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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby atx_tarheel » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:06 am

my waze just started having this issue. before I could just use the volume buttons on iPhone to change the waze volume (screen has the speaker icon with bar). now if I push the volume buttons, the ringer volume adjustment shows on screen with the ring bell. so it's changing phone ring volume, not waze volume. I could open another app (such as youtube), and change volume there, which gets applies to waze.

this happened couple of days ago (seems waze had an update).
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby danio1972 » Sat May 31, 2014 8:49 pm

I tried out Waze and dismissed it years ago but have recently 'fell out' with TomTom and so have returned for another look at Waze

I'm liking the changes since I last checked the app/service out but I too have found the volume of alerts and directions when in the car to be low.

Taking the advice here I have noticed that the volume (in my car anyway) is related to the phone call volume; raising that by a few notches, either when an announcement is made from Waze or simply during a phone call has resolved the issue for me
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby DogGrannie » Tue May 20, 2014 3:21 pm

I have the same problem. I listen to podcasts through a BT hands free device. Waze does interrupt to give directions, but the volume is so low I cannot hear them. Please fix!
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby Graham-Paul » Tue May 20, 2014 8:45 am

Finding the same issue - love the software and ideas behind it, but can't hear the directions on BT hands-free kit. TomTom is very loud, Waze almost inaudible :-(
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri May 17, 2013 3:31 am

BeKure wrote:This the interface you referring to?

Yes. Adjust the volume with that onscreen.
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby Bekrah » Thu May 16, 2013 7:14 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
BeKure wrote:It still didn't make a difference. Thank you for your input though.
I will stick with what works. Thanks again.

Your screenshot doesn't show you are in voice command mode.
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Wave your hand or 3-finger tap to bring up the voice commands prompt interface. Use the iPhone hardware buttons to increase the sound right then.

Otherwise, you are not adjusting the correct device volume. it still may make no difference, but just wanted to make sure you were following the proper workaround process.


This the interface you referring to?

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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu May 16, 2013 7:00 pm

BeKure wrote:It still didn't make a difference. Thank you for your input though.
I will stick with what works. Thanks again.

Your screenshot doesn't show you are in voice command mode.
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Wave your hand or 3-finger tap to bring up the voice commands prompt interface. Use the iPhone hardware buttons to increase the sound right then.

Otherwise, you are not adjusting the correct device volume. it still may make no difference, but just wanted to make sure you were following the proper workaround process.
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby Bekrah » Thu May 16, 2013 12:01 am

It still didn't make a difference. Thank you for your input though.
I will stick with what works. Thanks again.
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue May 14, 2013 10:32 pm

BeKure wrote:Unfortunately the option to adjust the slider is not available in Waze when my iPhone is plugged into or connected via bluetooth to my car stereo.

Do you have "prefer bluetooth" selected because you want it to interrupt the radio or other audio source playing on your car stereo? If not, you can turn off prefer BT and if your phone is paired and connected to the stereo, it will play prompts over bluetooth streaming mode.

Prefer BT forces the headset-BT connection. This initiates the "phone call" connection to your car stereo. Many car stereos also have independent volume settings for audio inputs. My phone call volume setting is quite different from my FM radio or USB volume setting.

One last way to check out the Waze device output volume is to be at the main map screen. Wave your hand or 3-finger tap to bring up the voice commands prompt interface. Use the iPhone hardware buttons to increase the sound right then.
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue May 14, 2013 10:02 pm

BeKure wrote:Why would the device slider []inot[/i] stay at max level unless the software was buggy?

Because it depends on the sound output method. Unlike other audio-playing apps which seem to have a sound output open all the time, Waze doesn't. I believe in iOS, there is an output level defined by the OS for each output method: speaker, headphone, BT, dock. So the slider doesn't really know which one is going to be in use when a sound is playing. Because you could change to headphones later and then the level is different, and then you connect to BT and it's different again. The device volume slider in Waze is really rather useless, but it does cause problems because other apps can adjust the output volume too.
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