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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 DaveJFT » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:49 pm

MadHatterts wrote:I just discovered how to resolve the issue of low volume on Waze. Make a phone call and set the phone to speaker phone mode. Then turn the volume all the way up and then hang up. Waze will now play its voice navigation at full volume.

Dude! Thank you! This has been driving me mad over and over for months. You are a star - take a Thanks from me.

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Re: "Play sound to phone speaker" volume low

Postby DaveJFT » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:02 pm

helifino206 wrote:I had a similar issue with a different app on a different phone - when selecting 'phone speaker' the sounds went out the handset earpiece rather than the loudspeaker on the back. Please check to see if this is what's happening.


No - that's not it. "Play sound to phone speaker" overrides the earpiece too. With it enabled no Waze sounds are played through the audio jack, only the phone speaker and that's still very quiet. Altering the phone volume on any connection, whether a Waze announcement is playing or not makes no difference at all.
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Re: "Play sound to phone speaker" volume low

Postby DaveJFT » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:18 pm

Hi again folks,

I changed my phone to a Nexus 6P and this issue seemed fixed but then, about a week or so ago, the TTS voices have gone very quiet again when "Play sound to phone speaker" is enabled. When disabled there is no problem with volume but as my phone connects to the car's built-in hands-free system via the radio voice instructions blare out of the car speakers. It's the same whichever voice I select. So I'm left with the choice - either no one hears the voice or everyone in the car has to suffer it.

What could have changed?
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"Play sound to phone speaker" volume low

Postby DaveJFT » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:28 pm

Hi folks,

[Android 5.0.1 on Google Nexus 4, Waze v.3.9.4.0]

I've not had a problem with speaker volume using Waze until I started using a Bluetooth Hands Free kit. Previously Waze would default to outputting audio via the phone speaker and was plenty loud enough. When attaching the Bluetooth Hands Free kit, to stop Waze trying to play sound via the Hands Free kit I've had to turn on the "Play sound to phone speaker" setting and now Waze's voice volume is whisper quiet - even with both the phone's media volume and Waze's voice volume turned up full.

Is there a fix for this?

Thanks,

Dave
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby Dasur » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:50 am

I also have this problem. What's your device?

Mine is iPhone 7+ and running through Bluetooth in my Audi A6 2013.
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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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Waze 4.6, moto x Pure, Plantronics bluetooth - LOW volume

Postby cgm18966 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:38 am

My Waze started giving me a VERy limited volume on my bluetooth about a week ago.

I tried deleting the Waze cache both through the Apps tool and searching for cc@tts.

The volume remains unusable. This seems to be a known issue but it REALLY impacts the functionality of the application.

For now, I can work around it by setting the speaker on but that gets annoying when there are other people in the car.

I use Google Hangouts for phone calls and Pandora. Both work fine with the bluetooth.



thanks

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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby Brian6502554639 » Tue May 03, 2016 5:41 pm

Volume thru phone speaker was great until recent update, now barely audible. This makes Waze very unsafe to use. Have device volume peaked & Waze prompt volume peaked...does no good. Recommended Waze to a friend & he is having same problem!
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby blondetini » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:10 am

Same for me here as well, since latest update. Sound is barely audible.


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