Do you leave your client running?

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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby able2ru » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:03 pm

I haven't seen a clear answer to this question. I've read that you must leave Waze running to get your points and alerts. Is this:

a) With the actual program running with the map displayed, or can it also be

b) With the actual program not displaying (such as returning to the home screen or accessing another app or making a phone call) but with the Waze icon displaying in the notification bar?

If (b) does not count as the app Waze is running, what is the purpose of putting the icon up in the notification area if Waze isn't actually running, and (?) recording points?
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Do you leave your client running?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:16 pm

If you have data connection when you shut down Waze it should upload before it actually exits. If it doesn't have a data connection there will be an icon and msg at the top of the screen.


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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:11 pm

Please note that you do need a data connection at the end of your drive for it to upload to Waze.
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:24 pm

If you don't have a working data connection to Waze, the top of the screen will show "Searching Network...". This also happens when switching between connection types (Cell Network/Wi-Fi. 3G/4G, etc)...
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Do you leave your client running?

Postby Bigbear3764 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:41 pm

Turn it off when done driving. It will load your drives at night.


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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby gerben » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:41 pm

Please note that it is not needed to upload logs to record your driven miles/km's. The upload logs function sends the program logs to Waze so they can use it to troubleshoot crashes and other problems.
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby Ikkabar » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:47 pm

You should always stop the Waze client if you are not driving your car. This avoids any false data that may lead to phantom traffic jams if you're stopped on a lightly trafficked road.

The client will upload your drive data, but there will be a delay until the drive session is processed and is shown in your drive list. Your points for the drive are only updated once a day, so you won't see them increase immediately.
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby JohnDoe75 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:51 pm

Why don't you manually upload your logs by going to Settings, Help and then Send Logs.

And yes you should turn off the app with the Switch Off button.
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Re: Do you leave your client running?

Postby ltmltm » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:28 am

I'm still waiting for waze to support an android exit intent so that it can be automatically turned off when exiting the car using things like tasker or some car dock app.
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Do you leave your client running?

Postby mattlach » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:33 am

Hey all,

When I first started using the app, I would turn it off every time I turned off the car, but I had problems with my points updating.

Through trial and error I have found that the only way to get my points to update reliably, is to leave my client on, whether I'm driving or not.

Typically, just before midnight the data upload will occur, and then I can quit the app without consequences.

Problem is, leaving the Waze app running seems to wear on the battery life of my Samsung Galaxy S3.

What do you do? Have you also found that leaving the app running all the time is required?
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