Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

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Re: Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

Postby CBenson » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:27 pm

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

How? I thought the conclusion of this thread was that you could not without resorting to workarounds such as the aforementioned action of deleting the sound files from your phone.
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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 JulesTohpipi » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:25 pm

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?
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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 BrakTalk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:57 pm

It's also an option to configure my truck with a large container of fuel in the bed and splice a line into the fuel system so that I could increase the travel range between gas fill-ups but it's not all that practical.

Are we really going to have THAT conversation? This thread is simply asking for a feature/enhancement, not suggestions to void a warranty or potentially brick their device.

Let's keep the ball in the field of play if you don't mind.
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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 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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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 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 TonyG-UK » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:37 pm

Delete the sound files from your phone.
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