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Always know what’s happening on the road with Waze. Even if you know the way, Waze tells you instantly about traffic, construction, police, crashes, & more. If traffic is bad on your route, Waze will change it to save you time. Why Waze? ◦ See what’s happening - Alerts about traffic, police, hazards and more on your drive ◦ Get there faster - Instant routing changes to avoid traffic and save you time ◦ Easily listen to music - play your favorite apps for music, podcasts & more right from Waze ◦ Know when you’ll arrive - your Arrival Time is based on live traffic data ◦ Pay less for gas - find the cheapest gas along your route ◦ Drive with Apple CarPlay - use Waze on your car’s display ◦ Always find the way - choose from a variety of voices to guide you while you drive Be prepared, drive with Waze. You have full control over your privacy settings. Learn more about the Waze privacy policy, including what information is accessed and how it is used: www.waze.com/legal/privacy Waze directions aren’t meant for emergency or oversized vehicles.
Used to be amazing. Now not so much.
by Monolithic98755 on 2021/10/21 18:07
Used to love this app. It was amazing. For the past year they keep messing things up to the point that it is affecting my phone in other apps. Mostly volume issues. Videos in Twitter and Facebook play very quietly if Waze is open in the background. Close Waze and the volume immediately returns. In Apple CarPlay you can’t adjust the music volume because Waze forces Prompt Volume. They know about the issue. It’s been going on for a year. They are either too incompetent to fix it or just don’t care. Either of which is not acceptable.
Searching network
by raksis1430 on 2021/10/21 17:17
I love the app and have been using it even if I know the directions, but looking out for traffic and police. However, on a recent trip I couldn’t get an overview and the app kept stating “searching Network”. Disappointing.
Bug
by Travii_Fountain on 2021/10/21 16:17
Can you fix your CarPlay bug with volume? Waze makes it so that your car volume can’t change with their latest updates
Waze
by TheLDon on 2021/10/21 16:12
Love using waze. I drove only 27 miles to work, know where to go but with waze I know ahead for something on the road, an animal, an accident, traffic. Love it. Only problem is if you get off the route, sometimes it want to take you back to original router. Just hit routes and it will reroute to quickest route.
Don’t F&%K with my volume
by SuicideMike on 2021/10/21 15:10
This app was once awesome. Now it’s possibly the worst. Have to open and close it multiple times to get a gps signal. Latest update now lowers my stereo volume for a unpredictable amount of time. If it isn’t broke don’t fix it
Love Waze but w/ new update is app crashes while driving and freezes
by slootypebbles on 2021/10/21 13:44
Since the new update I have had several very scary incidents where the app either freezes and the map stops updating or the app just completely closes out altogether. Please fix!
Love waze but
by ABCDEFGinamarie on 2021/10/21 09:02
It always freezes up on me
Pretty good but major major flaws
by Ethanbakey on 2021/10/20 21:53
This app is beyond amazing with usefulness. But in the actual route making it can do a whole lot better. I’ve been put on wrong roads more than I can count and I’ve even ran tests and the app makes me exit either before needed or at the completely wrong exit, then says it’s rerouting. I don’t know what happened because I never had these issues before but this app just kinda fell of. Likely switching to another service because this has caused me more trouble in time than me just uninstalling it and getting another app.
Good features sluggish/slow
by goose try 2 on 2021/10/20 20:14
I am seeing my turn and choosing the appropriate lane before Waze is queuing me. Also, when you first turn on the app, recent locations load but then as you are reaching to select destination more of your recents load shifting the options up and the button doesn’t give feedback in a nice way where your button embosses or highlights when you select it to see the button you pushed. I usually catch but today I didn’t . I like Waze more tha g maps but I swear this app is slower on the queuing and selecting from recent locations is annoying.
Poor GPS
by 12/f$78 on 2021/10/20 20:07
App does not accurately reflect current location. Repeatedly unable to give Time to destination.
Kill automatic rerouting
by manac2 on 2021/10/20 20:01
Stupid ia app will reroute you over and over making the trip longer than staying with the original rout. No way to stop or control the rerouting. Really dumb to get off the highway and then right back on. Really really dumb not to let the driver control the app.
App doesn’t work.
by JayAbdulah on 2021/10/20 19:28
The app basically no longer works. Doesn’t redirect to anywhere or give locations.
Car Pool Feature
by Wibunertc on 2021/10/20 17:01
I like the app but often when scrolling on the map the car pool screen opens, its so annoying that I had to quit using Waze
Waze Eric Larson
by lighten bolt on 2021/10/20 14:01
Yesterday I was outside and I couldn’t report anything
Normally love, but CarPlay bug
by trmahoney01 on 2021/10/20 13:51
When I open waze with CarPlay in my forrester, it messes up the volume, basically making it unusable.
Only thing this app is good for is nothing
by Shisui the body flicker on 2021/10/20 12:14
I copy and paste the address of where I want to go and it takes me somewhere completely different form where I told it to lead me, takes up way too much space on my phone, barely loads half the time, changes route without confirming with you and crashes all the time
Crash waze problem
by sajad14789 on 2021/10/20 09:10
wase was open and get closed
Worst navegation app yet
by JasonBXNY0619 on 2021/10/20 02:31
When it comes to provides us with direct routes Waze comes short in that & that's why i prefer using Apple Maps or Google Maps because it gives me more than one route to get to my destination and using familiar routes not unfamiliar routes and where i could get lost
What happened to my favorite nav app?
by Fun/awesome/cool on 2021/10/20 00:13
Ever since upgrading to the latest version of IOS Waze has been crashing. Crashes twice in 15 minutes for my latest trip on the latest version of the app. The app quality has been going down over time but is is now tanking. I’ll need to use Google Maps for my return trip because I can’t trust Waze. I’m very disappointed.
Unnecessary
by ilovewss!!:) on 2021/10/19 22:09
Takes you on out of the way backroad trips that add unnecessary driving time. When I first open the app the gps is never working so I have to close and reopen again for it to finally work. Audio is too quiet when connected to CarPlay. Tired of this app taking me in circles when I’m trying to get somewhere.
will mislead you so many times that it defeats the purpose
by maddog_98 on 2021/10/19 21:17
deleting this app after the last straw. i’ve been misled by Waze countless times, especially recently, and especially when i depended on it the most. i’ve given it several years, because the idea of real-time traffic info was so appealing. but being turned around, lost, taken to the entirely wrong locations, does the opposite of save me time.
Waze Keeps going out while driving
by BlancheSpeedy5 on 2021/10/19 20:24
I updated my iPhone SE to 15.0.2. and ever since, Waze just disappears while I’m driving. I have deleted it many times and it still does it! It just happened again and I just updated it. I just pulled over to write this! I’m very sad!😞I’ve used Waze for years, also had problems with my iPhone 8. Ugh Please fix or help! Thanks
Needs attention
by Lkemmler on 2021/10/19 18:58
I have a 2021 Ford F150 lariat that when I get into my vehicle and use CarPlay this app is always telling me to turn on my location which it is set to only use when I’m in the app but somehow CarPlay doesn’t connect when it’s on on my telephone it won’t turn on on my dash I have to go into settings set it to always once it connects take it back to while using other than that the app is pretty nice but it would be great if they could fix this issue an update.
Terrible
by Costenya on 2021/10/19 16:04
I am no longer using this app. It has gotten consistently worse. A 25 minute drive took me over an hour and a half because of bad routing and failing to notify me of closure.
Update Needed
by VhBtKlW386122 on 2021/10/19 14:59
Since the iPhone iOS 15 update the app crashes multiple times during use.
Makes CarPlay music quiet
by DepthOfFuel on 2021/10/19 04:58
Used to be a great app but with the most recent update it’s been causing my music playing through Apple CarPlay to quiet down as if it’s background audio behind guidance audio even when nothing is being spoken. Music goes back to normal volume if I toggle with the sound settings EACH TIME in Waze. So annoying that I barely use this anymore. Even the directions are getting questionable and inconsistent
microphone
by a guy who needs grades on 2021/10/19 02:52
i like the app but the microphone in settings isnt showing so i cant talk to waze or add my voice to waze
Google
by cashmere09 on 2021/10/19 02:43
Since google acquired this app, they made so bad on purpose. It’s a shame🤦🏾‍♂️
Volume
by Mu84grad on 2021/10/18 20:58
Ever since the update, I can’t hear directions or alerts through my car.
Another update, more features broken
by B.S.82 on 2021/10/18 20:21
Do you actually test with CarPlay? I don't think you do. When I open this app now, it immediately drops the volume and takes over the voice control for my vehicle. I can't regain control of the stereo volume unless I force quit Waze. I have the microphone and audio features all turned off and yet this is still an issue. I deleted the app today because I've just had enough.
Recent version Bugs & No GPS
by EricRhysTaylor on 2021/10/18 18:29
I’ve always loved this app but in the last few months with some recent updates the app is seriously bugged. Rarely ever can figure out what my GPS location is on an iPhone running latest iOS. I tried deleting the app and then reinstalling but this didn’t help. The app has been given all permissions. I also tried to share my arrival ETA status and it generated an error. I’m back to Siri navigation and that works great.
Waze navigation
by Jewell10 on 2021/10/18 13:07
Waze navigation is getting more and more dangerous than ever. Last night I was on my way to Hackensack’s NewJersey my navigation end up getting stuck and giving me the exit number right after I got off. And mostly not recognising or navigating through the right direction. Not until I started driving with the navigation direction and turned it be heading the wrong way after the Waze navigation corrected it self. It is Not good when navigation is gave the last minutes notice for exiting the highways streets turning. I use with a lot with my Uber apps for navigation. Updated with the last version from five days ago. I should not have any problem but I do . Also I am using iPhone13 Pro and iPhone11 Pro all is updated with the last version as well.
Ads too big, are a driving hazard
by davidz32843 on 2021/10/18 11:42
I love Waze and it’s crowdsourcing abilities. The new ads are massive, pop up and take up way too much of the screen, creating a huge distraction that the user has to click away from and IS A DRIVING HAZARD! This issue needs to be addressed ASAP.
Apple CarPlay Audio Bug
by blvkatlxs on 2021/10/18 06:03
Since the one of the recent updates, when you open the Waze app when connected with CarPlay it will mess with the audio. If you have music playing it will lower it and if you try to raise the volume to your music it won’t let you. It will adjust the audio to the Waze app and not let you adjust the audio to your music/audio from different apps. Will re adjust rating when this is fixed.
got it because it is viral on tiktok 🙂✌🏻
by snkanansla dks s msks on 2021/10/18 04:09
don’t judge shawty
CarPlay issues
by iPhone 4S_user on 2021/10/18 00:56
I loved Waze since the day I installed the app but as of late the app has been garbage. As soon as I launch Waze my car’s audio gets stuck at about 1/4th volume. Also, I have yet to complete a trip without the app crashing. I only ever use my Waze app when I’m driving so these issues have me ready to delete Waze. I currently have an iPhone 12 Pro with the latest IOS installed.
Dispensable. Getting worse with time.
by Rastewa on 2021/10/17 23:24
This used to be quite useful, but more and more I find it either can’t decide (and wants me to make u-turn after u-turn) or can’t provide directions until we’ll after I’m on the road. Back to Google maps.
Audio issues
by ab12 joe on 2021/10/17 19:50
Had to uninstall Waze because it was causing music audio to only come out from my car’s right speaker. Uninstalling fixed the issue. Apple Maps doesn’t seem to have this problem. Apple Maps is also more aesthetically pleasing. I realize now that Waze looks too cartoony.
Long time User Feedback
by MB Wayzer on 2021/10/17 17:53
Hi, I have used Wayze since before it was acquired by Google. It was great in the beginning, and really I had no complaints even after Google bought Wayze...until this last update. In this last update, suddenly, Wayne has been “Google-ized”, and I DO NOT APPRECIATE THAT! If I wanted Wayze to look, talk, and do Google Maps, I would have used Google Maps! Now, in this last update, the directions that are appearing at the top of the map are not as clear to see. Google, aka “Googlized Wayze” has decided it’s more important to show the official highway route or street sign than what the name of the highway or road is. I HATE THIS! When you are traveling on interstate roads, this is kit easy to see at a quick glance; moreover, the official road sign is NOT IMPORTANT! It’s more important to know the name and direction you need to go! Duh! Fix it, or you will lose me as a User! I’ll give Apple all my information and I’ll be your biggest complainer as much as I cheered Wayze on, believe me!
Kills phone battery
by Jesus Loves You 123 on 2021/10/17 17:41
Nice app, but what’s the point in using it when your phone dies before you reach your destination?
Excellent live directions but sound issues
by Dtraugh on 2021/10/17 16:35
While we use this app frequently the sound controls are complicated and wonky. Right in the middle of a normal experience the app will suddenly start blasting directions full volume. Controls on airplay head unit don’t have any effect and neither do the volume buttons on the iPhone. After those directions are done it will go back to normal volume. This is very frustrating. The other weird thing is that the app always first shows you mileage that is much lower than actual drive time. What the heck is that “as the crow flies” mileage?? Who needs that? Once it load up you get closer to the actual drive time. Also, the app sometimes will get stuck at some previous location and not update. That never happened in the years I’ve used Waze until recently.
Horrible Service
by CAL75/8 on 2021/10/17 02:06
I am driving on I-65 and it tells me to get off in the middle of no where to avoid traffic and it led to me driving through a town with stop lights, a accident, and just overall slow traffic. if i could give this app a negative 1 star i would. don’t recommend this garbage. it overthinks a route like a middle school relationship.
App has gone downhill
by Trint7 on 2021/10/17 00:29
Waze was one of my favorite apps, but lately it has been lacking. When starting directions it usually has me missing my turn before getting the little statements out before giving me directions.
You have some audacity Waze!
by golflover1 on 2021/10/16 22:55
You basically force a user to allow you to always track them and then drain their battery. I had no problem with your ads and was happy to contribute traffic related info to the community. I may return if I hear you have change your “waze”.
Terrible in NYC/NJ
by TooBigUKYank on 2021/10/16 21:39
Keeps rerouting me unnecessarily. Adding fees (payment fees), to tolls. Has me go in circle instead of directly joining a motorway. Adding miles to the journey. All these rerouting trips made no sense at all since there was no traffic on the route and no Waze reported traffic. Very disappointed.
Pop up ads while navigating, not cool
by Smasonnc on 2021/10/16 21:13
I’ve been a Waze user for years, but they just started allowing ads to pop up which is a deal breaker. It’s unsafe to have to clear a pop up to see he map. What were they thinking? They’ve wrecked a decent app. Just let me navigate without interruptions. I won’t use it anymore. I also hate the way they announce every car stopped on the side of the road. So what? It’s just distracting. It also used to be a lot easier to see reports of accidents, traffic jams, etc. Sorry to see what’s happened to Waze.
Constant crashes on new update.
by Jitterbug123456 on 2021/10/16 21:07
Most recent update is crashing every time directions are spoken.
This App is Garbage
by SpeedySnail1 on 2021/10/16 19:45
This app is a garbage app by a garbage company. How is it on every iPhone I’ve seen, the app has to be closed and reopened for GPS to work properly? Apple Maps doesn’t have this issue, nor did Google maps. You think that a company that makes so much money selling user data could at least try to make the core function of the app (GPS) work. Instead they are too busy trying to figure out how to inject ads onto your screen when you are driving using a navigation app.
Not the same
by emp__ on 2021/10/16 18:02
Awful these past few months -leads me to routes that are out of the way and slower than necessary -traffic congestion info on the map isn’t always up to date -multiple times has lead me on routes with street or bridge closures and I’ve had to use Apple Maps the rest of the way
App turned stupid in 2 weeks
by hank1997! on 2021/10/16 17:12
For the past 2 weeks this app has been messing up every trip. I want to go to Tucson, it sends me to L.A. on every back road known to man. Then when I delete and re-download it puts me on the right freeway, but has me making random left turns into horse ranches. What Google moron is updated this app? I want to find a particular pharmacy, it sends me into neighborhoods to make random u-turns, or around 2 city blocks when all I wanted was to know which side of the street this pharmacy was located (there are 2). Fix it please, because I am now dumber for having trusted your app. Thanks!
Routed us to wrong location.
by Khan-Lala on 2021/10/16 14:36
Don’t know how this app upgrade can be a downgrade. We put our location Manhattan Mall in NYC in Manhattan. Instead it took us to Times Square and said arrived in Manhattan, about a mile away from the Manhattan Mall which is about nine blocks south of Times Square. Turns out whatever name of a place starts with Manhattan Waze takes you to Times Square only. It can’t recognize names of other places that begin with Manhattan. Fix this Google!
Waze likes to wake me up at night.
by Badcompany487 on 2021/10/16 09:53
Waze likes to wake me up in the middle of the night to tell me about traffic events that are 45 minutes away from my house when I don't even have to work the next day and I've spent hours trying to figure out how to turn it off but the notification settings are very unclear so I don't know which one it is. Most of the Waze settings are very unclear like this one or they just blatantly don't work. I don't know how many times I've gotten a report for the squirrel on the side of the road when I have shoulder notifications turned off. I have checked to make sure people are not reporting them in the road and in fact they were reported correctly but the app is just plain malfunctioning. This app was much better when it was significantly less "smart". The new automatic stuff is annoying and the over complication makes it difficult to use
Poor performance
by she12958 on 2021/10/16 02:07
Waze was fantastic when it first came out. Since then it has become stale. It’s directions and connectivity has fallen off. My recommendation: go back to your roots of providing a great customer experience with superior navigation and user interface.
Major CarPlay Bugs
by Dansssyr on 2021/10/16 01:27
Turns off my car speakers, messes with audio settings, prevents volume control of my car entertainment system.
Suggestion
by Josephusbrooks on 2021/10/15 23:40
The speedometer needs to be fixed.
10/15/21-What happened?
by kdownby on 2021/10/15 22:04
Not sure what happened in latest update, but road names are no longer given. Just an arrow pointing right and go 0.6 miles. It would be nice to know what road I’m looking for. Same with interstate changes & exit names. So hard to navigate!!
Next update should make it totally unusable
by ECPNJ on 2021/10/15 20:12
Very update makes this app seem to get worse. What was a good app is a garbage and delete now.
Please take off pause spoken audio
by semmoha on 2021/10/15 15:43
I can’t listen to my Spotify anymore! Every time Waze start talk that’s makes songs on Spotify pause once waze talk! Before, waze was reduce the volume down for the songs when waze start talk, but now makes the song completely pause! Please fix that ASAP, thanks
Wrong address of business and customer service making it difficult to fix
by ?everynametaken? on 2021/10/15 14:01
I own a business and this app is taking my customers to another studio. The address is incorrect and I’ve emailed Waze multiple times and keep getting sent to different sites to file an official complaint. My customers are being diverted away from our business. We have had multiple complaints. I’m going to recommend my customers use google maps or another app (on our website) so they actually get to here. If anyone in customer service reads these reviews please have someone ( a live person, not a bot) contact me so we can correct this issue.
Doesn’t work like it used to
by Beckkxx on 2021/10/15 13:52
The app doesn’t function like it used to. It won’t let me control my car volume or Spotify volume. It gets stuck on certain settings and I have to close out and unplug and then it works … sometimes. Very sad.
URGENT AND NEEDS FIXING NOW
by ioowen on 2021/10/15 08:18
Happens when connected to vehicles using carplay. Waze will play an “invisible” audio noise that overides music playing. The music is toned down and plays in the back speakers only the entire duration IF AND ONLY IF waze is open. If waze application is closed then the music is toned up. Open waze, instantly tones music down. Almost as if the assistant voice is going to say something, but is mute. This, again, is only solved when the application is fully closed on the user’s device. (I go to school for computer science. Hire me to fix this. You make too much $ to have this massive of a problem, frankly. I won’t/CAN’T use the app till it’s fixed).
Only good for cop alerts…
by Mamashellfish on 2021/10/14 22:03
I don’t know why people rave about this app… - clunky and hard to find what you’re looking for (like the turn-by-turn list, any back button, etc.) - ALWAYS buggy with Spotify, starts and stops music even with in-app integration… - map is unhelpful and only suggests surrounding businesses that pay for ads - ads take up 1/4 of the screen which covers directions JUST USE IT FOR POLICE RADAR - TRY A DIFFERENT APP
Can’t trust Waze anymore
by jfizzjamz on 2021/10/14 21:42
I have been a loyal Waze user for several years, and more often than the average person due to my line of work. Unfortunately, the app has recently become unreliable. It has been directing me on routes that simply were not the best to take, and ignoring routes that were obviously faster and easier to make. Also no longer can be trusted to continue updating your location in the background. combine that with several crashes in the middle of navigation and Im using apple maps now - they’ve been getting me to my destinations faster than Waze lately. What a shame. I used to love Waze.
Zero stars
by Bearandbu on 2021/10/14 20:54
Waze once again hijacks my volume control when using CarPlay. It doesn’t matter if I turn off sound in the app or not. This happened a few years back, then went away, but has now returned. Deleting and reinstalling the app did not fix this problem. Waze now deleted.
Why
by East Penn on 2021/10/14 20:29
After updating to IOS 15.0 and 15.2 When try to speak a destination it won’t work , The voice recognition locks up on my Nissan Rouge 2021 It worked fine until updating
Works for google phone well but not for iPhone
by BYE BYE Waze. 🖕🏽 on 2021/10/14 19:22
This app is more tailored for Google phones then Apple phones.It used to work great on my iPhone and now that google took it over i have nothing but issues. I have uninstalled the app an will no longer be using Waze.
CarPlay bugs
by ARFIDSED on 2021/10/14 15:44
The constant CarPlay audio bugs are making it really difficult to keep using Waze. Currently Waze breaks volume control, and it fails to resume podcast audio.
Losing its luster
by EleKtroMeX on 2021/10/14 14:33
I thought I would be excited to use Waze on my CarPlay, turns out I find the iOS version on the phone better. Not only have I used Waze predominately over Apple Maps and Google Maps, it seems Waze has not moved much further along to stay ahead of their two rivals. If it’s owned by Google, why can’t both maps be a better version of what they are now?
How do I turn the volume down?!
by Unatommer on 2021/10/14 13:05
I use this app with “alerts only” on my commute and will often be listening to a podcast or music. When alerts from Waze come on it blows my ears out! Way too loud and no way to adjust the volume that I can find.
Downhill
by Judy1915853 on 2021/10/14 12:02
I use to rely on this app but as of recent everytime I open it. It won’t navigate where I’m going and tells me to try again. Also it doesn’t know where it’s going half the time. It makes me take routes out of way or turns me around when not necessary
Dislike new update
by @triciafb on 2021/10/14 11:53
I am a big Waze fan. I use it several times per day, everyday of the week as I drive from home to home throughout my area for my job. The changes in the new update are making it difficult to know which exit I need to take as there is only an exit number listed on the route details vs the name of the exit now. This is makes it more difficult to anticipate the exit and to know exactly where I am going. Please go back to the previous directions!!!!!!!!!!
don’t work for iranian
by ebi6370 on 2021/10/14 09:48
whay?
Apple CarPlay issues
by hself1995 on 2021/10/14 02:41
Every time I get into my vehicle and plug my phone in, the Waze app does not follow my location when I am moving. Location services are turned on to “always allow” and still freezes up at random parts of my drive.
Volume stopped working
by Ssteinfeld on 2021/10/14 00:51
All of sudden my radio volume has stopped working with Waze. If I close Waze, volumes goes back to normal.
Using waze since I got my license
by Neal Desai on 2021/10/14 00:51
Most stuff is disappointing in life but not waze! Apple maps I cant even tell if the map is upside down or just terrible, hopefully it improves I wrote a review because this is one of the apps im glad is still getting improved, waze is very underutilized by everyone! If more people were to transgress to waze it will be beneficial the more users, im glad its starting to pick up again. The planning for destinations ahead of time is one of the most accurate ones I have tried and has rarely failed me for making meetings or job on time. There are so many features and waze I believe will pave the path for navigation. The new interface is really beautiful and all the animations are subtle but do not clutter your screen at all. Its simple but still has many features if you need more
was great but the UI gets worse with every release
by Frequent Biz Traveler on 2021/10/13 22:01
seems like once a week I get stuck in a screen that I can’t figure out how to exit so I have to close the app and re-open it. The latest example is the carpool offering that just appears out of nowhere. The responsiveness seems to be a little slower too. Today I got stuck in this massive traffic jam on the freeway that didn’t show up on Waze until 20 minutes after I was sitting in traffic
Locks music to lower volume
by breapatra on 2021/10/13 21:59
I absolutely love Waze. I use it every morning to go to work, and it tells me the best routes to take. But recently the app has started locking the music to a lower volume when using CarPlay, which has stopped me from using the app. Please fix the problem.
Is no longer compatible with new IOS
by Mowneekha on 2021/10/13 18:07
When I use waze in my car, I can no longer increase or decrease the volume of my music or change songs. Very disappointing.
New update
by friday eve on 2021/10/13 16:51
The most recent update changes how the map looks on my screen. It’s more of a birds eye view instead of the car (me, represented by the arrow) situated at the bottom of screen facing the top. It’s very confusing looking at it and trying to figure out where I am going. Is there a way to change it in the settings?
Ugh
by historysmystery on 2021/10/13 14:57
Doesn’t load half the time
This app said “never mind” a few times which made me late
by Blah laagdjd on 2021/10/13 13:41
It took me off the highway to the backroads where we came into more traffic then it said to go back to the highway but it told me to turn last minute which would’ve caused an accident. I’m 15 minutes late to my appointment because of this stupid app. I’m going back to Google maps.
Had to delete it and rely on apple maps
by Really fun but irritating on 2021/10/13 12:51
Waze used to be reliable and a good app but unless you have a good connection your maps are going to take minutes to load as well as rerouting the maps when i haven’t even made a turn yet i had enough with this app it got deleted already use notifications maybe? I don’t drive looking down at my phone but with waze it doesn’t notify of when to turn you unless the apps open I don’t like driving w my phone in my hand 24/7 missing directions because i wasn’t in the app. apple maps could have your phone locked and still show the maps on your lock screen as well as having big headlines of where to go unlike waze needing to be literally in the app or the app freezes and the maps are stuck 5 miles back.
Worst GPS
by fessjerr528 on 2021/10/13 11:02
Literally the worst GPS app you could download. You’re better off reading for yourself off of a map. Antiquated? Yes but at least it will get you to where you need to be faster than Waze. It is supposed to predict and anticipate traffic but for some reason it is unaware until you are sitting in it. If you want to be late 8/10 times than this is the app for you!
👎🏻
by BbLVS0413 on 2021/10/13 04:55
Totally disoriented it will just take you to a longer route
Sin voz
by maleja26l on 2021/10/13 03:31
No me funciona la voz , ya desinstale y volví a descargar y sigue sin darme alertas en alta voz
Can’t control cars volume
by D_Purp89 on 2021/10/13 00:48
Ever since the last update, I’m unable to control my cars volume. Only Waze voice volume.
Stick to the map and forget the radio controls
by Jstro410 on 2021/10/12 21:26
I like the map and all the map features but i can’t use the app because it insists on taking over my radio and screws it all up!!!
Keeps Quitting/Crashing
by fraumart on 2021/10/12 20:10
Waze keeps crashing during navigations! It is so frustrating. Please fix this nasty bug. I will need to switch to a different navigation app.
Volume
by KiloSyd on 2021/10/12 18:00
When I turn on the Waze app the volume of my radio is not load anymore.
Great App!
by Rhayven_99 on 2021/10/12 16:52
This app is a time saver! I just wish there was a way to save preferred routes for additional ease of access.
It’s almost as if
by Yes396 on 2021/10/12 15:25
It’s almost as if someone bought this app and the original Waze routes are now referenced by someone else, I wonder why.
Deteriorated over the years
by Samantha Lowess on 2021/10/11 21:38
I have been a loyal consumer of Waze for years and years. This app used to be the best navigation system. Recently, however, Waze constantly freezes, doesn’t load, and most importantly SEVERELY underestimates your ride’s ETA every. time. I challenge you to compare Waze’s and Maps’ ETA on a long road trip, and then analyze which app was more accurate.
Goes in and out too often
by Itsaplot on 2021/10/11 19:29
Can’t rely on it to work every time
Waze and CarPlay
by pollicledog on 2021/10/11 18:56
Does not play well with others, specifically CarPlay. Voice recognition doesn’t work and interferes with the normal stereo function of the sound system. Getting assistance from their tech support is akin to pulling teeth without anesthesia. My solution? DELETE THE APP! Not even worth 1 star.
Street closure
by XOLily26 on 2021/10/11 18:31
Lov the app but I wish they would let me report a road closure that’s 2 blocks away. I shouldn’t have to walk all the way to where the road closure is for Waze to let me report it… and lately there are SOOO MANY around my neighborhood and Waze doesn’t even have it reported
I love this app
by Lil Glower on 2021/10/11 18:24
But google ducked it up. They stopped developing it after iOS 15 and CarPlay is broken
Potential Bug? Decline in effectiveness
by TheRaaHa on 2021/10/11 15:11
I have noticed a significant decline in this app over the last 6-8 mos. One such trip took me off the highway (on the way home from work), bc of a nonexistent car accident, up that road only to be told to make a uturn way down the street and then to get back on the highway a mere few hundred feet from where I got off the highway. Nothing is perfect but that was infuriating and Waze didn’t used to make me makes asinine trips for the most part. I am seeing this uptick in number. MOST RECENTLY I am being told I have to go to settings and tap “Always” or “While Using” to give my precise location before I can type in my address. My settings are already “While Using,” as I want, and I cannot get past this pop up to enter the address I want to see about. So I cannot even use the blasted app?!? It’s already been an issue that it only wants to run in “Always” and I do not want that. Please fix this or give an explanation. Rachael.
SO MANY BUGS OMG
by Steffelefugus on 2021/10/11 14:25
I have to write a review because I am SO frustrated with this app. I would delete it if it wasn’t for the fact I live in such a major city and it does help me with traffic since traffic around here is never the same. The reason I give this app such a low review is because this app crashes me on me EVERY DAY. Not only does it crash once in the middle of my navigation but twice and three to four times. All in a row and multiple times during my drive. I have contacted support MULTIPLE times and they have yet to give me an answer. They keep telling me they need “more information” and to keep sending logs. It’s been doing this for months and sending logs constantly with no fix and no answer is getting quite annoying. It also will randomly change voices? Like one time it crashed and went to some annoying voice that said “turn onto streets hopefully” why is this a voice? That’s not helpful. And no matter how many times I changed it it kept returning! How annoying. I am so frustrated by how many bugs this app has. I hate that I keep having to reopen the app in the middle of driving. I wish they’d fix it.
iOS 15 issues
by Anna Boo10f on 2021/10/11 12:47
Using Waze with iOS 15 and the radio is an either/or situation. You aren’t able to go back to what you were listening to when the prompt has occurred.
Battery drain, several issues
by EmilyJumpsHorses on 2018/07/06 13:17
The battery drain when I use Waze is unreal. I was at 43%, opened Waze & drove for about 12 minutes, decided to add a stop. I looked at my screen and the low battery 20% alert was up!! All of my background apps were closed, and there was no reason for my battery to plummet that quickly. Sometimes my app won’t show my icon but shows the “shadow” of where it’s supposed to be. Another issue is that it doesn’t show all routes. I know a certain route isn’t normally the fastest, but I also know my city’s traffic patterns and it won’t show it. Also, I’m in the top 1%, but how do I know when I’m getting close to losing that prestige? How do I see if the population is catching up to me? Finally, the fact that it doesn’t tell you whether your destination is on the left or right is so irritating and basic that I’m shocked it’s not a feature. I wish there was a feature where you could customize which “hazards” to voice prompt. For example, I couldn’t care less about a car on the shoulder ahead, and it’s annoying to have my music interrupted by that stupid hazard alert. But I would want to know if there’s a pothole ahead, an object in the road, or a police reported ahead. Create a way to narrow down the voice prompts! Why do the other Waze avatar icons around me never move? Speaking of Waze “people” icons, please come out with more options!
Was GREAT....Now it doesn’t work 😖
by AshEBom on 2018/01/21 16:36
I had been using Waze for about a year and LOVED IT!! But since the most recent IOS update, it continually is “searching for GPS” and looking for language (I still speak English 😉). I went to my cellphone provider, then Apple, and logged off of Waze to see if the app would reset itself and be fixed. This didn’t work. I even did a total reset of my phone, and nothing worked on Waze and Google (who owns Waze). I then contacted Waze, but got nothing but constant/obvious automated answers back that stated things to do that I already started I HAD ALREADY DONE and listed in my email. This is upsetting since other competing GPS apps work on my phone, so it’s not anything on my end. After a couple of weeks, I did a web search to see if others had issues or could help me. Interestingly enough, I found out I am in good company, sadly. Please Waze/Google, it would be greatly appreciated if you could actually get this obvious bug fixed. Your app was wonderful, but I’m sadly happy to switch to another app to at least get me to places. No, the other apps don't have the accident, police, or other very helpful perks. I just can’t stand diving “approximately” or now the map keeps me at the beginning location and has no idea that I have already driven and arrived at my destination. Beyond frustrating. Again, please send out a fix! 🔨
Great app but has definite shortcomings.
by Duncapa on 2018/05/30 13:26
Waze is my #1 choice for GPS. Live traffic updates, being able to edit traffic conditions on the fly to give a more accurate commute, and sharing routes and eta’s are great features. I do hope they integrate voice commands with Siri so we can say things like “Hey Waze, drop a stopped vehicle pin.” While we are driving so interaction becomes handsfree and safer. I gave 3 stars because there have been repeated issues with the app and service saying “No GPS available.” I have tried rebooting, deleting & reinstalling, and clearing the app cache on my phone as well as making sure iOS and the app are updated constantly. But the occurrence does not appear to be linked to hardware failure unless it is something inherent to the 8s. Google and Apple maps do not have any issues when this occurs so I’m at a loss as to what causes the issues with Waze. This occurs for about a 8-12 hours once a day, once or twice a month. Not the end of the world but heavily inconvenient when you regularly use the service for your GPS navigation (and it’s a great service) and you are on the road daily for 4-6 hours at a time it is a problem. If they could fix this problem and integrate voice commands for pin drops, this would be a hands down 5 Star app. Hopefully I’ll get some feedback and can continue to use the service.
Love it & Hate it all at the same time.
by Lord Simmlink on 2020/10/04 21:36
I have been using Waze for about a month now I commute Just over 1000 miles a week. I really like that many people are out there using it and that you get vital information like a car’s coming up on the shoulder, objects in the road and where the police are camping at. The only problem I have with Waze I’d like to see some changes is that there are too many choices to make when reporting information, for example if I want to report a car on the side of the road I have to hit four different selections before my information is sent meanwhile I’m trying to look at the screen to find a small button and not paying attention to what is on the road. Reporting information needs to be simplified for the driver no more than two clicks to report a hazard something along the lines of the first click hazard second click “car on shoulder” or “car in lane” or “object in lane”. Decision making buttons need to be a little larger like when you’re confirming a hazard on the road is it still there yes or no the buttons are too small and I often miss them and not able to confirm the information information. May be a few seconds before you approach the hazard two large buttons could pop up and simply confirm yes or no is it there. I will say this I do enjoy using it and it is much better than Google maps or other navigation apps out there.
Die-hard Wazer!!!
by Andrepimarlucatom on 2017/10/21 15:22
Update: Waze updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay! When you fix the default address estimation from interstate (literally I get suggestions for MI addresses, and I live in Alexandria VA!). Previous: I've recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can't say however that I'm very happy about the latest version of Waze. The GUI is not what it should be, the # of improvements is about equivalent to the # of detriments. It's hard to cancel an instruction once entered, the screen going from side to side is not user friendly. And reporting hazards is STILL a 2-3 step process!!!! There should be the option for active wazers to have a "visible police" button, "car on shoulder" button "construction" button and/or various traffic buttons of our choosing on the map page that we can report as we go. Also, PLEASE STOP SEARCHING THE ENTIRE MAP OF THE USA WHEN I'M OBVIOUSLY SEARCHING FOR AN ADDRESS IN MY LOCAL VICINITY. That was an obvious upgrade improvement you guys should have included. I would give you 5 stars or 10 or 20 because I love your app - but these improvements really need to happen ASAP. Keep up he awesomeness Waze!! Plus your Customer svc and responsiveness is great too!
Better than the old CB days.
by Depdoc on 2018/12/27 15:26
Waze is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police. As a user passes by a reported problem, he can say Thank You, indicating the condition exists, or No longer There, indicating it has been cleared. There are two things I’d like to see changed: 1) allow the time to respond to the condition to last longer. Sometimes, the actual condition is at a slightly different place due to the time lag between where the incident is and when it was actually reported. and 2) when reporting police, it would be nice to know if the police is moving or stationary. If moving, the radius for notification should be extended and the time to clearing shortened, as a moving car will not remain in its position very long. If stationary, then notification can remain as it currently is. If police is moving, it would also be nice to know which direction and then adjust notifications accordingly. Note these are suggestions and not complaints. This is a great app and a must have for any driver. It also has a pretty good navigation system. But if you select another route than it gives you, it is slow to recalculate and sometimes requires stopping the navigation and then restarting it to get the alternate route.
Most useful but some issues
by Smiledaydream on 2018/06/03 09:20
It is the most useful of the navigation apps because it uses the most sources for information and does a great job helping me navigate. Directions are given in a way to help locate the turn or offramp. Other apps often change suddenly into step-by-step directions or some form that I do not want to see. Waze stays consistent in the format of the split. Waze has a number of notifications about things in the road. These are good but also have weaknesses. It is hard to report that something was not accurate. At the point it is supposed to be there the option to indicate it was incorrect goes away. This option should remain for 2 to 400 feet after the symbol location. Most hazard reports are inaccurate. Most police reports are incorrect. This is frustrating because it such a good idea but the tool doesn’t really allow for good reporting. Stopped vehicle reports do not indicate in lane or side of road so they are usually pointless viewings of vehicles stopped somewhere having no affect on traffic. There is a great feature to go later on the time this feature cannot be used for some reason I will choose directions to the airport. Half the time I can choose go later and half the time for the same trip I cannot. I know the data is there. But for some reason the feature just vanishes. Make it easier to report.
Great nav app... BUT
by DL1771007 on 2019/09/24 18:03
I’ve been using Waze for quite a while. However in one of the recent updates there are some problematic issues that need resolved. First and most important... waze now announces “hazard” ahead instead of announcing construction ahead, car stopped on road ahead, pot hole in road ahead... etc etc. because it only announced a “hazard”, one must now look at the phone to figure out what the hazard is... this can be a safety issue. It was much better when the announcement stated exactly what the hazard was, therefore one could stay focused without having to look at the phone all the time. Another change in a recent update is the new female American English voice is very annoying!! Please go back to the original voice... it was much more pleasant and natural sounding. This new voice is not very friendly and on a long drive it’s quite irritating. Overall it’s a great app that has saved me time and gas getting from point to point. The rerouting around traffic jams and accidents are nice, identifying traffic cameras, speed limits and current speed, etc are all nice features not found in other applications. Keep up the good work Waze... but PLEASE fix the “hazard” warning (by going back to the way it used to be) and change back to the original American English voice. Thank you
Don’t Leave Home Without It
by Als2130 on 2018/12/07 12:33
This app has saved me so many times. I absolutely love it. I use it constantly, mainly because it alerts me to traffic and cops, but also because it has shown me shorter ways to places I go to all the time (and thought I knew the best route there). I only have two complaints. The map change suggestion feature is totally useless. There’s a road near me that’s a private lane and ends at one curve of an s-curve. Waze always tells me to use this road for 100 feet, then get back on the main road. No, the private lane ENDS at the main road! I’ve tried changing this a dozen times, and it never gets changed (once it was actually, but a week later it was back). I’ve learned to ignore it, but I feel sorry for tourists because they get confused (I can tell they’re using Waze when I’m behind them because they’ll slow down and sometimes stop, which is really annoying). My other complaint is that I can’t tell it to remember certain routes. From my house, there are two ways to the county road. They’re both the same distance and about the same driving time. The difference is that the one Waze always tells me to use is single lane partway, very narrow the rest of the way, and has a lot of hidden entrances and blind hills and curves. I’d much rather take the safer way. If Waze finds a way to fix these two things, I’d give it 5 stars
Good at knowing where traffic is AWFUL at getting around it
by LordLombardi on 2018/03/14 23:53
You wanna know where traffic is jammed? This app is wonderful for that. Want a route around? Avoid Waze. This app is useful for for ETA’s if you sync with your calendar, and to show you where traffic jams are. However, expect it to always take you through traffic jams. The most use I’ve gotten out of this app this app during traffic hours (aka the time you would most want to use this app) is zooming out to see the full map and then seeing myself how to get around the jam. Without fail, if I’m trying to get home from work, Waze will want me to take a Street that I know for a fact will be jammed. I decided to follow the directions twice thinking maybe Waze was smart than I am and knew something I didn’t. Both times I was backed up a solid mile before where Waze thought the real jam started it. And I’m talking I was in bumper to bumper traffic waiting for the light to turn 3 times before I got past a single block. Despite this, Waze insists this is the fastest route — it’s not. Waze also becomes unresponsive to traffic reports during peak hours it seems. You could report bumper to bumper traffic in a downtown street and Waze will only mark the small section where you are even if the jam stretches 10 minutes in front of you. You would think it would gather that you’re in a bad jam and find a different route, but it doesn’t. Your best bet is to zoom out the map, and try to find a better way yourself.
Incredible resource
by Noa and Grandma on 2018/07/20 15:29
I am delighted by the services provided by the Waze app. On the first day I used it, it took me by previously unknown routes to a bakery to pick up a birthday treat for my dear daughter with 5 minutes to spare through rush hour traffic. The second time we used it we were at a huge airshow just outside of Portland OR and Waze saved the day by taking us back to Vancouver, WA on a very quiet and beautiful twisting country road through rolling farm land that ended up bringing us into Portland by way of the St. John's bridge. We were astonished to find that it took the same amount of time it would have taken us to go on the highway on a low traffic day. We were sold on it through these first initial encounters. BUT, my third use of it made me recognize how incredibly valuable and up to date it is it is when my destination was 2 blocks away from a bank robbery in progress and it diverted me from my normal route down narrow side streets where multitudes of cars were coming in the opposite direction but I seemed to be the only car going against the flow of traffic. Waze kept me safe and away from gunfire that was occurring just a block away from my final destination as bank robbers tried to make a getaway. Thanks Waze and thanks to all you Wazers that keep this app up to date so consistently. You rock!!!
Not good (especially with Apple Car Play) but has potential
by FrPoupart on 2020/01/03 14:04
I’ve been using Waze For carpooling since September (four months now) primarily as a driver. I am glad it’s been launched and I have some constructive feedback. The app has changed and is not working well with Apple Car Play. It will not allow me to access messaging feature while when I arrive at the pick up point and I cannot end the carpool for several minutes until I exit the car thus making the whole process a nuisance rather than a seamless experience. The carpool features should be available on Apple Car Play. Additionally, 1) there are way too many buttons to push as a driver, thus causing significant distraction in the process; 2) the fact that there are two apps (driver and rider) is significantly confusing to me and everyone whom I’ve ridden with; 3) the app’s design to protect privacy is the rider makes pick-up locations that are totally illogical and make no sense (like the middle of a freeway, just as an example); 4) the app biases their rider, rather than an equal approach for both rider and driver (if the rider sets a time, the driver cannot suggest an alternate) so there should be a reschedule button; 5) the app is simply NOT elegant and modern looking, it is clunky and the buttons to move between screens are hard to tap because they are so small. Other than these issues, it’s a valiant effort and I applaud the Waze and Goggle teams for trying to crack this nut. It is something the world needs.
Doesn’t work well with iOS 12
by serickjr on 2018/10/05 02:21
Update Oct 3, 2018- We’ve been using Waze for many years and have always loved it... until iOS 12. There has been so many issues with it freezing, crashing and interfering with the built in Bluetooth in our car. It will completely cut off the Bluetooth in the car making it completely useless. We deleted the app for a while because it just didn’t work at all and redone loaded it after some updates were released after iOS 12 was out for a while and that’s when the Bluetooth issues started, needless to say we deleted it again. I’m very disappointed, we used for every drive we took, even up to the grocery store 2 miles away. As you can see below from our first review we absolutely loved it... But sadly, not so much anymore. I really hope that you’re reading these reviews and doing something to fix these issues so we can start using it again! Since Google owns Waze I Would love to see some of Google Maps functions integrated into Waze. Other than that I have no complaints except the occasional outage, but we've been using it since it came out a few years ago and have loved it from the beginning!! Keep up the good work and get some of those google map features carried over to Waze!!
Useful but NOT safe
by EDazey on 2018/02/24 19:57
I like Waze for navigation; it has some good aspects over other map apps-I like that based on the day and time that I open the app it predicts where I might be going, I like that it chooses the shortest route and is always right regarding my ETA, I like that I can send my ETA to any of my contacts so they know when to expect me, and I like that if I try to access the search function while in motion it says this is unsafe and asks if I am the passenger. I DON’T like that all other uses of the app while in motion are extremely unsafe. To document police, accident, stalled car, road closure, etc I have to take my eyes off the road to navigate through all the prompts which is exactly like texting and driving, I DON’T like that there are ads that pop up anytime I am going less than 5mph-my husband has them pop at highway speeds! We need a paid version of the app!! Also, the see other people on the road function does not work well. There are many times I see other icons when there isn’t even another car around or my husband is using the app in his car ahead of me but I don’t see his icon. Also, beeps are not useful. Not only is it unsafe to get in and access the beep function, it serves no purpose. Once you accept them there is no history and no way to tell who beeped you. Like I said, I like the app for overall navigation and real-time ETA, but otherwise it needs some serious updates.
Used to be so good
by Debest74 on 2019/02/07 02:01
This app used to be so good but for the past few months is just not working. At this point i open it for police reports and use google maps for directions. I go fairly frequent to Las Vegas from California. Lately the directions won’t load and when I do get it to work it routs me completely out of the way!!!! Google maps tells me it’s going to take me about 4 hours with traffic and Waze is literally making me turn around/make a U on the 15 when driving from Vegas to take a completely obscure way adding 3 hours to the rout. The last straw was a few weeks ago driving from California to Las Vegas. At first it wouldn’t load so I went to the Waze support area and it advised to break down the trip in chunks so I decided to have it navigate me to the outlets in Barstow since I pass them EVERY SINGLE TIME. Somehow it took me trough a back way and trough a town name Crestline, up some mountains in the middle of no where and by the. It was pass 12am!!!! A 4 hour drive turn into an 11 hour drive!!!!!!! If anything happened I would have been royally effed in the middle of nowhere. This weekend I went back to California and decided to try again thinking it was maybe a problem that day. Once again it kept routing me trough some weird areas turning a 4 hour trip into 7. I had my girlfriend open her Waze to compare and Hers was working perfectly fine and using a complete different rout than mine was and about the same one as google maps.
The coolest App to discover a stocker who is tapped into you by staying close
by mefreesea on 2019/09/24 06:22
I love this app simply because of his style and I like way to look at our worsening traffic situation all across or length it's no longer our grandparents freeway gone are the days of leisurely drive and pleasant afternoon behind the wheel now driving Siri is business and not to be left that at all so Waze shows it other ways to use this app Multi platform use an informational stack to assist with around you at all times need to come to that oh my by that I mean the dreaded stocker the one who just won't leave you alone and must bother you in any which way they can interesting that avatars have now become avatars maybe that's a new word car the tatf. but for later next line recently I've had that displeasure of finding that I to warrant a sucker and I only found out because Waze showed me that my stocker was never far behind have a virgin ever prime ever trying to communicate the Daniel benign idiocy of their plate In stocking me it showed me how to stock them and soon as you might imagine the police were involved and well wouldn't you know it my stocker became a shocker who ended up in the slammer known as the locker and there you have it my happy story brought to you by the way thank you Stucker free
Just install and use it. Always getting better. A few improvements requested.
by Casual game player on 2019/06/27 12:00
Great features: best routing around trouble I’ve ever seen around the most up to date traffic information possible. The audio app integration is a neat addition. I recently upgraded my phone and it uses the additional screen space effectively. Changing the voice for directions is great. Loving the validation Cookie Monster provides at my destination! Could be improved: Pandora integration makes it look like you can change stations or thumb up/down from within Waze but it doesn’t actually work. Needs to include Audible and Podcasts apps. If I take a shortcut through an alley or start out in a school parking lot, Waze seems to really lose track of where I am and is in recalculation mode for miles at best. Sometimes I have to kill it and start over to get it to tell me where to go at a critical junction. Nit pick: Routes could better predict drive times based on historical data. I drive from Illinois to Missouri in the St. Louis area every day. That means picking a bridge over the Mississippi right at the start. I-270 will always jam up in north St. Louis County after I leave my house and take 5-10 minutes longer than Waze says on a GOOD day. They aren’t all good days.
Florence Evacuation
by Peach11111 on 2018/09/19 16:12
WAZE IS AMAZING. Thank you sooo much whoever created this APP. I am home safe because of this APP. I can not praise you enough. Hi everyone. Right now I am so thankful to be home. We evacuated to Concord and was there from Wednesday the 12th to Tuesday the 18th. We knew our home was alright but you know you need to see it for yourself. We left Concord at 10:30 yesterday morning along with our two puppies. We used our GPS on hour cars for a good ways. We ended up in SC at South of the border. This was also with the help of a police officer and a local resident. But with all of this and trying to get past the water flooding was daunting. My sisters we watching out for the whole way. One of them told use to try the app “WAZE”. I downloaded it to my iPad. I am here to tell you we would not be home today if it wasn’t for this app. It would even tell us about a vehicle parked on the side of the road a half a mile away in the dark. It is amazing. She only made two mistakes but that was because road block had just happened. I highly recommend this app. Everyone stay safe and God bless all the lineman, police, EMS, firefighters and anyone else I have not mentioned that are working so hard to keep us safe and getting our lives back to normal.
I don’t understand the hype...
by amc135 on 2019/06/05 22:04
I’ve been using Waze consistently for about a week and a half. I’ve always used Google Maps, but heard a lot of hype about Waze and thought I would give it a try. Each time I used it, I would plug the same address into Google Maps to compare routes and arrival times. Many times the routes were the same, and if they weren’t, Google Maps always had a faster arrival time or the quicker ability to see ETAs of other routes. Today when I left work, the ETA on Waze was about 5 minutes faster, so I decided to take that route. Google Maps added about 10 minutes to my ETA when I veered off onto the Waze path, but I thought maybe Waze had data that Google did not. It turns out they do not. I sat still in traffic for 10 minutes. Maybe other cities are more accurate, but Google Maps undoubtedly has better traffic data than Waze in the Cleveland area. I guess it is moderately helpful to see hazards on the road, but that’s pretty much the only feature that I like. Also I recently started seeing ads as I was driving? I understand that you need money from advertisers, but to darken the screen to push an ad and make me unable to see my driving route is very distracting and I’m always scrambling to get rid of it, pulling my attention from the road. Maybe have ads on startup or while users are not en route to a location. Overall, I think I’ll stick to Google Maps.
Better than most
by stanwgg on 2018/11/27 14:56
I’ve just begun to use the app. I like the fact that it alerts you when the police are near. It also notifies you if a car is on the shoulder of the road stopped. It has a background music feature which would be nicer if it included Apple Music or Pandora. The app warns about road work, traffic jams, it is nice. It is slow to sync with Bluetooth. I can sync my phone with my truck, yet the app does not speak through the Bluetooth connection. It is difficult to communicate while I’m giving and address for directions the first time. It is hard to hear because it will not use the iPhone speaker in the beginning either. I have to hold it up to my ear while giving the first address. Shortly after the first route begins it will use the Bluetooth connection. The graphics are much better than the iOS app and also Google Maps. The screen view is also better than other apps. Seems more intuitive than either of those GPS apps also. The app is slow to turn off the location services on my iPhone after I reached the destination. This concerns me that it might run down the iPhone battery prematurely. It does have a nice parking feature to locate your car later. Fix a couple of small things and it gets 5 stars from me. This is my new GPS app.
Vacation Travel SOS
by Gwennz on 2017/09/16 04:59
Due to a Cat 5 Hurricane Irma and Cat 4 Jose which caused destruction and total havoc in the Caribbean our well-planned trip to Grenada (a year in the making) was cancelled after 3 hrs. of wishful thinking and 2 wks. of monitoring NOAA and the weather channel several times a day. With our flight cancelled and at JFK hrs from home we decided to just turn in our tickets for an impromptu trip to San Francisco which was on our bucket list. We flew in without any preparation more than finding a last minute deal on a downtown hotel for 2 nites. We rented a car once we spent a couple of days in San Francisco. If not for my WAZ app we would not have been able to do half of what we did! It got us to our 2nd location a rental outside of San Francisco and on time! It took us to Big Sur via Rte 1, all around Napa Valley, and adventures that took us to views of the Golden Gate Bridge that only locals get to see. With the app we were able to find our way to impromptu routes that took us 2500 ft to an observation tower that blew our minds. The app regularly saved us from excruciating California traffic jams by re-routing us and is amazingly good at time estimations. We are most appreciative for this app. Thank you for helping us explore gorgeous Northern California.
Hate to delete this navigation app
by zerodivin3 on 2018/02/22 10:14
But for a long time now, probably almost 2 years (I know, I’m faithful). I’ve realized this thing eats up SO much data. I run out of 2 gigs in less than a week on long drives. I love everything about it (especially hazardous objects on road and police), but it’s missing an important feature I’ve secretly been waiting for that google maps has and that’s the whole standby screen to save battery and phone from heating up. Many times Waze redirects me from traffic which was cool, but then I realized after a couple times, I actually lost time AND gas because of it due to stops and whatnot instead of just sitting in traffic. Not that it hasn’t helped at other times, but I’ve learned that most of the time the traffic it predicts has long dissipated (so much for “live”. Overall, it’s just been getting worse and I’ve thought to delete this app a long time ago if it weren’t for the social part, but then I realized all my friends haven’t touched it in forever and I only use it to share with my wife who doesn’t even realize I send her ETAs anyways till I’m already there and she calls me to ask me if I’ve arrived lol. It’s been Waze, but ultimately, my data is more important to me than the 80% ghost police notifications and my safe speed limit travels.
One of the best if not the best GPS apps
by Mlightning1 on 2019/04/23 12:38
Basically my title summed it up. The Waze app is one of the best if not the best GPS app available to the public and amazingly free I shouldn’t of said that too loud I don’t want to give them any ideas. I just moved into a new home in a very new subdivision and ran google maps,Bing maps,maps and a couple of others none of the other GPS apps could find my new house but guess what the Waze app pinpointed it directly took me right to it! Seriously though the Waze app gives you real time information as it is occurring due to the fact it’s interactive with other users. Not only do you get directions from point a to point B Waze gives you a choice of three different routes and you choose the one you think would be best tells you the time it would take to do it how far it is tells you what obstructions you might encounter along the way. The app allows you in real time to post accident stead of just occurred where police are hidden shooting radar tells you what speed the traffic is moving in a traffic jam it’s a pretty accurate app as long as other users are updating events as they occur. To sum it Up the Waze app is outstanding
Not maintaining media selection and location at start up in CarPlay
by Wolf_for_Lioness on 2021/02/04 13:04
I love Waze in its overall functionality, but it has gained a couple irritating issues over the last few updates. As CarPlay activates in my car, or any car for that matter, after I’ve used Waze as my last app, when Waze initializes it automatically starts playing from my phones media library. It doesn’t allow the current media selection to continue, including the radio. It’s the only app that has constantly done this for the last couple of months. All other non-music apps don’t interfere with what media is selected. I have to manually go and select that media source again and then come back to Waze. If I have another app going like Google maps, this doesn’t occur but when I select Waze it always does this. Also, Waze in CarPlay has trouble finding my location upon initiating. I have to go onto my phone and open the Waze app itself and then close it out in the task manager. Then, when I select it in CarPlay it works fine. Lastly, the speedometer now—just barely—partially shows at of the the top left corner of the display in CarPlay. Cannot not been seen usefully. I’ve got as far as uninstalling the app, then reinstalling it and signing back in and it still does all of these.
Awesome, but latest rev draining battery!
by Harumph99 on 2018/12/24 16:15
Love this app and use it all the time. Routing seems to favor getting to bigger roads rather than using local roads for short trips, but otherwise works decently to get around traffic. One thing to watch for is I think it treats a right turn the same as a left in traffic, when often a left is nearly impossible to cross 2+ lanes of traffic rather than just entering 1 lane. Rel 4.46.1 is having a crash issue — after 30-90 mins it’s crashing. Also seems like it’s failing to add some previous drives to the history. Had one drive that was done and I’d arrived but when i went to history to go there again, I had to re-enter the address because it was not in history. Also, it's damned annoying that I registered with my cell# years ago but replaced my phone a while back and had to rebuild the keychain and I didnt remember my password. Unlike 8million other apps that have a forgot password function, WAZE says it's impossible to recover my password without having already registered with my email. A) that's stupid! B) tell me that when I registered years ago not when it's too late! I lost wazer royalty status and havent even bothered to re-register out of bitterness! Serioisly, guys, you have my phone#! Text me with a password reset link! It's not like there are bank accounts at stake here!!!
Outstanding app "Don't leave home without it"
by Pianolist on 2021/08/28 22:27
I have pretty much switched to using Waze exclusively for my navigating needs. Even though my new Toyota has a nav system I prefer to use Waze. Better routes and with Wazers keeping it current you rarely are caught in a huge traffic jam. A couple of notes after a year or two. Waze has changed and gotten a little buggy. Still use it but since the last update it crashes all the time. I will be driving and look up to see Waze has crashed. Have to pull over and restart nav. Also now has “false starts “. It will come up but isn’t functional. It has to shut down, swiped from background and restarted. What it really needs is a pause button for temporary stops. The app still crashes after the first 3 words of the next instruction. Very annoying when in heavy, unfamiliar traffic. Sometimes just keeps crashing after restart. The worst is now the sloppy handling of Bluetooth with hearing aides. I would think they would be more respectful of those of us with disabilities. After giving a direction over the car radio it disconnects from the car and keeps the empty Bluetooth carrier active. This connects to my hearing aides effectively turning them off. Just what you need is to be mostly deaf in traffic thanks to your Nav program. They need to address how they handle Bluetooth. The cheapest bidder isn’t the best.
Avoid traffic via alternate routes
by Angelitaackth on 2019/07/22 21:16
This app is great for finding alternate routes. It uses up my battery though. Please give an option to have It search for my location only when I am using the app. When I close the app, it doesn't need to keep track of where I am anymore as I am likely not driving. I find that this app gets me places more quickly while avoiding traffic. It needs a little more fine tuning, as it put me in a no outlet street very close to the back end of my destination. I had to drive away from that point and the-input the address to get to the front end, but that worked. It was beneficial that I already had a sense of what the place should look like. I like that it recognizes "streets" in some major parking lots. That was a pleasant surprise. :) I wish there were a way for it to show how much time I save by going the alternate route versus the normal highways. UPDATE & REQUEST: Yay! My battery lasts a lot longer now. Thank you for addressing this issue. It would be great if there were a button to notify others when there is a train crossing (and recommend alternate route or option to wait for train) and the same with drawbridges up (I live in a city of bridges so this is quite valuable info and is not the same as slow traffic).
Stunned!!!
by siri713 on 2018/05/31 19:17
Huge shoutout 2 Waze & ALL Waze users in Richmond VA (and all tri-cities) 4 how live this app truly is. TBH I had my doubts! But you have definitely made me a believer of the amazing accuracy! Each time I’ve used waze & there’s an alert of police, debris on road, & car on shoulder etc...it was at a💯! So I 👏🏼 U & All the Waze users! I ❤️@waze & will recommend 2 everyone! I will most definitely consider giving waze 5/5 stars ⭐️ if you guys would take all the users suggestions that I’ve come across & actually make it happen in a more timely manner. I also have a suggestion myself. CAN YOU PLEASE ADD more options on vehicles to choose from (or be able to change the color of the vehicle by being able to hold the vehicle down and choose a different color) on the navigation map? Also, make the vehicles you have available actually look like the description of that vehicle? For example: The SUV looks like a dump truck, the bus...well there should possibly be two types of buses (make them both longer & make one yellow), and as I’d stated before have different color & size options for the cars, & make one for an actual SUV with different colors. I really hope you’ll make these changes. Once you do, I’ll be more than happy to give you a 5/5.
No customer support at all
by Techie! on 2018/05/10 00:15
Customer support is an automated email feeling you to refer to the troubleshoot section. A section that I have read so often looking for me resolution, that I have now memorized it! Simple issue - I lost my password. Password reset help allows me to put in my email address. But I do not receive any email to reset the password (tried numerous times). So now I think that I may never have registered my email on Waze. And my only option is try to create a whole new profile. When creating a new profile, I want to register my email (which I don’t think I did in the initial profile since I am not getting the password reset email etc). When I try to register my email in the NEW profile I created, Waze won’t allow it and says ‘email already exists’. So if the email already exists, why doesn’t Waze send me the email to reset my password on the old account to which I lost the password? IF MY EMAIL IS ALREADY REGISTERED WITH WAZE, WHY WON’T WAZE SEND ME A RESET PASSWORD EMAIL? OR ALLOW ME TO SET UP A NEW ACCOUNT. I have only one email address!!! If it is in use on the old account that I locked myself out of, either allow me to reset the old account or allow me to set up my new account with my email address. Simple!! Why is it so difficult?
Needs Some Improvement
by remymartin22 on 2020/06/12 13:53
I will preface my review with the fact that I use Waze the majority of the time when traveling to somewhere new, or when I need to gauge when to leave. One major glaring issue...when you receive a phone call on an iPhone, it switches to the phone app but doesn’t switch back to Waze at any point. This issue makes the screen timeout and the navigation display turn off. This can definitely cause an issue when you’re traveling at highway speeds and have to hold your phone in front of your face to get it to turn back on. Another common issue I’ve found, it doesn’t automatically choose the best route. The algorithms used seem to skew in favor of highways. I know you can choose the option to avoid highways, but it’s the traffic I want to avoid not the highways. The majority of the time I use the app, I’m constantly pulling up routes to change it to a more favorable option. Case-in-point, I was traveling to an appt on Tue and Waze showed an arrival time of 5:21p. While I was driving I kept checking routes and ended up changing to one halfway through that got me to my destination at 5:06p. Pretty sure that since the app is running on AI, it should be better at choosing a more efficient route while in transit, rather than having to constantly change it myself.
LOVE IT!!!!
by FRIENDSFAN10 on 2020/06/07 17:30
This is THE most accurate GPS system I’ve ever used. I have never been steered wrong w/WAZE or down a street that’s closed or non-existent. Plus, another beauty with them is that they automatically update road changes, streets or maps, so YOU don’t have to worry about doing it yourself right before heading out the door!!! All you do is turn it on and go!!! I also absolutely love the “heads-up” notifications I get when driving (i.e. police ahead, road delays, accidents, etc.) and the continual notifications of when you’re getting close to having to take a turn down a street or close to taking an exit. I can’t even begin to count, how many times I have gotten so incredibly frustrated, when using other mapping systems, receiving late notifications (like 15 seconds beforehand ) of when you had to take a turn but then miss the street or miss the exit and then having to travel beyond your destination, in order to make a U-turn back or take a different exit, in order to back track around and get back on route .. ugghh 😖🤬. NO more of THAT nonsense w/WAZE!!!! Thank You!!! 🙏🏽 Keep up the good work - you definitely have a happy customer with me. 😃
Not very good anymore.
by Impost0r on 2018/10/06 19:12
Every time I set a long destination (over 100 miles) it gives me the stupid... uh oh something went wrong message when attempting to set the route. It literally leaves you with no choice than to use another GPS app if you need the info, like right now, as is usually the case if you need it to actually tell you how to get somewhere. You seriously need to fix this ASAP! I’m considering deleting this app now as it has become very unreliable to me at this point. It works ok with showing road info, but I need to know how to get there when I really use this app seriously. Also, it would be nice if it told you about alternative routes that would be faster if you encounter traffic. It also doesn’t show surrounding road traffic until you get on a road and find out it was equally terrible with traffic. The surrounding traffic it does show is usually not consistent with the surrounding roads one might travel. It would be nice to know before I take an alternate route if it also has terrible traffic. This app used to be a lot better. Now it’s pretty close to being bloat-ware. I want to love this app again, but right now all I ever do with it is curse at it for being so terrible in its current state. I’ll change my review if they can fix it. Please fix this app. I used to love it, now I just can’t recommend it to anyone.
WAZE is my road buddy.
by GypsyDArtist on 2018/08/31 16:27
I really like the WAZE app. I use it all the time. It is great for turn by turn audio directions that keeps me hands free. The learning curve is fairly easy and the app features and interface have been consistent which is great because having to learn new and improved stuff while actually driving isn’t the best. I frequently drive up and down the whole west coast and WAZE is a lifesaver for re-routing around traffic jams and knowing what the speed limit is in an area as they seem to change a lot. ** The reporting system could be streamlined a little to make it easier to report the most common incidents on the home screen and the detailed hazard reports do not allow for some common issues: people on side of road, weather issues that impact safety/visibility like severe rain/lightning/ road ice and to easily report changes in speed limit signs. It would also be nice to be able to mark a hazard location when “out of signal” that would pop up when reconnected. **We really enjoy the occasional “guest” reporting voices ( Star Wars, Cars, Coke Santa) it would be fun to do the same and have some seasonal options with the Wazer profile avatars too! Overall WAZE is my road buddy and is my go to app. for driving directions.
Getting a creeping feeling...
by MuchHate4Apple on 2020/02/24 03:20
I’ve used Waze for years and loved it, but I’ve started becoming suspicious of some routes it takes me. I use it just about every time I drive, even when I know where I’m going, for traffic updates, cops, etc. Lately, it seems like Waze tries to force me onto main roads when backroads are a much better option; even in the dead middle of rush hour when I’d have to make a left turn off the main road, without a signal or stop sign, against pure gridlock. Meanwhile the backroads are light with traffic at best, and much faster (and arguably safer). I’ll point out, while these backroads are residential, they aren’t neighborhood roads or anything like that at all. With all that said, I can’t help but get the impression Waze is diverting me towards companies who advertise with them. This wouldn’t bug me too terribly much if it weren’t for sending me directly into heavy traffic, even if just a quarter mile or so, when I know it’s going to take much longer to navigate through it than the couple extra minutes Waze estimates. I can’t prove it, so I’m not saying I know this to be true. What I can say is that this used to never happen, yet seems to be an ever increasing occurrence when I use Waze now. It’s starting to make me reconsider its value over Google Maps.
Annoying additions
by Brayster15 on 2019/06/06 02:24
Overall, a good app; however, lately advertising symbols continue to populate the map. Driving past an area that has a lot of fast food places will populate the map with advertisers such that it actually crowds the map. Like ai need more ads. It just makes the map look way too busy when you’re trying to glance over to check out where you are in your route. Additionally, and just as annoying is that they have added your speed to the map which turns red even if you’re exceeding the speed limit by 1mph. If that’s not already enough to annoy someone, every few seconds a large red speed limit flashes alerting the driver they are exceeding the speed limit. It’s completely annoying! There are few if any drivers on my commute that adhere to the speed limit and doing so may put you at risk of getting rear ended considering most are driving at least 15mph over. The point being is that this sign flashes continuously every few seconds during one’s commute and is annoying especially seeing it for well over an hour every day. I don’t need this app to be a babysitter alerting me constantly that I’m exceeding the speed limit. I am considering switching back to Google maps.
Used to love waze
by tracikout on 2019/04/05 05:28
I’ve had waze for several years now. I’ve seen a lot of changes and improvements with the app. Now I use waze all day everyday with my delivery job. I totally depend on waze helping me get somewhere in the most efficient way. Plus it is powered thru my work app so all I have to do in my work app is tap “navigate” and I don’t need to type in the address. It’s great. However for about the past month I have been running into major glitches. One is that I tap navigate and the app just spins, never pulling up the directions. I have to kill the app and start over. The next and most frustrating is that waze has taken me on some complete, major circles. I’m somewhat familiar with my city but need help in neighborhoods so I can USUALLY catch the runaround before I actually drive a complete 10 mile circle. I thought it was just like from over using the app or something so I switched to google maps. Didn’t care for the visuals of it BUT I absolutely love that on google at the end it will actually tell you your destination is either on the left or right. So to waze....please please add that feature to your app!
Sad
by Scottie NH on 2018/12/16 22:17
This used to my best way of avoiding traffic as I commute in the busy Boston area. Worked great until a little while ago when it stopped working. Now it sends me weird ways that are NOT avoiding traffic but instead turning me in to it. Ironically (or not) it seems to be pushing me lately near shops and businesses that I visit online which makes me believe that it is pointing me towards Google's sponsors and are tracking the sites I visit rather than helping me avoid traffic which was the original intended purpose. This is further cemented in my mind as the app is also showing ads for places I frequent. I'm not even one of those paranoid people who think that everyone is watching their every move. My point in this rant... Get it together Google/Waze. I loved this app once. I would even be willing to pay for the service if you got rid of the ads and got me to my destination the fastest way. Oh! And I have also proven my point by sometimes ignoring the turn you want me to make knowing there will probably be less traffic and watched my arrival time get quicker and quicker. End of rant. Five Stars again when you put the drivers first again rather than your sponsors. Edit... Now I really wish I could give 0 stars. No response from developer on this nor to my support request through the app. So... Thanks for not getting back to me and you have lost yet another user... Wake up Waze!
Needs Improvement
by Yosuke Matsumura on 2018/11/28 04:03
CarPlay support needs attention. The dictation of destinations is flat out broken. If I’m playing music or podcasts in Overcast, it won’t even pause it when listening for the voice dictation. Even worse, even if no audio is playing, the app says it’s “listening” but catches nothing. The feature is useless. Reporting stuff takes too many taps. There are basically 2 things that get reported 99% of the time - police and car stopped on shoulder. Why can the police report be done in 2 taps while the stopped car takes like 4? Why does it take the same amount of taps as roadkill? Siri Shortcuts integration is BADLY needed. It’s the best way to gain back some functionality since you can’t set default map apps in iOS. “Hey Siri, Waze to mom’s house”. PLEASE!! Turn tracking. When I come to a turn, please just assume I’m making the turn and rotate the map when I get to the intersection. I know the GPS needs some time to verify that I’ve actually made the turn, but waiting 3-4 seconds for the map to recognize that I’ve made a turn is bothersome and sometimes very annoying if I need to make multiple turns in quick succession. If the app would just assume the turn is going to be made and preemptively rotate the map, that would be awesome. (Like the native Apple Maps does it)
I can be a FIVE STAR App!
by Scrapbookaz on 2019/11/12 20:15
This app can be a five star app. Granted it’s new and growing. But, the directions are not always exact. The notifications on traffic, things on the road, car pulled over, accidents, police near by, red camera alerts are amazing!!! This app can be five star when the directions to some areas are corrected. Even when submitting a notice of an address that is incorrect is some times difficult to fix. These addresses are confused with streets that are similar in name. For example, Moreno is the correct address vs. Mereno which is also a street and is not correct in pertaining to the location I need to go to. I have had it corrected by another Wazer, yet is reverted back to the wrong name of the street. Those are the frustrations I have. I notice it more on some addresses being incorrect based on, that I am driving a lot. This app is great for keeping you aware of where police radar are being seen by other Wazers. The Wazers are what makes this app so useful and fun to use. Such a wonderful idea and to make you aware of traffic locations, slow downs, standstills and much more. I really like how the blue circle gets highlighted around your car on the app when you have driven into a radar area. Love this app!
Using Waze for 6 years.
by waldron77 on 2018/09/18 16:18
I’ve been using Waze for about 6 years and there have been a lot of great improvements in that time. I only have a few gripes about it atm. First off it’s kinda annoying when it automatically navigates you to a location like your home. I do not have a normal commute being a contractor. So I head home at different times in the day. So what happens when I’m entering a new address to drive to it interrupts me when I’m still punching the address in. At times I’ve been mistaken when the address I just entered was where I was heading, when in reality it had already decided I wanted to go home. I wish this function was optional! The second issue is waze will take you to the completely wrong location because it didn’t find the address you where looking for so it will say let’s go and when you get close it’s just the street and not a house number. Or it will add a NE at the end without you noticing it. I’ve spent a lot of time having to navigate to the right address using google or Apple maps. But I continue to use waze because it is helpful in the city getting around wrecks and jams! P.S. it destroys your battery life! Absolute must to have it charging while navigating.
Does not connect to contacts
by purplestuff05 on 2020/07/06 17:27
I’ve been usung this app for years and I’ve loved it. But they had an update at some point and now it’s such a PAIN to connect your contacts to the app, actually I haven’t been able to connect it for some months now. I used to be able to just type in a contact and the app will pull that contact’s address then it’s done. Now, I have to copy paste addresses and you can imagine how unsafe and frustrating it is to do this when you’re already on the road and already driving. Sometimes the app crashes and freezes so I have to close it and renavigate, how do they expect me to do all this copy pasting while driving? Before, all I had to do was enter a contact’s name. I’ve googled this and it seems to be an ongoing problem since last year. All the articles are of “tricks” you can do to make the app connect to your contacts. Although it was annoying that I had to “trick” an app to perform something it was supposed to in the first place, I still tried it but nope it didn’t work. I’m honestly just so frustrated about this. Not quite sure why they haven’t fixed it cause it truly is such a headache that anybody I know who used this app is now deleting it because of this. I love the live traffic feature but oh my GOD is this glitch so annoying and so counter productive.
Great app
by Bb2132 on 2018/04/07 19:06
I gave this 4 stars only because of how many times you have to press something to report it. I quick button or favorite would be great. Example: I live in a very rural area. I use this to mark deer on the roads for my coworkers that are behind me. I have to press 5 buttons in order to mark them. It's a dark and winding road with lots of deer so this is dangerous or it takes a while for me to get it marked. A quick button on the map screen for animals on the road would be fantastic. When I see a deer, I can just press that button and boom, it's done. Of course this could be a customization for people and maybe have a couple spots for quick buttons. That's just one that I use very often (10 to 15 times in 25 miles). I know others have their most frequent buttons they use. Two or three buttons across the bottom or left side would not hurt anything. You can even make them smaller like the size of the compass. P.S. if points are not accumulating, write a review and they will appear. I’ve done that twice. lol Waze, what is happening with the points? They have it updated in a while, again. Come on Waze, I live for these points! I live for these rankings. I need updated!!
Mostly Good Navigation, Interface Problems
by HomerIII on 2017/09/20 12:14
I switch back and forth between Waze and Google maps, often comparing routes. While usually similar, Waze seems to be better on avoiding problems and using real-time traffic data. However, it also has an annoying bug — occasionally it will take you off the most direct route and send you in a large circle, ending back on the main route close to where you left. I’ve seen this happen when it was clear there was no reason to make this detour because I could see that the main route was clear far ahead. My other gripe is that lack of control over the interface leads to annoyances. While you now have more control over what problems it reports (finally, no more “car on the side of the road” alerts!), it seems to ignore the setting for distance, often reporting “Police 25 miles ahead” when they aren’t even on your route. Also, while the speedometer is very useful, there is no way to change the size or default colors (white below speed limit, red above), so it is often impossible to read. Bottom line: worth giving a try, but don’t ditch Google maps, and watch out for occasionally nutty directions.
Waze has flaked out since last update
by want my privacy on 2018/09/19 22:46
I have always been a huge fan of Waze and recommended it to others on a regular basis. I would have given it five stars. But in the last couple weeks, as it seems since the last update, it has lost its accuracy. It is taking me into traffic jams on a regular basis and redirecting me when there is no problem as I can see the freeway from the new route & it is traveling faster than I am. Warning of hazards has diminished in accuracy also. There has always been a problem with Waze sometimes not giving enough notice to get off the route when there is a problem I had resulting in me losing the opportunity to avoid the traffic jam. I have never understood this issue because when I’m on a route and have to make a turn ahead, Waze alerts me incessantly about the upcoming turn. This is particularly irritating when it’s a route that I drive all of the time. I thought Waze was supposed to learn about my usual routes. It also does not seem to learn that I have a preference for a different route in my neighborhood and is always trying to redirect me to its route which is not any faster and has some other shortcomings.
Generally good but can be slow & ads are distracting
by Lolkat12345 on 2019/12/24 03:29
First, Waze has been generally more accurate than google or apple maps, so I would still recommend it over them. The distance from your location to a turn is much more accurate and doesn't make it look like it's significantly farther, which is a problem I've had on other apps. My two issues though: Speed to update route: when I've missed a turn, the app takes a LONG time to adjust the route, often telling me to take turns on roads I've already passed. Recently had a drive where I would pass a road and it would then tell me to turn. I've also had connectivity issues when in areas that still have strong phone service. Ads: Large pop up ads that dim the rest of the map. This is VERY distracting when driving - and very dangerous for drivers! I don't love the pop ups in general even though I like the warnings about cameras/traffic. This catches your eye while driving when you don't expect it and I can easily see someone getting distracted enough to crash. PLEASE change this or find a way to make it less distracting to drivers - it's simply irresponsible in the way it's implemented.
Definitely the best
by Nicci5 on 2019/06/27 15:41
This app gets me everywhere I need to go. I use it daily for almost every trip. I have Apple Carplay and all I have to do is say, "Take me to ______ using Waze" and it launches and starts to give directions which is perfect for when you're already driving and need to head somewhere else on the fly. I have 2 minor complaints. 1) Waze tends to learn my routine and automatically programs itself to take me where it thinks I needs to go. Normally this is great but there's been times when I've asked to go elsewhere and it's logic had overridden my request. For instance, I asked to go to somewhere on a vacation day and it started directing me to work. No fun!! Lol. 2) I love using the voices. Cookie Monster is great. But, there are times when you don't want the interruption, just the onscreen directions. I wish that the onscreen mute button was simply on/off. Instead it takes you to a new menu to select alerts only or to mute everything. I've NEVER wanted alerts only. If anything I'd want the opposite but would much prefer a simple mute/unmute function. That way I don't have to have my eyes off the road to mute/unmute. Please correct this!! Otherwise though, it's the only navigation I use.
Not the app it once was
by fifffer on 2018/10/30 09:12
This app used to be the best bet for beating horrible city traffic, finding the best routes for long drives, and optimizing efficiency on city-street-drives. But very recently, within the last few weeks, I’ve noticed that when I need to go anywhere more than 30 or 40 miles away (sometimes less) especially during rush hour or peak traffic times (which is when you need the help the most), the app gives me errors messages like “unable to connect to routing server” or “something went wrong” and it just won’t calculate my route... AT ALL. I’ve actually had to resort to using the native Apple Maps app on my phone lately.... and that was something I abandoned like three years ago. Waze, just last year, was able to route an inter- state trip I went on, with no problems. Now it can’t even get me to the next city over during rush hour. Hey Waze executives... INVEST IN SOME BETTER SERVER FARMS!! No one cares what you can do at 3 AM or 12:15 PM... you need to work at 7 AM and 5:30 PM. If you are falling victim to your own popularity and success (aka, you can’t handle the traffic on your own network, no pun intended), then either upgrade your infrastructure and bandwidth, or bow out and let Google Maps or Apple Maps take over.
Makes driving more difficult tbh
by lattjkkogcd on 2017/12/22 23:49
My first problem with this app is that it would change routes on me all of the sudden, it was frustrating and I don’t need that kind of distraction - you can’t expect me to keep my eyes glued onto my phone to watch if it changed routes. Like at least let me know before hand that the route was changed. I deleted the app but then decided to give it a second chance because I like the community aspect of it. I like how it told me what areas were slow, where construction was, where police were, as well as comments from other divers. While driving I came across an accident, traffic was slow because they closed down a lane so I decided to report it... only to come to find I didn’t know how to. I obviously couldn’t take the time to figure it out since I was driving so when I got home I figured it out. Apparently you can only report an accident if you are in the area..... AND driving. Why would I try to report something while driving? Sorry Waze, I gave you a chance but I like to drive safe. Only way I could see this being a good app is if you’re driving with someone else who can do it for you or if you let us report things when we’re not in the area and not driving .... and let us know when you switch a route for god’s sake
Update:Used to love this app. Deleted it.
by Greenie mama 65 on 2019/02/14 04:29
Review Update: I saw new update and reviews in app store and decided I’d reinstall the app to see if it improved. IT STILL TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG DESTINATION!! What the heck are the developers thinking?? They have ruined this previously wonderful app. Last months review: I don’t know what happened to this ex-wonderful app but I’m so angry I’m deleting it. It recently was unable to get me to my correct destination. I actually missed a house concert yesterday because I could not find the location. I followed the directions and it said I had arrived at my destination when the address in front of me in a residential neighborhood was clearly NOT what was programmed into my phone. I reset several phone setting and tried again. I reentered the address and it sent me to an empty office complex parking lot. Turning location, Bluetooth, cellular and WiFi on and off had not solved the problem. I rendered address after uninstalling and reinstalling the compass. I ended up at the first incorrect it sent me to. After wandering around for almost two hours, I got back to the interstate and went home without the use of Waze. I never got to my house concert where I was supposed to be contributing a dish for everyone’s dinner. I was unhappy when all the ads started popping up but tolerated them. Now I have no reason to ever use this app again.
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waze navigation & Live Traffic
Description
Always know what’s happening on the road with Waze. Even if you know the way, Waze tells you instantly about traffic, construction, police, crashes, & more. If traffic is bad on your route, Waze will change it to save you time. Why Waze? ◦ See what’s happening - Alerts about traffic, police, hazards and more on your drive ◦ Get there faster - Instant routing changes to avoid traffic and save you time ◦ Easily listen to music - play your favorite apps for music, podcasts & more right from Waze ◦ Know when you’ll arrive - your Arrival Time is based on live traffic data ◦ Pay less for gas - find the cheapest gas along your route ◦ Drive with Apple CarPlay - use Waze on your car’s display ◦ Always find the way - choose from a variety of voices to guide you while you drive Be prepared, drive with Waze. You have full control over your privacy settings. Learn more about the Waze privacy policy, including what information is accessed and how it is used: www.waze.com/legal/privacy Waze directions aren’t meant for emergency or oversized vehicles.
Used to be amazing. Now not so much.
by Monolithic98755 on 2021/10/21 18:07
Used to love this app. It was amazing. For the past year they keep messing things up to the point that it is affecting my phone in other apps. Mostly volume issues. Videos in Twitter and Facebook play very quietly if Waze is open in the background. Close Waze and the volume immediately returns. In Apple CarPlay you can’t adjust the music volume because Waze forces Prompt Volume. They know about the issue. It’s been going on for a year. They are either too incompetent to fix it or just don’t care. Either of which is not acceptable.
Searching network
by raksis1430 on 2021/10/21 17:17
I love the app and have been using it even if I know the directions, but looking out for traffic and police. However, on a recent trip I couldn’t get an overview and the app kept stating “searching Network”. Disappointing.
Bug
by Travii_Fountain on 2021/10/21 16:17
Can you fix your CarPlay bug with volume? Waze makes it so that your car volume can’t change with their latest updates
Waze
by TheLDon on 2021/10/21 16:12
Love using waze. I drove only 27 miles to work, know where to go but with waze I know ahead for something on the road, an animal, an accident, traffic. Love it. Only problem is if you get off the route, sometimes it want to take you back to original router. Just hit routes and it will reroute to quickest route.
Don’t F&%K with my volume
by SuicideMike on 2021/10/21 15:10
This app was once awesome. Now it’s possibly the worst. Have to open and close it multiple times to get a gps signal. Latest update now lowers my stereo volume for a unpredictable amount of time. If it isn’t broke don’t fix it
Love Waze but w/ new update is app crashes while driving and freezes
by slootypebbles on 2021/10/21 13:44
Since the new update I have had several very scary incidents where the app either freezes and the map stops updating or the app just completely closes out altogether. Please fix!
Love waze but
by ABCDEFGinamarie on 2021/10/21 09:02
It always freezes up on me
Pretty good but major major flaws
by Ethanbakey on 2021/10/20 21:53
This app is beyond amazing with usefulness. But in the actual route making it can do a whole lot better. I’ve been put on wrong roads more than I can count and I’ve even ran tests and the app makes me exit either before needed or at the completely wrong exit, then says it’s rerouting. I don’t know what happened because I never had these issues before but this app just kinda fell of. Likely switching to another service because this has caused me more trouble in time than me just uninstalling it and getting another app.
Good features sluggish/slow
by goose try 2 on 2021/10/20 20:14
I am seeing my turn and choosing the appropriate lane before Waze is queuing me. Also, when you first turn on the app, recent locations load but then as you are reaching to select destination more of your recents load shifting the options up and the button doesn’t give feedback in a nice way where your button embosses or highlights when you select it to see the button you pushed. I usually catch but today I didn’t . I like Waze more tha g maps but I swear this app is slower on the queuing and selecting from recent locations is annoying.
Poor GPS
by 12/f$78 on 2021/10/20 20:07
App does not accurately reflect current location. Repeatedly unable to give Time to destination.
Kill automatic rerouting
by manac2 on 2021/10/20 20:01
Stupid ia app will reroute you over and over making the trip longer than staying with the original rout. No way to stop or control the rerouting. Really dumb to get off the highway and then right back on. Really really dumb not to let the driver control the app.
App doesn’t work.
by JayAbdulah on 2021/10/20 19:28
The app basically no longer works. Doesn’t redirect to anywhere or give locations.
Car Pool Feature
by Wibunertc on 2021/10/20 17:01
I like the app but often when scrolling on the map the car pool screen opens, its so annoying that I had to quit using Waze
Waze Eric Larson
by lighten bolt on 2021/10/20 14:01
Yesterday I was outside and I couldn’t report anything
Normally love, but CarPlay bug
by trmahoney01 on 2021/10/20 13:51
When I open waze with CarPlay in my forrester, it messes up the volume, basically making it unusable.
Only thing this app is good for is nothing
by Shisui the body flicker on 2021/10/20 12:14
I copy and paste the address of where I want to go and it takes me somewhere completely different form where I told it to lead me, takes up way too much space on my phone, barely loads half the time, changes route without confirming with you and crashes all the time
Crash waze problem
by sajad14789 on 2021/10/20 09:10
wase was open and get closed
Worst navegation app yet
by JasonBXNY0619 on 2021/10/20 02:31
When it comes to provides us with direct routes Waze comes short in that & that's why i prefer using Apple Maps or Google Maps because it gives me more than one route to get to my destination and using familiar routes not unfamiliar routes and where i could get lost
What happened to my favorite nav app?
by Fun/awesome/cool on 2021/10/20 00:13
Ever since upgrading to the latest version of IOS Waze has been crashing. Crashes twice in 15 minutes for my latest trip on the latest version of the app. The app quality has been going down over time but is is now tanking. I’ll need to use Google Maps for my return trip because I can’t trust Waze. I’m very disappointed.
Unnecessary
by ilovewss!!:) on 2021/10/19 22:09
Takes you on out of the way backroad trips that add unnecessary driving time. When I first open the app the gps is never working so I have to close and reopen again for it to finally work. Audio is too quiet when connected to CarPlay. Tired of this app taking me in circles when I’m trying to get somewhere.
will mislead you so many times that it defeats the purpose
by maddog_98 on 2021/10/19 21:17
deleting this app after the last straw. i’ve been misled by Waze countless times, especially recently, and especially when i depended on it the most. i’ve given it several years, because the idea of real-time traffic info was so appealing. but being turned around, lost, taken to the entirely wrong locations, does the opposite of save me time.
Waze Keeps going out while driving
by BlancheSpeedy5 on 2021/10/19 20:24
I updated my iPhone SE to 15.0.2. and ever since, Waze just disappears while I’m driving. I have deleted it many times and it still does it! It just happened again and I just updated it. I just pulled over to write this! I’m very sad!😞I’ve used Waze for years, also had problems with my iPhone 8. Ugh Please fix or help! Thanks
Needs attention
by Lkemmler on 2021/10/19 18:58
I have a 2021 Ford F150 lariat that when I get into my vehicle and use CarPlay this app is always telling me to turn on my location which it is set to only use when I’m in the app but somehow CarPlay doesn’t connect when it’s on on my telephone it won’t turn on on my dash I have to go into settings set it to always once it connects take it back to while using other than that the app is pretty nice but it would be great if they could fix this issue an update.
Terrible
by Costenya on 2021/10/19 16:04
I am no longer using this app. It has gotten consistently worse. A 25 minute drive took me over an hour and a half because of bad routing and failing to notify me of closure.
Update Needed
by VhBtKlW386122 on 2021/10/19 14:59
Since the iPhone iOS 15 update the app crashes multiple times during use.
Makes CarPlay music quiet
by DepthOfFuel on 2021/10/19 04:58
Used to be a great app but with the most recent update it’s been causing my music playing through Apple CarPlay to quiet down as if it’s background audio behind guidance audio even when nothing is being spoken. Music goes back to normal volume if I toggle with the sound settings EACH TIME in Waze. So annoying that I barely use this anymore. Even the directions are getting questionable and inconsistent
microphone
by a guy who needs grades on 2021/10/19 02:52
i like the app but the microphone in settings isnt showing so i cant talk to waze or add my voice to waze
Google
by cashmere09 on 2021/10/19 02:43
Since google acquired this app, they made so bad on purpose. It’s a shame🤦🏾‍♂️
Volume
by Mu84grad on 2021/10/18 20:58
Ever since the update, I can’t hear directions or alerts through my car.
Another update, more features broken
by B.S.82 on 2021/10/18 20:21
Do you actually test with CarPlay? I don't think you do. When I open this app now, it immediately drops the volume and takes over the voice control for my vehicle. I can't regain control of the stereo volume unless I force quit Waze. I have the microphone and audio features all turned off and yet this is still an issue. I deleted the app today because I've just had enough.
Recent version Bugs & No GPS
by EricRhysTaylor on 2021/10/18 18:29
I’ve always loved this app but in the last few months with some recent updates the app is seriously bugged. Rarely ever can figure out what my GPS location is on an iPhone running latest iOS. I tried deleting the app and then reinstalling but this didn’t help. The app has been given all permissions. I also tried to share my arrival ETA status and it generated an error. I’m back to Siri navigation and that works great.
Waze navigation
by Jewell10 on 2021/10/18 13:07
Waze navigation is getting more and more dangerous than ever. Last night I was on my way to Hackensack’s NewJersey my navigation end up getting stuck and giving me the exit number right after I got off. And mostly not recognising or navigating through the right direction. Not until I started driving with the navigation direction and turned it be heading the wrong way after the Waze navigation corrected it self. It is Not good when navigation is gave the last minutes notice for exiting the highways streets turning. I use with a lot with my Uber apps for navigation. Updated with the last version from five days ago. I should not have any problem but I do . Also I am using iPhone13 Pro and iPhone11 Pro all is updated with the last version as well.
Ads too big, are a driving hazard
by davidz32843 on 2021/10/18 11:42
I love Waze and it’s crowdsourcing abilities. The new ads are massive, pop up and take up way too much of the screen, creating a huge distraction that the user has to click away from and IS A DRIVING HAZARD! This issue needs to be addressed ASAP.
Apple CarPlay Audio Bug
by blvkatlxs on 2021/10/18 06:03
Since the one of the recent updates, when you open the Waze app when connected with CarPlay it will mess with the audio. If you have music playing it will lower it and if you try to raise the volume to your music it won’t let you. It will adjust the audio to the Waze app and not let you adjust the audio to your music/audio from different apps. Will re adjust rating when this is fixed.
got it because it is viral on tiktok 🙂✌🏻
by snkanansla dks s msks on 2021/10/18 04:09
don’t judge shawty
CarPlay issues
by iPhone 4S_user on 2021/10/18 00:56
I loved Waze since the day I installed the app but as of late the app has been garbage. As soon as I launch Waze my car’s audio gets stuck at about 1/4th volume. Also, I have yet to complete a trip without the app crashing. I only ever use my Waze app when I’m driving so these issues have me ready to delete Waze. I currently have an iPhone 12 Pro with the latest IOS installed.
Dispensable. Getting worse with time.
by Rastewa on 2021/10/17 23:24
This used to be quite useful, but more and more I find it either can’t decide (and wants me to make u-turn after u-turn) or can’t provide directions until we’ll after I’m on the road. Back to Google maps.
Audio issues
by ab12 joe on 2021/10/17 19:50
Had to uninstall Waze because it was causing music audio to only come out from my car’s right speaker. Uninstalling fixed the issue. Apple Maps doesn’t seem to have this problem. Apple Maps is also more aesthetically pleasing. I realize now that Waze looks too cartoony.
Long time User Feedback
by MB Wayzer on 2021/10/17 17:53
Hi, I have used Wayze since before it was acquired by Google. It was great in the beginning, and really I had no complaints even after Google bought Wayze...until this last update. In this last update, suddenly, Wayne has been “Google-ized”, and I DO NOT APPRECIATE THAT! If I wanted Wayze to look, talk, and do Google Maps, I would have used Google Maps! Now, in this last update, the directions that are appearing at the top of the map are not as clear to see. Google, aka “Googlized Wayze” has decided it’s more important to show the official highway route or street sign than what the name of the highway or road is. I HATE THIS! When you are traveling on interstate roads, this is kit easy to see at a quick glance; moreover, the official road sign is NOT IMPORTANT! It’s more important to know the name and direction you need to go! Duh! Fix it, or you will lose me as a User! I’ll give Apple all my information and I’ll be your biggest complainer as much as I cheered Wayze on, believe me!
Kills phone battery
by Jesus Loves You 123 on 2021/10/17 17:41
Nice app, but what’s the point in using it when your phone dies before you reach your destination?
Excellent live directions but sound issues
by Dtraugh on 2021/10/17 16:35
While we use this app frequently the sound controls are complicated and wonky. Right in the middle of a normal experience the app will suddenly start blasting directions full volume. Controls on airplay head unit don’t have any effect and neither do the volume buttons on the iPhone. After those directions are done it will go back to normal volume. This is very frustrating. The other weird thing is that the app always first shows you mileage that is much lower than actual drive time. What the heck is that “as the crow flies” mileage?? Who needs that? Once it load up you get closer to the actual drive time. Also, the app sometimes will get stuck at some previous location and not update. That never happened in the years I’ve used Waze until recently.
Horrible Service
by CAL75/8 on 2021/10/17 02:06
I am driving on I-65 and it tells me to get off in the middle of no where to avoid traffic and it led to me driving through a town with stop lights, a accident, and just overall slow traffic. if i could give this app a negative 1 star i would. don’t recommend this garbage. it overthinks a route like a middle school relationship.
App has gone downhill
by Trint7 on 2021/10/17 00:29
Waze was one of my favorite apps, but lately it has been lacking. When starting directions it usually has me missing my turn before getting the little statements out before giving me directions.
You have some audacity Waze!
by golflover1 on 2021/10/16 22:55
You basically force a user to allow you to always track them and then drain their battery. I had no problem with your ads and was happy to contribute traffic related info to the community. I may return if I hear you have change your “waze”.
Terrible in NYC/NJ
by TooBigUKYank on 2021/10/16 21:39
Keeps rerouting me unnecessarily. Adding fees (payment fees), to tolls. Has me go in circle instead of directly joining a motorway. Adding miles to the journey. All these rerouting trips made no sense at all since there was no traffic on the route and no Waze reported traffic. Very disappointed.
Pop up ads while navigating, not cool
by Smasonnc on 2021/10/16 21:13
I’ve been a Waze user for years, but they just started allowing ads to pop up which is a deal breaker. It’s unsafe to have to clear a pop up to see he map. What were they thinking? They’ve wrecked a decent app. Just let me navigate without interruptions. I won’t use it anymore. I also hate the way they announce every car stopped on the side of the road. So what? It’s just distracting. It also used to be a lot easier to see reports of accidents, traffic jams, etc. Sorry to see what’s happened to Waze.
Constant crashes on new update.
by Jitterbug123456 on 2021/10/16 21:07
Most recent update is crashing every time directions are spoken.
This App is Garbage
by SpeedySnail1 on 2021/10/16 19:45
This app is a garbage app by a garbage company. How is it on every iPhone I’ve seen, the app has to be closed and reopened for GPS to work properly? Apple Maps doesn’t have this issue, nor did Google maps. You think that a company that makes so much money selling user data could at least try to make the core function of the app (GPS) work. Instead they are too busy trying to figure out how to inject ads onto your screen when you are driving using a navigation app.
Not the same
by emp__ on 2021/10/16 18:02
Awful these past few months -leads me to routes that are out of the way and slower than necessary -traffic congestion info on the map isn’t always up to date -multiple times has lead me on routes with street or bridge closures and I’ve had to use Apple Maps the rest of the way
App turned stupid in 2 weeks
by hank1997! on 2021/10/16 17:12
For the past 2 weeks this app has been messing up every trip. I want to go to Tucson, it sends me to L.A. on every back road known to man. Then when I delete and re-download it puts me on the right freeway, but has me making random left turns into horse ranches. What Google moron is updated this app? I want to find a particular pharmacy, it sends me into neighborhoods to make random u-turns, or around 2 city blocks when all I wanted was to know which side of the street this pharmacy was located (there are 2). Fix it please, because I am now dumber for having trusted your app. Thanks!
Routed us to wrong location.
by Khan-Lala on 2021/10/16 14:36
Don’t know how this app upgrade can be a downgrade. We put our location Manhattan Mall in NYC in Manhattan. Instead it took us to Times Square and said arrived in Manhattan, about a mile away from the Manhattan Mall which is about nine blocks south of Times Square. Turns out whatever name of a place starts with Manhattan Waze takes you to Times Square only. It can’t recognize names of other places that begin with Manhattan. Fix this Google!
Waze likes to wake me up at night.
by Badcompany487 on 2021/10/16 09:53
Waze likes to wake me up in the middle of the night to tell me about traffic events that are 45 minutes away from my house when I don't even have to work the next day and I've spent hours trying to figure out how to turn it off but the notification settings are very unclear so I don't know which one it is. Most of the Waze settings are very unclear like this one or they just blatantly don't work. I don't know how many times I've gotten a report for the squirrel on the side of the road when I have shoulder notifications turned off. I have checked to make sure people are not reporting them in the road and in fact they were reported correctly but the app is just plain malfunctioning. This app was much better when it was significantly less "smart". The new automatic stuff is annoying and the over complication makes it difficult to use
Poor performance
by she12958 on 2021/10/16 02:07
Waze was fantastic when it first came out. Since then it has become stale. It’s directions and connectivity has fallen off. My recommendation: go back to your roots of providing a great customer experience with superior navigation and user interface.
Major CarPlay Bugs
by Dansssyr on 2021/10/16 01:27
Turns off my car speakers, messes with audio settings, prevents volume control of my car entertainment system.
Suggestion
by Josephusbrooks on 2021/10/15 23:40
The speedometer needs to be fixed.
10/15/21-What happened?
by kdownby on 2021/10/15 22:04
Not sure what happened in latest update, but road names are no longer given. Just an arrow pointing right and go 0.6 miles. It would be nice to know what road I’m looking for. Same with interstate changes & exit names. So hard to navigate!!
Next update should make it totally unusable
by ECPNJ on 2021/10/15 20:12
Very update makes this app seem to get worse. What was a good app is a garbage and delete now.
Please take off pause spoken audio
by semmoha on 2021/10/15 15:43
I can’t listen to my Spotify anymore! Every time Waze start talk that’s makes songs on Spotify pause once waze talk! Before, waze was reduce the volume down for the songs when waze start talk, but now makes the song completely pause! Please fix that ASAP, thanks
Wrong address of business and customer service making it difficult to fix
by ?everynametaken? on 2021/10/15 14:01
I own a business and this app is taking my customers to another studio. The address is incorrect and I’ve emailed Waze multiple times and keep getting sent to different sites to file an official complaint. My customers are being diverted away from our business. We have had multiple complaints. I’m going to recommend my customers use google maps or another app (on our website) so they actually get to here. If anyone in customer service reads these reviews please have someone ( a live person, not a bot) contact me so we can correct this issue.
Doesn’t work like it used to
by Beckkxx on 2021/10/15 13:52
The app doesn’t function like it used to. It won’t let me control my car volume or Spotify volume. It gets stuck on certain settings and I have to close out and unplug and then it works … sometimes. Very sad.
URGENT AND NEEDS FIXING NOW
by ioowen on 2021/10/15 08:18
Happens when connected to vehicles using carplay. Waze will play an “invisible” audio noise that overides music playing. The music is toned down and plays in the back speakers only the entire duration IF AND ONLY IF waze is open. If waze application is closed then the music is toned up. Open waze, instantly tones music down. Almost as if the assistant voice is going to say something, but is mute. This, again, is only solved when the application is fully closed on the user’s device. (I go to school for computer science. Hire me to fix this. You make too much $ to have this massive of a problem, frankly. I won’t/CAN’T use the app till it’s fixed).
Only good for cop alerts…
by Mamashellfish on 2021/10/14 22:03
I don’t know why people rave about this app… - clunky and hard to find what you’re looking for (like the turn-by-turn list, any back button, etc.) - ALWAYS buggy with Spotify, starts and stops music even with in-app integration… - map is unhelpful and only suggests surrounding businesses that pay for ads - ads take up 1/4 of the screen which covers directions JUST USE IT FOR POLICE RADAR - TRY A DIFFERENT APP
Can’t trust Waze anymore
by jfizzjamz on 2021/10/14 21:42
I have been a loyal Waze user for several years, and more often than the average person due to my line of work. Unfortunately, the app has recently become unreliable. It has been directing me on routes that simply were not the best to take, and ignoring routes that were obviously faster and easier to make. Also no longer can be trusted to continue updating your location in the background. combine that with several crashes in the middle of navigation and Im using apple maps now - they’ve been getting me to my destinations faster than Waze lately. What a shame. I used to love Waze.
Zero stars
by Bearandbu on 2021/10/14 20:54
Waze once again hijacks my volume control when using CarPlay. It doesn’t matter if I turn off sound in the app or not. This happened a few years back, then went away, but has now returned. Deleting and reinstalling the app did not fix this problem. Waze now deleted.
Why
by East Penn on 2021/10/14 20:29
After updating to IOS 15.0 and 15.2 When try to speak a destination it won’t work , The voice recognition locks up on my Nissan Rouge 2021 It worked fine until updating
Works for google phone well but not for iPhone
by BYE BYE Waze. 🖕🏽 on 2021/10/14 19:22
This app is more tailored for Google phones then Apple phones.It used to work great on my iPhone and now that google took it over i have nothing but issues. I have uninstalled the app an will no longer be using Waze.
CarPlay bugs
by ARFIDSED on 2021/10/14 15:44
The constant CarPlay audio bugs are making it really difficult to keep using Waze. Currently Waze breaks volume control, and it fails to resume podcast audio.
Losing its luster
by EleKtroMeX on 2021/10/14 14:33
I thought I would be excited to use Waze on my CarPlay, turns out I find the iOS version on the phone better. Not only have I used Waze predominately over Apple Maps and Google Maps, it seems Waze has not moved much further along to stay ahead of their two rivals. If it’s owned by Google, why can’t both maps be a better version of what they are now?
How do I turn the volume down?!
by Unatommer on 2021/10/14 13:05
I use this app with “alerts only” on my commute and will often be listening to a podcast or music. When alerts from Waze come on it blows my ears out! Way too loud and no way to adjust the volume that I can find.
Downhill
by Judy1915853 on 2021/10/14 12:02
I use to rely on this app but as of recent everytime I open it. It won’t navigate where I’m going and tells me to try again. Also it doesn’t know where it’s going half the time. It makes me take routes out of way or turns me around when not necessary
Dislike new update
by @triciafb on 2021/10/14 11:53
I am a big Waze fan. I use it several times per day, everyday of the week as I drive from home to home throughout my area for my job. The changes in the new update are making it difficult to know which exit I need to take as there is only an exit number listed on the route details vs the name of the exit now. This is makes it more difficult to anticipate the exit and to know exactly where I am going. Please go back to the previous directions!!!!!!!!!!
don’t work for iranian
by ebi6370 on 2021/10/14 09:48
whay?
Apple CarPlay issues
by hself1995 on 2021/10/14 02:41
Every time I get into my vehicle and plug my phone in, the Waze app does not follow my location when I am moving. Location services are turned on to “always allow” and still freezes up at random parts of my drive.
Volume stopped working
by Ssteinfeld on 2021/10/14 00:51
All of sudden my radio volume has stopped working with Waze. If I close Waze, volumes goes back to normal.
Using waze since I got my license
by Neal Desai on 2021/10/14 00:51
Most stuff is disappointing in life but not waze! Apple maps I cant even tell if the map is upside down or just terrible, hopefully it improves I wrote a review because this is one of the apps im glad is still getting improved, waze is very underutilized by everyone! If more people were to transgress to waze it will be beneficial the more users, im glad its starting to pick up again. The planning for destinations ahead of time is one of the most accurate ones I have tried and has rarely failed me for making meetings or job on time. There are so many features and waze I believe will pave the path for navigation. The new interface is really beautiful and all the animations are subtle but do not clutter your screen at all. Its simple but still has many features if you need more
was great but the UI gets worse with every release
by Frequent Biz Traveler on 2021/10/13 22:01
seems like once a week I get stuck in a screen that I can’t figure out how to exit so I have to close the app and re-open it. The latest example is the carpool offering that just appears out of nowhere. The responsiveness seems to be a little slower too. Today I got stuck in this massive traffic jam on the freeway that didn’t show up on Waze until 20 minutes after I was sitting in traffic
Locks music to lower volume
by breapatra on 2021/10/13 21:59
I absolutely love Waze. I use it every morning to go to work, and it tells me the best routes to take. But recently the app has started locking the music to a lower volume when using CarPlay, which has stopped me from using the app. Please fix the problem.
Is no longer compatible with new IOS
by Mowneekha on 2021/10/13 18:07
When I use waze in my car, I can no longer increase or decrease the volume of my music or change songs. Very disappointing.
New update
by friday eve on 2021/10/13 16:51
The most recent update changes how the map looks on my screen. It’s more of a birds eye view instead of the car (me, represented by the arrow) situated at the bottom of screen facing the top. It’s very confusing looking at it and trying to figure out where I am going. Is there a way to change it in the settings?
Ugh
by historysmystery on 2021/10/13 14:57
Doesn’t load half the time
This app said “never mind” a few times which made me late
by Blah laagdjd on 2021/10/13 13:41
It took me off the highway to the backroads where we came into more traffic then it said to go back to the highway but it told me to turn last minute which would’ve caused an accident. I’m 15 minutes late to my appointment because of this stupid app. I’m going back to Google maps.
Had to delete it and rely on apple maps
by Really fun but irritating on 2021/10/13 12:51
Waze used to be reliable and a good app but unless you have a good connection your maps are going to take minutes to load as well as rerouting the maps when i haven’t even made a turn yet i had enough with this app it got deleted already use notifications maybe? I don’t drive looking down at my phone but with waze it doesn’t notify of when to turn you unless the apps open I don’t like driving w my phone in my hand 24/7 missing directions because i wasn’t in the app. apple maps could have your phone locked and still show the maps on your lock screen as well as having big headlines of where to go unlike waze needing to be literally in the app or the app freezes and the maps are stuck 5 miles back.
Worst GPS
by fessjerr528 on 2021/10/13 11:02
Literally the worst GPS app you could download. You’re better off reading for yourself off of a map. Antiquated? Yes but at least it will get you to where you need to be faster than Waze. It is supposed to predict and anticipate traffic but for some reason it is unaware until you are sitting in it. If you want to be late 8/10 times than this is the app for you!
👎🏻
by BbLVS0413 on 2021/10/13 04:55
Totally disoriented it will just take you to a longer route
Sin voz
by maleja26l on 2021/10/13 03:31
No me funciona la voz , ya desinstale y volví a descargar y sigue sin darme alertas en alta voz
Can’t control cars volume
by D_Purp89 on 2021/10/13 00:48
Ever since the last update, I’m unable to control my cars volume. Only Waze voice volume.
Stick to the map and forget the radio controls
by Jstro410 on 2021/10/12 21:26
I like the map and all the map features but i can’t use the app because it insists on taking over my radio and screws it all up!!!
Keeps Quitting/Crashing
by fraumart on 2021/10/12 20:10
Waze keeps crashing during navigations! It is so frustrating. Please fix this nasty bug. I will need to switch to a different navigation app.
Volume
by KiloSyd on 2021/10/12 18:00
When I turn on the Waze app the volume of my radio is not load anymore.
Great App!
by Rhayven_99 on 2021/10/12 16:52
This app is a time saver! I just wish there was a way to save preferred routes for additional ease of access.
It’s almost as if
by Yes396 on 2021/10/12 15:25
It’s almost as if someone bought this app and the original Waze routes are now referenced by someone else, I wonder why.
Deteriorated over the years
by Samantha Lowess on 2021/10/11 21:38
I have been a loyal consumer of Waze for years and years. This app used to be the best navigation system. Recently, however, Waze constantly freezes, doesn’t load, and most importantly SEVERELY underestimates your ride’s ETA every. time. I challenge you to compare Waze’s and Maps’ ETA on a long road trip, and then analyze which app was more accurate.
Goes in and out too often
by Itsaplot on 2021/10/11 19:29
Can’t rely on it to work every time
Waze and CarPlay
by pollicledog on 2021/10/11 18:56
Does not play well with others, specifically CarPlay. Voice recognition doesn’t work and interferes with the normal stereo function of the sound system. Getting assistance from their tech support is akin to pulling teeth without anesthesia. My solution? DELETE THE APP! Not even worth 1 star.
Street closure
by XOLily26 on 2021/10/11 18:31
Lov the app but I wish they would let me report a road closure that’s 2 blocks away. I shouldn’t have to walk all the way to where the road closure is for Waze to let me report it… and lately there are SOOO MANY around my neighborhood and Waze doesn’t even have it reported
I love this app
by Lil Glower on 2021/10/11 18:24
But google ducked it up. They stopped developing it after iOS 15 and CarPlay is broken
Potential Bug? Decline in effectiveness
by TheRaaHa on 2021/10/11 15:11
I have noticed a significant decline in this app over the last 6-8 mos. One such trip took me off the highway (on the way home from work), bc of a nonexistent car accident, up that road only to be told to make a uturn way down the street and then to get back on the highway a mere few hundred feet from where I got off the highway. Nothing is perfect but that was infuriating and Waze didn’t used to make me makes asinine trips for the most part. I am seeing this uptick in number. MOST RECENTLY I am being told I have to go to settings and tap “Always” or “While Using” to give my precise location before I can type in my address. My settings are already “While Using,” as I want, and I cannot get past this pop up to enter the address I want to see about. So I cannot even use the blasted app?!? It’s already been an issue that it only wants to run in “Always” and I do not want that. Please fix this or give an explanation. Rachael.
SO MANY BUGS OMG
by Steffelefugus on 2021/10/11 14:25
I have to write a review because I am SO frustrated with this app. I would delete it if it wasn’t for the fact I live in such a major city and it does help me with traffic since traffic around here is never the same. The reason I give this app such a low review is because this app crashes me on me EVERY DAY. Not only does it crash once in the middle of my navigation but twice and three to four times. All in a row and multiple times during my drive. I have contacted support MULTIPLE times and they have yet to give me an answer. They keep telling me they need “more information” and to keep sending logs. It’s been doing this for months and sending logs constantly with no fix and no answer is getting quite annoying. It also will randomly change voices? Like one time it crashed and went to some annoying voice that said “turn onto streets hopefully” why is this a voice? That’s not helpful. And no matter how many times I changed it it kept returning! How annoying. I am so frustrated by how many bugs this app has. I hate that I keep having to reopen the app in the middle of driving. I wish they’d fix it.
iOS 15 issues
by Anna Boo10f on 2021/10/11 12:47
Using Waze with iOS 15 and the radio is an either/or situation. You aren’t able to go back to what you were listening to when the prompt has occurred.
Battery drain, several issues
by EmilyJumpsHorses on 2018/07/06 13:17
The battery drain when I use Waze is unreal. I was at 43%, opened Waze & drove for about 12 minutes, decided to add a stop. I looked at my screen and the low battery 20% alert was up!! All of my background apps were closed, and there was no reason for my battery to plummet that quickly. Sometimes my app won’t show my icon but shows the “shadow” of where it’s supposed to be. Another issue is that it doesn’t show all routes. I know a certain route isn’t normally the fastest, but I also know my city’s traffic patterns and it won’t show it. Also, I’m in the top 1%, but how do I know when I’m getting close to losing that prestige? How do I see if the population is catching up to me? Finally, the fact that it doesn’t tell you whether your destination is on the left or right is so irritating and basic that I’m shocked it’s not a feature. I wish there was a feature where you could customize which “hazards” to voice prompt. For example, I couldn’t care less about a car on the shoulder ahead, and it’s annoying to have my music interrupted by that stupid hazard alert. But I would want to know if there’s a pothole ahead, an object in the road, or a police reported ahead. Create a way to narrow down the voice prompts! Why do the other Waze avatar icons around me never move? Speaking of Waze “people” icons, please come out with more options!
Was GREAT....Now it doesn’t work 😖
by AshEBom on 2018/01/21 16:36
I had been using Waze for about a year and LOVED IT!! But since the most recent IOS update, it continually is “searching for GPS” and looking for language (I still speak English 😉). I went to my cellphone provider, then Apple, and logged off of Waze to see if the app would reset itself and be fixed. This didn’t work. I even did a total reset of my phone, and nothing worked on Waze and Google (who owns Waze). I then contacted Waze, but got nothing but constant/obvious automated answers back that stated things to do that I already started I HAD ALREADY DONE and listed in my email. This is upsetting since other competing GPS apps work on my phone, so it’s not anything on my end. After a couple of weeks, I did a web search to see if others had issues or could help me. Interestingly enough, I found out I am in good company, sadly. Please Waze/Google, it would be greatly appreciated if you could actually get this obvious bug fixed. Your app was wonderful, but I’m sadly happy to switch to another app to at least get me to places. No, the other apps don't have the accident, police, or other very helpful perks. I just can’t stand diving “approximately” or now the map keeps me at the beginning location and has no idea that I have already driven and arrived at my destination. Beyond frustrating. Again, please send out a fix! 🔨
Great app but has definite shortcomings.
by Duncapa on 2018/05/30 13:26
Waze is my #1 choice for GPS. Live traffic updates, being able to edit traffic conditions on the fly to give a more accurate commute, and sharing routes and eta’s are great features. I do hope they integrate voice commands with Siri so we can say things like “Hey Waze, drop a stopped vehicle pin.” While we are driving so interaction becomes handsfree and safer. I gave 3 stars because there have been repeated issues with the app and service saying “No GPS available.” I have tried rebooting, deleting & reinstalling, and clearing the app cache on my phone as well as making sure iOS and the app are updated constantly. But the occurrence does not appear to be linked to hardware failure unless it is something inherent to the 8s. Google and Apple maps do not have any issues when this occurs so I’m at a loss as to what causes the issues with Waze. This occurs for about a 8-12 hours once a day, once or twice a month. Not the end of the world but heavily inconvenient when you regularly use the service for your GPS navigation (and it’s a great service) and you are on the road daily for 4-6 hours at a time it is a problem. If they could fix this problem and integrate voice commands for pin drops, this would be a hands down 5 Star app. Hopefully I’ll get some feedback and can continue to use the service.
Love it & Hate it all at the same time.
by Lord Simmlink on 2020/10/04 21:36
I have been using Waze for about a month now I commute Just over 1000 miles a week. I really like that many people are out there using it and that you get vital information like a car’s coming up on the shoulder, objects in the road and where the police are camping at. The only problem I have with Waze I’d like to see some changes is that there are too many choices to make when reporting information, for example if I want to report a car on the side of the road I have to hit four different selections before my information is sent meanwhile I’m trying to look at the screen to find a small button and not paying attention to what is on the road. Reporting information needs to be simplified for the driver no more than two clicks to report a hazard something along the lines of the first click hazard second click “car on shoulder” or “car in lane” or “object in lane”. Decision making buttons need to be a little larger like when you’re confirming a hazard on the road is it still there yes or no the buttons are too small and I often miss them and not able to confirm the information information. May be a few seconds before you approach the hazard two large buttons could pop up and simply confirm yes or no is it there. I will say this I do enjoy using it and it is much better than Google maps or other navigation apps out there.
Die-hard Wazer!!!
by Andrepimarlucatom on 2017/10/21 15:22
Update: Waze updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay! When you fix the default address estimation from interstate (literally I get suggestions for MI addresses, and I live in Alexandria VA!). Previous: I've recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can't say however that I'm very happy about the latest version of Waze. The GUI is not what it should be, the # of improvements is about equivalent to the # of detriments. It's hard to cancel an instruction once entered, the screen going from side to side is not user friendly. And reporting hazards is STILL a 2-3 step process!!!! There should be the option for active wazers to have a "visible police" button, "car on shoulder" button "construction" button and/or various traffic buttons of our choosing on the map page that we can report as we go. Also, PLEASE STOP SEARCHING THE ENTIRE MAP OF THE USA WHEN I'M OBVIOUSLY SEARCHING FOR AN ADDRESS IN MY LOCAL VICINITY. That was an obvious upgrade improvement you guys should have included. I would give you 5 stars or 10 or 20 because I love your app - but these improvements really need to happen ASAP. Keep up he awesomeness Waze!! Plus your Customer svc and responsiveness is great too!
Better than the old CB days.
by Depdoc on 2018/12/27 15:26
Waze is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police. As a user passes by a reported problem, he can say Thank You, indicating the condition exists, or No longer There, indicating it has been cleared. There are two things I’d like to see changed: 1) allow the time to respond to the condition to last longer. Sometimes, the actual condition is at a slightly different place due to the time lag between where the incident is and when it was actually reported. and 2) when reporting police, it would be nice to know if the police is moving or stationary. If moving, the radius for notification should be extended and the time to clearing shortened, as a moving car will not remain in its position very long. If stationary, then notification can remain as it currently is. If police is moving, it would also be nice to know which direction and then adjust notifications accordingly. Note these are suggestions and not complaints. This is a great app and a must have for any driver. It also has a pretty good navigation system. But if you select another route than it gives you, it is slow to recalculate and sometimes requires stopping the navigation and then restarting it to get the alternate route.
Most useful but some issues
by Smiledaydream on 2018/06/03 09:20
It is the most useful of the navigation apps because it uses the most sources for information and does a great job helping me navigate. Directions are given in a way to help locate the turn or offramp. Other apps often change suddenly into step-by-step directions or some form that I do not want to see. Waze stays consistent in the format of the split. Waze has a number of notifications about things in the road. These are good but also have weaknesses. It is hard to report that something was not accurate. At the point it is supposed to be there the option to indicate it was incorrect goes away. This option should remain for 2 to 400 feet after the symbol location. Most hazard reports are inaccurate. Most police reports are incorrect. This is frustrating because it such a good idea but the tool doesn’t really allow for good reporting. Stopped vehicle reports do not indicate in lane or side of road so they are usually pointless viewings of vehicles stopped somewhere having no affect on traffic. There is a great feature to go later on the time this feature cannot be used for some reason I will choose directions to the airport. Half the time I can choose go later and half the time for the same trip I cannot. I know the data is there. But for some reason the feature just vanishes. Make it easier to report.
Great nav app... BUT
by DL1771007 on 2019/09/24 18:03
I’ve been using Waze for quite a while. However in one of the recent updates there are some problematic issues that need resolved. First and most important... waze now announces “hazard” ahead instead of announcing construction ahead, car stopped on road ahead, pot hole in road ahead... etc etc. because it only announced a “hazard”, one must now look at the phone to figure out what the hazard is... this can be a safety issue. It was much better when the announcement stated exactly what the hazard was, therefore one could stay focused without having to look at the phone all the time. Another change in a recent update is the new female American English voice is very annoying!! Please go back to the original voice... it was much more pleasant and natural sounding. This new voice is not very friendly and on a long drive it’s quite irritating. Overall it’s a great app that has saved me time and gas getting from point to point. The rerouting around traffic jams and accidents are nice, identifying traffic cameras, speed limits and current speed, etc are all nice features not found in other applications. Keep up the good work Waze... but PLEASE fix the “hazard” warning (by going back to the way it used to be) and change back to the original American English voice. Thank you
Don’t Leave Home Without It
by Als2130 on 2018/12/07 12:33
This app has saved me so many times. I absolutely love it. I use it constantly, mainly because it alerts me to traffic and cops, but also because it has shown me shorter ways to places I go to all the time (and thought I knew the best route there). I only have two complaints. The map change suggestion feature is totally useless. There’s a road near me that’s a private lane and ends at one curve of an s-curve. Waze always tells me to use this road for 100 feet, then get back on the main road. No, the private lane ENDS at the main road! I’ve tried changing this a dozen times, and it never gets changed (once it was actually, but a week later it was back). I’ve learned to ignore it, but I feel sorry for tourists because they get confused (I can tell they’re using Waze when I’m behind them because they’ll slow down and sometimes stop, which is really annoying). My other complaint is that I can’t tell it to remember certain routes. From my house, there are two ways to the county road. They’re both the same distance and about the same driving time. The difference is that the one Waze always tells me to use is single lane partway, very narrow the rest of the way, and has a lot of hidden entrances and blind hills and curves. I’d much rather take the safer way. If Waze finds a way to fix these two things, I’d give it 5 stars
Good at knowing where traffic is AWFUL at getting around it
by LordLombardi on 2018/03/14 23:53
You wanna know where traffic is jammed? This app is wonderful for that. Want a route around? Avoid Waze. This app is useful for for ETA’s if you sync with your calendar, and to show you where traffic jams are. However, expect it to always take you through traffic jams. The most use I’ve gotten out of this app this app during traffic hours (aka the time you would most want to use this app) is zooming out to see the full map and then seeing myself how to get around the jam. Without fail, if I’m trying to get home from work, Waze will want me to take a Street that I know for a fact will be jammed. I decided to follow the directions twice thinking maybe Waze was smart than I am and knew something I didn’t. Both times I was backed up a solid mile before where Waze thought the real jam started it. And I’m talking I was in bumper to bumper traffic waiting for the light to turn 3 times before I got past a single block. Despite this, Waze insists this is the fastest route — it’s not. Waze also becomes unresponsive to traffic reports during peak hours it seems. You could report bumper to bumper traffic in a downtown street and Waze will only mark the small section where you are even if the jam stretches 10 minutes in front of you. You would think it would gather that you’re in a bad jam and find a different route, but it doesn’t. Your best bet is to zoom out the map, and try to find a better way yourself.
Incredible resource
by Noa and Grandma on 2018/07/20 15:29
I am delighted by the services provided by the Waze app. On the first day I used it, it took me by previously unknown routes to a bakery to pick up a birthday treat for my dear daughter with 5 minutes to spare through rush hour traffic. The second time we used it we were at a huge airshow just outside of Portland OR and Waze saved the day by taking us back to Vancouver, WA on a very quiet and beautiful twisting country road through rolling farm land that ended up bringing us into Portland by way of the St. John's bridge. We were astonished to find that it took the same amount of time it would have taken us to go on the highway on a low traffic day. We were sold on it through these first initial encounters. BUT, my third use of it made me recognize how incredibly valuable and up to date it is it is when my destination was 2 blocks away from a bank robbery in progress and it diverted me from my normal route down narrow side streets where multitudes of cars were coming in the opposite direction but I seemed to be the only car going against the flow of traffic. Waze kept me safe and away from gunfire that was occurring just a block away from my final destination as bank robbers tried to make a getaway. Thanks Waze and thanks to all you Wazers that keep this app up to date so consistently. You rock!!!
Not good (especially with Apple Car Play) but has potential
by FrPoupart on 2020/01/03 14:04
I’ve been using Waze For carpooling since September (four months now) primarily as a driver. I am glad it’s been launched and I have some constructive feedback. The app has changed and is not working well with Apple Car Play. It will not allow me to access messaging feature while when I arrive at the pick up point and I cannot end the carpool for several minutes until I exit the car thus making the whole process a nuisance rather than a seamless experience. The carpool features should be available on Apple Car Play. Additionally, 1) there are way too many buttons to push as a driver, thus causing significant distraction in the process; 2) the fact that there are two apps (driver and rider) is significantly confusing to me and everyone whom I’ve ridden with; 3) the app’s design to protect privacy is the rider makes pick-up locations that are totally illogical and make no sense (like the middle of a freeway, just as an example); 4) the app biases their rider, rather than an equal approach for both rider and driver (if the rider sets a time, the driver cannot suggest an alternate) so there should be a reschedule button; 5) the app is simply NOT elegant and modern looking, it is clunky and the buttons to move between screens are hard to tap because they are so small. Other than these issues, it’s a valiant effort and I applaud the Waze and Goggle teams for trying to crack this nut. It is something the world needs.
Doesn’t work well with iOS 12
by serickjr on 2018/10/05 02:21
Update Oct 3, 2018- We’ve been using Waze for many years and have always loved it... until iOS 12. There has been so many issues with it freezing, crashing and interfering with the built in Bluetooth in our car. It will completely cut off the Bluetooth in the car making it completely useless. We deleted the app for a while because it just didn’t work at all and redone loaded it after some updates were released after iOS 12 was out for a while and that’s when the Bluetooth issues started, needless to say we deleted it again. I’m very disappointed, we used for every drive we took, even up to the grocery store 2 miles away. As you can see below from our first review we absolutely loved it... But sadly, not so much anymore. I really hope that you’re reading these reviews and doing something to fix these issues so we can start using it again! Since Google owns Waze I Would love to see some of Google Maps functions integrated into Waze. Other than that I have no complaints except the occasional outage, but we've been using it since it came out a few years ago and have loved it from the beginning!! Keep up the good work and get some of those google map features carried over to Waze!!
Useful but NOT safe
by EDazey on 2018/02/24 19:57
I like Waze for navigation; it has some good aspects over other map apps-I like that based on the day and time that I open the app it predicts where I might be going, I like that it chooses the shortest route and is always right regarding my ETA, I like that I can send my ETA to any of my contacts so they know when to expect me, and I like that if I try to access the search function while in motion it says this is unsafe and asks if I am the passenger. I DON’T like that all other uses of the app while in motion are extremely unsafe. To document police, accident, stalled car, road closure, etc I have to take my eyes off the road to navigate through all the prompts which is exactly like texting and driving, I DON’T like that there are ads that pop up anytime I am going less than 5mph-my husband has them pop at highway speeds! We need a paid version of the app!! Also, the see other people on the road function does not work well. There are many times I see other icons when there isn’t even another car around or my husband is using the app in his car ahead of me but I don’t see his icon. Also, beeps are not useful. Not only is it unsafe to get in and access the beep function, it serves no purpose. Once you accept them there is no history and no way to tell who beeped you. Like I said, I like the app for overall navigation and real-time ETA, but otherwise it needs some serious updates.
Used to be so good
by Debest74 on 2019/02/07 02:01
This app used to be so good but for the past few months is just not working. At this point i open it for police reports and use google maps for directions. I go fairly frequent to Las Vegas from California. Lately the directions won’t load and when I do get it to work it routs me completely out of the way!!!! Google maps tells me it’s going to take me about 4 hours with traffic and Waze is literally making me turn around/make a U on the 15 when driving from Vegas to take a completely obscure way adding 3 hours to the rout. The last straw was a few weeks ago driving from California to Las Vegas. At first it wouldn’t load so I went to the Waze support area and it advised to break down the trip in chunks so I decided to have it navigate me to the outlets in Barstow since I pass them EVERY SINGLE TIME. Somehow it took me trough a back way and trough a town name Crestline, up some mountains in the middle of no where and by the. It was pass 12am!!!! A 4 hour drive turn into an 11 hour drive!!!!!!! If anything happened I would have been royally effed in the middle of nowhere. This weekend I went back to California and decided to try again thinking it was maybe a problem that day. Once again it kept routing me trough some weird areas turning a 4 hour trip into 7. I had my girlfriend open her Waze to compare and Hers was working perfectly fine and using a complete different rout than mine was and about the same one as google maps.
The coolest App to discover a stocker who is tapped into you by staying close
by mefreesea on 2019/09/24 06:22
I love this app simply because of his style and I like way to look at our worsening traffic situation all across or length it's no longer our grandparents freeway gone are the days of leisurely drive and pleasant afternoon behind the wheel now driving Siri is business and not to be left that at all so Waze shows it other ways to use this app Multi platform use an informational stack to assist with around you at all times need to come to that oh my by that I mean the dreaded stocker the one who just won't leave you alone and must bother you in any which way they can interesting that avatars have now become avatars maybe that's a new word car the tatf. but for later next line recently I've had that displeasure of finding that I to warrant a sucker and I only found out because Waze showed me that my stocker was never far behind have a virgin ever prime ever trying to communicate the Daniel benign idiocy of their plate In stocking me it showed me how to stock them and soon as you might imagine the police were involved and well wouldn't you know it my stocker became a shocker who ended up in the slammer known as the locker and there you have it my happy story brought to you by the way thank you Stucker free
Just install and use it. Always getting better. A few improvements requested.
by Casual game player on 2019/06/27 12:00
Great features: best routing around trouble I’ve ever seen around the most up to date traffic information possible. The audio app integration is a neat addition. I recently upgraded my phone and it uses the additional screen space effectively. Changing the voice for directions is great. Loving the validation Cookie Monster provides at my destination! Could be improved: Pandora integration makes it look like you can change stations or thumb up/down from within Waze but it doesn’t actually work. Needs to include Audible and Podcasts apps. If I take a shortcut through an alley or start out in a school parking lot, Waze seems to really lose track of where I am and is in recalculation mode for miles at best. Sometimes I have to kill it and start over to get it to tell me where to go at a critical junction. Nit pick: Routes could better predict drive times based on historical data. I drive from Illinois to Missouri in the St. Louis area every day. That means picking a bridge over the Mississippi right at the start. I-270 will always jam up in north St. Louis County after I leave my house and take 5-10 minutes longer than Waze says on a GOOD day. They aren’t all good days.
Florence Evacuation
by Peach11111 on 2018/09/19 16:12
WAZE IS AMAZING. Thank you sooo much whoever created this APP. I am home safe because of this APP. I can not praise you enough. Hi everyone. Right now I am so thankful to be home. We evacuated to Concord and was there from Wednesday the 12th to Tuesday the 18th. We knew our home was alright but you know you need to see it for yourself. We left Concord at 10:30 yesterday morning along with our two puppies. We used our GPS on hour cars for a good ways. We ended up in SC at South of the border. This was also with the help of a police officer and a local resident. But with all of this and trying to get past the water flooding was daunting. My sisters we watching out for the whole way. One of them told use to try the app “WAZE”. I downloaded it to my iPad. I am here to tell you we would not be home today if it wasn’t for this app. It would even tell us about a vehicle parked on the side of the road a half a mile away in the dark. It is amazing. She only made two mistakes but that was because road block had just happened. I highly recommend this app. Everyone stay safe and God bless all the lineman, police, EMS, firefighters and anyone else I have not mentioned that are working so hard to keep us safe and getting our lives back to normal.
I don’t understand the hype...
by amc135 on 2019/06/05 22:04
I’ve been using Waze consistently for about a week and a half. I’ve always used Google Maps, but heard a lot of hype about Waze and thought I would give it a try. Each time I used it, I would plug the same address into Google Maps to compare routes and arrival times. Many times the routes were the same, and if they weren’t, Google Maps always had a faster arrival time or the quicker ability to see ETAs of other routes. Today when I left work, the ETA on Waze was about 5 minutes faster, so I decided to take that route. Google Maps added about 10 minutes to my ETA when I veered off onto the Waze path, but I thought maybe Waze had data that Google did not. It turns out they do not. I sat still in traffic for 10 minutes. Maybe other cities are more accurate, but Google Maps undoubtedly has better traffic data than Waze in the Cleveland area. I guess it is moderately helpful to see hazards on the road, but that’s pretty much the only feature that I like. Also I recently started seeing ads as I was driving? I understand that you need money from advertisers, but to darken the screen to push an ad and make me unable to see my driving route is very distracting and I’m always scrambling to get rid of it, pulling my attention from the road. Maybe have ads on startup or while users are not en route to a location. Overall, I think I’ll stick to Google Maps.
Better than most
by stanwgg on 2018/11/27 14:56
I’ve just begun to use the app. I like the fact that it alerts you when the police are near. It also notifies you if a car is on the shoulder of the road stopped. It has a background music feature which would be nicer if it included Apple Music or Pandora. The app warns about road work, traffic jams, it is nice. It is slow to sync with Bluetooth. I can sync my phone with my truck, yet the app does not speak through the Bluetooth connection. It is difficult to communicate while I’m giving and address for directions the first time. It is hard to hear because it will not use the iPhone speaker in the beginning either. I have to hold it up to my ear while giving the first address. Shortly after the first route begins it will use the Bluetooth connection. The graphics are much better than the iOS app and also Google Maps. The screen view is also better than other apps. Seems more intuitive than either of those GPS apps also. The app is slow to turn off the location services on my iPhone after I reached the destination. This concerns me that it might run down the iPhone battery prematurely. It does have a nice parking feature to locate your car later. Fix a couple of small things and it gets 5 stars from me. This is my new GPS app.
Vacation Travel SOS
by Gwennz on 2017/09/16 04:59
Due to a Cat 5 Hurricane Irma and Cat 4 Jose which caused destruction and total havoc in the Caribbean our well-planned trip to Grenada (a year in the making) was cancelled after 3 hrs. of wishful thinking and 2 wks. of monitoring NOAA and the weather channel several times a day. With our flight cancelled and at JFK hrs from home we decided to just turn in our tickets for an impromptu trip to San Francisco which was on our bucket list. We flew in without any preparation more than finding a last minute deal on a downtown hotel for 2 nites. We rented a car once we spent a couple of days in San Francisco. If not for my WAZ app we would not have been able to do half of what we did! It got us to our 2nd location a rental outside of San Francisco and on time! It took us to Big Sur via Rte 1, all around Napa Valley, and adventures that took us to views of the Golden Gate Bridge that only locals get to see. With the app we were able to find our way to impromptu routes that took us 2500 ft to an observation tower that blew our minds. The app regularly saved us from excruciating California traffic jams by re-routing us and is amazingly good at time estimations. We are most appreciative for this app. Thank you for helping us explore gorgeous Northern California.
Hate to delete this navigation app
by zerodivin3 on 2018/02/22 10:14
But for a long time now, probably almost 2 years (I know, I’m faithful). I’ve realized this thing eats up SO much data. I run out of 2 gigs in less than a week on long drives. I love everything about it (especially hazardous objects on road and police), but it’s missing an important feature I’ve secretly been waiting for that google maps has and that’s the whole standby screen to save battery and phone from heating up. Many times Waze redirects me from traffic which was cool, but then I realized after a couple times, I actually lost time AND gas because of it due to stops and whatnot instead of just sitting in traffic. Not that it hasn’t helped at other times, but I’ve learned that most of the time the traffic it predicts has long dissipated (so much for “live”. Overall, it’s just been getting worse and I’ve thought to delete this app a long time ago if it weren’t for the social part, but then I realized all my friends haven’t touched it in forever and I only use it to share with my wife who doesn’t even realize I send her ETAs anyways till I’m already there and she calls me to ask me if I’ve arrived lol. It’s been Waze, but ultimately, my data is more important to me than the 80% ghost police notifications and my safe speed limit travels.
One of the best if not the best GPS apps
by Mlightning1 on 2019/04/23 12:38
Basically my title summed it up. The Waze app is one of the best if not the best GPS app available to the public and amazingly free I shouldn’t of said that too loud I don’t want to give them any ideas. I just moved into a new home in a very new subdivision and ran google maps,Bing maps,maps and a couple of others none of the other GPS apps could find my new house but guess what the Waze app pinpointed it directly took me right to it! Seriously though the Waze app gives you real time information as it is occurring due to the fact it’s interactive with other users. Not only do you get directions from point a to point B Waze gives you a choice of three different routes and you choose the one you think would be best tells you the time it would take to do it how far it is tells you what obstructions you might encounter along the way. The app allows you in real time to post accident stead of just occurred where police are hidden shooting radar tells you what speed the traffic is moving in a traffic jam it’s a pretty accurate app as long as other users are updating events as they occur. To sum it Up the Waze app is outstanding
Not maintaining media selection and location at start up in CarPlay
by Wolf_for_Lioness on 2021/02/04 13:04
I love Waze in its overall functionality, but it has gained a couple irritating issues over the last few updates. As CarPlay activates in my car, or any car for that matter, after I’ve used Waze as my last app, when Waze initializes it automatically starts playing from my phones media library. It doesn’t allow the current media selection to continue, including the radio. It’s the only app that has constantly done this for the last couple of months. All other non-music apps don’t interfere with what media is selected. I have to manually go and select that media source again and then come back to Waze. If I have another app going like Google maps, this doesn’t occur but when I select Waze it always does this. Also, Waze in CarPlay has trouble finding my location upon initiating. I have to go onto my phone and open the Waze app itself and then close it out in the task manager. Then, when I select it in CarPlay it works fine. Lastly, the speedometer now—just barely—partially shows at of the the top left corner of the display in CarPlay. Cannot not been seen usefully. I’ve got as far as uninstalling the app, then reinstalling it and signing back in and it still does all of these.
Awesome, but latest rev draining battery!
by Harumph99 on 2018/12/24 16:15
Love this app and use it all the time. Routing seems to favor getting to bigger roads rather than using local roads for short trips, but otherwise works decently to get around traffic. One thing to watch for is I think it treats a right turn the same as a left in traffic, when often a left is nearly impossible to cross 2+ lanes of traffic rather than just entering 1 lane. Rel 4.46.1 is having a crash issue — after 30-90 mins it’s crashing. Also seems like it’s failing to add some previous drives to the history. Had one drive that was done and I’d arrived but when i went to history to go there again, I had to re-enter the address because it was not in history. Also, it's damned annoying that I registered with my cell# years ago but replaced my phone a while back and had to rebuild the keychain and I didnt remember my password. Unlike 8million other apps that have a forgot password function, WAZE says it's impossible to recover my password without having already registered with my email. A) that's stupid! B) tell me that when I registered years ago not when it's too late! I lost wazer royalty status and havent even bothered to re-register out of bitterness! Serioisly, guys, you have my phone#! Text me with a password reset link! It's not like there are bank accounts at stake here!!!
Outstanding app "Don't leave home without it"
by Pianolist on 2021/08/28 22:27
I have pretty much switched to using Waze exclusively for my navigating needs. Even though my new Toyota has a nav system I prefer to use Waze. Better routes and with Wazers keeping it current you rarely are caught in a huge traffic jam. A couple of notes after a year or two. Waze has changed and gotten a little buggy. Still use it but since the last update it crashes all the time. I will be driving and look up to see Waze has crashed. Have to pull over and restart nav. Also now has “false starts “. It will come up but isn’t functional. It has to shut down, swiped from background and restarted. What it really needs is a pause button for temporary stops. The app still crashes after the first 3 words of the next instruction. Very annoying when in heavy, unfamiliar traffic. Sometimes just keeps crashing after restart. The worst is now the sloppy handling of Bluetooth with hearing aides. I would think they would be more respectful of those of us with disabilities. After giving a direction over the car radio it disconnects from the car and keeps the empty Bluetooth carrier active. This connects to my hearing aides effectively turning them off. Just what you need is to be mostly deaf in traffic thanks to your Nav program. They need to address how they handle Bluetooth. The cheapest bidder isn’t the best.
Avoid traffic via alternate routes
by Angelitaackth on 2019/07/22 21:16
This app is great for finding alternate routes. It uses up my battery though. Please give an option to have It search for my location only when I am using the app. When I close the app, it doesn't need to keep track of where I am anymore as I am likely not driving. I find that this app gets me places more quickly while avoiding traffic. It needs a little more fine tuning, as it put me in a no outlet street very close to the back end of my destination. I had to drive away from that point and the-input the address to get to the front end, but that worked. It was beneficial that I already had a sense of what the place should look like. I like that it recognizes "streets" in some major parking lots. That was a pleasant surprise. :) I wish there were a way for it to show how much time I save by going the alternate route versus the normal highways. UPDATE & REQUEST: Yay! My battery lasts a lot longer now. Thank you for addressing this issue. It would be great if there were a button to notify others when there is a train crossing (and recommend alternate route or option to wait for train) and the same with drawbridges up (I live in a city of bridges so this is quite valuable info and is not the same as slow traffic).
Stunned!!!
by siri713 on 2018/05/31 19:17
Huge shoutout 2 Waze & ALL Waze users in Richmond VA (and all tri-cities) 4 how live this app truly is. TBH I had my doubts! But you have definitely made me a believer of the amazing accuracy! Each time I’ve used waze & there’s an alert of police, debris on road, & car on shoulder etc...it was at a💯! So I 👏🏼 U & All the Waze users! I ❤️@waze & will recommend 2 everyone! I will most definitely consider giving waze 5/5 stars ⭐️ if you guys would take all the users suggestions that I’ve come across & actually make it happen in a more timely manner. I also have a suggestion myself. CAN YOU PLEASE ADD more options on vehicles to choose from (or be able to change the color of the vehicle by being able to hold the vehicle down and choose a different color) on the navigation map? Also, make the vehicles you have available actually look like the description of that vehicle? For example: The SUV looks like a dump truck, the bus...well there should possibly be two types of buses (make them both longer & make one yellow), and as I’d stated before have different color & size options for the cars, & make one for an actual SUV with different colors. I really hope you’ll make these changes. Once you do, I’ll be more than happy to give you a 5/5.
No customer support at all
by Techie! on 2018/05/10 00:15
Customer support is an automated email feeling you to refer to the troubleshoot section. A section that I have read so often looking for me resolution, that I have now memorized it! Simple issue - I lost my password. Password reset help allows me to put in my email address. But I do not receive any email to reset the password (tried numerous times). So now I think that I may never have registered my email on Waze. And my only option is try to create a whole new profile. When creating a new profile, I want to register my email (which I don’t think I did in the initial profile since I am not getting the password reset email etc). When I try to register my email in the NEW profile I created, Waze won’t allow it and says ‘email already exists’. So if the email already exists, why doesn’t Waze send me the email to reset my password on the old account to which I lost the password? IF MY EMAIL IS ALREADY REGISTERED WITH WAZE, WHY WON’T WAZE SEND ME A RESET PASSWORD EMAIL? OR ALLOW ME TO SET UP A NEW ACCOUNT. I have only one email address!!! If it is in use on the old account that I locked myself out of, either allow me to reset the old account or allow me to set up my new account with my email address. Simple!! Why is it so difficult?
Needs Some Improvement
by remymartin22 on 2020/06/12 13:53
I will preface my review with the fact that I use Waze the majority of the time when traveling to somewhere new, or when I need to gauge when to leave. One major glaring issue...when you receive a phone call on an iPhone, it switches to the phone app but doesn’t switch back to Waze at any point. This issue makes the screen timeout and the navigation display turn off. This can definitely cause an issue when you’re traveling at highway speeds and have to hold your phone in front of your face to get it to turn back on. Another common issue I’ve found, it doesn’t automatically choose the best route. The algorithms used seem to skew in favor of highways. I know you can choose the option to avoid highways, but it’s the traffic I want to avoid not the highways. The majority of the time I use the app, I’m constantly pulling up routes to change it to a more favorable option. Case-in-point, I was traveling to an appt on Tue and Waze showed an arrival time of 5:21p. While I was driving I kept checking routes and ended up changing to one halfway through that got me to my destination at 5:06p. Pretty sure that since the app is running on AI, it should be better at choosing a more efficient route while in transit, rather than having to constantly change it myself.
LOVE IT!!!!
by FRIENDSFAN10 on 2020/06/07 17:30
This is THE most accurate GPS system I’ve ever used. I have never been steered wrong w/WAZE or down a street that’s closed or non-existent. Plus, another beauty with them is that they automatically update road changes, streets or maps, so YOU don’t have to worry about doing it yourself right before heading out the door!!! All you do is turn it on and go!!! I also absolutely love the “heads-up” notifications I get when driving (i.e. police ahead, road delays, accidents, etc.) and the continual notifications of when you’re getting close to having to take a turn down a street or close to taking an exit. I can’t even begin to count, how many times I have gotten so incredibly frustrated, when using other mapping systems, receiving late notifications (like 15 seconds beforehand ) of when you had to take a turn but then miss the street or miss the exit and then having to travel beyond your destination, in order to make a U-turn back or take a different exit, in order to back track around and get back on route .. ugghh 😖🤬. NO more of THAT nonsense w/WAZE!!!! Thank You!!! 🙏🏽 Keep up the good work - you definitely have a happy customer with me. 😃
Not very good anymore.
by Impost0r on 2018/10/06 19:12
Every time I set a long destination (over 100 miles) it gives me the stupid... uh oh something went wrong message when attempting to set the route. It literally leaves you with no choice than to use another GPS app if you need the info, like right now, as is usually the case if you need it to actually tell you how to get somewhere. You seriously need to fix this ASAP! I’m considering deleting this app now as it has become very unreliable to me at this point. It works ok with showing road info, but I need to know how to get there when I really use this app seriously. Also, it would be nice if it told you about alternative routes that would be faster if you encounter traffic. It also doesn’t show surrounding road traffic until you get on a road and find out it was equally terrible with traffic. The surrounding traffic it does show is usually not consistent with the surrounding roads one might travel. It would be nice to know before I take an alternate route if it also has terrible traffic. This app used to be a lot better. Now it’s pretty close to being bloat-ware. I want to love this app again, but right now all I ever do with it is curse at it for being so terrible in its current state. I’ll change my review if they can fix it. Please fix this app. I used to love it, now I just can’t recommend it to anyone.
WAZE is my road buddy.
by GypsyDArtist on 2018/08/31 16:27
I really like the WAZE app. I use it all the time. It is great for turn by turn audio directions that keeps me hands free. The learning curve is fairly easy and the app features and interface have been consistent which is great because having to learn new and improved stuff while actually driving isn’t the best. I frequently drive up and down the whole west coast and WAZE is a lifesaver for re-routing around traffic jams and knowing what the speed limit is in an area as they seem to change a lot. ** The reporting system could be streamlined a little to make it easier to report the most common incidents on the home screen and the detailed hazard reports do not allow for some common issues: people on side of road, weather issues that impact safety/visibility like severe rain/lightning/ road ice and to easily report changes in speed limit signs. It would also be nice to be able to mark a hazard location when “out of signal” that would pop up when reconnected. **We really enjoy the occasional “guest” reporting voices ( Star Wars, Cars, Coke Santa) it would be fun to do the same and have some seasonal options with the Wazer profile avatars too! Overall WAZE is my road buddy and is my go to app. for driving directions.
Getting a creeping feeling...
by MuchHate4Apple on 2020/02/24 03:20
I’ve used Waze for years and loved it, but I’ve started becoming suspicious of some routes it takes me. I use it just about every time I drive, even when I know where I’m going, for traffic updates, cops, etc. Lately, it seems like Waze tries to force me onto main roads when backroads are a much better option; even in the dead middle of rush hour when I’d have to make a left turn off the main road, without a signal or stop sign, against pure gridlock. Meanwhile the backroads are light with traffic at best, and much faster (and arguably safer). I’ll point out, while these backroads are residential, they aren’t neighborhood roads or anything like that at all. With all that said, I can’t help but get the impression Waze is diverting me towards companies who advertise with them. This wouldn’t bug me too terribly much if it weren’t for sending me directly into heavy traffic, even if just a quarter mile or so, when I know it’s going to take much longer to navigate through it than the couple extra minutes Waze estimates. I can’t prove it, so I’m not saying I know this to be true. What I can say is that this used to never happen, yet seems to be an ever increasing occurrence when I use Waze now. It’s starting to make me reconsider its value over Google Maps.
Annoying additions
by Brayster15 on 2019/06/06 02:24
Overall, a good app; however, lately advertising symbols continue to populate the map. Driving past an area that has a lot of fast food places will populate the map with advertisers such that it actually crowds the map. Like ai need more ads. It just makes the map look way too busy when you’re trying to glance over to check out where you are in your route. Additionally, and just as annoying is that they have added your speed to the map which turns red even if you’re exceeding the speed limit by 1mph. If that’s not already enough to annoy someone, every few seconds a large red speed limit flashes alerting the driver they are exceeding the speed limit. It’s completely annoying! There are few if any drivers on my commute that adhere to the speed limit and doing so may put you at risk of getting rear ended considering most are driving at least 15mph over. The point being is that this sign flashes continuously every few seconds during one’s commute and is annoying especially seeing it for well over an hour every day. I don’t need this app to be a babysitter alerting me constantly that I’m exceeding the speed limit. I am considering switching back to Google maps.
Used to love waze
by tracikout on 2019/04/05 05:28
I’ve had waze for several years now. I’ve seen a lot of changes and improvements with the app. Now I use waze all day everyday with my delivery job. I totally depend on waze helping me get somewhere in the most efficient way. Plus it is powered thru my work app so all I have to do in my work app is tap “navigate” and I don’t need to type in the address. It’s great. However for about the past month I have been running into major glitches. One is that I tap navigate and the app just spins, never pulling up the directions. I have to kill the app and start over. The next and most frustrating is that waze has taken me on some complete, major circles. I’m somewhat familiar with my city but need help in neighborhoods so I can USUALLY catch the runaround before I actually drive a complete 10 mile circle. I thought it was just like from over using the app or something so I switched to google maps. Didn’t care for the visuals of it BUT I absolutely love that on google at the end it will actually tell you your destination is either on the left or right. So to waze....please please add that feature to your app!
Sad
by Scottie NH on 2018/12/16 22:17
This used to my best way of avoiding traffic as I commute in the busy Boston area. Worked great until a little while ago when it stopped working. Now it sends me weird ways that are NOT avoiding traffic but instead turning me in to it. Ironically (or not) it seems to be pushing me lately near shops and businesses that I visit online which makes me believe that it is pointing me towards Google's sponsors and are tracking the sites I visit rather than helping me avoid traffic which was the original intended purpose. This is further cemented in my mind as the app is also showing ads for places I frequent. I'm not even one of those paranoid people who think that everyone is watching their every move. My point in this rant... Get it together Google/Waze. I loved this app once. I would even be willing to pay for the service if you got rid of the ads and got me to my destination the fastest way. Oh! And I have also proven my point by sometimes ignoring the turn you want me to make knowing there will probably be less traffic and watched my arrival time get quicker and quicker. End of rant. Five Stars again when you put the drivers first again rather than your sponsors. Edit... Now I really wish I could give 0 stars. No response from developer on this nor to my support request through the app. So... Thanks for not getting back to me and you have lost yet another user... Wake up Waze!
Needs Improvement
by Yosuke Matsumura on 2018/11/28 04:03
CarPlay support needs attention. The dictation of destinations is flat out broken. If I’m playing music or podcasts in Overcast, it won’t even pause it when listening for the voice dictation. Even worse, even if no audio is playing, the app says it’s “listening” but catches nothing. The feature is useless. Reporting stuff takes too many taps. There are basically 2 things that get reported 99% of the time - police and car stopped on shoulder. Why can the police report be done in 2 taps while the stopped car takes like 4? Why does it take the same amount of taps as roadkill? Siri Shortcuts integration is BADLY needed. It’s the best way to gain back some functionality since you can’t set default map apps in iOS. “Hey Siri, Waze to mom’s house”. PLEASE!! Turn tracking. When I come to a turn, please just assume I’m making the turn and rotate the map when I get to the intersection. I know the GPS needs some time to verify that I’ve actually made the turn, but waiting 3-4 seconds for the map to recognize that I’ve made a turn is bothersome and sometimes very annoying if I need to make multiple turns in quick succession. If the app would just assume the turn is going to be made and preemptively rotate the map, that would be awesome. (Like the native Apple Maps does it)
I can be a FIVE STAR App!
by Scrapbookaz on 2019/11/12 20:15
This app can be a five star app. Granted it’s new and growing. But, the directions are not always exact. The notifications on traffic, things on the road, car pulled over, accidents, police near by, red camera alerts are amazing!!! This app can be five star when the directions to some areas are corrected. Even when submitting a notice of an address that is incorrect is some times difficult to fix. These addresses are confused with streets that are similar in name. For example, Moreno is the correct address vs. Mereno which is also a street and is not correct in pertaining to the location I need to go to. I have had it corrected by another Wazer, yet is reverted back to the wrong name of the street. Those are the frustrations I have. I notice it more on some addresses being incorrect based on, that I am driving a lot. This app is great for keeping you aware of where police radar are being seen by other Wazers. The Wazers are what makes this app so useful and fun to use. Such a wonderful idea and to make you aware of traffic locations, slow downs, standstills and much more. I really like how the blue circle gets highlighted around your car on the app when you have driven into a radar area. Love this app!
Using Waze for 6 years.
by waldron77 on 2018/09/18 16:18
I’ve been using Waze for about 6 years and there have been a lot of great improvements in that time. I only have a few gripes about it atm. First off it’s kinda annoying when it automatically navigates you to a location like your home. I do not have a normal commute being a contractor. So I head home at different times in the day. So what happens when I’m entering a new address to drive to it interrupts me when I’m still punching the address in. At times I’ve been mistaken when the address I just entered was where I was heading, when in reality it had already decided I wanted to go home. I wish this function was optional! The second issue is waze will take you to the completely wrong location because it didn’t find the address you where looking for so it will say let’s go and when you get close it’s just the street and not a house number. Or it will add a NE at the end without you noticing it. I’ve spent a lot of time having to navigate to the right address using google or Apple maps. But I continue to use waze because it is helpful in the city getting around wrecks and jams! P.S. it destroys your battery life! Absolute must to have it charging while navigating.
Does not connect to contacts
by purplestuff05 on 2020/07/06 17:27
I’ve been usung this app for years and I’ve loved it. But they had an update at some point and now it’s such a PAIN to connect your contacts to the app, actually I haven’t been able to connect it for some months now. I used to be able to just type in a contact and the app will pull that contact’s address then it’s done. Now, I have to copy paste addresses and you can imagine how unsafe and frustrating it is to do this when you’re already on the road and already driving. Sometimes the app crashes and freezes so I have to close it and renavigate, how do they expect me to do all this copy pasting while driving? Before, all I had to do was enter a contact’s name. I’ve googled this and it seems to be an ongoing problem since last year. All the articles are of “tricks” you can do to make the app connect to your contacts. Although it was annoying that I had to “trick” an app to perform something it was supposed to in the first place, I still tried it but nope it didn’t work. I’m honestly just so frustrated about this. Not quite sure why they haven’t fixed it cause it truly is such a headache that anybody I know who used this app is now deleting it because of this. I love the live traffic feature but oh my GOD is this glitch so annoying and so counter productive.
Great app
by Bb2132 on 2018/04/07 19:06
I gave this 4 stars only because of how many times you have to press something to report it. I quick button or favorite would be great. Example: I live in a very rural area. I use this to mark deer on the roads for my coworkers that are behind me. I have to press 5 buttons in order to mark them. It's a dark and winding road with lots of deer so this is dangerous or it takes a while for me to get it marked. A quick button on the map screen for animals on the road would be fantastic. When I see a deer, I can just press that button and boom, it's done. Of course this could be a customization for people and maybe have a couple spots for quick buttons. That's just one that I use very often (10 to 15 times in 25 miles). I know others have their most frequent buttons they use. Two or three buttons across the bottom or left side would not hurt anything. You can even make them smaller like the size of the compass. P.S. if points are not accumulating, write a review and they will appear. I’ve done that twice. lol Waze, what is happening with the points? They have it updated in a while, again. Come on Waze, I live for these points! I live for these rankings. I need updated!!
Mostly Good Navigation, Interface Problems
by HomerIII on 2017/09/20 12:14
I switch back and forth between Waze and Google maps, often comparing routes. While usually similar, Waze seems to be better on avoiding problems and using real-time traffic data. However, it also has an annoying bug — occasionally it will take you off the most direct route and send you in a large circle, ending back on the main route close to where you left. I’ve seen this happen when it was clear there was no reason to make this detour because I could see that the main route was clear far ahead. My other gripe is that lack of control over the interface leads to annoyances. While you now have more control over what problems it reports (finally, no more “car on the side of the road” alerts!), it seems to ignore the setting for distance, often reporting “Police 25 miles ahead” when they aren’t even on your route. Also, while the speedometer is very useful, there is no way to change the size or default colors (white below speed limit, red above), so it is often impossible to read. Bottom line: worth giving a try, but don’t ditch Google maps, and watch out for occasionally nutty directions.
Waze has flaked out since last update
by want my privacy on 2018/09/19 22:46
I have always been a huge fan of Waze and recommended it to others on a regular basis. I would have given it five stars. But in the last couple weeks, as it seems since the last update, it has lost its accuracy. It is taking me into traffic jams on a regular basis and redirecting me when there is no problem as I can see the freeway from the new route & it is traveling faster than I am. Warning of hazards has diminished in accuracy also. There has always been a problem with Waze sometimes not giving enough notice to get off the route when there is a problem I had resulting in me losing the opportunity to avoid the traffic jam. I have never understood this issue because when I’m on a route and have to make a turn ahead, Waze alerts me incessantly about the upcoming turn. This is particularly irritating when it’s a route that I drive all of the time. I thought Waze was supposed to learn about my usual routes. It also does not seem to learn that I have a preference for a different route in my neighborhood and is always trying to redirect me to its route which is not any faster and has some other shortcomings.
Generally good but can be slow & ads are distracting
by Lolkat12345 on 2019/12/24 03:29
First, Waze has been generally more accurate than google or apple maps, so I would still recommend it over them. The distance from your location to a turn is much more accurate and doesn't make it look like it's significantly farther, which is a problem I've had on other apps. My two issues though: Speed to update route: when I've missed a turn, the app takes a LONG time to adjust the route, often telling me to take turns on roads I've already passed. Recently had a drive where I would pass a road and it would then tell me to turn. I've also had connectivity issues when in areas that still have strong phone service. Ads: Large pop up ads that dim the rest of the map. This is VERY distracting when driving - and very dangerous for drivers! I don't love the pop ups in general even though I like the warnings about cameras/traffic. This catches your eye while driving when you don't expect it and I can easily see someone getting distracted enough to crash. PLEASE change this or find a way to make it less distracting to drivers - it's simply irresponsible in the way it's implemented.
Definitely the best
by Nicci5 on 2019/06/27 15:41
This app gets me everywhere I need to go. I use it daily for almost every trip. I have Apple Carplay and all I have to do is say, "Take me to ______ using Waze" and it launches and starts to give directions which is perfect for when you're already driving and need to head somewhere else on the fly. I have 2 minor complaints. 1) Waze tends to learn my routine and automatically programs itself to take me where it thinks I needs to go. Normally this is great but there's been times when I've asked to go elsewhere and it's logic had overridden my request. For instance, I asked to go to somewhere on a vacation day and it started directing me to work. No fun!! Lol. 2) I love using the voices. Cookie Monster is great. But, there are times when you don't want the interruption, just the onscreen directions. I wish that the onscreen mute button was simply on/off. Instead it takes you to a new menu to select alerts only or to mute everything. I've NEVER wanted alerts only. If anything I'd want the opposite but would much prefer a simple mute/unmute function. That way I don't have to have my eyes off the road to mute/unmute. Please correct this!! Otherwise though, it's the only navigation I use.
Not the app it once was
by fifffer on 2018/10/30 09:12
This app used to be the best bet for beating horrible city traffic, finding the best routes for long drives, and optimizing efficiency on city-street-drives. But very recently, within the last few weeks, I’ve noticed that when I need to go anywhere more than 30 or 40 miles away (sometimes less) especially during rush hour or peak traffic times (which is when you need the help the most), the app gives me errors messages like “unable to connect to routing server” or “something went wrong” and it just won’t calculate my route... AT ALL. I’ve actually had to resort to using the native Apple Maps app on my phone lately.... and that was something I abandoned like three years ago. Waze, just last year, was able to route an inter- state trip I went on, with no problems. Now it can’t even get me to the next city over during rush hour. Hey Waze executives... INVEST IN SOME BETTER SERVER FARMS!! No one cares what you can do at 3 AM or 12:15 PM... you need to work at 7 AM and 5:30 PM. If you are falling victim to your own popularity and success (aka, you can’t handle the traffic on your own network, no pun intended), then either upgrade your infrastructure and bandwidth, or bow out and let Google Maps or Apple Maps take over.
Makes driving more difficult tbh
by lattjkkogcd on 2017/12/22 23:49
My first problem with this app is that it would change routes on me all of the sudden, it was frustrating and I don’t need that kind of distraction - you can’t expect me to keep my eyes glued onto my phone to watch if it changed routes. Like at least let me know before hand that the route was changed. I deleted the app but then decided to give it a second chance because I like the community aspect of it. I like how it told me what areas were slow, where construction was, where police were, as well as comments from other divers. While driving I came across an accident, traffic was slow because they closed down a lane so I decided to report it... only to come to find I didn’t know how to. I obviously couldn’t take the time to figure it out since I was driving so when I got home I figured it out. Apparently you can only report an accident if you are in the area..... AND driving. Why would I try to report something while driving? Sorry Waze, I gave you a chance but I like to drive safe. Only way I could see this being a good app is if you’re driving with someone else who can do it for you or if you let us report things when we’re not in the area and not driving .... and let us know when you switch a route for god’s sake
Update:Used to love this app. Deleted it.
by Greenie mama 65 on 2019/02/14 04:29
Review Update: I saw new update and reviews in app store and decided I’d reinstall the app to see if it improved. IT STILL TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG DESTINATION!! What the heck are the developers thinking?? They have ruined this previously wonderful app. Last months review: I don’t know what happened to this ex-wonderful app but I’m so angry I’m deleting it. It recently was unable to get me to my correct destination. I actually missed a house concert yesterday because I could not find the location. I followed the directions and it said I had arrived at my destination when the address in front of me in a residential neighborhood was clearly NOT what was programmed into my phone. I reset several phone setting and tried again. I reentered the address and it sent me to an empty office complex parking lot. Turning location, Bluetooth, cellular and WiFi on and off had not solved the problem. I rendered address after uninstalling and reinstalling the compass. I ended up at the first incorrect it sent me to. After wandering around for almost two hours, I got back to the interstate and went home without the use of Waze. I never got to my house concert where I was supposed to be contributing a dish for everyone’s dinner. I was unhappy when all the ads started popping up but tolerated them. Now I have no reason to ever use this app again.
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