Waze seems incapable of calculating the most direct route now. Recently we were coming home from a regular appointment from west of Boston to north of Boston—this is a trip we’ve done several times before & the most direct route is usually I 90 to I 93. Well, Waze told us to exit I 90 at I 95 to I 93 (a really roundabout way). We ignored it. Waze then kept telling us to exit & turn around instead of recalculating to go straight to I 93. We kept ignoring that too. Turns out there were no delays using the most direct route and, by Waze’s own calculations, we would’ve spent 25 extra minutes on the road (and driven a longer distance) had we listened to Waze instead of continuing our usual route.
Review for current version of Waze, iPhone 12, iOS 14.4.2, carPlay in Honda CR-V 2021.
Waze does not consistently sync with CarPlay. I can plug in phone to CarPlay and all other C apps function perfectly. However, Waze either doesn’t load map, loads map but it is fixed at a location (like my home address...where it entered sleep mode?), or it loads map but the search bar and speed limit indicator at the top of the CarPlay display is missing. There is no discernible pattern as to which glitch will show up. The only fix is to reload Waze on my phone. I’ve uninstalled/reinstalled app too many times with no improvement. Praying for a competitive product that actually works as advertised.
Early adopter and long time user of WAZE - love the idea.
More than two years ago the app changed and if you use an HDMI connection to a dash monitor (not touch screen) the iPhone screen blacks out and there is no way to control the app, report traffic, conditions, etc.
Support has been notified a number of times and report back that this is a known issue but can’t say when this will be addressed. I get it, but 2 years???
Google Maps still works and while connected to the screen, the app can be accessed and controlled on my phone.
Not as sexy as WAZE, but what am I supposed to do?
WAZE - LMK if you ever fix this problem and I’ll be back.
Main complaints are late alerts to reported hazards and police speed traps. This os ridiculous, why can’t I get audio alerts a few seconds earlier? Why can’t I adjust the timing?
Second major complaint is that audio setting “play as Bluetooth phone call” no longer works! This makes app practically useless since audio only plays on phone speaker and in a moving car with radio on that is next to useless.
Phone in new iPhone 12 pro max. Phone connections to head unit via Bluetooth just fine, waze will not make phone call to give alerts. Time to think about ditching this app since these problems aren’t being fixed.
Waze was my absolute “go to” for navigation. It surpassed all other apps as it continuously monitored traffic and recommended new routes along the way to avoid traffic congestion. The ETA stayed spot on. I loved this app.
Now, the program simply tells me that I will be delayed by x minutes due to traffic. No warning of traffic ahead and no rerouting. The ETA just continues to add time as I sit in traffic. This is now no better than Apple or Google. My 20 min commute was 40 minutes and nit once did the app suggest a reroute.
The app is great, super useful in finding the best route in real time. To all rude reviewers that write things like “garbage”, keep in mind this is a free app and coders have feelings too.
My only problems are (1) with Apple CarPlay, sometimes I have to quit the app on my iPhone to reboot it on freeze or faulty display, and (2) when I come out of my garage the GPS takes FOREVER to figure out where I am, the app goes crazy for several minutes.
Other than that, it’s a lifesaver. Thank you for this app.
I had to delete my app. Twice in last few days it locked my volume off for my music when I used this on my 2018 Jeep Wrangler CarPlay. It was locked on my phone and on my car After I deleted Waze and restarted my phone, I could get my volume to work again. Also It is not that good for navigation if you are on a motorcycle and only have audio. ( I put my phone away). I want to know the name of the street that I need to turn on. Turn in 1 mile versus turn in 1 mile onto north street.
Love Waze, but when the GPS gets stuck in a location when using Apple CarPlay, it doesn’t help much. Apple Maps and Google Maps can pinpoint my location without issue on my iPhone 12, but Waze struggles a lot of times showing me at home even when I am at work. Shutting the app down and restarting it sometimes works, but many times does not. The app also cuts off my radio and switches my car radio to my iPhone for audio (Kia Telluride). All in all, just frustrating.
Great app however we have solved the mystery of Jeep’s Uconnect system freezes and spontaneous reboots. When connecting to Jeep’s Uconnect Apps via Bluetooth and while the Waze App is open, some “Wazy” things happens. The in dash screen becomes non-responsive. To reset, you must disconnect from Bluetooth and close the Waze App. Seconds later the Uconnect system will reboot itself. Now whenever using Waze, before opening the App disconnect from Bluetooth first.
Waze used to be amazing, the past few months it has not been working on my Apple CarPlay. For example it will say I’m at home when I’m at work, it takes me the LONG way to a destination when before it always got me there through the quickest route! Also loses signal. Just terrible. So disappointed in the downhill spiral I’ve been experiencing with this app.