating' with waze. Is this a change so it can't be turned off or that the app cannot ever be updated in the background? Waze is missing out of the list of apps that can have this toggled on or off.

Those settings were moved in iOS 8. Go to Settings and scroll way down to Waze.


Waze isn't in the list under 'background app refresh' in Settings -> General. Lots of other apps are there but Waze isn't.

In main apps list in Settings Waze is there but there isn't a background app refresh setting. There are settings for notifications, privacy and mobile data.

This is all with an iphone 5.

Where else could it be?
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Re: iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

Postby srichgtr » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:15 am

Update turned off auto lock prevention so screen goes dim and sound goes quiet even though the app stays running. I hadn't used Waze in a while so this was a real annoyance as I was stuck with tapping the screen constantly while driving as there was nowhere to stop and fiddle around in the settings to prevent it. It's not a setting that should be altered during an update.

A screen off but sound on normal for a low energy mode would be useful. If it cut the screen but kept the sound on normal volume that would have been fine but it cut the sound so you could hardly hear it. I'm sure a previous version did do this.

I don't know whether this happened before IOS8 but now with IOS8 there is no way to alter 'background app updating' with waze. Is this a change so it can't be turned off or that the app cannot ever be updated in the background? Waze is missing out of the list of apps that can have this toggled on or off.
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Re: iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

Postby snillocecurb » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:46 am

I have the same issue on my iPhone 5s and I am ruining iOS 7.1.2
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Re: iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:01 pm

pumrum wrote:Can't find if this has been reported before, but when using the Waze tab for search results, Places (both points and areas) do not display a street address. This would be very helpful for making sure you're going to the correct place.

Google Result:
Place Name
123 Fake Street, City, ST,
United States, City, ST
1.0 miles away

Waze Result:
Place Name
City, ST
1.0 miles away


I also noticed that place names won't match partial name searches. So a search for "Target" will not return "Super Target" as a Waze result.

Just about everything relating to Places will be changed in a very significant way in 3.9.
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Re: iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:48 pm

Some of us beta testers have confirmed it's a difference between the current release and the current beta... I will make sure staff knows.
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Re: iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:22 pm

Odd, it's in both places on my iPhone 5.

I will say that I am testing a beta version, but that shouldn't matter – since Waze already had a background app refresh setting before iOS 8, as I recall...

Have you tried a fresh reinstall of the app?
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Re: iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:50 pm

srichgtr wrote:I don't know whether this happened before IOS8 but now with IOS8 there is no way to alter 'background app updating' with waze. Is this a change so it can't be turned off or that the app cannot ever be updated in the background? Waze is missing out of the list of apps that can have this toggled on or off.

Those settings were moved in iOS 8. Go to Settings and scroll way down to Waze.
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Re: iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:08 am

JohnDoe75 wrote: :shock: what ? Really, Waze does not use live-info but learned habits ?
I should plan a trip friday evening instead of thursday because Waze knows - thinks people leave work earlier and not because the roads are actually cleared earlier ...

Waze uses both live info and historical info.

Live info is obviously more helpful, but it isn't always available, because there aren't always Wazers ahead of you.

Historical info goes back a few months or so I believe, and if I'm not mistaken it's a weighted average, with more weight given to more recent data (to account for shifts in traffic patterns, etc.).

Depending on how much live data is available, Waze uses some combination of live and historical data to determine your route.
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Re: iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:07 pm

It should, yes. It will still use GPS and data, of course, but there will be some battery savings from keeping the screen off. I believe Waze shuts the GPS and data after approximately 10 minutes of non-movement.
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Re: iOS 3.8.1 Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:20 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
voludu2 wrote:Really chews up battery over a 90-mile drive. Has this been true of all previous versions, also?

Yes, Waze is constantly using GPS and data sending/receiving. It's always been highly recommended to use a in-car charger. A 90-mile drive will likely drain your battery 50% or more depending on battery age.

Also, simply keeping the screen on and bright for 90 straight minutes is a significant contributor to battery drain.
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