Mute navigation during phone call.
When making or taking phone calls using bluetooth, waze navigation prompts often interrupt me. The person on the other end of the line can't hear the prompt, but it means either I miss what they're saying, or my train of thought is interrupted mid-sentence.
It would be useful for the client to auto-mute during a phone call.
Randy S commented
I would add that since it has been monetized, or maybe overly so, that change is likely to be in directions that support income streams. I have seen little change, if any, in the areas I have commented upon. . Am now using Google maps
I agree with JPC. However this topic has been out here for years and there is no sign that Waze has any plans to do this. :(
When driving, I use Waze. But I also listen to music via my car's Bluetooth, listen to YouTube playback, and I also make phone calls. Most of the time I use it because I need traffic updates. As far as directions are concerned, most of the time this is not my primary concern.
Great app, and I hope developers continue to fund further enhancements. Below are my two cents....
Additional audio settings would be really helpful, such as:
1. Disable voice prompts all the time.
2. Disable voice prompts during phone call.
3. Disable voice prompts during media session (e.g. Music, video, Pandora, MP3, YouTube, etc., etc.)
4. Disable voice prompts during both '2' and '3' above.
ALSO, make an option to turn on/off vibration for things like:
A. Voice prompt.
B. Change in driving directions
C. Police reported ahead
D. Heavy traffic ahead
E. Etc., etc.
If I had these choices, I would definitely mute all audio sounds and use a brief vibration to call my attention to the screen. For marketing, the vibration would probably make look more at the ads... as long as it's not like the boy crying wolf!
Anybody agree, disagree, comments?
Jim F commented
Yes. With the ability to adjust settings for auto mute of map directions during a call.
Definitely needed. Lyft recommends drivers to use Waze and drivers often call riders or have to receive calls from riders and turn by turn navigation never shuts up, making calls impossible to understand and dangerous. To those who are voting NO, why don't you want it as a non-default option? You do realize that Waze will recalculate your path if you miss a turn...
It's really distracting when Waze continues to 'talk' when a voice call comes in. The option to auto mute is badly needed.
It would be very useful to be able to pre set a volume for in-call directions. Alternatively, Waze could mute or lower the volume when a call comes in.
Please give us the option to mute during calls.
Safely Driven Quickly commented
Driving instructions and alerts
OUGHT interrupt music and
OUGHT interrupt calls
Don't end calls, but pipe waze audio into calls
I prefer to be not-lost
more allayed commented
I prefer being interrupted with directions during a conversation. Given the dispute BOTH options should be offered (defaulting to interruption)
more allayed commented
> Please allow advanced [android] users to select the audio path.
Yes, please. For the phones with not-feckless audio subsystems that is.
I agree, would be nice to be able to have the option to mute it during phone calls. Even during handset calls on iOS it does it
I think muting would be good but also an option to automatically reduce the volume when on the phone so you can still hear the navigation
In general the user should be able to use navigation and switch off voice prompts similar to Google Maps Navigation.
This is a huge problem. I would suggest though that there be an option for 'In-call Volume' which you could set to mute or a particular volume level.
I have a Galaxy Tab GP1000 Gingerbread and I use it with a bluetooth headset. In settings/sound I've checked "always use speakers" in the option but the system doesn't work good: voce comes out both italian or english and often interrupted. Maybe is a problem due to my Tab and I'll verify using my wife's new S-II Advance. I'll post here the result. Thanks.
Abner Perry commented
Also has to Mute when voice input is prompted.
ps: please add it as an option in settings and not default
This would definitely be helpful! Mute during call is badly needed!
It has to be optional indeed. A check in the user option: "Mute during phone call"