Gas stations and TTS enabled

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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby MapSir » Thu May 08, 2014 7:22 am

Hi guys,

In order for the TTS to be enabled on your device you need a good GPS reception,
Once the system recognizes your location it will automatically enable the feature.
So please make sure you have GPS and Wifi or Data working good.
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby bgaltman » Thu May 08, 2014 1:48 pm

I have my GPS location set (very strong signal), data ison, with H+ full signal, and steady data stream. My Waze App (after re-installing several times, beta versions, latest public release, etc.) still doesn't show Samantha or Tom. I am using the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android Kitkat. Whatever I do, it doesn't want to show.

Oh, for what it is worth, whenever I enter ##@tts, it ALWAYS says "TTS feature is disabled, please restart". It doesn't toggle. It creates the impression that it is on by default, and toggles off when entering ##@tts, however, no voice navigation with TTS is available neither before or after the command.

Please Help!
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby kazmuth » Thu May 08, 2014 1:49 pm

Re-posting this workaround to get TTS to work;

In case you are having problems with TTS voice Samantha not appearing, I have a workaround that worked for me (iOS):
1) uninstall waze
2) re-install waze then open it
3) DON'T ALLOW LOCATION ACCESS; also DON'T LOGIN yet, instead use Temporary user or leave username blank
4) when asked for location choose UNITED STATES
5) click Settings > Sound> 'Samantha including street names' appears, check it
6) close waze then go to your iOS settings> privacy > location services > switch on for waze
7) open waze then login your old username

For Android, just log out and log in again
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby bgaltman » Thu May 08, 2014 1:53 pm

Unfortunately it still will not work Kazmuth...dozens of installs/uninstalls/re-installs/logins/logouts later, still the same. I just also read the post that it is a known bug and that they are working on a fix... Will just be patient until that day comes. Maybe it has to do with the new Kitkat OS for Android... :(
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby albertcong » Fri May 09, 2014 1:18 am

Fortunately for me, the workaround worked. I am using iOS. Thanks.
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby ZurcAledo » Fri May 09, 2014 3:24 am

Also worked for me.
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby ZurcAledo » Fri May 09, 2014 3:27 am

Just a bit scary at first because you will be back as baby wazer ;-). But multiple closing and opening of waze will bring back your status. I just lost my favorites because at first i did not know the command ##@restorefav in restoring favorites.
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby bgaltman » Fri May 09, 2014 4:48 am

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to share the proper workaround for Android (thanks for the help Kazmuth!)
This was tested on a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android Kitkat. This probably works on other versions of Android as well.

Enabling TTS for Android (Kitkat) users:

The shortcut (works for some users):
1. Close Waze (make sure it is not running in the background)
2. Go to Settings > More > Location > Mode > select High Accuracy
3. Restart Waze
4. In Waze, go to Settings > Sound > select 'Samantha (including street names)'

NOTE: If High Accuracy is already selected, you will have to try the full method as described below.


The full method:
1. Turn off GPS
2. Go to Settings > More > Location > Mode > select GPS Only
3. Uninstall Waze
4. Re-install Waze and open it (make sure to install the production version, not a beta version)
5. when asked for location choose UNITED STATES
6. DON'T LOGIN yet, instead use "New users - start driving"
7. Click Settings > Sound > You will see you cannot select your voice option
8. Exit Waze (make sure it is not running in the background)
9. Switch on GPS
10. Go to Settings > More > Location > Mode > High Accuracy
11. Open Waze
12. Go to Settings > Account & Login > Login with your username or your Facebook account
13. After login is complete, click Settings > Sound> 'Samantha (including street names)' appears, check it (usually selected by default)


If after installing, you lost your favorites, you can restore them by doing the following:
1. Open Waze
2. Slide to Navigate
3. In the Search bar, enter the command: ##@restorefav
4. When done, your favorites will have been restored from a copy on the Waze servers
5. Before doing anything else, make sure to restart Waze so that also your Home and Work locations are restored.
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby bgaltman » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:05 pm

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

This workaround does not seem to work for Waze App version 3.8.0.0!
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby albertcong » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:41 pm

But good thing Voice Commands can still be enabled when you search ##@asr in Navigate menu. But I missed Tom and Samantha.
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