unable to get waze to search iphone contacts (old 2013)

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unable to get waze to search iphone contacts (old 2013)

Postby jimbo816 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:07 am

waze works well but for some reason I cannot get waze to search the contacts stored in my iphone. Is there a setting somewhere that you must make to allow waze to have acess to your iphone contacts. Tired of messing with it.
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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 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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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby Davy_Ray » 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 shumburger » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:21 am

I can confirm I'm seeing the same issue. iPhone 4, 6.1.2, Waze 3.6

I ran some rudimentary tests and found the following:

- If the contact is listed by the person's name, Waze will be able to find it.*
- If the contact is listed by company name, Waze will NOT find it by company name. However, if there's a contact person name on that card, Waze WILL find that by the person's name.*
- Note that Waze will only return results on contacts that contain an address (for obvious reasons).

*Waze does not seem to support fuzzy search. ie, if you search for "jack", you won't get "jackson" in the results.

I hope these will get fixed very soon. I've switched to Waze from other nav apps and I really like it so far aside from the search oddities. It makes on-the-go navigating that much more annoying.
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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.

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

Postby tinytall » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:56 pm

Italial's post is the correct method for this.

Thanks!

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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!!

Cheers, Dallas
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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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Re: unable to get waze to search iphone contacts

Postby McCracken808 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:21 pm

I can concur. iPhone 4, iOS6, works okay for me so far.
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