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Waze has stopped speaking

Postby jo99jo » Thu May 09, 2013 4:11 am

Previously (maybe a couple of weeks ago) it would tell me when I was approaching a red light camera, where to get off the freeway, police ahead, etc. Now I don't get anything.

Don't know why. I've checked the settings. See something in settings under "sound" that says:

"Route sound to speaker"

I've tried checking and unchecking this with no change at all.

Ideas?
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby luap605 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:58 pm

Thanks for the tip re: the "mute" button on the main menu.

This is not very easy to see as it is actually in the "Menu" bar across the top (upper left hand corner, looks like a speaker). It looks like it is just part of the header and I was looking for it with other items in the Menu. I didn't think it was a button to push. Might recommend they actually put this in the Menu.

There are three settings if you click on it: "Sounds Off", "Alerts Only" and "Sounds On." It easy to accidentally tap this without knowing it resulting in a change you didn't intend to make.

Mine had changed to "alerts only" which was very confusing to me until I found the tip below. Many thanks for the tip.
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby grandmaholly » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:50 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Try the mute button at the top of the main menu.


Thanks AlanOfThe Berg... Waze just started giving me trouble with the voice yesterday. But, boy, was it aggravating trying to change different settings before I thought to Google the problem. ;)
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby Superfraggle » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:47 pm

It was a highly requested feature to have c easy and quick access to the various mute functions. So I think it's fine where it is. It should pop up with a dialog showing you pressed it so not sure how people miss that.

But I totally agree it should be in the sounds options too

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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby macmacbr » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:44 pm

as jo99jo said: IS THAT A BUTTON ?
I've gone nuts trying to understand why waze would only produce alerts on my phone, and not the routes.

Really. is that a button ???. Waze, please add a setting under sounds with the current status of that button and a way to switch there too. I'd think about 7.1 billion pp would look there first.

By the way. It's really hard not to touch that button by accident when phone is on dashboard.

I needed this thread (after a week of mute routes) to find it. Thanks a lot.


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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:59 pm

Waze will send to BT automatically if iOS is connected to a device. Sound settings must be changed using the hardware buttons while a sound is playing or while a voice command prompt is on the screen.
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby CruzinWTunes » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:14 pm

I'm having the same issue; I don't know what has changed; I've tried the speaker icon, the sound options and am getting nothing from Waze; I may be getting something to the bluetooth headset if I"m on a phone call, but if so it's so faint that it's not helpful. When I'm commuting I can't be looking at the phone. I depend on the vocal alerts. I just made a trip with bluetooth and heard nothing! Frustrating!
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby johnt519 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:28 pm

We've seen this to with the latest update (for iOS anyway). Toggling that "mute" button has no affect. Voice navigation/turn by turn and warnings are gone.
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby davesax1 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:30 pm

re: stop speaking iphone

The mute "indicator" is a speaker symbol on the top left of the main menu (Menu header).

I played with the settings for a week. Alerts continued to work thru Bluetooth but not the turn by turn. This did the trick. Thanx
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri May 10, 2013 4:18 pm

jo99jo wrote:I have Android.

Waze seems kind of flakey. The last update was 3 months ago!

I'm not sure how Waze decides to output to bluetooth with Android... Sorry.

The next version is in beta test right now. Should be a new version in about 3 weeks.
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