iOS 3.8.0 Feedback Thread

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Re: iOS 3.8.0 Official Feedback Thread

Postby bikezilla64 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:01 pm

Since getting 3.8.0 My Waze app has had very flaky GPS connections.
It loses the GPS many times during the route, and stops updating the screen. It has also hung up frequently when calculating routes, or updating the route.
I also get a persistent routing server timed out error or routing Six Flags, Jackson NJ.

I read through several pages in this thread but didn't see it mentioned.
Anyone else having these problems?
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Re: iOS 3.8.0 Feedback Thread

Postby bjsvec » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:57 pm

For those complaining about SMS from third part server/phone number when sharing drive or location IT IS possible to still send via email or regular message app. You have to click the small print "More sending options" below the new "TAP A PHOTO" thing.

I would like to state that this should be cleaned up and improved though. It should be possible to choose sending method easier and have that choice saved for easy, regular access.

I also want to add that on my SNED LOCATION screen I always have a couple of unknown waze users showing as default as if I have used them before, but I have not. Again, this screen needs some improvement.
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Re: iOS 3.8.0 Official Feedback Thread

Postby brewbyte » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:51 pm

In order to complete the social setup I am required to navigate to my iPhone settings => Privacy => Contacts and make sure Waze is allowed to access my contacts. Waze is not showing up there and I'm unable to complete the social set up so I can share my drive. Anyone else having this problem? I'm running iOS 7.1.1 and Waze 3.8.0.
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Re: iOS 3.8.0 Official Feedback Thread

Postby brewbyte » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:58 pm

kingzut wrote:i would like to not share my contacts to be able to send a location/drive...

even if waze does not plan on addressing this or some global champ strenuously disagrees, can someone at least say if waze is even aware of this complaint?

click to share:

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here's what you see

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no thank-you.



I can't get past this point as Waze is not showing up in Settings ==> Privacy ==> Contacts. Can't figure out what's going on.
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Re: iOS 3.8.0 Feedback Thread

Postby brewbyte » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:54 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
brewbyte wrote:I can't get past this point as Waze is not showing up in Settings ==> Privacy ==> Contacts. Can't figure out what's going on.

Sounds like Waze has not requested to access your contacts yet. What happens when you tap the Friends icon on the main screen, then tap the Add Friends icon at the top right?


Thanks for the response. When I click My Waze ==> My Friends then click the Add Friends icons at the top right I get the option of My Contacts or Facebook Friends. Tapping My Contacts results in the 'Hold Up...' screen where it directs me to Settings ==> Privacy ==> Contacts. Waze isn't showing up there.
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Re: iOS 3.8.0 Feedback Thread

Postby brewbyte » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:48 am

NorfolkMustard wrote:You only get the "Hold up" screen if you've already disallowed waze access to your contacts, or you perhaps have a Settings > General > Restrictions > Privacy in place to disallow changes to your contact sharing.


That was it, thanks!
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Re: iOS 3.8.0 Official Feedback Thread

Postby buttercup19 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:28 am

bz2012 wrote:Just allowing voice commands isn't enough. I allowed them in the previous version.
Perhaps disable and re-enable might work, or switching to another app that uses the speaker and switching back, but we should NOT need to know magic words and arcane gestures to make features like these work.

'Switching to voice memo and adjusting the volume' will do it.
Tried it on the way to work this morning and it worked!!!!


Thanks for posting this workaround! It worked for me, too. I'm so grateful as I was about to go back to Google Maps navi.
To the Support team that reads these posts: the low sound is definitely an issue. Never had an issue until recently. App isn't usable without hearing the navi audio directions. Can't be looking at the map while driving a car. I'd bump the bug up to "fix soon" status if I were you. Thanks.
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Re: iOS 3.8.0 Official Feedback Thread

Postby bz2012 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:02 am

After the latest upgrade the verbal directions are terrible!
Often the verbal cue is too early.
It says things like
"turn right then turn left".
The only problem is that the left is 3 blocks away but it sounds like the left is immediately after the right.

Then sometimes the cue is late like a 'keep left' on the expressway, only given AT the point where you must keep left. No verbal cue before and nothing from the sign.

Another a cue too early and too cryptic to be useful.
Three blocks before a right turn onto an entrance ramp to the expressway:
"Exit"
No clue as to when or where or why.
At the ramp it said "Exit right".
Again no clue as to where or why.

These verbal cues are dangerous and misleading!
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Re: iOS 3.8.0 Official Feedback Thread

Postby bz2012 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:37 pm

I DON'T find the 'and then' useful when there are several possible turning places in between the point where the 'and then' was issued and the actual correct place to turn.

I find it WRONG and DANGEROUS in those cases.

I agree that it IS useful in some cases, but previously I received correct instructions in such a case on my route home where I needed to make a left turn and then immediately turn right, the directions were correct.

Last night, along a different route to my house, WAZE told me to turn left (correct) and then turn right (incorrect because there were THREE wrong 'right turns' before the correct right turn.

For someone unfamiliar with the area, they would have gotten lost.
For someone in traffic, on an expressway, they could have had an accident.

If it had said ...and then turn right after 500 feet onto ... THEN it would be much better.

Sometimes, on the way to work, today, it did well by saying 'and then turn ... on ....'
However at one point, on the expressway, it gave too short notice at a point of decision. It needs to take driver reaction time delay and travel speed into account when it says 'keep left' at the start of an exit ramp.
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Re: iOS 3.8.0 Official Feedback Thread

Postby bz2012 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:17 pm

The new version still has a problem that I have reported many times:
The 'speaker volume' gets reset to zero over night.

I have 'prefer bluetooth' checked.

When I start in the morning without my bluetooth turned on, I hear NOTHING from the speaker until I turn up the volume.
When I head home at lunch time, WAZE remembers the volume from earlier and I don't need to turn it back up.

Sometimes, if I activate my bluetooth, the volume is the volume I have 'set' within WAZE.

I am not sure this problem is still here:
On bluetooth, when the volume was zero, if I used the volume control ON the blue tooth, it would use that volume for the current voice prompt and reset to zero for the next prompt.
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