I love Waze it’s one of my favorite app. It could be perfect but it’s not because of some easy to fix bugs.
Let me discuss about bugs.
1. On apple car play it’s gets hung when I pre-plan route and start car play. Here are the steps to replicate the issue:-
A. Plan a route before starting car.
B. Start the car(Hyundai) wireless car play will connect my phone and then tap Waze.
C. Now tap go button and you will see even if you start driving the car. No action is happening on the screen and navigation icon is hung. I tried to resume the icon by tapping both my phone screen and car desh board screen, but it does not work.
D. Now stop your car remove Waze from memory and re-plan your route and this time it will work.
2. Car need to completely stop in order to give inputs for the app otherwise it will not work.
3. It takes lot of time if I plan for long route for example if I plan a route which is more then 200 miles long app can take up to 5 minutes to give me route.
4. When it plan a route it gives me options to chose which route I want to take but it does not give me options to chose default view. This is a practical problem since I always want to view my route in map view rather in tabular format.
5. It could be better if the app allows me to download offline maps. This feature will be useful where there is not network connection to start the route and once it gets the network connectivity it can re-plan the route based on current conditions.
6. Last bug let’s say I put this app in background then this app keep location and battery. I strongly feel that app needs to go in suspended state since user does not want to interact the app. Once user come back and resume the operation app should resume the previously planned route this is standard feature in all navigation apps. I am not sure why it’s so difficult to achieve. This can used to conserve battery and does not allow unnecessary distractions. For example If I am going 300 miles away I would like to use rest rooms and I don’t want Waze to tell me route in rest rooms. No Roket Science. ☺️☺️☺️
Hope those input will make this app best navigation app and I can change start ratings to 5 stars.
Thanks for giving us this wonderful app.
“Here are the best 3 options to choose from, which would you like? #1 23 minutes, #2 23 minutes, #3 30 minutes.”
*Selects Option #2*
“Ok here we go. Oh it looks like you moved one inch off the path, let me recalculate to Option #1 for you, but not tell you.”
*Enters undesired state route*
*Exit needed is blocked by orange cones and a police cruiser*
“Oh it looks like you missed your exit. Let’s go to the next one and turn around”
*Gets off next exit. Not possible to back to state route the opposite way due to construction, orange cones, and police cruisers. Forced to go back the same direction*
“Let’s try the again, now go to the next exit”
*Goes to next exit, extremely sharp turn requires minimal speed. FINALLY gets back on state route opposite direction*
“Good job now just go to Exit #B”
*Hard to read signs and exits close together, accidentally chooses #C, which has no entrance ramp for same direction*
“Oh no. Recalculating, it looks like you’re going to have to go all the way back and try again”
*goes back 2 exits to get turned around again*
“Ok now get off exit #B”.
*Pays close attention to signs, FINALLY gets off correct exit*
Total time driving with undesired, unchosen option #1: 50-60 minutes.
Total time would’ve taken for desired and chosen option #2: 23-30 minutes.
Thanks Waze for making my midnight drive home very unpleasant.
I’ve been a Waze user for years, but recently the app has just been super weird, switching options without telling you. Insisting that you go one way when that way is blocked off.
Most recently I was trying to get into the city to pick up my friend. Waze constantly tried to tell me to take a certain way even though that way was blocked off due to severe flooding from Hurricane Ida. It took me 2 hours to get home because everytime I switched directions Waze switched back to the “fastest route” which just so happened to be blocked off. I reported it several times in the app but cmon you guys don’t have anyone to update this? You can look on the news and see that there’s still severe flooding in some places. Get it together please you shouldn’t be sending me directions to a place that’s clearly blocked off and I know that other users have reported it as well. Disappointed.
I love Waze for navigation but I’ve had CONSTANT bug issues recently. I keep my apps up to date, so I know it’s not that. I literally have to force close the app about 3x every time I want to use it, to get it to work properly - it just never wants to properly locate where I’m at, no matter where I am. I can wait a while too and it just struggles, and this never used to happen. It’s also super buggy with apple car play, which is the main thing I use it with now. I’ll have to disconnect it from the plug 1-2 times most of the time before it calibrates properly. I always recommend Waze and prefer it for its updated maps, but starting it up and getting it to actually work in the beginning has been extremely frustrating (and embarrassing if people are in the car) recently. Please fix!
I used Waze years ago and thought it was pretty good. I remember that, if I took a slightly different route than the one suggested, it would remember and, the next time I wanted the same route, it would put in my alteration.
This no longer seems the case.
I have been using Waze again for the last 3 months. Every time I leave my house Waze wants me to turn right, go up the hill and turn left onto the main drag in my complex. Every time, I turn left and go down the hill to the other end of the main drag, and still turn left to leave the complex.
When does the “learning” start? More than 60 days of leaving my complex and it still wants me to turn right!
This app is “fair” at best
I can’t begin to tell you the number of times Waze drivers saves me as I drive. The real time pot hole alerts are particularly helpful - along with the police ahead alerts . The car on the shoulder ahead give me time to change lanes and avoid timely delays. I use this app every time I get into my car - even when aim traveling familiar routes. Anytime I have ignored Waze recommendations I lived to regret it. Finally, I left a destination to travel to a familiar restaurant with 2 other friends, both driving their cars. I used my Waze and arrived 15 minutes before the others. This happens all the time. Waze - don’t leave home without it.
Had someone recommend this app to me because it supposedly finds alternate routes to avoid traffic. I do not understand the recommendation. I’ve used Waze for two trips now. The first time, it took me down a side street where I sat in a huge line at a stop sign and it put me 15 minutes behind the original ETA. Then at the end of the trip, Waze told me my destination was on the left whereas it was actually on the right. Second trip told me I had arrived at my destination before I ever saw the place and ended the navigation. I had to pull over and open Apple Maps to ultimately find my destination. This is just a terrible app altogether.
When I enter directions to go somewhere I get the error message "No GPS - showing your approximate location" and the map shows me in a location from my previous last use (see attached screenshot). I have an iPhone 12 running iOS 14.7.1. I tried the recommended fixes on your website but that didn't help. Waze is allowed to use my location in my settings. I tried hard restarting my phone. I downloaded and ran a GPS status app, and it consistently shows horizontal and vertical accuracy at under 15ft each. I tried logging out and back in to Waze. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Waze.
The directions and traffic updates from Waze are very good, but the app has so many UI and other problems that go uncriticized. Startup when entering an address for some reason takes forever, with a “no network connection” error popping up, even if your connection is perfectly fine. And finally, the ads. I shouldn’t have to say this, but the point of a navigation app is for you to GLANCE AT while you’re driving, not to tap every five minutes because an ad for Burger King shows up, blocking the directions. It’s really a shame, because I avoid using Waze every chance I get due to this.
Whenever the app works, it works nice. Great at directing you, notifications on hazards and cops is great. No issue there. The issue is with the test mode the app does or whatnot. Usually this happens the first time I open Waze for the day, or if I haven’t opened it in a few hours. It’ll be locked on my recent parked location, even if I’m elsewhere while opening it. I have to close the app and reopen it, every time. I don’t know why it’s in rest mode when the app is completely closed but it’s infuriating and I need an option to turn it off. It’s helped me 0%.