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Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby gettingthere » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:02 am

Start a trend. Stop reporting car stopped on shoulder (unless the car stopped us a major hazard such as protruding into the main lanes) and maybe your fellow Wazers will stop reporting these useless 'hazards' also.
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Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby kotatsu » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:41 pm

I listen to audiobooks and podcasts on my commute, so I don't want Waze to make any noise. I have mute set to ON, which turns off all the turn by turn speech, but it doesn't silence the speed camera alerts. I had previously set 'Prompts Volume' to zero in the sound settings screen, which worked, but since the last update things have gone badly wrong.

I noticed on my drive to work this morning - and I use the M6 past Birmingham which is littered with a crazy number of speed traps - that Waze was literally telling me about speed cameras every three seconds. Annoying, to say the least. I checked my settings and 'prompts volume' was still on zero. I fiddled with the volume control and managed to set it back to zero again. However this didn't entirely solve the problem, as Waze was still muting my audio when it would have played it's speed trap warning.

On my way home today I fired up Waze again and immediately noticed that the prompts volume, whilst still set to zero, was again being ignored and I was being told about speed cameras every few seconds.

In the end I task killed Waze just so I could listen to a book in peace.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby kylehayes » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:27 pm

I'm in the same boat as everyone else here. If there is not going to be button to mute _everything_ then at least when a notification is played, whatever I'm listening to should be paused momentarily then have the notification play. I care less that the notification is occurring and more that it plays OVER my existing sound which is usually an audiobook or podcast.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby bhans » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:18 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Pop-up alerts and their associated audio cannot be stopped or silenced at this time. It is on the roadmap to give us these settings in the app in a future version.


Just checking on the status of this enhancement. There have been several updates since the quote above was posted and still no improvement.

I also listen to podcasts and audiobooks via Bluetooth while using the Waze app and would like to turn off all audio alerts for everything. I have muted and disabled all options but the warnings still sound over audiobooks and podcasts.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby ThezeeZ » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:18 pm

I've been looking for an option to disable speed camera warnings altogether, because a) I don't really need them and they're just annoying and b) technically usage of devices and software showing speed cameras (even if the ability is disabled and can easily be re-enabled) is currently illegal in Germany and from what I hear a bunch of other European countries as well, and usually comes with quite a hefty fine :)
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby tgulden » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:19 am

This seems to be the intersection of two maddening (and long standing) bugs:

1) mute does not mean mute -- it clearly should.

2) volume control does not work properly. In fact, if you are wired into the car stereo, the volume resets to MAXIMUM each time you launch the app. The slider retains the proper setting, but the actual volume is MAX. This can be reset by opening settings, going to sound, sliding the volume slider al the way to max, then sliding it back where you want it (perhaps zero to get around bug #1).

I have to do this every time I get into my car, or the thing shouts at max volume over my music. It's awful. Please fix!

Also, while I am ranting, please make Waze shut off automatically after I finish my drive like it did under ios5. If I forget to explicitly shut it down, it kills my battery.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby JulesTohpipi » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:08 pm

AndyPoms wrote:
JulesTohpipi wrote:
AndyPoms wrote:1) Are there actually that many speed cameras there? If not, some (or all) of them should be removed. Try editing or contact your local AMs/CMs...

2) You can also turn off the warnings in the app.


The top section has roadworks, and the bottom section is traffic managed with variable speed limits and hard-shoulder running - so yes, there's lots of cameras and gantries all along the motorway. It's one of the busiest commuting routes into London and is heavily policed.


Are they actual speed cameras or traffic monitoring/London Police cameras that just monitor things & can't issue tickets?


Oh my word...

As you are very, very far away then let me reassure you that,yes, they are actually speed cameras, I'm not going mad, they aren't illusions and, for the record, they are real. It's the M1. The main route into London and traffic managed. This means there are gantries every couple of hundred yards imposing variable speed limits according to prevailing road conditions and traffic flows. Go too fast and you get flashed. In the roadworks section there's average speed cameras everywhere. Satisfied now?

As you were wondering, yes, there's stacks of monitoring camera stuff aswell. But fortunately as my fellow Wazers are able - just like me - to tell a speed camera from a monitoring camera, then they aren't marked on the map and so don't thankfully trigger annoying alerts that cannot be turned off - that render near useless the entire Bluetooth system of my... brand... new... car.

And breathe...


BTW, enlighten me as to how you turn these speed camera alerts off in the app - as you mentioned above?
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:34 pm

JulesTohpipi wrote:
AndyPoms wrote:1) Are there actually that many speed cameras there? If not, some (or all) of them should be removed. Try editing or contact your local AMs/CMs...

2) You can also turn off the warnings in the app.


The top section has roadworks, and the bottom section is traffic managed with variable speed limits and hard-shoulder running - so yes, there's lots of cameras and gantries all along the motorway. It's one of the busiest commuting routes into London and is heavily policed.


Are they actual speed cameras or traffic monitoring/London Police cameras that just monitor things & can't issue tickets?
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby JulesTohpipi » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:50 am

AndyPoms wrote:1) Are there actually that many speed cameras there? If not, some (or all) of them should be removed. Try editing or contact your local AMs/CMs...

2) You can also turn off the warnings in the app.


The top section has roadworks, and the bottom section is traffic managed with variable speed limits and hard-shoulder running - so yes, there's lots of cameras and gantries all along the motorway. It's one of the busiest commuting routes into London and is heavily policed.

Being that busy a road, then I see lots of Wazers on my screen in the morning and evenings. All of whom must be suffering like me along that 30-mile section. Of course, many I guess don't make it to these forums to feedback. Either that or they give up pretty quickly, and I'm just seeing a high churn rate of people joining/leaving.

I wish this could all be sorted out.

I really like Waze but this problem causes me to scream at it at the very top of my voice sometimes. Especially when I'm listening to Internet radio on my iPhone and miss something important because of these wretched alerts that, for some mind-boggling reason, cannot be turned off and come in three or four a minute.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby kotatsu » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:14 pm

AndyPoms wrote:
JulesTohpipi wrote:
kotatsu wrote:I listen to audiobooks and podcasts on my commute, so I don't want Waze to make any noise. I have mute set to ON, which turns off all the turn by turn speech, but it doesn't silence the speed camera alerts. I had previously set 'Prompts Volume' to zero in the sound settings screen, which worked, but since the last update things have gone badly wrong.

I noticed on my drive to work this morning - and I use the M6 past Birmingham which is littered with a crazy number of speed traps - that Waze was literally telling me about speed cameras every three seconds. Annoying, to say the least. I checked my settings and 'prompts volume' was still on zero. I fiddled with the volume control and managed to set it back to zero again. However this didn't entirely solve the problem, as Waze was still muting my audio when it would have played it's speed trap warning.

On my way home today I fired up Waze again and immediately noticed that the prompts volume, whilst still set to zero, was again being ignored and I was being told about speed cameras every few seconds.

In the end I task killed Waze just so I could listen to a book in peace.


I'm in exactly the same situation. It's driving me up the wall.

Part of my commute involves a 30-mile section along the M1 where there's speed cameras nearly every 200 yards. It interrupts my Bluetooth music listening incessantly.

Free app or not, it's utter madness that I'm forced to choose between Waze and ditching the other Bluetooth features of my not inexpensive car. Good job then that Waze carries some equity with me otherwise I'd have been off a long time ago.

If TomTom was like this then we'd all be laughing our heads off - right?


1) Are there actually that many speed cameras there? If not, some (or all) of them should be removed. Try editing or contact your local AMs/CMs...

2) You can also turn off the warnings in the app.


Even if you turn warnings off, the audio warnings still sound.

If you turn all navigation and other Waze sound to zero, then it silences the warnings, but only until the next time you run waze.

It's a bit of a mess to be honest.
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