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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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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun May 12, 2013 2:42 am

Make sure the device volume slider stays at max when a sound is playing. when no sound is playing, the device slider is useless.
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