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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
Reroute
by the_beau on 2020/12/02 06:57
The app doesn’t want to reroute you if you decide to go a different way. It continues to try and keep you on the original route even when you wind up on a road that was on the previous route.
Use to work like a charm
by Honest review #1 on 2020/12/02 02:52
Recently the app has been messing up a lot & not choosing the fastest/smartest routes. Or just doing it’s own thing like start searching out of no where or like today I had used the option to pick up food on the route to my destination. First it takes me to this random location saying I’m pulling in but once I pull in to this closed gas station..it rerouted me to what it said was now the new correct address (I was looking for a church’s) after finally showing up to the new location & it saying I had arrived it brought me to a Macdonald’s..not sure how but I ended up using google maps to find one instead once I did I put in my final destination again in Waze & google. Waze said 16min google said 9 min.. I’m so glad I opened google because I usually just trust Waze but recently it is not reliable what so ever 🥴 the old Waze was better don’t know what’s going on with this updated version.
Volume on phone gone
by Helayne on 2020/12/02 01:57
With new update I can no longer make volume loud. Please put back the volume bar
Not working on iPhone 7
by ip7usar on 2020/12/01 16:19
I had chose the destination. And when I click on “Go”, the application close automatically by itself.
Good
by time4tmibile on 2020/12/01 08:21
Good but I wish it wouldn’t make me go up the street just to turn around.
This works. Recommended
by Thania Cuss on 2020/12/01 08:20
Waze is a good app and easy to use I must say. I downloaded the app to help me locate and track my husband because I was feeling suspicious of the late nights and the secrets he keeps, it helped but it didn’t give me the full satisfaction I wanted. I have been married to my husband for 3years with no idea he was cheating. Eventually i started noticing changes in his behavior, i suspected something was wrong. So i confided in a friend at work who convinced and introduced me to a professional investigator called “Rafael” as she called him. I reached out to him on Premiumspyglobal @ Gmail com, He was able to hack into my husband’s Mobile Phone, Text messages, Call logs, Instagram, Deleted Messages, Emails and WhatsApp and also Spy and Track all his activities. It seemed as though my life was spinning out of control getting to find out he has someone else. I filed for a divorce immediately, I just couldn’t continue with the lies and deceits. If you feel you are been exploited or cheated in your marriage or relationship and you need proof to spy on your partner over infidelity then I recommend you give Rafael a respectful trial. They have been of great help to me and i believe he can be to you too. Contact him on Premiumspyglobal@ Gmail com if you need help in finding information. Very trusted and reliable.
Love waze !
by Alleycat121 on 2020/12/01 02:00
Its such a great gps to use ! And very accurate
Contacts
by JumperDumper on 2020/12/01 00:54
Waze only connects to Facebook when it needs to have the option to connect to my contacts as it use to do Big battery drain make sure your phone is charging
N Y trip
by Papa G Wagon on 2020/11/30 21:25
Took me there n back with no problems. Could not have done it without your directions. Flawless
The best
by Brand503 on 2020/11/29 23:37
I used to play with it when It barely came out I was really young, a kid, now I use to drive places truly the best app out there.
Too loud
by DiyeniMiner on 2020/11/29 17:13
Startled me every time she comes on. She’s way louder than my car’s radio. What happened to my Cookie Monster voice after the updat!
La mejor app
by PpAaUu1605 on 2020/11/29 16:56
No salgo sin waze, me lleva por las mejores rutas, más rápido y logro llegar sin problema a lugares que no conozco la dirección
Good and could be better
by TJ59Hey on 2020/11/29 13:18
Love the way it reroutes if needed. Love knowing when hazards are coming. Hate how you always have to re-engage it when you go away for a minute on your phone. Don’t like hitting three confirm buttons when I ask for directions to someplace. If I load in an address it should default to go directly to my location and be ready to go.
Horrible
by nope12345678910 on 2020/11/29 04:43
Other than cop notification this app is stupid. Always sends me on wrong (longer) routes away from the suggested route. Deleting app very much not worth it....!
Great app
by Billy bob joe man on 2020/11/29 03:45
All works well accurate reporting just wished you could use Apple Music
Great aside from ads while driving.
by Highway Stripe on 2020/11/29 00:27
I know you have to pay to not have ads, and I know that they’re suggestions on places to go, but when ads pop up while I’m driving and they cover my directions, it makes me feel very unsafe trying to close the ad behind the wheel. I love this app, I usually use it instead of Apple Maps, or I did until ad pop ups constantly covered my directions. It is just very unsafe and I think you guys should never put ads on a map for when you’re driving. Please reconsider that.
Waze
by ChaseBeBe on 2020/11/28 23:35
Waze is usually great, Although, Waze has been sending me the long way and out of the way through my trip to Augusta. I know this because I’ve lived in Augusta most of my life, and I know all the shortcuts and cut through this. Other than that Waze is awesome.
Why behind in features?
by Logicalpoint on 2020/11/28 22:22
Why no CarPlay summary screen support?
Another liberal tech giant
by deborah.broadway on 2020/11/28 17:51
Was a great app until it told me to abide by our governor’s unconstitutional curfew order. Our county is not abiding by this. What does this have to do with Waze? Deleting app.
Crashes repeatedly while driving
by AnotherLameUser on 2020/11/28 17:05
Starting November 2020, this app has crashed over and over while we are driving. Dangerous and frustrating. Switching to another, which breaks my heart. Please fix this problem, developers!
Waze
by Aminking99 on 2020/11/28 16:30
The best
Waze world’s most amazing Navigation❤️
by Joshi...USA on 2020/11/28 15:45
I tried before google navigation which is very disappointed make me lost plus navigate me with long drive, when I check online the best navigation.. waze highly recommended and really surprised me it’s give three options plus always saves your money on pay-tolls, warned you all the hazards even path holes 🕳 etc! I would like to Millions thanks to his developer i simply can’t drive without waze❤️❤️🙏.. Joshi USA 🇺🇸
Save time and frustration.
by Barrydaartist on 2020/11/28 15:03
I live in The 5th largest city in the US and drive through LA often, this app can save hours a week in drive time. Must have for drivers.
Top Navigation App
by Gem-i on 2020/11/28 10:59
I wish the speedometer was a bit bigger.
Must have app!
by Edjersey on 2020/11/27 21:10
I only use this app now! Way better than the Toyota factory Nav. Love this app
Not the Same
by jmdillow on 2020/11/27 20:25
It is not performing well. Drains battery, told me to avoid a road, i did not listen, glad I didn’t bc the traffic jam was headed SOUTH.. I was going North. Horrible app
glitching?!
by unholygrl69 on 2020/11/27 17:34
always starts me at a random location that isn’t actually my current location. takes forever to load, always says “no GPS available” even when i have perfect connection, all around horrible
Almost perfect
by Sebaspolanco97 on 2020/11/27 16:44
They should add a feature for low cars, because some streets have indents in the roads that low cars cant go over and also speed bumps, low cars cant go over them.
Need to compensate for time zone differences
by serpico555 on 2020/11/27 12:36
Driving from one time zone to another, Waze does not set an accurate, estimate time frame
Kamal’s experience
by Bo kamal on 2020/11/26 23:29
Way better than Goggles Map
Awesome
by Borgus Weems on 2020/11/26 19:12
I can’t live without it!!!!!
Grateful
by Scratch212 on 2020/11/26 19:08
Excellent app and it has done me well!
Worthless
by asmray on 2020/11/26 04:49
Freezes up all the time, won’t let me report anything, and Cookie Monster is still gone.
Love it, still need works
by Joeb4820 on 2020/11/26 02:30
I’m a new user as of almost a week ago, and I mainly just use the app in the background to alert me of things along my routine drives to work and such even though I already know the way. It’s warned me of very useful things like the POLICE on the highway trying to speed trap people and I love it. Two major things that are somewhat killing my joyful experience with this app and those are 1) The app takes too long to calculate routes sometimes. Sometimes after putting in a location I want to go to, it’ll just load and load for many seconds and then say Calculating route and wait for even more seconds. Sometimes I’ll have to wait up to a while 30-40 seconds for it to load my trip, which isn’t much when you really think about it, but for crunch time of getting to work when you’re running late and you don’t wanna fiddle with it while you’re driving it’s pretty inconvenient. 2) this is more of a personal preference but I would like for the alerts to come sooner, i get voice alerts in the background about a half a mile from the reported cite. Sometimes depending on how fast you’re going that’s not enough, i’ve had it alert me of reported areas about 100-200 feet from the cite because the GPS was lagging on signal or whatever the reason it just wasn’t up to real time and that’s not very helpful, they should alert you about a mile back, gives you some time to adjust yourself and make lane changes if necessary even more comfortably and safely. update: garbage app won’t load trip to new york.
What happened ??
by Big Ellie13 on 2020/11/26 01:31
This app just took me to BEHIND a store??!!! The store was actually a half mile from behind it where this pathetic app took me .... Was I supposed to park and jump the fence ??
Need to update 👎
by subitho on 2020/11/26 00:00
Need to update 👎
Fabulous
by Lynne/Gerta on 2020/11/25 23:45
I would be totally lost without this sight!!! We just moved to Florida and we don’t know where anything is. Thank goodness for Waze!
Perfect
by money monry nonry on 2020/11/25 21:40
This DA BEST APP EVA THANK U WHOEVER MADE THIS
Worthless
by LeishmaniacMC on 2020/11/25 21:23
RoutedMe on 2 standstills on same day. No reroute, no detour, no warning. You have one job.!
Missing the destination
by KellyHomesBoston on 2020/11/25 18:52
Sometimes the app delays the street that is coming up on my drive- so I’ll miss part of the route. You guys need to adjust the app. Other than I like it.
Needs improvement
by Gs72174 on 2020/11/25 15:53
Keeps shutting down in the middle of trips. It makes for a lot of U-turns and backtracking when you finally realize you’ve been driving the wrong way because the app turned off by itself.
Delete this forever
by Mrtonyd on 2020/11/25 15:16
Last time an app locks me out for any reason.
Waze
by RRFDNAB on 2020/11/25 13:18
I use Waze everyday. It excellent and easy to use. I don’t know what I would do without it.
WAZE = Stupid
by Munsterr777 on 2020/11/25 05:41
Yet another navigation to home while picking up a LYFT ride, lost that ride, what’s the point of WAZE if it’s ridiculously stupid?
How does anyone use this
by fjalkdj on 2020/11/25 02:21
Most horrifying UI of any navigation app I’ve ever seen. I find myself utterly lost and confused in the app UI. I’ve given up. I just wanted to report that Waze’ directions to my house are sending people into a dead end where they cannot reach my home. :( Seriously this is my first time using this app and I’m struggling. It’s just so utterly confusing and unintuitive. It’s information overload, and trillions of menus and actions required to do simple things like setting a start point that’s different from your current location. I encountered literally 3 bugs in the first 5 minutes. My photo for feedback would not upload. I can’t select text inside the feedback dialogue box. Jesus Christ you need to fire your UX team and burn this garbage down to the ground. It’s embarrassing. Just copy google they bought your worthless tech anyway
Directions
by Golfnoway on 2020/11/25 01:30
The best directions App there is, best traffic avoidance directions.
My dads Magellan from 2001 was smarter
by Br0dieman on 2020/11/25 00:54
Honestly not sure how this is such a highly rated app. I wish I could post the screenshot of the convoluted route this app tries to take me on. Disobey Waze? Big mistake...Had me trying to make a u turn half a mile up the road to backtrack all the way from where I started my trip to take backroads to the same expressway I was already on. Okay I’m on the expressway, surely it’ll figure it out now...nope. Was telling me to exit at the first exit to still take its route! Haha. Eta started at 6:57 taking its backroads, up to 7:07 after disobeying, and finally once it figured out I was on the expressway I was supposed to be, down to 6:45. I thought this was the “smart” gps app? Pop up ads are also super annoying. I’ve tried to report these issues in the past through the app and it is not easy. Maybe I’ll dig my old standalone GPS out of the garage if it still turn on...
Excelente, me encanta. Lo recomiendo
by daniela2015Z. on 2020/11/24 20:57
Lo mejor en navegador 😍
Incorrect live traffic timing
by Lily01737190182 on 2020/11/24 20:30
Waze supposedly has a traffic predictor that varies by time. This no longer works. It will only predict traffic for the current time. If you want to travel a few hours later, the traffic conditions are completely wrong. Many times, waze also can’t connect to service and cannot find my location. Sometimes, I search a location and waze just times out and says “cannot find this address”. Not really sure what is happening. But waze quality has significantly decreased since I downloaded the app at the beginning of the year. I really hope it can be fixed back to what it used to be....but I’m done with this app. Going back to google maps because it is accurate and actually works.
Stick to what you’re good at
by hollycad on 2020/11/24 19:02
Waze should stay out of politics and do what it’s supposed to do...provide driving directions. You have no right to tell me where to go and what time I can do It in. Peace out commies!
DeBlasio is killing NYC travel
by rb biker on 2020/11/24 17:55
With DeBozio closing roads and eliminating all parking, robbing drivers with red light and speed cameras,Waze is the only way to get around.
Very good
by dolphinlover41 on 2020/11/24 17:20
Very helpful and I really like it
Draining battery
by user62817 on 2020/11/24 17:19
The App it’s self is great but it is totally draining the battery and the phone is hot. I’ve deleted the app and it is still on my phone running in the background. Frustrating
CarPlay Issues
by JKComplaints on 2020/11/24 16:06
Waze was my go-to navigation app because of the ability to report hazards, but CarPlay audio issues in recent weeks have made the app unusable. When I open Waze while CarPlay is active, it cuts audio from all sources, and the only work around is to unplug my phone, open the app, and plug it back in. Please fix this!
Bluetooth Connection
by Aneesh & Akshaj on 2020/11/24 12:40
Always I observed is that, this app struggles to connect the Bluetooth while driving. I did not observe any issues with other apps. But wage app struggles to connect Bluetooth speaker . Apart from this , I did not observe any issues.
Don’t drive without it
by fugeesnfunions on 2020/11/24 06:01
I use Waze anytime my drive is over 20-30 miles. I’ve usually been to the destination dozens of times so it’s not like I need help navigating, but the assistance it provides in giving you a heads up of upcoming dangers and police traps in a invaluable. It’s especially convenient now that I have a CarPlay compatible car. Waze on your factory display? It doesn’t get better than that.
One in a million
by kofi marfo on 2020/11/23 18:42
Dope
Tells me there’s hazards along my route but won’t say what hazards useless
by bootsncats24444 on 2020/11/23 14:56
Beyond unacceptable that Waze developers will notify you there’s hazards along your route but won’t tell you what hazards. I’m trying to see if the hazard is a road closures or if it’s something stupid like someone parked on the side of the road but Waze doesn’t think you should know what hazards just that’s there’s hazards. Uninstalling. The developers need some common sense. Used to be able to go through the route and see exactly what the hazards. Why remove that feature
Is it the new update
by Amhelmick on 2020/11/23 13:36
Ever since I updated my Waze two weeks ago it will say in a quarter of a mile and that’s it it shows u left or right but does not say turn left or right it just says in 500 feet or in a half of mile and that’s it not what to do when I get to the half of the mile ...😩 it’s very annoying and I need it fixed cause I use Waze everyday
Request
by MrEonly on 2020/11/23 05:00
Great app love it just wish it had route trace
Stopped working!
by SW1420 on 2020/11/23 00:00
Real problem here. Been using Waze for over a year & it worked great. Last few months it has totally froze up. Deleted it. Just tried to reinstall it and the only thing happening is a blue page with “signing in” & a circle thing going round & round. It’s been doing that for the last 10 minutes. Anyone else have this problem? What a disappointment! Will probably delete it again for good.
Ups and downs
by DominatorDom142 on 2020/11/22 23:19
I love Waze, it’s amazing and it’s been helping me so much lately. I used to take a long rought without even knowing there was a faster and safer way to my school. Now, sometimes people that like to get points and don’t care what they do, that annoys me, and it also effects me and others wazers roads, there should be a thing where the iPhone or Samsung can actually confirm if there is something there. If you read this, thank you and I hope to hear a response soon, keep up the good work. And why don’t the parole next to me not move? And speaking of icons, it’s almost Christmas and thanksgiving, u should add a Santa icon and a elf or turkey!
App issues
by Lormita on 2020/11/22 21:08
I love the app but it doesn’t give accurate mph when i am driving if I do 30 mph the app say I am doing 35 mph when the car show that I am doing 30mph look like it have 5mph more
Great for getting around traffic jams
by WildBill57 on 2020/11/22 20:32
While traveling north for vacation,on I-95, Waze helped me around two huge traffic jams. The first one, it got off at the exit right after the beginning of the backup. The second one, it got me off before I hit the backup. Both cases, it put me back on I-95 after the backups, total time lost was about 10 minutes. Does almost too good a job warning about road issues. I use it all the time, even when I already know where I’m going.
Reliable and trustworthy
by Chris in Houston on 2020/11/22 19:39
I've been using Waze for years and it has saved me numerous times from highway hold-ups. BTW please don't tailgate and remember that the left lane is the fast lane. Drive safe!
Almost 5
by twisted10 on 2020/11/22 16:23
Love WAZE would give it 5 stars but the voice command does not always function
Would be nice if there was a setting to avoid scenic routes
by kyled91 on 2020/11/22 16:16
Would be nice if there was a way to avoid scenic routes so that way you avoid back roads and scenic roads.
Great app, but........
by joe d's ipad on 2020/11/22 14:40
This is a wonderful app, but a couple of things. 1: this app, and others, don’t take up the entire screen on the iPhone 12 pro. Maybe this is an apple software issue and not a particular app issue. 2: how do you remove the “where to” option on the bottom of the screen
iPad Pro version
by Allenshegog1 on 2020/11/22 12:53
The last update has been a major disaster the app no longer gives you voice information leading up to how many feet you are before certain turns, it will now only tell you that you need to turn in 1 mile it leaves all the judgment up to yourself, if you’re in an unfamiliar area now, when it used to let you know up to the yard when to make a left or right turn or at a stoplight it no longer does that. this has been a disaster, it no longer allows you to make comments when police or an emergency situation is at a particular area and you can now only use the icon to post that there is a hazard or police presence at one time you could literally make comments about what you see, that’s no longer an option.
Changes
by LOUV1957 on 2020/11/22 11:39
To hard to make changes to the map.
what happened?
by SusieQ.107 on 2020/11/22 04:22
I used to be able to put my phone in a cup holder upside down and be able to see the app. Now it’s upside down - wth?
Cat
by Cat1004 on 2020/11/22 03:11
Awesome program, we use it every time we travel or need directions
Hopeful.
by scorpioboi75 on 2020/11/22 02:19
Will Waze ever get Apple Watch support? That’s all I want for Xmas..lol
LOVE THIS APP!!
by Fulsuta on 2020/11/22 02:00
I’ve had this app for 3 years. My favorite feature is reporting objects on the road. It’s nice to know that an app can warn you that there is an object on the road; sofa, tires, bulldozer scoops, etc. This app is run by other drivers. As drivers using the app, we make the reports. It also, tells you of wrecks and shorter routes to take. Best direction map out there.
EZPASS Does not affect Route
by a stalker of frontline on 2020/11/22 00:47
You can load your EZPASS but it does not affect your route. So lanes that help you avoid traffic aren’t used in your route. This consistently causes me issues around the Washington DC area.
Not great
by ocnaosnxo on 2020/11/21 23:49
Doesn’t update closures. It’s gone downhill recently. Would recommend google maps for the iPhone app instead.
Great in general
by Redcomet360 on 2020/11/21 23:17
Awesome for navigation, especially the smaller streets and parking lots. However, the problem with picking up the initial direction/trajectory remains. Still my go-to app
Amazing apps
by M.BDeanda on 2020/11/21 20:55
Love Waze , is very accurate and helpful when traveling.
Needs Updating
by Polo4213 on 2020/11/21 19:33
11/2020 - used to be a good app but now will take me on longer trips and then when I realize where I am coming out the directions, I’m like I just went around the world to get here. Today, it will not even find the location I am traveling to. It keeps timing out, then closes out by itself. I used to love this app but now it’s time to delete it bc they won’t fix the problems with it
inaccurate speed
by alicedoc on 2020/11/21 17:41
When connected to apple play in my ford F-250 shows about 10% inaccurate to the plus side 75mph speedometer truck 86 on Waze display, unplug from carplay matches speedometer
Never works.
by Oxoned on 2020/11/21 15:39
Always network errors though everything else connects fine. High maintenance pain.
Knowledge and safety
by axm3 on 2020/11/21 14:20
It’s a wonderful app specially when you don’t know where you’re going and it keeps you safe from bumps or cars being broke down, thank you very much
Was great before iOS 14
by Keveburd on 2020/11/21 13:38
Simple as the title, upgraded to iOS 14 on an iPhone 11 Pro Max (before the 12 came out), battery went from 100% to 40% on a fifteen minute drive to work... while it was plugged in for CarPlay. I had been using Ware for years, deleted my account and uninstalled after that one.
No zoom
by Lar12345668 on 2020/11/21 13:36
Needs to have zoom and split screen on turns and exits Need detour Botton. Not look at routes Needs traffic lights . Stop signs like others And traffic don’t work good at all. If you detour it feels going in circles . Need bad a detour button
What happened?
by Bummedinbedbugland on 2020/11/21 13:12
After the last update, Waze no longer shows the text boxes on the map screen when coming through CarPlay. This is one reason that made Waze so useful— you could glance at the map and easily see what your next turn was and what lane you needed to be in, as well as how many miles left to go and time til arrival. Deal breaker.
Scenic route
by StephyMayer on 2020/11/21 04:47
I was able to take back roads to Brenham, Texas to visit the Blue Bell Creamery and then all the way home with the Waze GPS app and it was so nice going thru the historic towns that I wouldn't normally have been able to figure out how to navigate thru. Thank you Waze!
Used to be perfect
by GemJen on 2020/11/21 03:47
This app used to be perfect. But now you cannot share your trip at all. Please fix.
When it works it mostly works
by MRS.AJAY7 on 2020/11/21 02:25
I have been a Waze user for years. My favorite features are when it shows you accidents and police ahead. It used to tell you how many people verified the "incident” so you knew if it was a valid report. Not a deal breaker. What would improve it would be an option for an alternate route. Even if it is a toll or not, or a side road, or what ever the alternate is. As others have mentioned Waze sometimes takes you way out of the way to get to your destination. I have literally missed my exit (because sometimes it’s hard to tell your turn) and it will “alternate route“ me and the time will be shorter. Right now the only way to tell the alternate route is to choose the route button thing on the previous screen. if I want to see the toll road route, I have to back all the way out go into settings change my preference, restart my route then back up to the first screen to see the alternate routes there again. Nobody has time for that. Yet again I still do it because I want to believe in this app because ii drive daily for living and I have counted on Waze for many years even when I go to places I am familiar with. Now what IS a deal breaker is the fact that the location has not been updating recently. It has frequently been getting stuck and it will not track you accurately. Sometimes I can fit it when I turn my phone off and back on (again no one has time for that) However this last week not even that has been helping. I need something reliable all the time.
Ray l
by R L JW on 2020/11/21 01:41
Excellent on directions and providing information
Great app
by Noneathome on 2020/11/20 23:52
Like it better than my garmin
Ads!
by peaceabilly on 2020/11/20 23:28
Pop up as I am driving and looking at directions- stupid!
Add more stops to this app
by AT4SH on 2020/11/20 22:05
Waze should let’s us able to put more than just 1 stop!
Please fix it...........
by dosqtres on 2020/11/20 21:01
What is the purpose to have the search bar at the bottom of the screen when you already have it on the lower left corner I love this app to drive around and see the incoming traffic reports but the search bar at the bottom of the screen so annoying taking so much space fron the screen and the history bar too Please take it off from screen this is an awesome app
Location Services
by Thankful addict in recovery on 2020/11/20 18:59
I absolutely love the Waze app. I use it with my Apple CarPlay every day. I’m concerned that I will have to find another app to use, because within the last few weeks the app makes me have my location services on all the time. I’m really only comfortable allowing location services to be on while I’m using the app. It’s very frustrating. Having location services on all the time for the app drains my battery also. Please have CarPlay allow to me to use Waze while having location services on only while using the app. Then I don’t have to go to settings every time I want to use the app.
Accurate
by wtiltges on 2020/11/20 18:04
So thankful that a friend told me about Waze. It is more accurate and up to the minute regarding road hazards and delays. Far better than my car GPS. Thank you Waze!!
Great app
by ebiehls on 2020/11/20 13:44
I love the fact that it lets you know if their are cops or anything on the toad or on the side and when you’re done it advises you to check the back seat for a child ❤️ the only thing I wish they will fix is when it tells you that you’re coming close to the exit it doesn’t actually tells you the exit number it just says how many miles before you get to it and as you approach it it says make a right or a left without the street name or number. It makes me wonder if I took the correct exit.
Worth it
by Ike214 on 2020/11/20 12:44
I highly recommend this app to anyone who travels a lot. It's very useful for highway traveling. My favorite is the setting that gives you the fastest route to your destination. It shows if there are any delays, etc. and how much time it takes to get there along with the exit ramp. The only reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5 star is because when I have it set to map route no alerts come in. It's either alerts or route.
Not accurate
by Mang03 on 2020/11/20 11:23
This app hasn’t been accurate in months. Has taken me on longer trips several times. They need to figure it out.
Love and hate it!
by bev90210 on 2020/11/20 09:27
I used to love this app but then it started giving me false location address and/or it can’t find the location so it draws a blank leaving you high and dry without help!! It’s so frustrating that it just kept giving the wrong directions or none. I have sent this complain through the app to inform them of the issues about taking me to wrong address and so on I also gave them the true turn by turn directions as I figured the correct directions on my own and shared it with the developer and no response!! so I decided just to give up and go back to Apple Maps and stick what my phone factory equipped.
Battery drain, several issues
by EmilyJumpsHorses on 2018/07/06 13:17
The battery drain when I use Waze is unreal. I was at 43%, opened Waze & drove for about 12 minutes, decided to add a stop. I looked at my screen and the low battery 20% alert was up!! All of my background apps were closed, and there was no reason for my battery to plummet that quickly. Sometimes my app won’t show my icon but shows the “shadow” of where it’s supposed to be. Another issue is that it doesn’t show all routes. I know a certain route isn’t normally the fastest, but I also know my city’s traffic patterns and it won’t show it. Also, I’m in the top 1%, but how do I know when I’m getting close to losing that prestige? How do I see if the population is catching up to me? Finally, the fact that it doesn’t tell you whether your destination is on the left or right is so irritating and basic that I’m shocked it’s not a feature. I wish there was a feature where you could customize which “hazards” to voice prompt. For example, I couldn’t care less about a car on the shoulder ahead, and it’s annoying to have my music interrupted by that stupid hazard alert. But I would want to know if there’s a pothole ahead, an object in the road, or a police reported ahead. Create a way to narrow down the voice prompts! Why do the other Waze avatar icons around me never move? Speaking of Waze “people” icons, please come out with more options!
Was GREAT....Now it doesn’t work 😖
by AshEBom on 2018/01/21 16:36
I had been using Waze for about a year and LOVED IT!! But since the most recent IOS update, it continually is “searching for GPS” and looking for language (I still speak English 😉). I went to my cellphone provider, then Apple, and logged off of Waze to see if the app would reset itself and be fixed. This didn’t work. I even did a total reset of my phone, and nothing worked on Waze and Google (who owns Waze). I then contacted Waze, but got nothing but constant/obvious automated answers back that stated things to do that I already started I HAD ALREADY DONE and listed in my email. This is upsetting since other competing GPS apps work on my phone, so it’s not anything on my end. After a couple of weeks, I did a web search to see if others had issues or could help me. Interestingly enough, I found out I am in good company, sadly. Please Waze/Google, it would be greatly appreciated if you could actually get this obvious bug fixed. Your app was wonderful, but I’m sadly happy to switch to another app to at least get me to places. No, the other apps don't have the accident, police, or other very helpful perks. I just can’t stand diving “approximately” or now the map keeps me at the beginning location and has no idea that I have already driven and arrived at my destination. Beyond frustrating. Again, please send out a fix! 🔨
Great app but has definite shortcomings.
by Duncapa on 2018/05/30 13:26
Waze is my #1 choice for GPS. Live traffic updates, being able to edit traffic conditions on the fly to give a more accurate commute, and sharing routes and eta’s are great features. I do hope they integrate voice commands with Siri so we can say things like “Hey Waze, drop a stopped vehicle pin.” While we are driving so interaction becomes handsfree and safer. I gave 3 stars because there have been repeated issues with the app and service saying “No GPS available.” I have tried rebooting, deleting & reinstalling, and clearing the app cache on my phone as well as making sure iOS and the app are updated constantly. But the occurrence does not appear to be linked to hardware failure unless it is something inherent to the 8s. Google and Apple maps do not have any issues when this occurs so I’m at a loss as to what causes the issues with Waze. This occurs for about a 8-12 hours once a day, once or twice a month. Not the end of the world but heavily inconvenient when you regularly use the service for your GPS navigation (and it’s a great service) and you are on the road daily for 4-6 hours at a time it is a problem. If they could fix this problem and integrate voice commands for pin drops, this would be a hands down 5 Star app. Hopefully I’ll get some feedback and can continue to use the service.
Love it & Hate it all at the same time.
by Lord Simmlink on 2020/10/04 21:36
I have been using Waze for about a month now I commute Just over 1000 miles a week. I really like that many people are out there using it and that you get vital information like a car’s coming up on the shoulder, objects in the road and where the police are camping at. The only problem I have with Waze I’d like to see some changes is that there are too many choices to make when reporting information, for example if I want to report a car on the side of the road I have to hit four different selections before my information is sent meanwhile I’m trying to look at the screen to find a small button and not paying attention to what is on the road. Reporting information needs to be simplified for the driver no more than two clicks to report a hazard something along the lines of the first click hazard second click “car on shoulder” or “car in lane” or “object in lane”. Decision making buttons need to be a little larger like when you’re confirming a hazard on the road is it still there yes or no the buttons are too small and I often miss them and not able to confirm the information information. May be a few seconds before you approach the hazard two large buttons could pop up and simply confirm yes or no is it there. I will say this I do enjoy using it and it is much better than Google maps or other navigation apps out there.
Die-hard Wazer!!!
by Andrepimarlucatom on 2017/10/21 15:22
Update: Waze updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay! When you fix the default address estimation from interstate (literally I get suggestions for MI addresses, and I live in Alexandria VA!). Previous: I've recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can't say however that I'm very happy about the latest version of Waze. The GUI is not what it should be, the # of improvements is about equivalent to the # of detriments. It's hard to cancel an instruction once entered, the screen going from side to side is not user friendly. And reporting hazards is STILL a 2-3 step process!!!! There should be the option for active wazers to have a "visible police" button, "car on shoulder" button "construction" button and/or various traffic buttons of our choosing on the map page that we can report as we go. Also, PLEASE STOP SEARCHING THE ENTIRE MAP OF THE USA WHEN I'M OBVIOUSLY SEARCHING FOR AN ADDRESS IN MY LOCAL VICINITY. That was an obvious upgrade improvement you guys should have included. I would give you 5 stars or 10 or 20 because I love your app - but these improvements really need to happen ASAP. Keep up he awesomeness Waze!! Plus your Customer svc and responsiveness is great too!
Better than the old CB days.
by Depdoc on 2018/12/27 15:26
Waze is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police. As a user passes by a reported problem, he can say Thank You, indicating the condition exists, or No longer There, indicating it has been cleared. There are two things I’d like to see changed: 1) allow the time to respond to the condition to last longer. Sometimes, the actual condition is at a slightly different place due to the time lag between where the incident is and when it was actually reported. and 2) when reporting police, it would be nice to know if the police is moving or stationary. If moving, the radius for notification should be extended and the time to clearing shortened, as a moving car will not remain in its position very long. If stationary, then notification can remain as it currently is. If police is moving, it would also be nice to know which direction and then adjust notifications accordingly. Note these are suggestions and not complaints. This is a great app and a must have for any driver. It also has a pretty good navigation system. But if you select another route than it gives you, it is slow to recalculate and sometimes requires stopping the navigation and then restarting it to get the alternate route.
Most useful but some issues
by Smiledaydream on 2018/06/03 09:20
It is the most useful of the navigation apps because it uses the most sources for information and does a great job helping me navigate. Directions are given in a way to help locate the turn or offramp. Other apps often change suddenly into step-by-step directions or some form that I do not want to see. Waze stays consistent in the format of the split. Waze has a number of notifications about things in the road. These are good but also have weaknesses. It is hard to report that something was not accurate. At the point it is supposed to be there the option to indicate it was incorrect goes away. This option should remain for 2 to 400 feet after the symbol location. Most hazard reports are inaccurate. Most police reports are incorrect. This is frustrating because it such a good idea but the tool doesn’t really allow for good reporting. Stopped vehicle reports do not indicate in lane or side of road so they are usually pointless viewings of vehicles stopped somewhere having no affect on traffic. There is a great feature to go later on the time this feature cannot be used for some reason I will choose directions to the airport. Half the time I can choose go later and half the time for the same trip I cannot. I know the data is there. But for some reason the feature just vanishes. Make it easier to report.
Don’t Leave Home Without It
by Als2130 on 2018/12/07 12:33
This app has saved me so many times. I absolutely love it. I use it constantly, mainly because it alerts me to traffic and cops, but also because it has shown me shorter ways to places I go to all the time (and thought I knew the best route there). I only have two complaints. The map change suggestion feature is totally useless. There’s a road near me that’s a private lane and ends at one curve of an s-curve. Waze always tells me to use this road for 100 feet, then get back on the main road. No, the private lane ENDS at the main road! I’ve tried changing this a dozen times, and it never gets changed (once it was actually, but a week later it was back). I’ve learned to ignore it, but I feel sorry for tourists because they get confused (I can tell they’re using Waze when I’m behind them because they’ll slow down and sometimes stop, which is really annoying). My other complaint is that I can’t tell it to remember certain routes. From my house, there are two ways to the county road. They’re both the same distance and about the same driving time. The difference is that the one Waze always tells me to use is single lane partway, very narrow the rest of the way, and has a lot of hidden entrances and blind hills and curves. I’d much rather take the safer way. If Waze finds a way to fix these two things, I’d give it 5 stars
Good
by April bexley on 2020/11/15 22:21
This is a very reliable app. It is meticulous, superbly easy to figure out and has a user-friendly interface. It is also accurate because I used this app to locate where my ex was cheating in order to make him aware of the fact that I knew all the secrets he kept from me and all what he had been doing. I was with my expartner for 4 years and we had plans to get married. Out of the blues, he said he wanted to take a break to figure things out. I started to ponder if he was losing interest so I had a hunch that he was probably interested in someone else. I decided to confirm my suspicions before confronting him by monitoring his phone. I talked to a private investigator named Andrew on google mail, he was recommended by a colleague. I sent a mail to him at Elitehackinghq @ gmail explaining my plight. He cloned his phone and gave me full access to his phone within an hour and from what I saw, he had been in a relationship with a certain Amandla for about eight months! Gosh! I broke down. But guess who’s good now? well, with the help of Mr Andrew, I knew who he really was and how much I had been deceived without having physical access to his phone. If you find yourself in this situation or you require this type of service, write to Andrew. I highly recommend him. Once again, this app is awesome! You should try it too.
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.
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
Incredible resource
by Noa and Grandma on 2018/07/20 15:29
I am delighted by the services provided by the Waze app. On the first day I used it, it took me by previously unknown routes to a bakery to pick up a birthday treat for my dear daughter with 5 minutes to spare through rush hour traffic. The second time we used it we were at a huge airshow just outside of Portland OR and Waze saved the day by taking us back to Vancouver, WA on a very quiet and beautiful twisting country road through rolling farm land that ended up bringing us into Portland by way of the St. John's bridge. We were astonished to find that it took the same amount of time it would have taken us to go on the highway on a low traffic day. We were sold on it through these first initial encounters. BUT, my third use of it made me recognize how incredibly valuable and up to date it is it is when my destination was 2 blocks away from a bank robbery in progress and it diverted me from my normal route down narrow side streets where multitudes of cars were coming in the opposite direction but I seemed to be the only car going against the flow of traffic. Waze kept me safe and away from gunfire that was occurring just a block away from my final destination as bank robbers tried to make a getaway. Thanks Waze and thanks to all you Wazers that keep this app up to date so consistently. You rock!!!
Not good (especially with Apple Car Play) but has potential
by FrPoupart on 2020/01/03 14:04
I’ve been using Waze For carpooling since September (four months now) primarily as a driver. I am glad it’s been launched and I have some constructive feedback. The app has changed and is not working well with Apple Car Play. It will not allow me to access messaging feature while when I arrive at the pick up point and I cannot end the carpool for several minutes until I exit the car thus making the whole process a nuisance rather than a seamless experience. The carpool features should be available on Apple Car Play. Additionally, 1) there are way too many buttons to push as a driver, thus causing significant distraction in the process; 2) the fact that there are two apps (driver and rider) is significantly confusing to me and everyone whom I’ve ridden with; 3) the app’s design to protect privacy is the rider makes pick-up locations that are totally illogical and make no sense (like the middle of a freeway, just as an example); 4) the app biases their rider, rather than an equal approach for both rider and driver (if the rider sets a time, the driver cannot suggest an alternate) so there should be a reschedule button; 5) the app is simply NOT elegant and modern looking, it is clunky and the buttons to move between screens are hard to tap because they are so small. Other than these issues, it’s a valiant effort and I applaud the Waze and Goggle teams for trying to crack this nut. It is something the world needs.
This works. Recommended
by Thania Cuss on 2020/12/01 08:20
Waze is a good app and easy to use I must say. I downloaded the app to help me locate and track my husband because I was feeling suspicious of the late nights and the secrets he keeps, it helped but it didn’t give me the full satisfaction I wanted. I have been married to my husband for 3years with no idea he was cheating. Eventually i started noticing changes in his behavior, i suspected something was wrong. So i confided in a friend at work who convinced and introduced me to a professional investigator called “Rafael” as she called him. I reached out to him on Premiumspyglobal @ Gmail com, He was able to hack into my husband’s Mobile Phone, Text messages, Call logs, Instagram, Deleted Messages, Emails and WhatsApp and also Spy and Track all his activities. It seemed as though my life was spinning out of control getting to find out he has someone else. I filed for a divorce immediately, I just couldn’t continue with the lies and deceits. If you feel you are been exploited or cheated in your marriage or relationship and you need proof to spy on your partner over infidelity then I recommend you give Rafael a respectful trial. They have been of great help to me and i believe he can be to you too. Contact him on Premiumspyglobal@ Gmail com if you need help in finding information. Very trusted and reliable.
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.
Doesn’t work well with iOS 12
by serickjr on 2018/10/05 02:21
Update Oct 3, 2018- We’ve been using Waze for many years and have always loved it... until iOS 12. There has been so many issues with it freezing, crashing and interfering with the built in Bluetooth in our car. It will completely cut off the Bluetooth in the car making it completely useless. We deleted the app for a while because it just didn’t work at all and redone loaded it after some updates were released after iOS 12 was out for a while and that’s when the Bluetooth issues started, needless to say we deleted it again. I’m very disappointed, we used for every drive we took, even up to the grocery store 2 miles away. As you can see below from our first review we absolutely loved it... But sadly, not so much anymore. I really hope that you’re reading these reviews and doing something to fix these issues so we can start using it again! Since Google owns Waze I Would love to see some of Google Maps functions integrated into Waze. Other than that I have no complaints except the occasional outage, but we've been using it since it came out a few years ago and have loved it from the beginning!! Keep up the good work and get some of those google map features carried over to Waze!!
Used to be so good
by Debest74 on 2019/02/07 02:01
This app used to be so good but for the past few months is just not working. At this point i open it for police reports and use google maps for directions. I go fairly frequent to Las Vegas from California. Lately the directions won’t load and when I do get it to work it routs me completely out of the way!!!! Google maps tells me it’s going to take me about 4 hours with traffic and Waze is literally making me turn around/make a U on the 15 when driving from Vegas to take a completely obscure way adding 3 hours to the rout. The last straw was a few weeks ago driving from California to Las Vegas. At first it wouldn’t load so I went to the Waze support area and it advised to break down the trip in chunks so I decided to have it navigate me to the outlets in Barstow since I pass them EVERY SINGLE TIME. Somehow it took me trough a back way and trough a town name Crestline, up some mountains in the middle of no where and by the. It was pass 12am!!!! A 4 hour drive turn into an 11 hour drive!!!!!!! If anything happened I would have been royally effed in the middle of nowhere. This weekend I went back to California and decided to try again thinking it was maybe a problem that day. Once again it kept routing me trough some weird areas turning a 4 hour trip into 7. I had my girlfriend open her Waze to compare and Hers was working perfectly fine and using a complete different rout than mine was and about the same one as google maps.
The coolest App to discover a stocker who is tapped into you by staying close
by mefreesea on 2019/09/24 06:22
I love this app simply because of his style and I like way to look at our worsening traffic situation all across or length it's no longer our grandparents freeway gone are the days of leisurely drive and pleasant afternoon behind the wheel now driving Siri is business and not to be left that at all so Waze shows it other ways to use this app Multi platform use an informational stack to assist with around you at all times need to come to that oh my by that I mean the dreaded stocker the one who just won't leave you alone and must bother you in any which way they can interesting that avatars have now become avatars maybe that's a new word car the tatf. but for later next line recently I've had that displeasure of finding that I to warrant a sucker and I only found out because Waze showed me that my stocker was never far behind have a virgin ever prime ever trying to communicate the Daniel benign idiocy of their plate In stocking me it showed me how to stock them and soon as you might imagine the police were involved and well wouldn't you know it my stocker became a shocker who ended up in the slammer known as the locker and there you have it my happy story brought to you by the way thank you Stucker free
Just install and use it. Always getting better. A few improvements requested.
by Casual game player on 2019/06/27 12:00
Great features: best routing around trouble I’ve ever seen around the most up to date traffic information possible. The audio app integration is a neat addition. I recently upgraded my phone and it uses the additional screen space effectively. Changing the voice for directions is great. Loving the validation Cookie Monster provides at my destination! Could be improved: Pandora integration makes it look like you can change stations or thumb up/down from within Waze but it doesn’t actually work. Needs to include Audible and Podcasts apps. If I take a shortcut through an alley or start out in a school parking lot, Waze seems to really lose track of where I am and is in recalculation mode for miles at best. Sometimes I have to kill it and start over to get it to tell me where to go at a critical junction. Nit pick: Routes could better predict drive times based on historical data. I drive from Illinois to Missouri in the St. Louis area every day. That means picking a bridge over the Mississippi right at the start. I-270 will always jam up in north St. Louis County after I leave my house and take 5-10 minutes longer than Waze says on a GOOD day. They aren’t all good days.
Florence Evacuation
by Peach11111 on 2018/09/19 16:12
WAZE IS AMAZING. Thank you sooo much whoever created this APP. I am home safe because of this APP. I can not praise you enough. Hi everyone. Right now I am so thankful to be home. We evacuated to Concord and was there from Wednesday the 12th to Tuesday the 18th. We knew our home was alright but you know you need to see it for yourself. We left Concord at 10:30 yesterday morning along with our two puppies. We used our GPS on hour cars for a good ways. We ended up in SC at South of the border. This was also with the help of a police officer and a local resident. But with all of this and trying to get past the water flooding was daunting. My sisters we watching out for the whole way. One of them told use to try the app “WAZE”. I downloaded it to my iPad. I am here to tell you we would not be home today if it wasn’t for this app. It would even tell us about a vehicle parked on the side of the road a half a mile away in the dark. It is amazing. She only made two mistakes but that was because road block had just happened. I highly recommend this app. Everyone stay safe and God bless all the lineman, police, EMS, firefighters and anyone else I have not mentioned that are working so hard to keep us safe and getting our lives back to normal.
I don’t understand the hype...
by amc135 on 2019/06/05 22:04
I’ve been using Waze consistently for about a week and a half. I’ve always used Google Maps, but heard a lot of hype about Waze and thought I would give it a try. Each time I used it, I would plug the same address into Google Maps to compare routes and arrival times. Many times the routes were the same, and if they weren’t, Google Maps always had a faster arrival time or the quicker ability to see ETAs of other routes. Today when I left work, the ETA on Waze was about 5 minutes faster, so I decided to take that route. Google Maps added about 10 minutes to my ETA when I veered off onto the Waze path, but I thought maybe Waze had data that Google did not. It turns out they do not. I sat still in traffic for 10 minutes. Maybe other cities are more accurate, but Google Maps undoubtedly has better traffic data than Waze in the Cleveland area. I guess it is moderately helpful to see hazards on the road, but that’s pretty much the only feature that I like. Also I recently started seeing ads as I was driving? I understand that you need money from advertisers, but to darken the screen to push an ad and make me unable to see my driving route is very distracting and I’m always scrambling to get rid of it, pulling my attention from the road. Maybe have ads on startup or while users are not en route to a location. Overall, I think I’ll stick to Google Maps.
Better than most
by stanwgg on 2018/11/27 14:56
I’ve just begun to use the app. I like the fact that it alerts you when the police are near. It also notifies you if a car is on the shoulder of the road stopped. It has a background music feature which would be nicer if it included Apple Music or Pandora. The app warns about road work, traffic jams, it is nice. It is slow to sync with Bluetooth. I can sync my phone with my truck, yet the app does not speak through the Bluetooth connection. It is difficult to communicate while I’m giving and address for directions the first time. It is hard to hear because it will not use the iPhone speaker in the beginning either. I have to hold it up to my ear while giving the first address. Shortly after the first route begins it will use the Bluetooth connection. The graphics are much better than the iOS app and also Google Maps. The screen view is also better than other apps. Seems more intuitive than either of those GPS apps also. The app is slow to turn off the location services on my iPhone after I reached the destination. This concerns me that it might run down the iPhone battery prematurely. It does have a nice parking feature to locate your car later. Fix a couple of small things and it gets 5 stars from me. This is my new GPS app.
Vacation Travel SOS
by Gwennz on 2017/09/16 04:59
Due to a Cat 5 Hurricane Irma and Cat 4 Jose which caused destruction and total havoc in the Caribbean our well-planned trip to Grenada (a year in the making) was cancelled after 3 hrs. of wishful thinking and 2 wks. of monitoring NOAA and the weather channel several times a day. With our flight cancelled and at JFK hrs from home we decided to just turn in our tickets for an impromptu trip to San Francisco which was on our bucket list. We flew in without any preparation more than finding a last minute deal on a downtown hotel for 2 nites. We rented a car once we spent a couple of days in San Francisco. If not for my WAZ app we would not have been able to do half of what we did! It got us to our 2nd location a rental outside of San Francisco and on time! It took us to Big Sur via Rte 1, all around Napa Valley, and adventures that took us to views of the Golden Gate Bridge that only locals get to see. With the app we were able to find our way to impromptu routes that took us 2500 ft to an observation tower that blew our minds. The app regularly saved us from excruciating California traffic jams by re-routing us and is amazingly good at time estimations. We are most appreciative for this app. Thank you for helping us explore gorgeous Northern California.
Hate to delete this navigation app
by zerodivin3 on 2018/02/22 10:14
But for a long time now, probably almost 2 years (I know, I’m faithful). I’ve realized this thing eats up SO much data. I run out of 2 gigs in less than a week on long drives. I love everything about it (especially hazardous objects on road and police), but it’s missing an important feature I’ve secretly been waiting for that google maps has and that’s the whole standby screen to save battery and phone from heating up. Many times Waze redirects me from traffic which was cool, but then I realized after a couple times, I actually lost time AND gas because of it due to stops and whatnot instead of just sitting in traffic. Not that it hasn’t helped at other times, but I’ve learned that most of the time the traffic it predicts has long dissipated (so much for “live”. Overall, it’s just been getting worse and I’ve thought to delete this app a long time ago if it weren’t for the social part, but then I realized all my friends haven’t touched it in forever and I only use it to share with my wife who doesn’t even realize I send her ETAs anyways till I’m already there and she calls me to ask me if I’ve arrived lol. It’s been Waze, but ultimately, my data is more important to me than the 80% ghost police notifications and my safe speed limit travels.
One of the best if not the best GPS apps
by Mlightning1 on 2019/04/23 12:38
Basically my title summed it up. The Waze app is one of the best if not the best GPS app available to the public and amazingly free I shouldn’t of said that too loud I don’t want to give them any ideas. I just moved into a new home in a very new subdivision and ran google maps,Bing maps,maps and a couple of others none of the other GPS apps could find my new house but guess what the Waze app pinpointed it directly took me right to it! Seriously though the Waze app gives you real time information as it is occurring due to the fact it’s interactive with other users. Not only do you get directions from point a to point B Waze gives you a choice of three different routes and you choose the one you think would be best tells you the time it would take to do it how far it is tells you what obstructions you might encounter along the way. The app allows you in real time to post accident stead of just occurred where police are hidden shooting radar tells you what speed the traffic is moving in a traffic jam it’s a pretty accurate app as long as other users are updating events as they occur. To sum it Up the Waze app is outstanding
Awesome, but latest rev draining battery!
by Harumph99 on 2018/12/24 16:15
Love this app and use it all the time. Routing seems to favor getting to bigger roads rather than using local roads for short trips, but otherwise works decently to get around traffic. One thing to watch for is I think it treats a right turn the same as a left in traffic, when often a left is nearly impossible to cross 2+ lanes of traffic rather than just entering 1 lane. Rel 4.46.1 is having a crash issue — after 30-90 mins it’s crashing. Also seems like it’s failing to add some previous drives to the history. Had one drive that was done and I’d arrived but when i went to history to go there again, I had to re-enter the address because it was not in history. Also, it's damned annoying that I registered with my cell# years ago but replaced my phone a while back and had to rebuild the keychain and I didnt remember my password. Unlike 8million other apps that have a forgot password function, WAZE says it's impossible to recover my password without having already registered with my email. A) that's stupid! B) tell me that when I registered years ago not when it's too late! I lost wazer royalty status and havent even bothered to re-register out of bitterness! Serioisly, guys, you have my phone#! Text me with a password reset link! It's not like there are bank accounts at stake here!!!
Avoid traffic via alternate routes
by Angelitaackth on 2019/07/22 21:16
This app is great for finding alternate routes. It uses up my battery though. Please give an option to have It search for my location only when I am using the app. When I close the app, it doesn't need to keep track of where I am anymore as I am likely not driving. I find that this app gets me places more quickly while avoiding traffic. It needs a little more fine tuning, as it put me in a no outlet street very close to the back end of my destination. I had to drive away from that point and the-input the address to get to the front end, but that worked. It was beneficial that I already had a sense of what the place should look like. I like that it recognizes "streets" in some major parking lots. That was a pleasant surprise. :) I wish there were a way for it to show how much time I save by going the alternate route versus the normal highways. UPDATE & REQUEST: Yay! My battery lasts a lot longer now. Thank you for addressing this issue. It would be great if there were a button to notify others when there is a train crossing (and recommend alternate route or option to wait for train) and the same with drawbridges up (I live in a city of bridges so this is quite valuable info and is not the same as slow traffic).
Stunned!!!
by siri713 on 2018/05/31 19:17
Huge shoutout 2 Waze & ALL Waze users in Richmond VA (and all tri-cities) 4 how live this app truly is. TBH I had my doubts! But you have definitely made me a believer of the amazing accuracy! Each time I’ve used waze & there’s an alert of police, debris on road, & car on shoulder etc...it was at a💯! So I 👏🏼 U & All the Waze users! I ❤️@waze & will recommend 2 everyone! I will most definitely consider giving waze 5/5 stars ⭐️ if you guys would take all the users suggestions that I’ve come across & actually make it happen in a more timely manner. I also have a suggestion myself. CAN YOU PLEASE ADD more options on vehicles to choose from (or be able to change the color of the vehicle by being able to hold the vehicle down and choose a different color) on the navigation map? Also, make the vehicles you have available actually look like the description of that vehicle? For example: The SUV looks like a dump truck, the bus...well there should possibly be two types of buses (make them both longer & make one yellow), and as I’d stated before have different color & size options for the cars, & make one for an actual SUV with different colors. I really hope you’ll make these changes. Once you do, I’ll be more than happy to give you a 5/5.
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.
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?
LOVE IT!!!!
by FRIENDSFAN10 on 2020/06/07 17:30
This is THE most accurate GPS system I’ve ever used. I have never been steered wrong w/WAZE or down a street that’s closed or non-existent. Plus, another beauty with them is that they automatically update road changes, streets or maps, so YOU don’t have to worry about doing it yourself right before heading out the door!!! All you do is turn it on and go!!! I also absolutely love the “heads-up” notifications I get when driving (i.e. police ahead, road delays, accidents, etc.) and the continual notifications of when you’re getting close to having to take a turn down a street or close to taking an exit. I can’t even begin to count, how many times I have gotten so incredibly frustrated, when using other mapping systems, receiving late notifications (like 15 seconds beforehand ) of when you had to take a turn but then miss the street or miss the exit and then having to travel beyond your destination, in order to make a U-turn back or take a different exit, in order to back track around and get back on route .. ugghh 😖🤬. NO more of THAT nonsense w/WAZE!!!! Thank You!!! 🙏🏽 Keep up the good work - you definitely have a happy customer with me. 😃
Not very good anymore.
by Impost0r on 2018/10/06 19:12
Every time I set a long destination (over 100 miles) it gives me the stupid... uh oh something went wrong message when attempting to set the route. It literally leaves you with no choice than to use another GPS app if you need the info, like right now, as is usually the case if you need it to actually tell you how to get somewhere. You seriously need to fix this ASAP! I’m considering deleting this app now as it has become very unreliable to me at this point. It works ok with showing road info, but I need to know how to get there when I really use this app seriously. Also, it would be nice if it told you about alternative routes that would be faster if you encounter traffic. It also doesn’t show surrounding road traffic until you get on a road and find out it was equally terrible with traffic. The surrounding traffic it does show is usually not consistent with the surrounding roads one might travel. It would be nice to know before I take an alternate route if it also has terrible traffic. This app used to be a lot better. Now it’s pretty close to being bloat-ware. I want to love this app again, but right now all I ever do with it is curse at it for being so terrible in its current state. I’ll change my review if they can fix it. Please fix this app. I used to love it, now I just can’t recommend it to anyone.
WAZE is my road buddy.
by GypsyDArtist on 2018/08/31 16:27
I really like the WAZE app. I use it all the time. It is great for turn by turn audio directions that keeps me hands free. The learning curve is fairly easy and the app features and interface have been consistent which is great because having to learn new and improved stuff while actually driving isn’t the best. I frequently drive up and down the whole west coast and WAZE is a lifesaver for re-routing around traffic jams and knowing what the speed limit is in an area as they seem to change a lot. ** The reporting system could be streamlined a little to make it easier to report the most common incidents on the home screen and the detailed hazard reports do not allow for some common issues: people on side of road, weather issues that impact safety/visibility like severe rain/lightning/ road ice and to easily report changes in speed limit signs. It would also be nice to be able to mark a hazard location when “out of signal” that would pop up when reconnected. **We really enjoy the occasional “guest” reporting voices ( Star Wars, Cars, Coke Santa) it would be fun to do the same and have some seasonal options with the Wazer profile avatars too! Overall WAZE is my road buddy and is my go to app. for driving directions.
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.
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.
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!
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)
Sad
by Scottie NH on 2018/12/16 22:17
This used to my best way of avoiding traffic as I commute in the busy Boston area. Worked great until a little while ago when it stopped working. Now it sends me weird ways that are NOT avoiding traffic but instead turning me in to it. Ironically (or not) it seems to be pushing me lately near shops and businesses that I visit online which makes me believe that it is pointing me towards Google's sponsors and are tracking the sites I visit rather than helping me avoid traffic which was the original intended purpose. This is further cemented in my mind as the app is also showing ads for places I frequent. I'm not even one of those paranoid people who think that everyone is watching their every move. My point in this rant... Get it together Google/Waze. I loved this app once. I would even be willing to pay for the service if you got rid of the ads and got me to my destination the fastest way. Oh! And I have also proven my point by sometimes ignoring the turn you want me to make knowing there will probably be less traffic and watched my arrival time get quicker and quicker. End of rant. Five Stars again when you put the drivers first again rather than your sponsors. Edit... Now I really wish I could give 0 stars. No response from developer on this nor to my support request through the app. So... Thanks for not getting back to me and you have lost yet another user... Wake up Waze!
I can be a FIVE STAR App!
by Scrapbookaz on 2019/11/12 20:15
This app can be a five star app. Granted it’s new and growing. But, the directions are not always exact. The notifications on traffic, things on the road, car pulled over, accidents, police near by, red camera alerts are amazing!!! This app can be five star when the directions to some areas are corrected. Even when submitting a notice of an address that is incorrect is some times difficult to fix. These addresses are confused with streets that are similar in name. For example, Moreno is the correct address vs. Mereno which is also a street and is not correct in pertaining to the location I need to go to. I have had it corrected by another Wazer, yet is reverted back to the wrong name of the street. Those are the frustrations I have. I notice it more on some addresses being incorrect based on, that I am driving a lot. This app is great for keeping you aware of where police radar are being seen by other Wazers. The Wazers are what makes this app so useful and fun to use. Such a wonderful idea and to make you aware of traffic locations, slow downs, standstills and much more. I really like how the blue circle gets highlighted around your car on the app when you have driven into a radar area. Love this app!
Using Waze for 6 years.
by waldron77 on 2018/09/18 16:18
I’ve been using Waze for about 6 years and there have been a lot of great improvements in that time. I only have a few gripes about it atm. First off it’s kinda annoying when it automatically navigates you to a location like your home. I do not have a normal commute being a contractor. So I head home at different times in the day. So what happens when I’m entering a new address to drive to it interrupts me when I’m still punching the address in. At times I’ve been mistaken when the address I just entered was where I was heading, when in reality it had already decided I wanted to go home. I wish this function was optional! The second issue is waze will take you to the completely wrong location because it didn’t find the address you where looking for so it will say let’s go and when you get close it’s just the street and not a house number. Or it will add a NE at the end without you noticing it. I’ve spent a lot of time having to navigate to the right address using google or Apple maps. But I continue to use waze because it is helpful in the city getting around wrecks and jams! P.S. it destroys your battery life! Absolute must to have it charging while navigating.
Great app
by Bb2132 on 2018/04/07 19:06
I gave this 4 stars only because of how many times you have to press something to report it. I quick button or favorite would be great. Example: I live in a very rural area. I use this to mark deer on the roads for my coworkers that are behind me. I have to press 5 buttons in order to mark them. It's a dark and winding road with lots of deer so this is dangerous or it takes a while for me to get it marked. A quick button on the map screen for animals on the road would be fantastic. When I see a deer, I can just press that button and boom, it's done. Of course this could be a customization for people and maybe have a couple spots for quick buttons. That's just one that I use very often (10 to 15 times in 25 miles). I know others have their most frequent buttons they use. Two or three buttons across the bottom or left side would not hurt anything. You can even make them smaller like the size of the compass. P.S. if points are not accumulating, write a review and they will appear. I’ve done that twice. lol Waze, what is happening with the points? They have it updated in a while, again. Come on Waze, I live for these points! I live for these rankings. I need updated!!
Mostly Good Navigation, Interface Problems
by HomerIII on 2017/09/20 12:14
I switch back and forth between Waze and Google maps, often comparing routes. While usually similar, Waze seems to be better on avoiding problems and using real-time traffic data. However, it also has an annoying bug — occasionally it will take you off the most direct route and send you in a large circle, ending back on the main route close to where you left. I’ve seen this happen when it was clear there was no reason to make this detour because I could see that the main route was clear far ahead. My other gripe is that lack of control over the interface leads to annoyances. While you now have more control over what problems it reports (finally, no more “car on the side of the road” alerts!), it seems to ignore the setting for distance, often reporting “Police 25 miles ahead” when they aren’t even on your route. Also, while the speedometer is very useful, there is no way to change the size or default colors (white below speed limit, red above), so it is often impossible to read. Bottom line: worth giving a try, but don’t ditch Google maps, and watch out for occasionally nutty directions.
Waze has flaked out since last update
by want my privacy on 2018/09/19 22:46
I have always been a huge fan of Waze and recommended it to others on a regular basis. I would have given it five stars. But in the last couple weeks, as it seems since the last update, it has lost its accuracy. It is taking me into traffic jams on a regular basis and redirecting me when there is no problem as I can see the freeway from the new route & it is traveling faster than I am. Warning of hazards has diminished in accuracy also. There has always been a problem with Waze sometimes not giving enough notice to get off the route when there is a problem I had resulting in me losing the opportunity to avoid the traffic jam. I have never understood this issue because when I’m on a route and have to make a turn ahead, Waze alerts me incessantly about the upcoming turn. This is particularly irritating when it’s a route that I drive all of the time. I thought Waze was supposed to learn about my usual routes. It also does not seem to learn that I have a preference for a different route in my neighborhood and is always trying to redirect me to its route which is not any faster and has some other shortcomings.
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.
Generally good but can be slow & ads are distracting
by Lolkat12345 on 2019/12/24 03:29
First, Waze has been generally more accurate than google or apple maps, so I would still recommend it over them. The distance from your location to a turn is much more accurate and doesn't make it look like it's significantly farther, which is a problem I've had on other apps. My two issues though: Speed to update route: when I've missed a turn, the app takes a LONG time to adjust the route, often telling me to take turns on roads I've already passed. Recently had a drive where I would pass a road and it would then tell me to turn. I've also had connectivity issues when in areas that still have strong phone service. Ads: Large pop up ads that dim the rest of the map. This is VERY distracting when driving - and very dangerous for drivers! I don't love the pop ups in general even though I like the warnings about cameras/traffic. This catches your eye while driving when you don't expect it and I can easily see someone getting distracted enough to crash. PLEASE change this or find a way to make it less distracting to drivers - it's simply irresponsible in the way it's implemented.
Definitely the best
by Nicci5 on 2019/06/27 15:41
This app gets me everywhere I need to go. I use it daily for almost every trip. I have Apple Carplay and all I have to do is say, "Take me to ______ using Waze" and it launches and starts to give directions which is perfect for when you're already driving and need to head somewhere else on the fly. I have 2 minor complaints. 1) Waze tends to learn my routine and automatically programs itself to take me where it thinks I needs to go. Normally this is great but there's been times when I've asked to go elsewhere and it's logic had overridden my request. For instance, I asked to go to somewhere on a vacation day and it started directing me to work. No fun!! Lol. 2) I love using the voices. Cookie Monster is great. But, there are times when you don't want the interruption, just the onscreen directions. I wish that the onscreen mute button was simply on/off. Instead it takes you to a new menu to select alerts only or to mute everything. I've NEVER wanted alerts only. If anything I'd want the opposite but would much prefer a simple mute/unmute function. That way I don't have to have my eyes off the road to mute/unmute. Please correct this!! Otherwise though, it's the only navigation I use.
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.
Update:Used to love this app. Deleted it.
by Greenie mama 65 on 2019/02/14 04:29
Review Update: I saw new update and reviews in app store and decided I’d reinstall the app to see if it improved. IT STILL TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG DESTINATION!! What the heck are the developers thinking?? They have ruined this previously wonderful app. Last months review: I don’t know what happened to this ex-wonderful app but I’m so angry I’m deleting it. It recently was unable to get me to my correct destination. I actually missed a house concert yesterday because I could not find the location. I followed the directions and it said I had arrived at my destination when the address in front of me in a residential neighborhood was clearly NOT what was programmed into my phone. I reset several phone setting and tried again. I reentered the address and it sent me to an empty office complex parking lot. Turning location, Bluetooth, cellular and WiFi on and off had not solved the problem. I rendered address after uninstalling and reinstalling the compass. I ended up at the first incorrect it sent me to. After wandering around for almost two hours, I got back to the interstate and went home without the use of Waze. I never got to my house concert where I was supposed to be contributing a dish for everyone’s dinner. I was unhappy when all the ads started popping up but tolerated them. Now I have no reason to ever use this app again.
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App name
waze navigation & Live Traffic
Description
Always know what’s happening on the road with Waze. Even if you know the way, Waze tells you instantly about traffic, construction, police, crashes, & more. If traffic is bad on your route, Waze will change it to save you time. Why Waze? ◦ See what’s happening - Alerts about traffic, police, hazards and more on your drive ◦ Get there faster - Instant routing changes to avoid traffic and save you time ◦ Easily listen to music - play your favorite apps for music, podcasts & more right from Waze ◦ Know when you’ll arrive - your Arrival Time is based on live traffic data ◦ Pay less for gas - find the cheapest gas along your route ◦ Drive with Apple CarPlay - use Waze on your car’s display ◦ Always find the way - choose from a variety of voices to guide you while you drive Be prepared, drive with Waze. You have full control over your privacy settings. Learn more about the Waze privacy policy, including what information is accessed and how it is used: www.waze.com/legal/privacy
Reroute
by the_beau on 2020/12/02 06:57
The app doesn’t want to reroute you if you decide to go a different way. It continues to try and keep you on the original route even when you wind up on a road that was on the previous route.
Use to work like a charm
by Honest review #1 on 2020/12/02 02:52
Recently the app has been messing up a lot & not choosing the fastest/smartest routes. Or just doing it’s own thing like start searching out of no where or like today I had used the option to pick up food on the route to my destination. First it takes me to this random location saying I’m pulling in but once I pull in to this closed gas station..it rerouted me to what it said was now the new correct address (I was looking for a church’s) after finally showing up to the new location & it saying I had arrived it brought me to a Macdonald’s..not sure how but I ended up using google maps to find one instead once I did I put in my final destination again in Waze & google. Waze said 16min google said 9 min.. I’m so glad I opened google because I usually just trust Waze but recently it is not reliable what so ever 🥴 the old Waze was better don’t know what’s going on with this updated version.
Volume on phone gone
by Helayne on 2020/12/02 01:57
With new update I can no longer make volume loud. Please put back the volume bar
Not working on iPhone 7
by ip7usar on 2020/12/01 16:19
I had chose the destination. And when I click on “Go”, the application close automatically by itself.
Good
by time4tmibile on 2020/12/01 08:21
Good but I wish it wouldn’t make me go up the street just to turn around.
This works. Recommended
by Thania Cuss on 2020/12/01 08:20
Waze is a good app and easy to use I must say. I downloaded the app to help me locate and track my husband because I was feeling suspicious of the late nights and the secrets he keeps, it helped but it didn’t give me the full satisfaction I wanted. I have been married to my husband for 3years with no idea he was cheating. Eventually i started noticing changes in his behavior, i suspected something was wrong. So i confided in a friend at work who convinced and introduced me to a professional investigator called “Rafael” as she called him. I reached out to him on Premiumspyglobal @ Gmail com, He was able to hack into my husband’s Mobile Phone, Text messages, Call logs, Instagram, Deleted Messages, Emails and WhatsApp and also Spy and Track all his activities. It seemed as though my life was spinning out of control getting to find out he has someone else. I filed for a divorce immediately, I just couldn’t continue with the lies and deceits. If you feel you are been exploited or cheated in your marriage or relationship and you need proof to spy on your partner over infidelity then I recommend you give Rafael a respectful trial. They have been of great help to me and i believe he can be to you too. Contact him on Premiumspyglobal@ Gmail com if you need help in finding information. Very trusted and reliable.
Love waze !
by Alleycat121 on 2020/12/01 02:00
Its such a great gps to use ! And very accurate
Contacts
by JumperDumper on 2020/12/01 00:54
Waze only connects to Facebook when it needs to have the option to connect to my contacts as it use to do Big battery drain make sure your phone is charging
N Y trip
by Papa G Wagon on 2020/11/30 21:25
Took me there n back with no problems. Could not have done it without your directions. Flawless
The best
by Brand503 on 2020/11/29 23:37
I used to play with it when It barely came out I was really young, a kid, now I use to drive places truly the best app out there.
Too loud
by DiyeniMiner on 2020/11/29 17:13
Startled me every time she comes on. She’s way louder than my car’s radio. What happened to my Cookie Monster voice after the updat!
La mejor app
by PpAaUu1605 on 2020/11/29 16:56
No salgo sin waze, me lleva por las mejores rutas, más rápido y logro llegar sin problema a lugares que no conozco la dirección
Good and could be better
by TJ59Hey on 2020/11/29 13:18
Love the way it reroutes if needed. Love knowing when hazards are coming. Hate how you always have to re-engage it when you go away for a minute on your phone. Don’t like hitting three confirm buttons when I ask for directions to someplace. If I load in an address it should default to go directly to my location and be ready to go.
Horrible
by nope12345678910 on 2020/11/29 04:43
Other than cop notification this app is stupid. Always sends me on wrong (longer) routes away from the suggested route. Deleting app very much not worth it....!
Great app
by Billy bob joe man on 2020/11/29 03:45
All works well accurate reporting just wished you could use Apple Music
Great aside from ads while driving.
by Highway Stripe on 2020/11/29 00:27
I know you have to pay to not have ads, and I know that they’re suggestions on places to go, but when ads pop up while I’m driving and they cover my directions, it makes me feel very unsafe trying to close the ad behind the wheel. I love this app, I usually use it instead of Apple Maps, or I did until ad pop ups constantly covered my directions. It is just very unsafe and I think you guys should never put ads on a map for when you’re driving. Please reconsider that.
Waze
by ChaseBeBe on 2020/11/28 23:35
Waze is usually great, Although, Waze has been sending me the long way and out of the way through my trip to Augusta. I know this because I’ve lived in Augusta most of my life, and I know all the shortcuts and cut through this. Other than that Waze is awesome.
Why behind in features?
by Logicalpoint on 2020/11/28 22:22
Why no CarPlay summary screen support?
Another liberal tech giant
by deborah.broadway on 2020/11/28 17:51
Was a great app until it told me to abide by our governor’s unconstitutional curfew order. Our county is not abiding by this. What does this have to do with Waze? Deleting app.
Crashes repeatedly while driving
by AnotherLameUser on 2020/11/28 17:05
Starting November 2020, this app has crashed over and over while we are driving. Dangerous and frustrating. Switching to another, which breaks my heart. Please fix this problem, developers!
Waze
by Aminking99 on 2020/11/28 16:30
The best
Waze world’s most amazing Navigation❤️
by Joshi...USA on 2020/11/28 15:45
I tried before google navigation which is very disappointed make me lost plus navigate me with long drive, when I check online the best navigation.. waze highly recommended and really surprised me it’s give three options plus always saves your money on pay-tolls, warned you all the hazards even path holes 🕳 etc! I would like to Millions thanks to his developer i simply can’t drive without waze❤️❤️🙏.. Joshi USA 🇺🇸
Save time and frustration.
by Barrydaartist on 2020/11/28 15:03
I live in The 5th largest city in the US and drive through LA often, this app can save hours a week in drive time. Must have for drivers.
Top Navigation App
by Gem-i on 2020/11/28 10:59
I wish the speedometer was a bit bigger.
Must have app!
by Edjersey on 2020/11/27 21:10
I only use this app now! Way better than the Toyota factory Nav. Love this app
Not the Same
by jmdillow on 2020/11/27 20:25
It is not performing well. Drains battery, told me to avoid a road, i did not listen, glad I didn’t bc the traffic jam was headed SOUTH.. I was going North. Horrible app
glitching?!
by unholygrl69 on 2020/11/27 17:34
always starts me at a random location that isn’t actually my current location. takes forever to load, always says “no GPS available” even when i have perfect connection, all around horrible
Almost perfect
by Sebaspolanco97 on 2020/11/27 16:44
They should add a feature for low cars, because some streets have indents in the roads that low cars cant go over and also speed bumps, low cars cant go over them.
Need to compensate for time zone differences
by serpico555 on 2020/11/27 12:36
Driving from one time zone to another, Waze does not set an accurate, estimate time frame
Kamal’s experience
by Bo kamal on 2020/11/26 23:29
Way better than Goggles Map
Awesome
by Borgus Weems on 2020/11/26 19:12
I can’t live without it!!!!!
Grateful
by Scratch212 on 2020/11/26 19:08
Excellent app and it has done me well!
Worthless
by asmray on 2020/11/26 04:49
Freezes up all the time, won’t let me report anything, and Cookie Monster is still gone.
Love it, still need works
by Joeb4820 on 2020/11/26 02:30
I’m a new user as of almost a week ago, and I mainly just use the app in the background to alert me of things along my routine drives to work and such even though I already know the way. It’s warned me of very useful things like the POLICE on the highway trying to speed trap people and I love it. Two major things that are somewhat killing my joyful experience with this app and those are 1) The app takes too long to calculate routes sometimes. Sometimes after putting in a location I want to go to, it’ll just load and load for many seconds and then say Calculating route and wait for even more seconds. Sometimes I’ll have to wait up to a while 30-40 seconds for it to load my trip, which isn’t much when you really think about it, but for crunch time of getting to work when you’re running late and you don’t wanna fiddle with it while you’re driving it’s pretty inconvenient. 2) this is more of a personal preference but I would like for the alerts to come sooner, i get voice alerts in the background about a half a mile from the reported cite. Sometimes depending on how fast you’re going that’s not enough, i’ve had it alert me of reported areas about 100-200 feet from the cite because the GPS was lagging on signal or whatever the reason it just wasn’t up to real time and that’s not very helpful, they should alert you about a mile back, gives you some time to adjust yourself and make lane changes if necessary even more comfortably and safely. update: garbage app won’t load trip to new york.
What happened ??
by Big Ellie13 on 2020/11/26 01:31
This app just took me to BEHIND a store??!!! The store was actually a half mile from behind it where this pathetic app took me .... Was I supposed to park and jump the fence ??
Need to update 👎
by subitho on 2020/11/26 00:00
Need to update 👎
Fabulous
by Lynne/Gerta on 2020/11/25 23:45
I would be totally lost without this sight!!! We just moved to Florida and we don’t know where anything is. Thank goodness for Waze!
Perfect
by money monry nonry on 2020/11/25 21:40
This DA BEST APP EVA THANK U WHOEVER MADE THIS
Worthless
by LeishmaniacMC on 2020/11/25 21:23
RoutedMe on 2 standstills on same day. No reroute, no detour, no warning. You have one job.!
Missing the destination
by KellyHomesBoston on 2020/11/25 18:52
Sometimes the app delays the street that is coming up on my drive- so I’ll miss part of the route. You guys need to adjust the app. Other than I like it.
Needs improvement
by Gs72174 on 2020/11/25 15:53
Keeps shutting down in the middle of trips. It makes for a lot of U-turns and backtracking when you finally realize you’ve been driving the wrong way because the app turned off by itself.
Delete this forever
by Mrtonyd on 2020/11/25 15:16
Last time an app locks me out for any reason.
Waze
by RRFDNAB on 2020/11/25 13:18
I use Waze everyday. It excellent and easy to use. I don’t know what I would do without it.
WAZE = Stupid
by Munsterr777 on 2020/11/25 05:41
Yet another navigation to home while picking up a LYFT ride, lost that ride, what’s the point of WAZE if it’s ridiculously stupid?
How does anyone use this
by fjalkdj on 2020/11/25 02:21
Most horrifying UI of any navigation app I’ve ever seen. I find myself utterly lost and confused in the app UI. I’ve given up. I just wanted to report that Waze’ directions to my house are sending people into a dead end where they cannot reach my home. :( Seriously this is my first time using this app and I’m struggling. It’s just so utterly confusing and unintuitive. It’s information overload, and trillions of menus and actions required to do simple things like setting a start point that’s different from your current location. I encountered literally 3 bugs in the first 5 minutes. My photo for feedback would not upload. I can’t select text inside the feedback dialogue box. Jesus Christ you need to fire your UX team and burn this garbage down to the ground. It’s embarrassing. Just copy google they bought your worthless tech anyway
Directions
by Golfnoway on 2020/11/25 01:30
The best directions App there is, best traffic avoidance directions.
My dads Magellan from 2001 was smarter
by Br0dieman on 2020/11/25 00:54
Honestly not sure how this is such a highly rated app. I wish I could post the screenshot of the convoluted route this app tries to take me on. Disobey Waze? Big mistake...Had me trying to make a u turn half a mile up the road to backtrack all the way from where I started my trip to take backroads to the same expressway I was already on. Okay I’m on the expressway, surely it’ll figure it out now...nope. Was telling me to exit at the first exit to still take its route! Haha. Eta started at 6:57 taking its backroads, up to 7:07 after disobeying, and finally once it figured out I was on the expressway I was supposed to be, down to 6:45. I thought this was the “smart” gps app? Pop up ads are also super annoying. I’ve tried to report these issues in the past through the app and it is not easy. Maybe I’ll dig my old standalone GPS out of the garage if it still turn on...
Excelente, me encanta. Lo recomiendo
by daniela2015Z. on 2020/11/24 20:57
Lo mejor en navegador 😍
Incorrect live traffic timing
by Lily01737190182 on 2020/11/24 20:30
Waze supposedly has a traffic predictor that varies by time. This no longer works. It will only predict traffic for the current time. If you want to travel a few hours later, the traffic conditions are completely wrong. Many times, waze also can’t connect to service and cannot find my location. Sometimes, I search a location and waze just times out and says “cannot find this address”. Not really sure what is happening. But waze quality has significantly decreased since I downloaded the app at the beginning of the year. I really hope it can be fixed back to what it used to be....but I’m done with this app. Going back to google maps because it is accurate and actually works.
Stick to what you’re good at
by hollycad on 2020/11/24 19:02
Waze should stay out of politics and do what it’s supposed to do...provide driving directions. You have no right to tell me where to go and what time I can do It in. Peace out commies!
DeBlasio is killing NYC travel
by rb biker on 2020/11/24 17:55
With DeBozio closing roads and eliminating all parking, robbing drivers with red light and speed cameras,Waze is the only way to get around.
Very good
by dolphinlover41 on 2020/11/24 17:20
Very helpful and I really like it
Draining battery
by user62817 on 2020/11/24 17:19
The App it’s self is great but it is totally draining the battery and the phone is hot. I’ve deleted the app and it is still on my phone running in the background. Frustrating
CarPlay Issues
by JKComplaints on 2020/11/24 16:06
Waze was my go-to navigation app because of the ability to report hazards, but CarPlay audio issues in recent weeks have made the app unusable. When I open Waze while CarPlay is active, it cuts audio from all sources, and the only work around is to unplug my phone, open the app, and plug it back in. Please fix this!
Bluetooth Connection
by Aneesh & Akshaj on 2020/11/24 12:40
Always I observed is that, this app struggles to connect the Bluetooth while driving. I did not observe any issues with other apps. But wage app struggles to connect Bluetooth speaker . Apart from this , I did not observe any issues.
Don’t drive without it
by fugeesnfunions on 2020/11/24 06:01
I use Waze anytime my drive is over 20-30 miles. I’ve usually been to the destination dozens of times so it’s not like I need help navigating, but the assistance it provides in giving you a heads up of upcoming dangers and police traps in a invaluable. It’s especially convenient now that I have a CarPlay compatible car. Waze on your factory display? It doesn’t get better than that.
One in a million
by kofi marfo on 2020/11/23 18:42
Dope
Tells me there’s hazards along my route but won’t say what hazards useless
by bootsncats24444 on 2020/11/23 14:56
Beyond unacceptable that Waze developers will notify you there’s hazards along your route but won’t tell you what hazards. I’m trying to see if the hazard is a road closures or if it’s something stupid like someone parked on the side of the road but Waze doesn’t think you should know what hazards just that’s there’s hazards. Uninstalling. The developers need some common sense. Used to be able to go through the route and see exactly what the hazards. Why remove that feature
Is it the new update
by Amhelmick on 2020/11/23 13:36
Ever since I updated my Waze two weeks ago it will say in a quarter of a mile and that’s it it shows u left or right but does not say turn left or right it just says in 500 feet or in a half of mile and that’s it not what to do when I get to the half of the mile ...😩 it’s very annoying and I need it fixed cause I use Waze everyday
Request
by MrEonly on 2020/11/23 05:00
Great app love it just wish it had route trace
Stopped working!
by SW1420 on 2020/11/23 00:00
Real problem here. Been using Waze for over a year & it worked great. Last few months it has totally froze up. Deleted it. Just tried to reinstall it and the only thing happening is a blue page with “signing in” & a circle thing going round & round. It’s been doing that for the last 10 minutes. Anyone else have this problem? What a disappointment! Will probably delete it again for good.
Ups and downs
by DominatorDom142 on 2020/11/22 23:19
I love Waze, it’s amazing and it’s been helping me so much lately. I used to take a long rought without even knowing there was a faster and safer way to my school. Now, sometimes people that like to get points and don’t care what they do, that annoys me, and it also effects me and others wazers roads, there should be a thing where the iPhone or Samsung can actually confirm if there is something there. If you read this, thank you and I hope to hear a response soon, keep up the good work. And why don’t the parole next to me not move? And speaking of icons, it’s almost Christmas and thanksgiving, u should add a Santa icon and a elf or turkey!
App issues
by Lormita on 2020/11/22 21:08
I love the app but it doesn’t give accurate mph when i am driving if I do 30 mph the app say I am doing 35 mph when the car show that I am doing 30mph look like it have 5mph more
Great for getting around traffic jams
by WildBill57 on 2020/11/22 20:32
While traveling north for vacation,on I-95, Waze helped me around two huge traffic jams. The first one, it got off at the exit right after the beginning of the backup. The second one, it got me off before I hit the backup. Both cases, it put me back on I-95 after the backups, total time lost was about 10 minutes. Does almost too good a job warning about road issues. I use it all the time, even when I already know where I’m going.
Reliable and trustworthy
by Chris in Houston on 2020/11/22 19:39
I've been using Waze for years and it has saved me numerous times from highway hold-ups. BTW please don't tailgate and remember that the left lane is the fast lane. Drive safe!
Almost 5
by twisted10 on 2020/11/22 16:23
Love WAZE would give it 5 stars but the voice command does not always function
Would be nice if there was a setting to avoid scenic routes
by kyled91 on 2020/11/22 16:16
Would be nice if there was a way to avoid scenic routes so that way you avoid back roads and scenic roads.
Great app, but........
by joe d's ipad on 2020/11/22 14:40
This is a wonderful app, but a couple of things. 1: this app, and others, don’t take up the entire screen on the iPhone 12 pro. Maybe this is an apple software issue and not a particular app issue. 2: how do you remove the “where to” option on the bottom of the screen
iPad Pro version
by Allenshegog1 on 2020/11/22 12:53
The last update has been a major disaster the app no longer gives you voice information leading up to how many feet you are before certain turns, it will now only tell you that you need to turn in 1 mile it leaves all the judgment up to yourself, if you’re in an unfamiliar area now, when it used to let you know up to the yard when to make a left or right turn or at a stoplight it no longer does that. this has been a disaster, it no longer allows you to make comments when police or an emergency situation is at a particular area and you can now only use the icon to post that there is a hazard or police presence at one time you could literally make comments about what you see, that’s no longer an option.
Changes
by LOUV1957 on 2020/11/22 11:39
To hard to make changes to the map.
what happened?
by SusieQ.107 on 2020/11/22 04:22
I used to be able to put my phone in a cup holder upside down and be able to see the app. Now it’s upside down - wth?
Cat
by Cat1004 on 2020/11/22 03:11
Awesome program, we use it every time we travel or need directions
Hopeful.
by scorpioboi75 on 2020/11/22 02:19
Will Waze ever get Apple Watch support? That’s all I want for Xmas..lol
LOVE THIS APP!!
by Fulsuta on 2020/11/22 02:00
I’ve had this app for 3 years. My favorite feature is reporting objects on the road. It’s nice to know that an app can warn you that there is an object on the road; sofa, tires, bulldozer scoops, etc. This app is run by other drivers. As drivers using the app, we make the reports. It also, tells you of wrecks and shorter routes to take. Best direction map out there.
EZPASS Does not affect Route
by a stalker of frontline on 2020/11/22 00:47
You can load your EZPASS but it does not affect your route. So lanes that help you avoid traffic aren’t used in your route. This consistently causes me issues around the Washington DC area.
Not great
by ocnaosnxo on 2020/11/21 23:49
Doesn’t update closures. It’s gone downhill recently. Would recommend google maps for the iPhone app instead.
Great in general
by Redcomet360 on 2020/11/21 23:17
Awesome for navigation, especially the smaller streets and parking lots. However, the problem with picking up the initial direction/trajectory remains. Still my go-to app
Amazing apps
by M.BDeanda on 2020/11/21 20:55
Love Waze , is very accurate and helpful when traveling.
Needs Updating
by Polo4213 on 2020/11/21 19:33
11/2020 - used to be a good app but now will take me on longer trips and then when I realize where I am coming out the directions, I’m like I just went around the world to get here. Today, it will not even find the location I am traveling to. It keeps timing out, then closes out by itself. I used to love this app but now it’s time to delete it bc they won’t fix the problems with it
inaccurate speed
by alicedoc on 2020/11/21 17:41
When connected to apple play in my ford F-250 shows about 10% inaccurate to the plus side 75mph speedometer truck 86 on Waze display, unplug from carplay matches speedometer
Never works.
by Oxoned on 2020/11/21 15:39
Always network errors though everything else connects fine. High maintenance pain.
Knowledge and safety
by axm3 on 2020/11/21 14:20
It’s a wonderful app specially when you don’t know where you’re going and it keeps you safe from bumps or cars being broke down, thank you very much
Was great before iOS 14
by Keveburd on 2020/11/21 13:38
Simple as the title, upgraded to iOS 14 on an iPhone 11 Pro Max (before the 12 came out), battery went from 100% to 40% on a fifteen minute drive to work... while it was plugged in for CarPlay. I had been using Ware for years, deleted my account and uninstalled after that one.
No zoom
by Lar12345668 on 2020/11/21 13:36
Needs to have zoom and split screen on turns and exits Need detour Botton. Not look at routes Needs traffic lights . Stop signs like others And traffic don’t work good at all. If you detour it feels going in circles . Need bad a detour button
What happened?
by Bummedinbedbugland on 2020/11/21 13:12
After the last update, Waze no longer shows the text boxes on the map screen when coming through CarPlay. This is one reason that made Waze so useful— you could glance at the map and easily see what your next turn was and what lane you needed to be in, as well as how many miles left to go and time til arrival. Deal breaker.
Scenic route
by StephyMayer on 2020/11/21 04:47
I was able to take back roads to Brenham, Texas to visit the Blue Bell Creamery and then all the way home with the Waze GPS app and it was so nice going thru the historic towns that I wouldn't normally have been able to figure out how to navigate thru. Thank you Waze!
Used to be perfect
by GemJen on 2020/11/21 03:47
This app used to be perfect. But now you cannot share your trip at all. Please fix.
When it works it mostly works
by MRS.AJAY7 on 2020/11/21 02:25
I have been a Waze user for years. My favorite features are when it shows you accidents and police ahead. It used to tell you how many people verified the "incident” so you knew if it was a valid report. Not a deal breaker. What would improve it would be an option for an alternate route. Even if it is a toll or not, or a side road, or what ever the alternate is. As others have mentioned Waze sometimes takes you way out of the way to get to your destination. I have literally missed my exit (because sometimes it’s hard to tell your turn) and it will “alternate route“ me and the time will be shorter. Right now the only way to tell the alternate route is to choose the route button thing on the previous screen. if I want to see the toll road route, I have to back all the way out go into settings change my preference, restart my route then back up to the first screen to see the alternate routes there again. Nobody has time for that. Yet again I still do it because I want to believe in this app because ii drive daily for living and I have counted on Waze for many years even when I go to places I am familiar with. Now what IS a deal breaker is the fact that the location has not been updating recently. It has frequently been getting stuck and it will not track you accurately. Sometimes I can fit it when I turn my phone off and back on (again no one has time for that) However this last week not even that has been helping. I need something reliable all the time.
Ray l
by R L JW on 2020/11/21 01:41
Excellent on directions and providing information
Great app
by Noneathome on 2020/11/20 23:52
Like it better than my garmin
Ads!
by peaceabilly on 2020/11/20 23:28
Pop up as I am driving and looking at directions- stupid!
Add more stops to this app
by AT4SH on 2020/11/20 22:05
Waze should let’s us able to put more than just 1 stop!
Please fix it...........
by dosqtres on 2020/11/20 21:01
What is the purpose to have the search bar at the bottom of the screen when you already have it on the lower left corner I love this app to drive around and see the incoming traffic reports but the search bar at the bottom of the screen so annoying taking so much space fron the screen and the history bar too Please take it off from screen this is an awesome app
Location Services
by Thankful addict in recovery on 2020/11/20 18:59
I absolutely love the Waze app. I use it with my Apple CarPlay every day. I’m concerned that I will have to find another app to use, because within the last few weeks the app makes me have my location services on all the time. I’m really only comfortable allowing location services to be on while I’m using the app. It’s very frustrating. Having location services on all the time for the app drains my battery also. Please have CarPlay allow to me to use Waze while having location services on only while using the app. Then I don’t have to go to settings every time I want to use the app.
Accurate
by wtiltges on 2020/11/20 18:04
So thankful that a friend told me about Waze. It is more accurate and up to the minute regarding road hazards and delays. Far better than my car GPS. Thank you Waze!!
Great app
by ebiehls on 2020/11/20 13:44
I love the fact that it lets you know if their are cops or anything on the toad or on the side and when you’re done it advises you to check the back seat for a child ❤️ the only thing I wish they will fix is when it tells you that you’re coming close to the exit it doesn’t actually tells you the exit number it just says how many miles before you get to it and as you approach it it says make a right or a left without the street name or number. It makes me wonder if I took the correct exit.
Worth it
by Ike214 on 2020/11/20 12:44
I highly recommend this app to anyone who travels a lot. It's very useful for highway traveling. My favorite is the setting that gives you the fastest route to your destination. It shows if there are any delays, etc. and how much time it takes to get there along with the exit ramp. The only reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5 star is because when I have it set to map route no alerts come in. It's either alerts or route.
Not accurate
by Mang03 on 2020/11/20 11:23
This app hasn’t been accurate in months. Has taken me on longer trips several times. They need to figure it out.
Love and hate it!
by bev90210 on 2020/11/20 09:27
I used to love this app but then it started giving me false location address and/or it can’t find the location so it draws a blank leaving you high and dry without help!! It’s so frustrating that it just kept giving the wrong directions or none. I have sent this complain through the app to inform them of the issues about taking me to wrong address and so on I also gave them the true turn by turn directions as I figured the correct directions on my own and shared it with the developer and no response!! so I decided just to give up and go back to Apple Maps and stick what my phone factory equipped.
Battery drain, several issues
by EmilyJumpsHorses on 2018/07/06 13:17
The battery drain when I use Waze is unreal. I was at 43%, opened Waze & drove for about 12 minutes, decided to add a stop. I looked at my screen and the low battery 20% alert was up!! All of my background apps were closed, and there was no reason for my battery to plummet that quickly. Sometimes my app won’t show my icon but shows the “shadow” of where it’s supposed to be. Another issue is that it doesn’t show all routes. I know a certain route isn’t normally the fastest, but I also know my city’s traffic patterns and it won’t show it. Also, I’m in the top 1%, but how do I know when I’m getting close to losing that prestige? How do I see if the population is catching up to me? Finally, the fact that it doesn’t tell you whether your destination is on the left or right is so irritating and basic that I’m shocked it’s not a feature. I wish there was a feature where you could customize which “hazards” to voice prompt. For example, I couldn’t care less about a car on the shoulder ahead, and it’s annoying to have my music interrupted by that stupid hazard alert. But I would want to know if there’s a pothole ahead, an object in the road, or a police reported ahead. Create a way to narrow down the voice prompts! Why do the other Waze avatar icons around me never move? Speaking of Waze “people” icons, please come out with more options!
Was GREAT....Now it doesn’t work 😖
by AshEBom on 2018/01/21 16:36
I had been using Waze for about a year and LOVED IT!! But since the most recent IOS update, it continually is “searching for GPS” and looking for language (I still speak English 😉). I went to my cellphone provider, then Apple, and logged off of Waze to see if the app would reset itself and be fixed. This didn’t work. I even did a total reset of my phone, and nothing worked on Waze and Google (who owns Waze). I then contacted Waze, but got nothing but constant/obvious automated answers back that stated things to do that I already started I HAD ALREADY DONE and listed in my email. This is upsetting since other competing GPS apps work on my phone, so it’s not anything on my end. After a couple of weeks, I did a web search to see if others had issues or could help me. Interestingly enough, I found out I am in good company, sadly. Please Waze/Google, it would be greatly appreciated if you could actually get this obvious bug fixed. Your app was wonderful, but I’m sadly happy to switch to another app to at least get me to places. No, the other apps don't have the accident, police, or other very helpful perks. I just can’t stand diving “approximately” or now the map keeps me at the beginning location and has no idea that I have already driven and arrived at my destination. Beyond frustrating. Again, please send out a fix! 🔨
Great app but has definite shortcomings.
by Duncapa on 2018/05/30 13:26
Waze is my #1 choice for GPS. Live traffic updates, being able to edit traffic conditions on the fly to give a more accurate commute, and sharing routes and eta’s are great features. I do hope they integrate voice commands with Siri so we can say things like “Hey Waze, drop a stopped vehicle pin.” While we are driving so interaction becomes handsfree and safer. I gave 3 stars because there have been repeated issues with the app and service saying “No GPS available.” I have tried rebooting, deleting & reinstalling, and clearing the app cache on my phone as well as making sure iOS and the app are updated constantly. But the occurrence does not appear to be linked to hardware failure unless it is something inherent to the 8s. Google and Apple maps do not have any issues when this occurs so I’m at a loss as to what causes the issues with Waze. This occurs for about a 8-12 hours once a day, once or twice a month. Not the end of the world but heavily inconvenient when you regularly use the service for your GPS navigation (and it’s a great service) and you are on the road daily for 4-6 hours at a time it is a problem. If they could fix this problem and integrate voice commands for pin drops, this would be a hands down 5 Star app. Hopefully I’ll get some feedback and can continue to use the service.
Love it & Hate it all at the same time.
by Lord Simmlink on 2020/10/04 21:36
I have been using Waze for about a month now I commute Just over 1000 miles a week. I really like that many people are out there using it and that you get vital information like a car’s coming up on the shoulder, objects in the road and where the police are camping at. The only problem I have with Waze I’d like to see some changes is that there are too many choices to make when reporting information, for example if I want to report a car on the side of the road I have to hit four different selections before my information is sent meanwhile I’m trying to look at the screen to find a small button and not paying attention to what is on the road. Reporting information needs to be simplified for the driver no more than two clicks to report a hazard something along the lines of the first click hazard second click “car on shoulder” or “car in lane” or “object in lane”. Decision making buttons need to be a little larger like when you’re confirming a hazard on the road is it still there yes or no the buttons are too small and I often miss them and not able to confirm the information information. May be a few seconds before you approach the hazard two large buttons could pop up and simply confirm yes or no is it there. I will say this I do enjoy using it and it is much better than Google maps or other navigation apps out there.
Die-hard Wazer!!!
by Andrepimarlucatom on 2017/10/21 15:22
Update: Waze updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay! When you fix the default address estimation from interstate (literally I get suggestions for MI addresses, and I live in Alexandria VA!). Previous: I've recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can't say however that I'm very happy about the latest version of Waze. The GUI is not what it should be, the # of improvements is about equivalent to the # of detriments. It's hard to cancel an instruction once entered, the screen going from side to side is not user friendly. And reporting hazards is STILL a 2-3 step process!!!! There should be the option for active wazers to have a "visible police" button, "car on shoulder" button "construction" button and/or various traffic buttons of our choosing on the map page that we can report as we go. Also, PLEASE STOP SEARCHING THE ENTIRE MAP OF THE USA WHEN I'M OBVIOUSLY SEARCHING FOR AN ADDRESS IN MY LOCAL VICINITY. That was an obvious upgrade improvement you guys should have included. I would give you 5 stars or 10 or 20 because I love your app - but these improvements really need to happen ASAP. Keep up he awesomeness Waze!! Plus your Customer svc and responsiveness is great too!
Better than the old CB days.
by Depdoc on 2018/12/27 15:26
Waze is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police. As a user passes by a reported problem, he can say Thank You, indicating the condition exists, or No longer There, indicating it has been cleared. There are two things I’d like to see changed: 1) allow the time to respond to the condition to last longer. Sometimes, the actual condition is at a slightly different place due to the time lag between where the incident is and when it was actually reported. and 2) when reporting police, it would be nice to know if the police is moving or stationary. If moving, the radius for notification should be extended and the time to clearing shortened, as a moving car will not remain in its position very long. If stationary, then notification can remain as it currently is. If police is moving, it would also be nice to know which direction and then adjust notifications accordingly. Note these are suggestions and not complaints. This is a great app and a must have for any driver. It also has a pretty good navigation system. But if you select another route than it gives you, it is slow to recalculate and sometimes requires stopping the navigation and then restarting it to get the alternate route.
Most useful but some issues
by Smiledaydream on 2018/06/03 09:20
It is the most useful of the navigation apps because it uses the most sources for information and does a great job helping me navigate. Directions are given in a way to help locate the turn or offramp. Other apps often change suddenly into step-by-step directions or some form that I do not want to see. Waze stays consistent in the format of the split. Waze has a number of notifications about things in the road. These are good but also have weaknesses. It is hard to report that something was not accurate. At the point it is supposed to be there the option to indicate it was incorrect goes away. This option should remain for 2 to 400 feet after the symbol location. Most hazard reports are inaccurate. Most police reports are incorrect. This is frustrating because it such a good idea but the tool doesn’t really allow for good reporting. Stopped vehicle reports do not indicate in lane or side of road so they are usually pointless viewings of vehicles stopped somewhere having no affect on traffic. There is a great feature to go later on the time this feature cannot be used for some reason I will choose directions to the airport. Half the time I can choose go later and half the time for the same trip I cannot. I know the data is there. But for some reason the feature just vanishes. Make it easier to report.
Don’t Leave Home Without It
by Als2130 on 2018/12/07 12:33
This app has saved me so many times. I absolutely love it. I use it constantly, mainly because it alerts me to traffic and cops, but also because it has shown me shorter ways to places I go to all the time (and thought I knew the best route there). I only have two complaints. The map change suggestion feature is totally useless. There’s a road near me that’s a private lane and ends at one curve of an s-curve. Waze always tells me to use this road for 100 feet, then get back on the main road. No, the private lane ENDS at the main road! I’ve tried changing this a dozen times, and it never gets changed (once it was actually, but a week later it was back). I’ve learned to ignore it, but I feel sorry for tourists because they get confused (I can tell they’re using Waze when I’m behind them because they’ll slow down and sometimes stop, which is really annoying). My other complaint is that I can’t tell it to remember certain routes. From my house, there are two ways to the county road. They’re both the same distance and about the same driving time. The difference is that the one Waze always tells me to use is single lane partway, very narrow the rest of the way, and has a lot of hidden entrances and blind hills and curves. I’d much rather take the safer way. If Waze finds a way to fix these two things, I’d give it 5 stars
Good
by April bexley on 2020/11/15 22:21
This is a very reliable app. It is meticulous, superbly easy to figure out and has a user-friendly interface. It is also accurate because I used this app to locate where my ex was cheating in order to make him aware of the fact that I knew all the secrets he kept from me and all what he had been doing. I was with my expartner for 4 years and we had plans to get married. Out of the blues, he said he wanted to take a break to figure things out. I started to ponder if he was losing interest so I had a hunch that he was probably interested in someone else. I decided to confirm my suspicions before confronting him by monitoring his phone. I talked to a private investigator named Andrew on google mail, he was recommended by a colleague. I sent a mail to him at Elitehackinghq @ gmail explaining my plight. He cloned his phone and gave me full access to his phone within an hour and from what I saw, he had been in a relationship with a certain Amandla for about eight months! Gosh! I broke down. But guess who’s good now? well, with the help of Mr Andrew, I knew who he really was and how much I had been deceived without having physical access to his phone. If you find yourself in this situation or you require this type of service, write to Andrew. I highly recommend him. Once again, this app is awesome! You should try it too.
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.
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
Incredible resource
by Noa and Grandma on 2018/07/20 15:29
I am delighted by the services provided by the Waze app. On the first day I used it, it took me by previously unknown routes to a bakery to pick up a birthday treat for my dear daughter with 5 minutes to spare through rush hour traffic. The second time we used it we were at a huge airshow just outside of Portland OR and Waze saved the day by taking us back to Vancouver, WA on a very quiet and beautiful twisting country road through rolling farm land that ended up bringing us into Portland by way of the St. John's bridge. We were astonished to find that it took the same amount of time it would have taken us to go on the highway on a low traffic day. We were sold on it through these first initial encounters. BUT, my third use of it made me recognize how incredibly valuable and up to date it is it is when my destination was 2 blocks away from a bank robbery in progress and it diverted me from my normal route down narrow side streets where multitudes of cars were coming in the opposite direction but I seemed to be the only car going against the flow of traffic. Waze kept me safe and away from gunfire that was occurring just a block away from my final destination as bank robbers tried to make a getaway. Thanks Waze and thanks to all you Wazers that keep this app up to date so consistently. You rock!!!
Not good (especially with Apple Car Play) but has potential
by FrPoupart on 2020/01/03 14:04
I’ve been using Waze For carpooling since September (four months now) primarily as a driver. I am glad it’s been launched and I have some constructive feedback. The app has changed and is not working well with Apple Car Play. It will not allow me to access messaging feature while when I arrive at the pick up point and I cannot end the carpool for several minutes until I exit the car thus making the whole process a nuisance rather than a seamless experience. The carpool features should be available on Apple Car Play. Additionally, 1) there are way too many buttons to push as a driver, thus causing significant distraction in the process; 2) the fact that there are two apps (driver and rider) is significantly confusing to me and everyone whom I’ve ridden with; 3) the app’s design to protect privacy is the rider makes pick-up locations that are totally illogical and make no sense (like the middle of a freeway, just as an example); 4) the app biases their rider, rather than an equal approach for both rider and driver (if the rider sets a time, the driver cannot suggest an alternate) so there should be a reschedule button; 5) the app is simply NOT elegant and modern looking, it is clunky and the buttons to move between screens are hard to tap because they are so small. Other than these issues, it’s a valiant effort and I applaud the Waze and Goggle teams for trying to crack this nut. It is something the world needs.
This works. Recommended
by Thania Cuss on 2020/12/01 08:20
Waze is a good app and easy to use I must say. I downloaded the app to help me locate and track my husband because I was feeling suspicious of the late nights and the secrets he keeps, it helped but it didn’t give me the full satisfaction I wanted. I have been married to my husband for 3years with no idea he was cheating. Eventually i started noticing changes in his behavior, i suspected something was wrong. So i confided in a friend at work who convinced and introduced me to a professional investigator called “Rafael” as she called him. I reached out to him on Premiumspyglobal @ Gmail com, He was able to hack into my husband’s Mobile Phone, Text messages, Call logs, Instagram, Deleted Messages, Emails and WhatsApp and also Spy and Track all his activities. It seemed as though my life was spinning out of control getting to find out he has someone else. I filed for a divorce immediately, I just couldn’t continue with the lies and deceits. If you feel you are been exploited or cheated in your marriage or relationship and you need proof to spy on your partner over infidelity then I recommend you give Rafael a respectful trial. They have been of great help to me and i believe he can be to you too. Contact him on Premiumspyglobal@ Gmail com if you need help in finding information. Very trusted and reliable.
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.
Doesn’t work well with iOS 12
by serickjr on 2018/10/05 02:21
Update Oct 3, 2018- We’ve been using Waze for many years and have always loved it... until iOS 12. There has been so many issues with it freezing, crashing and interfering with the built in Bluetooth in our car. It will completely cut off the Bluetooth in the car making it completely useless. We deleted the app for a while because it just didn’t work at all and redone loaded it after some updates were released after iOS 12 was out for a while and that’s when the Bluetooth issues started, needless to say we deleted it again. I’m very disappointed, we used for every drive we took, even up to the grocery store 2 miles away. As you can see below from our first review we absolutely loved it... But sadly, not so much anymore. I really hope that you’re reading these reviews and doing something to fix these issues so we can start using it again! Since Google owns Waze I Would love to see some of Google Maps functions integrated into Waze. Other than that I have no complaints except the occasional outage, but we've been using it since it came out a few years ago and have loved it from the beginning!! Keep up the good work and get some of those google map features carried over to Waze!!
Used to be so good
by Debest74 on 2019/02/07 02:01
This app used to be so good but for the past few months is just not working. At this point i open it for police reports and use google maps for directions. I go fairly frequent to Las Vegas from California. Lately the directions won’t load and when I do get it to work it routs me completely out of the way!!!! Google maps tells me it’s going to take me about 4 hours with traffic and Waze is literally making me turn around/make a U on the 15 when driving from Vegas to take a completely obscure way adding 3 hours to the rout. The last straw was a few weeks ago driving from California to Las Vegas. At first it wouldn’t load so I went to the Waze support area and it advised to break down the trip in chunks so I decided to have it navigate me to the outlets in Barstow since I pass them EVERY SINGLE TIME. Somehow it took me trough a back way and trough a town name Crestline, up some mountains in the middle of no where and by the. It was pass 12am!!!! A 4 hour drive turn into an 11 hour drive!!!!!!! If anything happened I would have been royally effed in the middle of nowhere. This weekend I went back to California and decided to try again thinking it was maybe a problem that day. Once again it kept routing me trough some weird areas turning a 4 hour trip into 7. I had my girlfriend open her Waze to compare and Hers was working perfectly fine and using a complete different rout than mine was and about the same one as google maps.
The coolest App to discover a stocker who is tapped into you by staying close
by mefreesea on 2019/09/24 06:22
I love this app simply because of his style and I like way to look at our worsening traffic situation all across or length it's no longer our grandparents freeway gone are the days of leisurely drive and pleasant afternoon behind the wheel now driving Siri is business and not to be left that at all so Waze shows it other ways to use this app Multi platform use an informational stack to assist with around you at all times need to come to that oh my by that I mean the dreaded stocker the one who just won't leave you alone and must bother you in any which way they can interesting that avatars have now become avatars maybe that's a new word car the tatf. but for later next line recently I've had that displeasure of finding that I to warrant a sucker and I only found out because Waze showed me that my stocker was never far behind have a virgin ever prime ever trying to communicate the Daniel benign idiocy of their plate In stocking me it showed me how to stock them and soon as you might imagine the police were involved and well wouldn't you know it my stocker became a shocker who ended up in the slammer known as the locker and there you have it my happy story brought to you by the way thank you Stucker free
Just install and use it. Always getting better. A few improvements requested.
by Casual game player on 2019/06/27 12:00
Great features: best routing around trouble I’ve ever seen around the most up to date traffic information possible. The audio app integration is a neat addition. I recently upgraded my phone and it uses the additional screen space effectively. Changing the voice for directions is great. Loving the validation Cookie Monster provides at my destination! Could be improved: Pandora integration makes it look like you can change stations or thumb up/down from within Waze but it doesn’t actually work. Needs to include Audible and Podcasts apps. If I take a shortcut through an alley or start out in a school parking lot, Waze seems to really lose track of where I am and is in recalculation mode for miles at best. Sometimes I have to kill it and start over to get it to tell me where to go at a critical junction. Nit pick: Routes could better predict drive times based on historical data. I drive from Illinois to Missouri in the St. Louis area every day. That means picking a bridge over the Mississippi right at the start. I-270 will always jam up in north St. Louis County after I leave my house and take 5-10 minutes longer than Waze says on a GOOD day. They aren’t all good days.
Florence Evacuation
by Peach11111 on 2018/09/19 16:12
WAZE IS AMAZING. Thank you sooo much whoever created this APP. I am home safe because of this APP. I can not praise you enough. Hi everyone. Right now I am so thankful to be home. We evacuated to Concord and was there from Wednesday the 12th to Tuesday the 18th. We knew our home was alright but you know you need to see it for yourself. We left Concord at 10:30 yesterday morning along with our two puppies. We used our GPS on hour cars for a good ways. We ended up in SC at South of the border. This was also with the help of a police officer and a local resident. But with all of this and trying to get past the water flooding was daunting. My sisters we watching out for the whole way. One of them told use to try the app “WAZE”. I downloaded it to my iPad. I am here to tell you we would not be home today if it wasn’t for this app. It would even tell us about a vehicle parked on the side of the road a half a mile away in the dark. It is amazing. She only made two mistakes but that was because road block had just happened. I highly recommend this app. Everyone stay safe and God bless all the lineman, police, EMS, firefighters and anyone else I have not mentioned that are working so hard to keep us safe and getting our lives back to normal.
I don’t understand the hype...
by amc135 on 2019/06/05 22:04
I’ve been using Waze consistently for about a week and a half. I’ve always used Google Maps, but heard a lot of hype about Waze and thought I would give it a try. Each time I used it, I would plug the same address into Google Maps to compare routes and arrival times. Many times the routes were the same, and if they weren’t, Google Maps always had a faster arrival time or the quicker ability to see ETAs of other routes. Today when I left work, the ETA on Waze was about 5 minutes faster, so I decided to take that route. Google Maps added about 10 minutes to my ETA when I veered off onto the Waze path, but I thought maybe Waze had data that Google did not. It turns out they do not. I sat still in traffic for 10 minutes. Maybe other cities are more accurate, but Google Maps undoubtedly has better traffic data than Waze in the Cleveland area. I guess it is moderately helpful to see hazards on the road, but that’s pretty much the only feature that I like. Also I recently started seeing ads as I was driving? I understand that you need money from advertisers, but to darken the screen to push an ad and make me unable to see my driving route is very distracting and I’m always scrambling to get rid of it, pulling my attention from the road. Maybe have ads on startup or while users are not en route to a location. Overall, I think I’ll stick to Google Maps.
Better than most
by stanwgg on 2018/11/27 14:56
I’ve just begun to use the app. I like the fact that it alerts you when the police are near. It also notifies you if a car is on the shoulder of the road stopped. It has a background music feature which would be nicer if it included Apple Music or Pandora. The app warns about road work, traffic jams, it is nice. It is slow to sync with Bluetooth. I can sync my phone with my truck, yet the app does not speak through the Bluetooth connection. It is difficult to communicate while I’m giving and address for directions the first time. It is hard to hear because it will not use the iPhone speaker in the beginning either. I have to hold it up to my ear while giving the first address. Shortly after the first route begins it will use the Bluetooth connection. The graphics are much better than the iOS app and also Google Maps. The screen view is also better than other apps. Seems more intuitive than either of those GPS apps also. The app is slow to turn off the location services on my iPhone after I reached the destination. This concerns me that it might run down the iPhone battery prematurely. It does have a nice parking feature to locate your car later. Fix a couple of small things and it gets 5 stars from me. This is my new GPS app.
Vacation Travel SOS
by Gwennz on 2017/09/16 04:59
Due to a Cat 5 Hurricane Irma and Cat 4 Jose which caused destruction and total havoc in the Caribbean our well-planned trip to Grenada (a year in the making) was cancelled after 3 hrs. of wishful thinking and 2 wks. of monitoring NOAA and the weather channel several times a day. With our flight cancelled and at JFK hrs from home we decided to just turn in our tickets for an impromptu trip to San Francisco which was on our bucket list. We flew in without any preparation more than finding a last minute deal on a downtown hotel for 2 nites. We rented a car once we spent a couple of days in San Francisco. If not for my WAZ app we would not have been able to do half of what we did! It got us to our 2nd location a rental outside of San Francisco and on time! It took us to Big Sur via Rte 1, all around Napa Valley, and adventures that took us to views of the Golden Gate Bridge that only locals get to see. With the app we were able to find our way to impromptu routes that took us 2500 ft to an observation tower that blew our minds. The app regularly saved us from excruciating California traffic jams by re-routing us and is amazingly good at time estimations. We are most appreciative for this app. Thank you for helping us explore gorgeous Northern California.
Hate to delete this navigation app
by zerodivin3 on 2018/02/22 10:14
But for a long time now, probably almost 2 years (I know, I’m faithful). I’ve realized this thing eats up SO much data. I run out of 2 gigs in less than a week on long drives. I love everything about it (especially hazardous objects on road and police), but it’s missing an important feature I’ve secretly been waiting for that google maps has and that’s the whole standby screen to save battery and phone from heating up. Many times Waze redirects me from traffic which was cool, but then I realized after a couple times, I actually lost time AND gas because of it due to stops and whatnot instead of just sitting in traffic. Not that it hasn’t helped at other times, but I’ve learned that most of the time the traffic it predicts has long dissipated (so much for “live”. Overall, it’s just been getting worse and I’ve thought to delete this app a long time ago if it weren’t for the social part, but then I realized all my friends haven’t touched it in forever and I only use it to share with my wife who doesn’t even realize I send her ETAs anyways till I’m already there and she calls me to ask me if I’ve arrived lol. It’s been Waze, but ultimately, my data is more important to me than the 80% ghost police notifications and my safe speed limit travels.
One of the best if not the best GPS apps
by Mlightning1 on 2019/04/23 12:38
Basically my title summed it up. The Waze app is one of the best if not the best GPS app available to the public and amazingly free I shouldn’t of said that too loud I don’t want to give them any ideas. I just moved into a new home in a very new subdivision and ran google maps,Bing maps,maps and a couple of others none of the other GPS apps could find my new house but guess what the Waze app pinpointed it directly took me right to it! Seriously though the Waze app gives you real time information as it is occurring due to the fact it’s interactive with other users. Not only do you get directions from point a to point B Waze gives you a choice of three different routes and you choose the one you think would be best tells you the time it would take to do it how far it is tells you what obstructions you might encounter along the way. The app allows you in real time to post accident stead of just occurred where police are hidden shooting radar tells you what speed the traffic is moving in a traffic jam it’s a pretty accurate app as long as other users are updating events as they occur. To sum it Up the Waze app is outstanding
Awesome, but latest rev draining battery!
by Harumph99 on 2018/12/24 16:15
Love this app and use it all the time. Routing seems to favor getting to bigger roads rather than using local roads for short trips, but otherwise works decently to get around traffic. One thing to watch for is I think it treats a right turn the same as a left in traffic, when often a left is nearly impossible to cross 2+ lanes of traffic rather than just entering 1 lane. Rel 4.46.1 is having a crash issue — after 30-90 mins it’s crashing. Also seems like it’s failing to add some previous drives to the history. Had one drive that was done and I’d arrived but when i went to history to go there again, I had to re-enter the address because it was not in history. Also, it's damned annoying that I registered with my cell# years ago but replaced my phone a while back and had to rebuild the keychain and I didnt remember my password. Unlike 8million other apps that have a forgot password function, WAZE says it's impossible to recover my password without having already registered with my email. A) that's stupid! B) tell me that when I registered years ago not when it's too late! I lost wazer royalty status and havent even bothered to re-register out of bitterness! Serioisly, guys, you have my phone#! Text me with a password reset link! It's not like there are bank accounts at stake here!!!
Avoid traffic via alternate routes
by Angelitaackth on 2019/07/22 21:16
This app is great for finding alternate routes. It uses up my battery though. Please give an option to have It search for my location only when I am using the app. When I close the app, it doesn't need to keep track of where I am anymore as I am likely not driving. I find that this app gets me places more quickly while avoiding traffic. It needs a little more fine tuning, as it put me in a no outlet street very close to the back end of my destination. I had to drive away from that point and the-input the address to get to the front end, but that worked. It was beneficial that I already had a sense of what the place should look like. I like that it recognizes "streets" in some major parking lots. That was a pleasant surprise. :) I wish there were a way for it to show how much time I save by going the alternate route versus the normal highways. UPDATE & REQUEST: Yay! My battery lasts a lot longer now. Thank you for addressing this issue. It would be great if there were a button to notify others when there is a train crossing (and recommend alternate route or option to wait for train) and the same with drawbridges up (I live in a city of bridges so this is quite valuable info and is not the same as slow traffic).
Stunned!!!
by siri713 on 2018/05/31 19:17
Huge shoutout 2 Waze & ALL Waze users in Richmond VA (and all tri-cities) 4 how live this app truly is. TBH I had my doubts! But you have definitely made me a believer of the amazing accuracy! Each time I’ve used waze & there’s an alert of police, debris on road, & car on shoulder etc...it was at a💯! So I 👏🏼 U & All the Waze users! I ❤️@waze & will recommend 2 everyone! I will most definitely consider giving waze 5/5 stars ⭐️ if you guys would take all the users suggestions that I’ve come across & actually make it happen in a more timely manner. I also have a suggestion myself. CAN YOU PLEASE ADD more options on vehicles to choose from (or be able to change the color of the vehicle by being able to hold the vehicle down and choose a different color) on the navigation map? Also, make the vehicles you have available actually look like the description of that vehicle? For example: The SUV looks like a dump truck, the bus...well there should possibly be two types of buses (make them both longer & make one yellow), and as I’d stated before have different color & size options for the cars, & make one for an actual SUV with different colors. I really hope you’ll make these changes. Once you do, I’ll be more than happy to give you a 5/5.
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.
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?
LOVE IT!!!!
by FRIENDSFAN10 on 2020/06/07 17:30
This is THE most accurate GPS system I’ve ever used. I have never been steered wrong w/WAZE or down a street that’s closed or non-existent. Plus, another beauty with them is that they automatically update road changes, streets or maps, so YOU don’t have to worry about doing it yourself right before heading out the door!!! All you do is turn it on and go!!! I also absolutely love the “heads-up” notifications I get when driving (i.e. police ahead, road delays, accidents, etc.) and the continual notifications of when you’re getting close to having to take a turn down a street or close to taking an exit. I can’t even begin to count, how many times I have gotten so incredibly frustrated, when using other mapping systems, receiving late notifications (like 15 seconds beforehand ) of when you had to take a turn but then miss the street or miss the exit and then having to travel beyond your destination, in order to make a U-turn back or take a different exit, in order to back track around and get back on route .. ugghh 😖🤬. NO more of THAT nonsense w/WAZE!!!! Thank You!!! 🙏🏽 Keep up the good work - you definitely have a happy customer with me. 😃
Not very good anymore.
by Impost0r on 2018/10/06 19:12
Every time I set a long destination (over 100 miles) it gives me the stupid... uh oh something went wrong message when attempting to set the route. It literally leaves you with no choice than to use another GPS app if you need the info, like right now, as is usually the case if you need it to actually tell you how to get somewhere. You seriously need to fix this ASAP! I’m considering deleting this app now as it has become very unreliable to me at this point. It works ok with showing road info, but I need to know how to get there when I really use this app seriously. Also, it would be nice if it told you about alternative routes that would be faster if you encounter traffic. It also doesn’t show surrounding road traffic until you get on a road and find out it was equally terrible with traffic. The surrounding traffic it does show is usually not consistent with the surrounding roads one might travel. It would be nice to know before I take an alternate route if it also has terrible traffic. This app used to be a lot better. Now it’s pretty close to being bloat-ware. I want to love this app again, but right now all I ever do with it is curse at it for being so terrible in its current state. I’ll change my review if they can fix it. Please fix this app. I used to love it, now I just can’t recommend it to anyone.
WAZE is my road buddy.
by GypsyDArtist on 2018/08/31 16:27
I really like the WAZE app. I use it all the time. It is great for turn by turn audio directions that keeps me hands free. The learning curve is fairly easy and the app features and interface have been consistent which is great because having to learn new and improved stuff while actually driving isn’t the best. I frequently drive up and down the whole west coast and WAZE is a lifesaver for re-routing around traffic jams and knowing what the speed limit is in an area as they seem to change a lot. ** The reporting system could be streamlined a little to make it easier to report the most common incidents on the home screen and the detailed hazard reports do not allow for some common issues: people on side of road, weather issues that impact safety/visibility like severe rain/lightning/ road ice and to easily report changes in speed limit signs. It would also be nice to be able to mark a hazard location when “out of signal” that would pop up when reconnected. **We really enjoy the occasional “guest” reporting voices ( Star Wars, Cars, Coke Santa) it would be fun to do the same and have some seasonal options with the Wazer profile avatars too! Overall WAZE is my road buddy and is my go to app. for driving directions.
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.
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.
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!
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)
Sad
by Scottie NH on 2018/12/16 22:17
This used to my best way of avoiding traffic as I commute in the busy Boston area. Worked great until a little while ago when it stopped working. Now it sends me weird ways that are NOT avoiding traffic but instead turning me in to it. Ironically (or not) it seems to be pushing me lately near shops and businesses that I visit online which makes me believe that it is pointing me towards Google's sponsors and are tracking the sites I visit rather than helping me avoid traffic which was the original intended purpose. This is further cemented in my mind as the app is also showing ads for places I frequent. I'm not even one of those paranoid people who think that everyone is watching their every move. My point in this rant... Get it together Google/Waze. I loved this app once. I would even be willing to pay for the service if you got rid of the ads and got me to my destination the fastest way. Oh! And I have also proven my point by sometimes ignoring the turn you want me to make knowing there will probably be less traffic and watched my arrival time get quicker and quicker. End of rant. Five Stars again when you put the drivers first again rather than your sponsors. Edit... Now I really wish I could give 0 stars. No response from developer on this nor to my support request through the app. So... Thanks for not getting back to me and you have lost yet another user... Wake up Waze!
I can be a FIVE STAR App!
by Scrapbookaz on 2019/11/12 20:15
This app can be a five star app. Granted it’s new and growing. But, the directions are not always exact. The notifications on traffic, things on the road, car pulled over, accidents, police near by, red camera alerts are amazing!!! This app can be five star when the directions to some areas are corrected. Even when submitting a notice of an address that is incorrect is some times difficult to fix. These addresses are confused with streets that are similar in name. For example, Moreno is the correct address vs. Mereno which is also a street and is not correct in pertaining to the location I need to go to. I have had it corrected by another Wazer, yet is reverted back to the wrong name of the street. Those are the frustrations I have. I notice it more on some addresses being incorrect based on, that I am driving a lot. This app is great for keeping you aware of where police radar are being seen by other Wazers. The Wazers are what makes this app so useful and fun to use. Such a wonderful idea and to make you aware of traffic locations, slow downs, standstills and much more. I really like how the blue circle gets highlighted around your car on the app when you have driven into a radar area. Love this app!
Using Waze for 6 years.
by waldron77 on 2018/09/18 16:18
I’ve been using Waze for about 6 years and there have been a lot of great improvements in that time. I only have a few gripes about it atm. First off it’s kinda annoying when it automatically navigates you to a location like your home. I do not have a normal commute being a contractor. So I head home at different times in the day. So what happens when I’m entering a new address to drive to it interrupts me when I’m still punching the address in. At times I’ve been mistaken when the address I just entered was where I was heading, when in reality it had already decided I wanted to go home. I wish this function was optional! The second issue is waze will take you to the completely wrong location because it didn’t find the address you where looking for so it will say let’s go and when you get close it’s just the street and not a house number. Or it will add a NE at the end without you noticing it. I’ve spent a lot of time having to navigate to the right address using google or Apple maps. But I continue to use waze because it is helpful in the city getting around wrecks and jams! P.S. it destroys your battery life! Absolute must to have it charging while navigating.
Great app
by Bb2132 on 2018/04/07 19:06
I gave this 4 stars only because of how many times you have to press something to report it. I quick button or favorite would be great. Example: I live in a very rural area. I use this to mark deer on the roads for my coworkers that are behind me. I have to press 5 buttons in order to mark them. It's a dark and winding road with lots of deer so this is dangerous or it takes a while for me to get it marked. A quick button on the map screen for animals on the road would be fantastic. When I see a deer, I can just press that button and boom, it's done. Of course this could be a customization for people and maybe have a couple spots for quick buttons. That's just one that I use very often (10 to 15 times in 25 miles). I know others have their most frequent buttons they use. Two or three buttons across the bottom or left side would not hurt anything. You can even make them smaller like the size of the compass. P.S. if points are not accumulating, write a review and they will appear. I’ve done that twice. lol Waze, what is happening with the points? They have it updated in a while, again. Come on Waze, I live for these points! I live for these rankings. I need updated!!
Mostly Good Navigation, Interface Problems
by HomerIII on 2017/09/20 12:14
I switch back and forth between Waze and Google maps, often comparing routes. While usually similar, Waze seems to be better on avoiding problems and using real-time traffic data. However, it also has an annoying bug — occasionally it will take you off the most direct route and send you in a large circle, ending back on the main route close to where you left. I’ve seen this happen when it was clear there was no reason to make this detour because I could see that the main route was clear far ahead. My other gripe is that lack of control over the interface leads to annoyances. While you now have more control over what problems it reports (finally, no more “car on the side of the road” alerts!), it seems to ignore the setting for distance, often reporting “Police 25 miles ahead” when they aren’t even on your route. Also, while the speedometer is very useful, there is no way to change the size or default colors (white below speed limit, red above), so it is often impossible to read. Bottom line: worth giving a try, but don’t ditch Google maps, and watch out for occasionally nutty directions.
Waze has flaked out since last update
by want my privacy on 2018/09/19 22:46
I have always been a huge fan of Waze and recommended it to others on a regular basis. I would have given it five stars. But in the last couple weeks, as it seems since the last update, it has lost its accuracy. It is taking me into traffic jams on a regular basis and redirecting me when there is no problem as I can see the freeway from the new route & it is traveling faster than I am. Warning of hazards has diminished in accuracy also. There has always been a problem with Waze sometimes not giving enough notice to get off the route when there is a problem I had resulting in me losing the opportunity to avoid the traffic jam. I have never understood this issue because when I’m on a route and have to make a turn ahead, Waze alerts me incessantly about the upcoming turn. This is particularly irritating when it’s a route that I drive all of the time. I thought Waze was supposed to learn about my usual routes. It also does not seem to learn that I have a preference for a different route in my neighborhood and is always trying to redirect me to its route which is not any faster and has some other shortcomings.
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.
Generally good but can be slow & ads are distracting
by Lolkat12345 on 2019/12/24 03:29
First, Waze has been generally more accurate than google or apple maps, so I would still recommend it over them. The distance from your location to a turn is much more accurate and doesn't make it look like it's significantly farther, which is a problem I've had on other apps. My two issues though: Speed to update route: when I've missed a turn, the app takes a LONG time to adjust the route, often telling me to take turns on roads I've already passed. Recently had a drive where I would pass a road and it would then tell me to turn. I've also had connectivity issues when in areas that still have strong phone service. Ads: Large pop up ads that dim the rest of the map. This is VERY distracting when driving - and very dangerous for drivers! I don't love the pop ups in general even though I like the warnings about cameras/traffic. This catches your eye while driving when you don't expect it and I can easily see someone getting distracted enough to crash. PLEASE change this or find a way to make it less distracting to drivers - it's simply irresponsible in the way it's implemented.
Definitely the best
by Nicci5 on 2019/06/27 15:41
This app gets me everywhere I need to go. I use it daily for almost every trip. I have Apple Carplay and all I have to do is say, "Take me to ______ using Waze" and it launches and starts to give directions which is perfect for when you're already driving and need to head somewhere else on the fly. I have 2 minor complaints. 1) Waze tends to learn my routine and automatically programs itself to take me where it thinks I needs to go. Normally this is great but there's been times when I've asked to go elsewhere and it's logic had overridden my request. For instance, I asked to go to somewhere on a vacation day and it started directing me to work. No fun!! Lol. 2) I love using the voices. Cookie Monster is great. But, there are times when you don't want the interruption, just the onscreen directions. I wish that the onscreen mute button was simply on/off. Instead it takes you to a new menu to select alerts only or to mute everything. I've NEVER wanted alerts only. If anything I'd want the opposite but would much prefer a simple mute/unmute function. That way I don't have to have my eyes off the road to mute/unmute. Please correct this!! Otherwise though, it's the only navigation I use.
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.
Update:Used to love this app. Deleted it.
by Greenie mama 65 on 2019/02/14 04:29
Review Update: I saw new update and reviews in app store and decided I’d reinstall the app to see if it improved. IT STILL TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG DESTINATION!! What the heck are the developers thinking?? They have ruined this previously wonderful app. Last months review: I don’t know what happened to this ex-wonderful app but I’m so angry I’m deleting it. It recently was unable to get me to my correct destination. I actually missed a house concert yesterday because I could not find the location. I followed the directions and it said I had arrived at my destination when the address in front of me in a residential neighborhood was clearly NOT what was programmed into my phone. I reset several phone setting and tried again. I reentered the address and it sent me to an empty office complex parking lot. Turning location, Bluetooth, cellular and WiFi on and off had not solved the problem. I rendered address after uninstalling and reinstalling the compass. I ended up at the first incorrect it sent me to. After wandering around for almost two hours, I got back to the interstate and went home without the use of Waze. I never got to my house concert where I was supposed to be contributing a dish for everyone’s dinner. I was unhappy when all the ads started popping up but tolerated them. Now I have no reason to ever use this app again.
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