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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 Bekrah » 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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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: "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

Postby ohthatgal » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:02 pm

MadHatterts volume fix worked thanks
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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: "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 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: "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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Re: "Play sound to phone speaker" volume low

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:56 pm

I have no problems with my Nexus 6... The speaker is much louder than my old Nexus 5 and the Waze directions are at a great volume...

Which voice are you using?
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