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waze navigation & Live Traffic
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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
Inconsistently good
by João Pateta on 2021/04/16 03:22
Waze have been helped me a lot, can’t lie. But its updates seems like are always missing the good parts that it used to have. Constant bugs and, for most, stop reporting speed cameras (sometimes doesn’t even appear on map), layout bugs, map and speed limit errors, really gets us with low expectations. Hope it gets fixed, ‘cause it’s a good app.
The resent update is disturbing.
by a bald guy on 2021/04/16 02:39
Waze does not need to know where I am all the time. It already know where I am when I am using the app it does not need to know where I am when I am not using the app. And STOP ASKING ME TO CHANGE IT. This continued behavior will force me to close my account.
Where did you go?
by Arson78 on 2021/04/16 01:26
This was my go to navigation app. Then this past year the GPS is always lost and waze can’t find addresses. Did waze get COVID? Is waze going to die?
Waze gets hung up
by whatagreatday2003 on 2021/04/16 00:06
Lately when using Waze, the screen locks up and I have to delete the app and reinstall it. The last time (recently) when I reinstalled, no addresses were brought in. Though I did have many favorites. Very inconvenient when trying to follow the app directions and I end up lost.
Train crossings
by Coolerboy on 2021/04/15 23:48
Perfectly fine if you stay on highways. I made the mistake of taking a suggested route that took me off the highway and trapped me behind 3 slow moving cargo trains. Doesn’t look like Waze takes train crossings into account.
Change directions
by MaryA73 on 2021/04/15 23:46
Don’t understand how to stop in the middle of directions when I need to turn around, go back.or have to go elsewhere before I reach original location.
It’s not the same
by BiancaAye on 2021/04/15 21:38
It started as a really nice app and now the glitches are too much to bear. Often it doesn’t show you where you are or where you’re going. It tells me I’m places I’m not and sometimes it doesn’t even work. I’m just over it and seriously thinking about deleting it.
Last Update No Good
by Coco Chanel Coco 143 on 2021/04/15 21:20
As of April 15, Waze has no update on the iPhone but the update a couple of days ago is bad. It don’t give you turn by turn instructions and only tells you to turn when the road is coming up audibly.
Horrible
by jmottese on 2021/04/15 21:07
What good is a traffic app that can’t connect to the network? It has happened more times than I care to count. Just awful.
Best driving app
by onemmfan on 2021/04/15 21:05
Love this app tells you when cops are ahead or traffic or debris in road. Definitely recommend to anyone driving
Love this app<3
by alondya on 2021/04/15 17:45
I love this app for multiple reasons. This app is a life safer but I love the drive thru action.
Turning off Waze
by Siestakeyman on 2021/04/15 17:19
I wish that the way to turn Waze off was more prominent then where it is buried by having to enter “search” to get at it.
Awesome Waze
by beysapple on 2021/04/15 16:41
Best ever
App keeps crashing!
by käptn e on 2021/04/15 16:12
Great app But it constantly crashes I don’t understand I had an iPhone X app crashes now I have an iPhone 12 Pro app still continues to crash !!
Love it but
by Zelda1954 on 2021/04/15 15:18
Having recently loved to a new town, I am in love with Waze! What a godsend for this directionally challenged motorist. I also depend upon Waze to help me find alternative routes in traffic, and I have learned about some terrific shortcuts. I appreciate the sense of community.
Bomb Dot Com
by Weedo63 on 2021/04/15 15:00
I don’t even drive but I use Waze every time I’m in a car! It never disappoints! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Never connects to GPS, have to use google maps
by Colonelburnel on 2021/04/15 14:47
Was great for 3 plus years, but last 6 months available about 33% of the time, when it works it’s great but that rate of failure is unacceptable, it’s not my phone, any other app that requires GPS, no problems, it’s Waze, fix your problems
Muy buena
by de mis fotow on 2021/04/15 12:09
Me gusta mucho aunque en ocasiones la voz de señalización de doblar a la derecha o al izquierda le hace muy próximo al lugar
Outstanding App
by Steve76547 on 2021/04/15 00:52
Simple to use and easy to navy. Quick response to change of direction due to driver error or construction detours. Thank you as this is my primary navigation app.
Ways
by Harper 1. on 2021/04/15 00:30
Great App use it all the time.
Thumbs up
by mz chinkx 11 on 2021/04/15 00:23
Great app almost always Accurate love it
The best yet to come
by Grac3Gr3at on 2021/04/14 22:53
I enjoy how it tells me if I’m over the speed limit if there’s items or animals on the road &amp; it always seems to have the shortness routes.
Voice
by AlyMillan on 2021/04/14 21:51
I find Waze amazing way better that google maps . However I don’t know why at times she won’t speak to guide me overall it’s great
TB
by Tbuuck on 2021/04/14 15:41
Love the app! Wish they had directional symbol on screen...showing North!
Traffic Warnings
by IK4248 on 2021/04/14 13:32
Wave has been very helpful in providing traffic warnings and alternate routes. Has saved us time on many trips.
Get it right!
by another2020BS on 2021/04/14 13:17
You do an update to fix bugs! And it just makes the app worst! At least wait till you get it right instead of screwing up the app!
GPS issues
by CCCosta04 on 2021/04/14 10:32
Have gps on always but doesn’t always work
Essentials !
by Andy Lai  on 2021/04/14 08:17
Waze is definitely the one and only best for me , no other comes near ... even Google Maps needs to bow to Waze
Ban for iranian
by Karbalayi agh ho3ein on 2021/04/14 04:33
I used to use waze in tehran iran all the time and it was very very very good but recently it closed for iranian and we are in trouble with driving. Please separate we iranian from mullahs .
Best GPS on the App Store
by jonnymohio on 2021/04/14 03:54
This is my go-to navigation app. Can&#39;t recommend it more highly. Although it could stand to use some minor improvements. Does not play well with audiobooks. Every time WAZE makes an announcement, the audiobook stops, the next announcement the audiobook begins again. Extremely frustrating!
The best of the best
by Coac$ on 2021/04/14 01:00
Dr
Very good, not the best
by GlryX on 2021/04/14 00:29
I hope they fix the bug an CarPlay that causes music to stop whenever CarPlay is connected
Slow, and unreliable
by Thebigdomboski on 2021/04/13 22:44
Locks up a lot. Slow. Generally annoying
CarPlay and GPS
by Captain Fava on 2021/04/13 21:52
The app is great, super useful in finding the best route in real time. To all rude reviewers that write things like “garbage”, keep in mind this is a free app and coders have feelings too. 😉 My only problems are (1) with Apple CarPlay, sometimes I have to quit the app on my iPhone to reboot it on freeze or faulty display, and (2) when I come out of my garage the GPS takes FOREVER to figure out where I am, the app goes crazy for several minutes. Other than that, it’s a lifesaver. Thank you for this app. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Disaster app
by @dayron_ch on 2021/04/13 21:44
The worst app in the word..! Wrong every time, poor route, old maps..! Disaster 🤬🤬🤬
Great app!
by Dsanti2516 on 2021/04/13 17:29
I use the app all the time! It would be awesome if there was a Waze bike app so the users can interact the same as they do for cars. Just a thought.
Never Fails
by Leeann Cawley on 2021/04/13 17:25
Always gets me where I need to be. Even though sometimes I question why it is taking me around about only to discover that there was a traffic problem of some kind.
WHAT HAPPENED???
by Frank Motley on 2021/04/13 15:57
Waze was my absolute “go to” for navigation. It surpassed all other apps as it continuously monitored traffic and recommended new routes along the way to avoid traffic congestion. The ETA stayed spot on. I loved this app. Now, the program simply tells me that I will be delayed by x minutes due to traffic. No warning of traffic ahead and no rerouting. The ETA just continues to add time as I sit in traffic. This is now no better than Apple or Google. My 20 min commute was 40 minutes and nit once did the app suggest a reroute. What changed??
CarPlay integration doesn’t work well
by J Stan on 2021/04/13 15:04
Love Waze, but when the GPS gets stuck in a location when using Apple CarPlay, it doesn’t help much. Apple Maps and Google Maps can pinpoint my location without issue on my iPhone 12, but Waze struggles a lot of times showing me at home even when I am at work. Shutting the app down and restarting it sometimes works, but many times does not. The app also cuts off my radio and switches my car radio to my iPhone for audio (Kia Telluride). All in all, just frustrating.
Says not registered
by ManiacalMatt on 2021/04/13 12:25
Have had it for 9 years. Keeps changing me to wazer and will not keep my info. This app is become more and more garbage.
STOP THE ADS!
by JohnR416 on 2021/04/13 12:17
The ads need to stop! It’s an ad every 3 mins. They don’t let you actually see the map and on top of that, suggestions keep popping up and it automatically reroutes you. Google Maps is looking a lot better these days
Parkways
by Legacy123! on 2021/04/13 12:12
I love using Waze and use it almost everyday. I only wish I had the opportunity to have a selection to avoid parkways. I drive a truck &amp; have a hard time getting around because of all of the parkways in my area. Hope you guys do something about this Thanks!
Excellent Mapping
by DrjJohnyMac on 2021/04/13 12:06
Directions are extraordinary based on excellent mapping. When traffic is too heavy the alternative route is a great feature.
No network error
by _mahiisa_ on 2021/04/13 10:22
Even though I’m using a strong network, Waze continuously gives “no network connection. Please try later” error
Sooo many issues what happened?!
by m, annoyed on 2021/04/13 09:44
Waze used to be amazing, the past few months it has not been working on my Apple CarPlay. For example it will say I’m at home when I’m at work, it takes me the LONG way to a destination when before it always got me there through the quickest route! Also loses signal. Just terrible. So disappointed in the downhill spiral I’ve been experiencing with this app.
hi
by hossein tavazoei on 2021/04/13 06:00
hello this app is down in iran please check regards
where is the blue arrow?
by zsun on 2021/04/13 01:44
the blue arrow will disappear sometimes. please fix it.
New update crashes on launch
by Ranscapture on 2021/04/13 00:23
I have iPhone 7+, iOS 14.3, new update crashes after hanging on splash screen for 10 seconds. Tried deleting waze, restarting phone, and reinstalling waze. No go.
CarPlay issues makes me want to delete
by Davidsmith82 on 2021/04/12 23:36
It has annoying freezing up issues
Uh-oh
by HappyAllDayLong on 2021/04/12 23:11
Every time I turn it on I get this error message. Uh-Oh. Turning phone off &amp; on does not help. I uninstalled &amp; reinstalled, same thing. A real shame as I normally love this app not this week.
Settings error
by Filibuster3 on 2021/04/12 22:14
Recent update: It constantly asks for location permissions, even though they are already enabled.
Good lookout
by roaddog78 on 2021/04/12 21:44
Waze is a great app for detecting the police and dangerous stuff ahead of you.
Broken after update
by Jaidnoire on 2021/04/12 20:53
After this latest update, Waze doesn&#39;t give instructions after entering the destination. It displays Proceed to Route....then nothing. Sometimes it works after restarting the phone. Not cool.
No map view
by Paramedic13100 on 2021/04/12 20:05
Let’s get it fixed waze
Bugs continue to be unaddressed - time to hit the road.
by ConwayNYC on 2021/04/12 19:39
Early adopter and long time user of WAZE - love the idea. More than two years ago the app changed and if you use an HDMI connection to a dash monitor (not touch screen) the iPhone screen blacks out and there is no way to control the app, report traffic, conditions, etc. Support has been notified a number of times and report back that this is a known issue but can’t say when this will be addressed. I get it, but 2 years??? Google Maps still works and while connected to the screen, the app can be accessed and controlled on my phone. Not as sexy as WAZE, but what am I supposed to do? WAZE - LMK if you ever fix this problem and I’ll be back.
Best Navigation App
by NettiBr on 2021/04/12 19:33
This app is amazing! Reliable and accurate at all times. Better than google by far.
App has been crashing since last update
by agx4 on 2021/04/12 19:00
Please help
Never
by Teehee90210 on 2021/04/12 18:54
Absolute privacy nightmare, no thanks.
Gratitude
by king ashoka on 2021/04/12 18:35
I really enjoy this app. I am recommending it to my friends and family. Thank you.
It doesn’t work in NY
by MrMarcosMiranda on 2021/04/12 18:07
Great app in MA. Garbage in NY and works ok in NH.
Does not work after last update
by RminmoraD on 2021/04/12 08:07
No doubt is that the best app for navigation is exactly this smiley white cloud! But after the last update I never can open this app and always shows the error: no network connection, please try later I tried both cellular data and wifi connection on multi of services but still isn&#39;t working
Buggy piece of garbage now.
by Bgl84 on 2021/04/12 03:36
Try pinch zooming in and out to see traffic conditions. I dare you.
Best App for going from A to Z.
by Carlsbad Bob on 2021/04/12 01:06
Easy to use, best for going around traffic
Road time good time
by pinto#77 on 2021/04/12 00:25
Great info! Saved several tires with the he pothole alert! Really saves time and is a safety item. Been driving a lot for work and is always 100% accurate. Thanks everyone!
Its lit
by TyJam8 on 2021/04/11 19:47
Love the app
Bugs with Jeep’s Uconnect via Bluetooth
by Xrate on 2021/04/11 19:40
Great app however we have solved the mystery of Jeep’s Uconnect system freezes and spontaneous reboots. When connecting to Jeep’s Uconnect Apps via Bluetooth and while the Waze App is open, some “Wazy” things happens. The in dash screen becomes non-responsive. To reset, you must disconnect from Bluetooth and close the Waze App. Seconds later the Uconnect system will reboot itself. Now whenever using Waze, before opening the App disconnect from Bluetooth first.
I’m nothing without waze
by Ralphsantoyo on 2021/04/11 19:35
I believe in waze more than my best friend. It’s an essential tool
Crippled CarPlay
by BigAl1776 on 2021/04/11 19:33
You have to force quit after each trip or else the CarPlay display is frozen. This happens on multiple phones running the latest version of iOS. Google is clearly saving money on Quality Assurance engineers.
No Apple Watch App
by martyj06 on 2021/04/11 19:23
I have really liked the app so far but for me the Apple Maps notifications on my watch are huge! I love that I can just take a quick glance at my watch for the next turn. I’m not sure why Waze doesn’t have this capability but unfortunately until it does, it won’t be my number one maps app. Good app otherwise though!
reliable
by Captaincrna on 2021/04/11 18:59
great app
Wake
by randomtty11111111 on 2021/04/11 17:48
Our favorite app for many years!!!!
New update 4/6/2021
by Tanjalita on 2021/04/11 15:44
I had to delete my app. Twice in last few days it locked my volume off for my music when I used this on my 2018 Jeep Wrangler CarPlay. It was locked on my phone and on my car After I deleted Waze and restarted my phone, I could get my volume to work again. Also It is not that good for navigation if you are on a motorcycle and only have audio. ( I put my phone away). I want to know the name of the street that I need to turn on. Turn in 1 mile versus turn in 1 mile onto north street.
Lousy app with CarPlay
by Bearandbu on 2021/04/11 15:01
Review for current version of Waze, iPhone 12, iOS 14.4.2, carPlay in Honda CR-V 2021. Waze does not consistently sync with CarPlay. I can plug in phone to CarPlay and all other C apps function perfectly. However, Waze either doesn’t load map, loads map but it is fixed at a location (like my home address...where it entered sleep mode?), or it loads map but the search bar and speed limit indicator at the top of the CarPlay display is missing. There is no discernible pattern as to which glitch will show up. The only fix is to reload Waze on my phone. I’ve uninstalled/reinstalled app too many times with no improvement. Praying for a competitive product that actually works as advertised.
Waze Rules!
by AMK242424 on 2021/04/11 14:44
Where is the coolest roadmap I have ever used in my entire life! It says we speeding tickets, takes me to my routes properly and rocks my world!
Don’t work
by sep008 on 2021/04/11 12:20
My application don’t work in iran! With and without vpn.
A little improvement
by jgilreath on 2021/04/11 12:01
I love this app has helped get through many traffic problems while on long trips. My only improvement would be to allow the user to make his own route to a destination by sliding the line to another freeway.
BUG fix needed !!!!!
by V876533 on 2021/04/11 03:59
Favorites list is randomly reordered contrary to the order as designated by the user. This forces driver to divert his attention to locating a favorite that is no longer where expected. This can be an unnecessary and dangerous distraction while driving. Please prioritize a bug fix.
Connection issues
by Blue_JayJ on 2021/04/11 01:36
I am having issues with the App connecting with the router - so I’m not getting accurate information, if any at all ... Don’t know what is causing the problem... Its just been in the past few weeks ...Causing me to start shopping for other, more reliable GPS
The best gps
by marco_LP on 2021/04/10 23:59
I think waze is the more practical and intuitive gps app to get you easy to your destination.
Waze
by houseboat #3 on 2021/04/10 23:44
Love your service. Always on top of traffic reports. Thank you
No voice direction
by Alailima on 2021/04/10 20:42
This is a great little review with lots of info. Problem: it doesn’t talk anymore. What’s the sense of having this App if it doesn’t talk anymore? This must be my fault for not knowing how to make it talk nowadays. It used to talk all the time, but they changed the App so it doesn’t talk
Worst gps app
by Mom Saget on 2021/04/10 19:42
You guys can’t ever seem to fix any issues with this garbage app, also the interruptions are distracting to drivers. Your app needs a ton of work, I’ve chosen to pay for gps app than to use this terrible app
Lo maximo de bueno
by Borislano on 2021/04/10 18:58
Superrrrr
Waze, saves you time, most useful app!
by Malibu Barbie 007 on 2021/04/10 17:32
This app is probably my favorite and most useful app. I use it regularly and would feel lost without it. It’s been great even when I travel. pp is so helpful. It helps you know when to slow down when to deal with Pot Holes or close roads or navigational detours or traffic or any kind of nonsense that you’re dealing with all the time. I love this app!
App has gone downhill
by h de rhdhdhhdfh on 2021/04/10 16:30
I used to love Waze. I’d be able to navigate and knock out the places one after another, but somehow it’s having me go way out of the way when I want to just go to the most convenient places on my drive to the final destination the way I once could with while using this app. Driving so many miles and making turns to drive even farther back, taking me to stores that are even farther away from where I actually want to go when I know there are some that would be on my route. What happened? Does it not work with iPhone? Maybe it’s just more compatible with Samsung.
Working together
by Sloth backpack on 2021/04/10 16:23
I love it when we all let everyone know there is a hazard or police I depend on Waze to get me to where I’m going the fastest route with no interruptions
Easy to use
by Roz, Puzzle Lover on 2021/04/10 15:21
Very intuitive to use and encourages no distractions while driving!
You’re never alone
by tmprx on 2021/04/10 14:14
I have found Waze to be up to date and accurate. I love when it alerts me police spotted ahead. Not to mention when you are running late and it gives you a faster route or help you find alternative routes when there is a delay in traffic due to accidents or construction. The pics of other Waze drivers let you know, you’re never alone on these streets and highways. Best driving app ever!
Apple Music
by bkzfinest23 on 2021/04/10 12:35
Why can I connect waze app to my Apple Music
Unreliable GPS
by Bgkm on 2021/04/10 12:17
WAZE is the most unreliable navigation app there is! It constantly loses GPS signal, re-directs to a road I&#39;m not even on and more often than not never regains signal. The only useful feature is being able to plan your drives. So I use Waze to do that and then I switch to Google maps when it&#39;s time to drive for reliable directions.
Best NAV, unless your using it on ApplePlay
by #Telvis on 2021/04/10 11:31
When it’s working no other GPS beats it. But never consistent on ApplePlay.
Waze app
by steephanie kirk82 on 2021/04/10 11:06
Waze never steers me wrong 🤣🤣 but for this is a great app
Thank you WAZE
by Rezzzi on 2021/04/10 04:11
Truth be told, without WAZE I probably would have been lost many of times. WAZE is the light of way for all drivers. Thank you WAZE
Waze
by Cinda28 on 2021/04/09 20:11
I love this app. We used it to travel to Gatlinburg, TN then to Atlanta, GA. It’s very accurate. Love it!!!!!
I cant use it!!!!
by shhhshad on 2021/04/09 19:21
The app closed and not start Please solve problem
Added feature
by Ckjdjfjdfvjnic kdh on 2021/04/09 18:41
Would be nice to be able to add Multiple stops.
Great app overall
by Bad Burglar on 2021/04/09 17:43
I few too many distractions and extra clicks while driving. Hope more business (basically food) “join” app. Even though there’s Yelp-would be nice to look up food options especially when in newer areas.
It’s good
by Coreygent on 2021/04/09 16:59
Waze likes to take me around the block unnecessarily but gets me where I need to go and I love the warnings along the way of crashes, pot holes, police, debris, etc that could be a problem.
Best in Charleston
by norm9027 on 2021/04/09 15:02
Just moved to Charleston, SC and purchased a newPT constructed home, neither google or Apple Maps could locate he home! Moved from SOCAL and only Maze would take me home!
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 &amp; 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&#39;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! 🔨
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.
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 &amp; 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.
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&#39;ve recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can&#39;t say however that I&#39;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&#39;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 &#34;visible police&#34; button, &#34;car on shoulder&#34; button &#34;construction&#34; 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&#39;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.
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&#39;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!!!
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
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
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.
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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;t leave you alone and must bother you in any which way they can interesting that avatars have now become avatars maybe that&#39;s a new word car the tatf. but for later next line recently I&#39;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&#39;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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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&#39;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&#39;s impossible to recover my password without having already registered with my email. A) that&#39;s stupid! B) tell me that when I registered years ago not when it&#39;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&#39;s not like there are bank accounts at stake here!!!
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.
Stunned!!!
by siri713 on 2018/05/31 19:17
Huge shoutout 2 Waze &amp; 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 &amp; there’s an alert of police, debris on road, &amp; car on shoulder etc...it was at a💯! So I 👏🏼 U &amp; All the Waze users! I ❤️@waze &amp; 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 &amp; 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 &amp; make one yellow), and as I’d stated before have different color &amp; size options for the cars, &amp; 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.
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
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.
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&#39;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 &#34;streets&#34; 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 &amp; 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).
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. 😃
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?
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.
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.
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&#39;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&#39;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!
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.
Tremendous!
by SanDiego1986 on 2018/07/13 16:47
It’s beyond user friendly and all of the content is submitted by users. You can report literally any condition on the road. From downed power lines, major accidents, and all the way to road kill. You can also report a problem with the map (like I did) and someone will actually contact you as to what the map should look like. I reported a problem with the way my neighborhood was mapped because people kept getting lost. Within 24 hours, a map editor got in contact with me. I was even able to send him a video of how my neighborhood is mapped out. He took that video and compared it with satellite images and he fixed the issue. Now, people will be led to within five feet of my front door instead of across the street. You can also chat with other drivers. If there is an accident and you report it, you can add a message on it saying which lanes are blocked. Everyone can see that and it has also been known to help emergency responders get to an accident more efficiently. I’ve had it for nine months and I’m STILL discovering all of the stuff Waze can do. And the best part? It is 100% free.
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.
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!
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&#39;t make it look like it&#39;s significantly farther, which is a problem I&#39;ve had on other apps. My two issues though: Speed to update route: when I&#39;ve missed a turn, the app takes a LONG time to adjust the route, often telling me to take turns on roads I&#39;ve already passed. Recently had a drive where I would pass a road and it would then tell me to turn. I&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s simply irresponsible in the way it&#39;s implemented.
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.
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.
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!
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&#39;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&#39;s done. Of course this could be a customization for people and maybe have a couple spots for quick buttons. That&#39;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.
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.
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, &#34;Take me to ______ using Waze&#34; and it launches and starts to give directions which is perfect for when you&#39;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&#39;s been times when I&#39;ve asked to go elsewhere and it&#39;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&#39;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&#39;ve NEVER wanted alerts only. If anything I&#39;d want the opposite but would much prefer a simple mute/unmute function. That way I don&#39;t have to have my eyes off the road to mute/unmute. Please correct this!! Otherwise though, it&#39;s the only navigation I use.
Cookie!!
by MyReview867 on 2019/06/12 02:09
On a whim, we decided to let Cookie Monster be our navigator. We laughed our butts off when he reported police up ahead, and if they’d like a cookie. It’s a little weird that he will mention kilometers and miles in his descriptions. The app is iffy on whether or not you can hear navigation over the music. I’d like for my music to be turned down a bit, instead of the directions competing with my music. Also, if I’m on alerts only, I’d like to know if there’s a faster route or ways to avoid a traffic accident on my route, since I’m not watching my app while driving. I would like to see an update where it tells you which lane you’ll need to be in, either for getting off the highway or to prepare for future turns. Like get in the right of the two left turn lanes because you’re going to turn right pretty quick after that. And also, if you sync your calendar to Waze, there should be an option to say “I want to be at my appointments 15 minutes early” so you don’t have to adjust your calendar entry and try to remember what time your appointment actually is. Small stuff, but I think it’d be helpful.
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.
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 &amp; 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.
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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
Inconsistently good
by João Pateta on 2021/04/16 03:22
Waze have been helped me a lot, can’t lie. But its updates seems like are always missing the good parts that it used to have. Constant bugs and, for most, stop reporting speed cameras (sometimes doesn’t even appear on map), layout bugs, map and speed limit errors, really gets us with low expectations. Hope it gets fixed, ‘cause it’s a good app.
The resent update is disturbing.
by a bald guy on 2021/04/16 02:39
Waze does not need to know where I am all the time. It already know where I am when I am using the app it does not need to know where I am when I am not using the app. And STOP ASKING ME TO CHANGE IT. This continued behavior will force me to close my account.
Where did you go?
by Arson78 on 2021/04/16 01:26
This was my go to navigation app. Then this past year the GPS is always lost and waze can’t find addresses. Did waze get COVID? Is waze going to die?
Waze gets hung up
by whatagreatday2003 on 2021/04/16 00:06
Lately when using Waze, the screen locks up and I have to delete the app and reinstall it. The last time (recently) when I reinstalled, no addresses were brought in. Though I did have many favorites. Very inconvenient when trying to follow the app directions and I end up lost.
Train crossings
by Coolerboy on 2021/04/15 23:48
Perfectly fine if you stay on highways. I made the mistake of taking a suggested route that took me off the highway and trapped me behind 3 slow moving cargo trains. Doesn’t look like Waze takes train crossings into account.
Change directions
by MaryA73 on 2021/04/15 23:46
Don’t understand how to stop in the middle of directions when I need to turn around, go back.or have to go elsewhere before I reach original location.
It’s not the same
by BiancaAye on 2021/04/15 21:38
It started as a really nice app and now the glitches are too much to bear. Often it doesn’t show you where you are or where you’re going. It tells me I’m places I’m not and sometimes it doesn’t even work. I’m just over it and seriously thinking about deleting it.
Last Update No Good
by Coco Chanel Coco 143 on 2021/04/15 21:20
As of April 15, Waze has no update on the iPhone but the update a couple of days ago is bad. It don’t give you turn by turn instructions and only tells you to turn when the road is coming up audibly.
Horrible
by jmottese on 2021/04/15 21:07
What good is a traffic app that can’t connect to the network? It has happened more times than I care to count. Just awful.
Best driving app
by onemmfan on 2021/04/15 21:05
Love this app tells you when cops are ahead or traffic or debris in road. Definitely recommend to anyone driving
Love this app<3
by alondya on 2021/04/15 17:45
I love this app for multiple reasons. This app is a life safer but I love the drive thru action.
Turning off Waze
by Siestakeyman on 2021/04/15 17:19
I wish that the way to turn Waze off was more prominent then where it is buried by having to enter “search” to get at it.
Awesome Waze
by beysapple on 2021/04/15 16:41
Best ever
App keeps crashing!
by käptn e on 2021/04/15 16:12
Great app But it constantly crashes I don’t understand I had an iPhone X app crashes now I have an iPhone 12 Pro app still continues to crash !!
Love it but
by Zelda1954 on 2021/04/15 15:18
Having recently loved to a new town, I am in love with Waze! What a godsend for this directionally challenged motorist. I also depend upon Waze to help me find alternative routes in traffic, and I have learned about some terrific shortcuts. I appreciate the sense of community.
Bomb Dot Com
by Weedo63 on 2021/04/15 15:00
I don’t even drive but I use Waze every time I’m in a car! It never disappoints! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Never connects to GPS, have to use google maps
by Colonelburnel on 2021/04/15 14:47
Was great for 3 plus years, but last 6 months available about 33% of the time, when it works it’s great but that rate of failure is unacceptable, it’s not my phone, any other app that requires GPS, no problems, it’s Waze, fix your problems
Muy buena
by de mis fotow on 2021/04/15 12:09
Me gusta mucho aunque en ocasiones la voz de señalización de doblar a la derecha o al izquierda le hace muy próximo al lugar
Outstanding App
by Steve76547 on 2021/04/15 00:52
Simple to use and easy to navy. Quick response to change of direction due to driver error or construction detours. Thank you as this is my primary navigation app.
Ways
by Harper 1. on 2021/04/15 00:30
Great App use it all the time.
Thumbs up
by mz chinkx 11 on 2021/04/15 00:23
Great app almost always Accurate love it
The best yet to come
by Grac3Gr3at on 2021/04/14 22:53
I enjoy how it tells me if I’m over the speed limit if there’s items or animals on the road &amp; it always seems to have the shortness routes.
Voice
by AlyMillan on 2021/04/14 21:51
I find Waze amazing way better that google maps . However I don’t know why at times she won’t speak to guide me overall it’s great
TB
by Tbuuck on 2021/04/14 15:41
Love the app! Wish they had directional symbol on screen...showing North!
Traffic Warnings
by IK4248 on 2021/04/14 13:32
Wave has been very helpful in providing traffic warnings and alternate routes. Has saved us time on many trips.
Get it right!
by another2020BS on 2021/04/14 13:17
You do an update to fix bugs! And it just makes the app worst! At least wait till you get it right instead of screwing up the app!
GPS issues
by CCCosta04 on 2021/04/14 10:32
Have gps on always but doesn’t always work
Essentials !
by Andy Lai  on 2021/04/14 08:17
Waze is definitely the one and only best for me , no other comes near ... even Google Maps needs to bow to Waze
Ban for iranian
by Karbalayi agh ho3ein on 2021/04/14 04:33
I used to use waze in tehran iran all the time and it was very very very good but recently it closed for iranian and we are in trouble with driving. Please separate we iranian from mullahs .
Best GPS on the App Store
by jonnymohio on 2021/04/14 03:54
This is my go-to navigation app. Can&#39;t recommend it more highly. Although it could stand to use some minor improvements. Does not play well with audiobooks. Every time WAZE makes an announcement, the audiobook stops, the next announcement the audiobook begins again. Extremely frustrating!
The best of the best
by Coac$ on 2021/04/14 01:00
Dr
Very good, not the best
by GlryX on 2021/04/14 00:29
I hope they fix the bug an CarPlay that causes music to stop whenever CarPlay is connected
Slow, and unreliable
by Thebigdomboski on 2021/04/13 22:44
Locks up a lot. Slow. Generally annoying
CarPlay and GPS
by Captain Fava on 2021/04/13 21:52
The app is great, super useful in finding the best route in real time. To all rude reviewers that write things like “garbage”, keep in mind this is a free app and coders have feelings too. 😉 My only problems are (1) with Apple CarPlay, sometimes I have to quit the app on my iPhone to reboot it on freeze or faulty display, and (2) when I come out of my garage the GPS takes FOREVER to figure out where I am, the app goes crazy for several minutes. Other than that, it’s a lifesaver. Thank you for this app. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Disaster app
by @dayron_ch on 2021/04/13 21:44
The worst app in the word..! Wrong every time, poor route, old maps..! Disaster 🤬🤬🤬
Great app!
by Dsanti2516 on 2021/04/13 17:29
I use the app all the time! It would be awesome if there was a Waze bike app so the users can interact the same as they do for cars. Just a thought.
Never Fails
by Leeann Cawley on 2021/04/13 17:25
Always gets me where I need to be. Even though sometimes I question why it is taking me around about only to discover that there was a traffic problem of some kind.
WHAT HAPPENED???
by Frank Motley on 2021/04/13 15:57
Waze was my absolute “go to” for navigation. It surpassed all other apps as it continuously monitored traffic and recommended new routes along the way to avoid traffic congestion. The ETA stayed spot on. I loved this app. Now, the program simply tells me that I will be delayed by x minutes due to traffic. No warning of traffic ahead and no rerouting. The ETA just continues to add time as I sit in traffic. This is now no better than Apple or Google. My 20 min commute was 40 minutes and nit once did the app suggest a reroute. What changed??
CarPlay integration doesn’t work well
by J Stan on 2021/04/13 15:04
Love Waze, but when the GPS gets stuck in a location when using Apple CarPlay, it doesn’t help much. Apple Maps and Google Maps can pinpoint my location without issue on my iPhone 12, but Waze struggles a lot of times showing me at home even when I am at work. Shutting the app down and restarting it sometimes works, but many times does not. The app also cuts off my radio and switches my car radio to my iPhone for audio (Kia Telluride). All in all, just frustrating.
Says not registered
by ManiacalMatt on 2021/04/13 12:25
Have had it for 9 years. Keeps changing me to wazer and will not keep my info. This app is become more and more garbage.
STOP THE ADS!
by JohnR416 on 2021/04/13 12:17
The ads need to stop! It’s an ad every 3 mins. They don’t let you actually see the map and on top of that, suggestions keep popping up and it automatically reroutes you. Google Maps is looking a lot better these days
Parkways
by Legacy123! on 2021/04/13 12:12
I love using Waze and use it almost everyday. I only wish I had the opportunity to have a selection to avoid parkways. I drive a truck &amp; have a hard time getting around because of all of the parkways in my area. Hope you guys do something about this Thanks!
Excellent Mapping
by DrjJohnyMac on 2021/04/13 12:06
Directions are extraordinary based on excellent mapping. When traffic is too heavy the alternative route is a great feature.
No network error
by _mahiisa_ on 2021/04/13 10:22
Even though I’m using a strong network, Waze continuously gives “no network connection. Please try later” error
Sooo many issues what happened?!
by m, annoyed on 2021/04/13 09:44
Waze used to be amazing, the past few months it has not been working on my Apple CarPlay. For example it will say I’m at home when I’m at work, it takes me the LONG way to a destination when before it always got me there through the quickest route! Also loses signal. Just terrible. So disappointed in the downhill spiral I’ve been experiencing with this app.
hi
by hossein tavazoei on 2021/04/13 06:00
hello this app is down in iran please check regards
where is the blue arrow?
by zsun on 2021/04/13 01:44
the blue arrow will disappear sometimes. please fix it.
New update crashes on launch
by Ranscapture on 2021/04/13 00:23
I have iPhone 7+, iOS 14.3, new update crashes after hanging on splash screen for 10 seconds. Tried deleting waze, restarting phone, and reinstalling waze. No go.
CarPlay issues makes me want to delete
by Davidsmith82 on 2021/04/12 23:36
It has annoying freezing up issues
Uh-oh
by HappyAllDayLong on 2021/04/12 23:11
Every time I turn it on I get this error message. Uh-Oh. Turning phone off &amp; on does not help. I uninstalled &amp; reinstalled, same thing. A real shame as I normally love this app not this week.
Settings error
by Filibuster3 on 2021/04/12 22:14
Recent update: It constantly asks for location permissions, even though they are already enabled.
Good lookout
by roaddog78 on 2021/04/12 21:44
Waze is a great app for detecting the police and dangerous stuff ahead of you.
Broken after update
by Jaidnoire on 2021/04/12 20:53
After this latest update, Waze doesn&#39;t give instructions after entering the destination. It displays Proceed to Route....then nothing. Sometimes it works after restarting the phone. Not cool.
No map view
by Paramedic13100 on 2021/04/12 20:05
Let’s get it fixed waze
Bugs continue to be unaddressed - time to hit the road.
by ConwayNYC on 2021/04/12 19:39
Early adopter and long time user of WAZE - love the idea. More than two years ago the app changed and if you use an HDMI connection to a dash monitor (not touch screen) the iPhone screen blacks out and there is no way to control the app, report traffic, conditions, etc. Support has been notified a number of times and report back that this is a known issue but can’t say when this will be addressed. I get it, but 2 years??? Google Maps still works and while connected to the screen, the app can be accessed and controlled on my phone. Not as sexy as WAZE, but what am I supposed to do? WAZE - LMK if you ever fix this problem and I’ll be back.
Best Navigation App
by NettiBr on 2021/04/12 19:33
This app is amazing! Reliable and accurate at all times. Better than google by far.
App has been crashing since last update
by agx4 on 2021/04/12 19:00
Please help
Never
by Teehee90210 on 2021/04/12 18:54
Absolute privacy nightmare, no thanks.
Gratitude
by king ashoka on 2021/04/12 18:35
I really enjoy this app. I am recommending it to my friends and family. Thank you.
It doesn’t work in NY
by MrMarcosMiranda on 2021/04/12 18:07
Great app in MA. Garbage in NY and works ok in NH.
Does not work after last update
by RminmoraD on 2021/04/12 08:07
No doubt is that the best app for navigation is exactly this smiley white cloud! But after the last update I never can open this app and always shows the error: no network connection, please try later I tried both cellular data and wifi connection on multi of services but still isn&#39;t working
Buggy piece of garbage now.
by Bgl84 on 2021/04/12 03:36
Try pinch zooming in and out to see traffic conditions. I dare you.
Best App for going from A to Z.
by Carlsbad Bob on 2021/04/12 01:06
Easy to use, best for going around traffic
Road time good time
by pinto#77 on 2021/04/12 00:25
Great info! Saved several tires with the he pothole alert! Really saves time and is a safety item. Been driving a lot for work and is always 100% accurate. Thanks everyone!
Its lit
by TyJam8 on 2021/04/11 19:47
Love the app
Bugs with Jeep’s Uconnect via Bluetooth
by Xrate on 2021/04/11 19:40
Great app however we have solved the mystery of Jeep’s Uconnect system freezes and spontaneous reboots. When connecting to Jeep’s Uconnect Apps via Bluetooth and while the Waze App is open, some “Wazy” things happens. The in dash screen becomes non-responsive. To reset, you must disconnect from Bluetooth and close the Waze App. Seconds later the Uconnect system will reboot itself. Now whenever using Waze, before opening the App disconnect from Bluetooth first.
I’m nothing without waze
by Ralphsantoyo on 2021/04/11 19:35
I believe in waze more than my best friend. It’s an essential tool
Crippled CarPlay
by BigAl1776 on 2021/04/11 19:33
You have to force quit after each trip or else the CarPlay display is frozen. This happens on multiple phones running the latest version of iOS. Google is clearly saving money on Quality Assurance engineers.
No Apple Watch App
by martyj06 on 2021/04/11 19:23
I have really liked the app so far but for me the Apple Maps notifications on my watch are huge! I love that I can just take a quick glance at my watch for the next turn. I’m not sure why Waze doesn’t have this capability but unfortunately until it does, it won’t be my number one maps app. Good app otherwise though!
reliable
by Captaincrna on 2021/04/11 18:59
great app
Wake
by randomtty11111111 on 2021/04/11 17:48
Our favorite app for many years!!!!
New update 4/6/2021
by Tanjalita on 2021/04/11 15:44
I had to delete my app. Twice in last few days it locked my volume off for my music when I used this on my 2018 Jeep Wrangler CarPlay. It was locked on my phone and on my car After I deleted Waze and restarted my phone, I could get my volume to work again. Also It is not that good for navigation if you are on a motorcycle and only have audio. ( I put my phone away). I want to know the name of the street that I need to turn on. Turn in 1 mile versus turn in 1 mile onto north street.
Lousy app with CarPlay
by Bearandbu on 2021/04/11 15:01
Review for current version of Waze, iPhone 12, iOS 14.4.2, carPlay in Honda CR-V 2021. Waze does not consistently sync with CarPlay. I can plug in phone to CarPlay and all other C apps function perfectly. However, Waze either doesn’t load map, loads map but it is fixed at a location (like my home address...where it entered sleep mode?), or it loads map but the search bar and speed limit indicator at the top of the CarPlay display is missing. There is no discernible pattern as to which glitch will show up. The only fix is to reload Waze on my phone. I’ve uninstalled/reinstalled app too many times with no improvement. Praying for a competitive product that actually works as advertised.
Waze Rules!
by AMK242424 on 2021/04/11 14:44
Where is the coolest roadmap I have ever used in my entire life! It says we speeding tickets, takes me to my routes properly and rocks my world!
Don’t work
by sep008 on 2021/04/11 12:20
My application don’t work in iran! With and without vpn.
A little improvement
by jgilreath on 2021/04/11 12:01
I love this app has helped get through many traffic problems while on long trips. My only improvement would be to allow the user to make his own route to a destination by sliding the line to another freeway.
BUG fix needed !!!!!
by V876533 on 2021/04/11 03:59
Favorites list is randomly reordered contrary to the order as designated by the user. This forces driver to divert his attention to locating a favorite that is no longer where expected. This can be an unnecessary and dangerous distraction while driving. Please prioritize a bug fix.
Connection issues
by Blue_JayJ on 2021/04/11 01:36
I am having issues with the App connecting with the router - so I’m not getting accurate information, if any at all ... Don’t know what is causing the problem... Its just been in the past few weeks ...Causing me to start shopping for other, more reliable GPS
The best gps
by marco_LP on 2021/04/10 23:59
I think waze is the more practical and intuitive gps app to get you easy to your destination.
Waze
by houseboat #3 on 2021/04/10 23:44
Love your service. Always on top of traffic reports. Thank you
No voice direction
by Alailima on 2021/04/10 20:42
This is a great little review with lots of info. Problem: it doesn’t talk anymore. What’s the sense of having this App if it doesn’t talk anymore? This must be my fault for not knowing how to make it talk nowadays. It used to talk all the time, but they changed the App so it doesn’t talk
Worst gps app
by Mom Saget on 2021/04/10 19:42
You guys can’t ever seem to fix any issues with this garbage app, also the interruptions are distracting to drivers. Your app needs a ton of work, I’ve chosen to pay for gps app than to use this terrible app
Lo maximo de bueno
by Borislano on 2021/04/10 18:58
Superrrrr
Waze, saves you time, most useful app!
by Malibu Barbie 007 on 2021/04/10 17:32
This app is probably my favorite and most useful app. I use it regularly and would feel lost without it. It’s been great even when I travel. pp is so helpful. It helps you know when to slow down when to deal with Pot Holes or close roads or navigational detours or traffic or any kind of nonsense that you’re dealing with all the time. I love this app!
App has gone downhill
by h de rhdhdhhdfh on 2021/04/10 16:30
I used to love Waze. I’d be able to navigate and knock out the places one after another, but somehow it’s having me go way out of the way when I want to just go to the most convenient places on my drive to the final destination the way I once could with while using this app. Driving so many miles and making turns to drive even farther back, taking me to stores that are even farther away from where I actually want to go when I know there are some that would be on my route. What happened? Does it not work with iPhone? Maybe it’s just more compatible with Samsung.
Working together
by Sloth backpack on 2021/04/10 16:23
I love it when we all let everyone know there is a hazard or police I depend on Waze to get me to where I’m going the fastest route with no interruptions
Easy to use
by Roz, Puzzle Lover on 2021/04/10 15:21
Very intuitive to use and encourages no distractions while driving!
You’re never alone
by tmprx on 2021/04/10 14:14
I have found Waze to be up to date and accurate. I love when it alerts me police spotted ahead. Not to mention when you are running late and it gives you a faster route or help you find alternative routes when there is a delay in traffic due to accidents or construction. The pics of other Waze drivers let you know, you’re never alone on these streets and highways. Best driving app ever!
Apple Music
by bkzfinest23 on 2021/04/10 12:35
Why can I connect waze app to my Apple Music
Unreliable GPS
by Bgkm on 2021/04/10 12:17
WAZE is the most unreliable navigation app there is! It constantly loses GPS signal, re-directs to a road I&#39;m not even on and more often than not never regains signal. The only useful feature is being able to plan your drives. So I use Waze to do that and then I switch to Google maps when it&#39;s time to drive for reliable directions.
Best NAV, unless your using it on ApplePlay
by #Telvis on 2021/04/10 11:31
When it’s working no other GPS beats it. But never consistent on ApplePlay.
Waze app
by steephanie kirk82 on 2021/04/10 11:06
Waze never steers me wrong 🤣🤣 but for this is a great app
Thank you WAZE
by Rezzzi on 2021/04/10 04:11
Truth be told, without WAZE I probably would have been lost many of times. WAZE is the light of way for all drivers. Thank you WAZE
Waze
by Cinda28 on 2021/04/09 20:11
I love this app. We used it to travel to Gatlinburg, TN then to Atlanta, GA. It’s very accurate. Love it!!!!!
I cant use it!!!!
by shhhshad on 2021/04/09 19:21
The app closed and not start Please solve problem
Added feature
by Ckjdjfjdfvjnic kdh on 2021/04/09 18:41
Would be nice to be able to add Multiple stops.
Great app overall
by Bad Burglar on 2021/04/09 17:43
I few too many distractions and extra clicks while driving. Hope more business (basically food) “join” app. Even though there’s Yelp-would be nice to look up food options especially when in newer areas.
It’s good
by Coreygent on 2021/04/09 16:59
Waze likes to take me around the block unnecessarily but gets me where I need to go and I love the warnings along the way of crashes, pot holes, police, debris, etc that could be a problem.
Best in Charleston
by norm9027 on 2021/04/09 15:02
Just moved to Charleston, SC and purchased a newPT constructed home, neither google or Apple Maps could locate he home! Moved from SOCAL and only Maze would take me home!
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 &amp; 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&#39;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! 🔨
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.
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 &amp; 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.
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&#39;ve recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can&#39;t say however that I&#39;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&#39;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 &#34;visible police&#34; button, &#34;car on shoulder&#34; button &#34;construction&#34; 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&#39;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.
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&#39;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!!!
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
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
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.
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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;t leave you alone and must bother you in any which way they can interesting that avatars have now become avatars maybe that&#39;s a new word car the tatf. but for later next line recently I&#39;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&#39;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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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&#39;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&#39;s impossible to recover my password without having already registered with my email. A) that&#39;s stupid! B) tell me that when I registered years ago not when it&#39;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&#39;s not like there are bank accounts at stake here!!!
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.
Stunned!!!
by siri713 on 2018/05/31 19:17
Huge shoutout 2 Waze &amp; 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 &amp; there’s an alert of police, debris on road, &amp; car on shoulder etc...it was at a💯! So I 👏🏼 U &amp; All the Waze users! I ❤️@waze &amp; 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 &amp; 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 &amp; make one yellow), and as I’d stated before have different color &amp; size options for the cars, &amp; 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.
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
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.
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&#39;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 &#34;streets&#34; 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 &amp; 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).
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. 😃
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?
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.
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.
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&#39;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&#39;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!
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.
Tremendous!
by SanDiego1986 on 2018/07/13 16:47
It’s beyond user friendly and all of the content is submitted by users. You can report literally any condition on the road. From downed power lines, major accidents, and all the way to road kill. You can also report a problem with the map (like I did) and someone will actually contact you as to what the map should look like. I reported a problem with the way my neighborhood was mapped because people kept getting lost. Within 24 hours, a map editor got in contact with me. I was even able to send him a video of how my neighborhood is mapped out. He took that video and compared it with satellite images and he fixed the issue. Now, people will be led to within five feet of my front door instead of across the street. You can also chat with other drivers. If there is an accident and you report it, you can add a message on it saying which lanes are blocked. Everyone can see that and it has also been known to help emergency responders get to an accident more efficiently. I’ve had it for nine months and I’m STILL discovering all of the stuff Waze can do. And the best part? It is 100% free.
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.
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!
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&#39;t make it look like it&#39;s significantly farther, which is a problem I&#39;ve had on other apps. My two issues though: Speed to update route: when I&#39;ve missed a turn, the app takes a LONG time to adjust the route, often telling me to take turns on roads I&#39;ve already passed. Recently had a drive where I would pass a road and it would then tell me to turn. I&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s simply irresponsible in the way it&#39;s implemented.
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.
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.
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!
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&#39;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&#39;s done. Of course this could be a customization for people and maybe have a couple spots for quick buttons. That&#39;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.
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.
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, &#34;Take me to ______ using Waze&#34; and it launches and starts to give directions which is perfect for when you&#39;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&#39;s been times when I&#39;ve asked to go elsewhere and it&#39;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&#39;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&#39;ve NEVER wanted alerts only. If anything I&#39;d want the opposite but would much prefer a simple mute/unmute function. That way I don&#39;t have to have my eyes off the road to mute/unmute. Please correct this!! Otherwise though, it&#39;s the only navigation I use.
Cookie!!
by MyReview867 on 2019/06/12 02:09
On a whim, we decided to let Cookie Monster be our navigator. We laughed our butts off when he reported police up ahead, and if they’d like a cookie. It’s a little weird that he will mention kilometers and miles in his descriptions. The app is iffy on whether or not you can hear navigation over the music. I’d like for my music to be turned down a bit, instead of the directions competing with my music. Also, if I’m on alerts only, I’d like to know if there’s a faster route or ways to avoid a traffic accident on my route, since I’m not watching my app while driving. I would like to see an update where it tells you which lane you’ll need to be in, either for getting off the highway or to prepare for future turns. Like get in the right of the two left turn lanes because you’re going to turn right pretty quick after that. And also, if you sync your calendar to Waze, there should be an option to say “I want to be at my appointments 15 minutes early” so you don’t have to adjust your calendar entry and try to remember what time your appointment actually is. Small stuff, but I think it’d be helpful.
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.
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 &amp; 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.
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