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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 AlanOfTheBerg » Thu May 09, 2013 4:30 am

Try the mute button at the top of the main menu.
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby jo99jo » Thu May 09, 2013 4:46 am

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

Mute button? Say what? Boy, that button is really unclear and poorly designed! They should make it flash or something when it is on mute. Let me see if that fixes the problem tomorrow.
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby jo99jo » Fri May 10, 2013 6:25 am

OK, so that button makes Waze speak now. BUT, it will only talk through the phone speaker, not through my bluetooth headset.

I DO NOT have that parameter route sound through speaker turned on.
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri May 10, 2013 3:49 pm

If you have iOS, use the "prefer bluetooth" option. If you're on android and the headset is paired and active, it should work, but I am not an Android expert.
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Re: Waze has stopped speaking

Postby jo99jo » Fri May 10, 2013 4:07 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:If you have iOS, use the "prefer bluetooth" option. If you're on android and the headset is paired and active, it should work, but I am not an Android expert.

I have Android.

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