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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 AndyPoms » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:50 pm

Try adjusting the volume during an Waze announcement.
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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,

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