Why So Low Volume Output?

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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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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 » 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 » 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 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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Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby BeKure » Sat May 11, 2013 11:39 pm

Why is the volume output so low when using Bluetooth in a automobile? I am using a aftermarket car stereo along with a iPhone 5 running the latest firmware. Im not jail broken by the way.
I have turned to another GPS app oppose to Waze because the Bluetooth volume output is so low with this app even with the volume turned up as loud as it can go within the settings but with other navigation apps it works fine.
I can barely hear the turn by turn navigation voice through my car stereo speakers when I'm using Waze but with the other GPS application I use, the navigation voice is loud and clear.

Is there a planned update to resolve this issue?

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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby BeKure » Tue May 14, 2013 9:58 pm

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


Why would the device slider []inot[/i] stay at max level unless the software was buggy?
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Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby BeKure » Tue May 14, 2013 10:24 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
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.


Thanks you for the response. 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.
With Motion X GPS app that said option is available. I'll just stick with Motion X I guess.
Waze has some cool options but if I can barely hear the turn by turn voice over my car speakers then its obsolete to me. Thanks anyhow.

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Re: Why So Low Volume Output?

Postby BeKure » 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 BeKure » 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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