Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

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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 AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:43 pm

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


Not an option.

That's the option you choose. It's technically possible.
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:05 pm

BrakTalk wrote:This thread is simply asking for a feature/enhancement, not suggestions to void a warranty or potentially brick their device.

True, I totally agree that this feature should be available. But until it is, there are options that do not involve the possibility of warranty-voiding or bricking. You don't even have to jailbreak, and a few companies have software available to download to try out and/or purchase, so don't think this is such a big deal. Lots of us edit files on the iPhone to do fun things like use custom color schemes within Waze.

(None of the apps are in the App Store, btw, 'cause Apple doesn't like that this is possible. And easy.)
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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby AndyPoms » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:38 pm

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.
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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 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 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 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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