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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby AayoGorkhali » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:52 pm

The same problem here. To Waze, all of my contacts are blank. Any help? It is an iPhone 4s with IOS 6.

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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:28 am

EDIT: (Simulpost) Nice picture, d.

Go to Navigate, enter the name (or partial name) of a contact and hit enter/return (whatever it is), swipe to the contacts results. Covered in the user manual. http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/How_to_Navigate
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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:31 pm

This is a known issue and is on The List. (Semi-official list; read-only copy)
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unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby bigbear3764 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:57 pm

Did you just do the iOS 6 update? Did it work before that?

1- try to power phone off, and then back on. Did my update and iTunes wasn't working right. I powered off, turned back on and hooked up to my computer. After that it was fine.

2- if that doesn't work, may need to do a hard reset of phone or uninstall and reinstall Waze.


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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby cbenjam » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:29 pm

Hi,
I have an iPhone 4S, running ios v 6.1.2. Privacy settings allow Waze to access my contacts. I have turned off/on my iPhone and re-installed it trying to get the problem gone.
What I am facing is that Waze finds some of the contacts but not all. So sometimes it finds a person I am trying to drive to its home, sometimes other person does not show up in the list. This really seems a bug because... for instance, if I search for Luiz in my address book I find 29 names. If I type "Luiz" on Waze and select contacts, waze finds only 12... and the Luiz I really am looking for is not in the list and yes... it has a valid street address on it.
I've been facing this for a while, but before, it was possible from waze to navigate in the address book and pick the right contact I wanted to drive to but in recent two versions or so, the only way to get a name is by searching it.
Anyone else having this behavior? It's consistent and replicable for me.

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Carlos, a waze fan, just trying to make it better.
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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby dmcconachie » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:27 am

Type a name in the search box. Select the contacts option from the sources
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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby drdca » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:59 am

That was the answer -- thanks!!

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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby Ikkabar » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:24 pm

Do the contacts on your phone have address information added?

I have an iPhone 4S on iOS 6, and the contact search works fine. It will only return results for contacts that have a street address listed in the contact details.
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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby imajica12345 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:01 pm

I too run into this problem. If the contact is listed as a company name it will not find it. And fuzzy searches do not work.

It would be nice if the search worked like Navigon. It opens your contacts allowing you to select one and then the associated address. easier to do than having to type in the name
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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby italial » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:03 am

Got to ur iPhone settings>privacy>contacts>turn on button next to Waze
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