Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

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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 crazycaveman » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:30 pm

Have you tried deleting the data for the app or uninstalling and reinstalling (also deleting the waze folder if you're on Android)? Might be a preferences issue. Also, don't know if this will work or not, but why not disable cameras from being shown on the map altogether (can do it in settings)?
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby weeezer14 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:33 pm

If I recall correctly, you can disable cameras from showing up on the map BUT you will still get alerts from them.

I have no input on the volume issue though.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:50 pm

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.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby kotatsu » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:24 pm

I guess someone must have gone on a spree adding speed traps to my route then, as it was never this bad before.

No Waze for me until this gets fixed, as the noise was driving me nuts.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby BrakTalk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:08 pm

This is a deal breaker for me as well. I listen to podcasts on my commute and nothing is more annoying than:

"Car stopped on shoulder ahead..."

"Car stopped on shoulder ahead..."

"Car stopped on shoulder ahead..."

You would think "mute" means "mute".
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby TonyG-UK » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:37 pm

Delete the sound files from your phone.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby BrakTalk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:47 pm

TonyG-UK wrote:Delete the sound files from your phone.


Not an option.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby BrakTalk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:04 pm

volume control for iphone

The voice navigation is extremely loud... definitely need the ability to balance it with my music.

Please vote here.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby BrakTalk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:08 pm

Although the UserVoice item speaks to "voice navigation", it's my hope that all audio prompts are addressed.
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