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Re: "Play sound to phone speaker" volume low

Postby Mojobaggins » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:16 am

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.


Thanks! This fixed my issue with the phone to speaker volume being too low.
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Re: "Play sound to phone speaker" volume low  Topic is solved

Postby MadHatterts » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:29 pm

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.
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby Kenix » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:59 am

I am having the same problem... I've followed the various suggestions...no success. The Waze volume is ALWAYS MUCH lower than the music volume. I have to choose between Waze and music. NOT GOOD.

Couldn't a good volume control that really works well be built in?

Thx
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Re: "Play sound to phone speaker" volume low

Postby juscoll » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:03 pm

I am having the same issue. Directions played out my phone's speaker are too low to be audible while driving. I have turned up all system volumes to maximum and turned up the text to speech volume within the phone's system settings. I have also maximized the volume settings with Waze and tried turning the volume up while a voice prompt is playing. . All volumes I know of are set to max.

I searching on this issue it seems that it may be specific to Nexus devices. Previously I was using a Samsung S4 and the prompts were nice and loud. The Nexus 6 has more a powerful set phone speakers but the output that Waze offers is inaudible while driving.

Output via bluetooth works fine. However, I prefer using the phone's speaker so that I can hear navigation guidance I have my car stereo set to satellite/terrestrial radio or CD.

Seems like it is programming variation that Waze does not yet make for Nexus devices. Given the its Google ties I am surprised.

Any suggestions on a fix?
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Re: "Play sound to phone speaker" volume low

Postby helifino206 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:49 am

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.
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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 Franksbluevan » Wed May 17, 2017 5:45 pm

I am using a Samsung S8+ (Android) so is anyone following the suggestion from Waze about Bluetooth to change the the option to "Play sound to phone speaker". This is supposed to pause the music for Waze directions. This option will force the Waze directions to play from your phone speaker, my worry is that will also be hard to hear.

Just wondering if anyone is using this option and how is it working for you.
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby ezrider11 » Sat May 13, 2017 8:24 pm

I placed a call, increased the in call volume, issue resolved ;-D
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby eric777777 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:31 pm

I have found a trick: you run another gps app : like avertinoo.
Then you run waze and the sound volume is correct on waze.
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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby einshem1 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:04 pm

I concur with everyone else. You have to increase the music/BT volume in the car so high in order to hear Waze that the music itself is way too loud.
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