Unable to silence Speed Camera warnings

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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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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