iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

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Re: iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:12 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
markwu wrote:So there may be three different volume settings?

I've often thought that iOS was keeping track of the last volume setting by app, but I really have no clue if that's accurate.

It is true. If I listen to music at low volume to go to sleep at night, the next morning my Waze instructions will be too low to hear.

There are more than two volume settings in iOS, sure. There are three basic ones -- app audio volume, ringer volume, and telephone volume; also, each volume is saved separately for each possible output method, e.g., telephone volume over Bluetooth, app audio volume over headphones... the OS even saves a separate volume state depending on whether your headphones have a built-in microphone.

The ringer volume setting actually shows a speaker also, just with the text "ringer" above it. If you have "Change with Buttons" turned off, you should never see this, because the buttons will always change the app audio volume (if you are not on a call).

I'll have to test it with Waze specifically, but if it is behaving like you say it is, it seems like a bug either with iOS or with Waze. There simply isn't another volume to set.
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Re: iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

Postby sketch » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:29 pm

That's what it is. It may not be the most clearly named function, but that's what it is.
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Re: iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

Postby stickytree » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:11 am

The automatic day/night switching is not working correctly for my location. When I switch on at around 8:30 am it starts in day mode and switches immediately to night mode. By about midday it seems to have sorted it out. It also changes to night mode correctly at the other end of the day. It just doesn't seem to know when the sun rises!
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Re: iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

Postby stickytree » Thu May 03, 2012 12:16 pm

stickytree wrote:The automatic day/night switching is not working correctly for my location. When I switch on at around 8:30 am it starts in day mode and switches immediately to night mode. By about midday it seems to have sorted it out. It also changes to night mode correctly at the other end of the day. It just doesn't seem to know when the sun rises!
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Any progress on this?
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Re: iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

Postby tasmaine » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:05 pm

I have to say I hate this version - it simply does not work. This week I drove both 150 miles south of Portland, ME (i.e. south of Boston), and 150 miles north (north of Bangor). In neither case was I able to connect to a signal, even though I have no problem connecting in Portland. It was kind of weird driving on the Interstate and the app not even recognizing that I was on a road.

So, not only is it a bummer that I didn't get 1000 points for driving 500 miles in one week, but I've rapidly concluded that I cannot rely on Waze. I guess it's time to get a real GPS, if I want something I can rely on.
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Re: iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

Postby tasmaine » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:05 am

It would be nice to assume this, but since I have AT&T, and these occurrences were on two different days, I would say not likely. I had cellular coverage all the time, but could not connect to the route servers. I also have a nationwide plan and have not had issues connecting in far more rural areas than these.

I won't exclude the carrier, but don't think it is likely with the info I have now.
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Re: iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

Postby teskicks » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:04 pm

I have not been able to connect to the WAZE network via 3G for several days. Connect fine when in WIFI. When traveling I get a "Searching network..." message at the top of the screen. This has been happening for several days.

An idea what is going on?
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Re: iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

Postby teskicks » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:13 pm

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teskicks wrote:I have not been able to connect to the WAZE network via 3G for several days. Connect fine when in WIFI. When traveling I get a "Searching network..." message at the top of the screen. This has been happening for several days.

An idea what is going on?


Have you tried toggling Airplane mode or restarting your device?


That did it. Thank you
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iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

Postby TheBuca » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:24 pm

Couple issues from today:

1) "Report police" immediately reports a police trap without asking for info. I needed to specify it was visible and in the other lane.

2) There is now a pause with TTS between the command and the road name. Good change. But it'd be nice to take it a step further and pause between the slashes in the road name. When following best practices and using the last sign's text, it can get a little crazy and all run together.

3) How about learning who to auto text with the shared destination? It'd save me from sending the daily "on the way home my dearest love muffin" text.

4) When using the speaking function, at what point is your position saved? When you first activate it by waving, when it recognizes your command, or when it actually sends the report?
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iOS Version 3.1 Feedback Thread

Postby TheBuca » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:15 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
TheBuca wrote:4) When using the speaking function, at what point is your position saved? When you first activate it by waving, when it recognizes your command, or when it actually sends the report?

Very good question. If it behaves like tapping on the report menu, it should tag it at the wave of the hand, or at least after processing the word "report." May need to test this out.


I think that's an important one to figure out. Hazards around a corner or hidden police might be missed in those extra few seconds at highway speeds since it only warns you 500' in advance.

Found my Bluetooth today (been missing since Sunday) so I'll try out Bluetooth functions tomorrow. On the old version, using the voice dial function with waze as the foreground app did activate the iPhone voice dialing, but used the speaker instead of Bluetooth, despite activating it via the Bluetooth. Might have been related to the TTS since I set it to speaker only so it wouldn't bug me during my calls. I wonder if waze can intercept those voice dialing requests and activate the speaking function without waving.

And I plan to keep a count of how many drivers/pedestrians think I'm waving at them when activating the new feature. +250 bonus points for each one :lol:
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