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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.

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      • MGODLEWMGODLEW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To turn this feature on/off, Tap the Wazer icon in the lower left of the screen > Tap Settings > Tap Sound > Toggle Mute Waze during calls

      • PWHennePWHenne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is HERE! This feature was released in the US today!! And, it is user-selectable as to whether it is on or off. Perfect!

        Thank you, Waze, for finally responding to this request, even though it was many years coming!!

      • scubadavescubadave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great idea. I prefer waze to the $2500 navigation system in my car, but even a dumb nissan knows to stop talking when I'm on the phone.

        Of course, I can take my hand off the wheel, my attention off the road, and turn off voice prompts when a phone call comes in, but that doesn't seem a great alternative for users.

      • Sherlock McGyverSherlock McGyver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Additionally, direction read-out's need to be shortened during a phone call so as to cause even less of a disturbance, but still ensure that the turn is not missed.

      • JimJim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An alternative chime to distinguish an upcoming hazard, police, left or right turn would also help.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have an iPhone and when i drive i have music going, Waze helpfully talks over the music to give me directions, and my phone can pause my music automatically when i make a call. But Waze can't be quiet when I am on a call?

      • eddyeddy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is so hard to do , google it did in its maps like other gps, because waze can not or just do not care , this suggestion box is so useless , that served if just ignore it

      • RarebitRarebit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Preferably also as optional... by default mute on during phone call, but with option to not mute. Just to satisfy all people.

      • Anthony RauchAnthony Rauch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I turn my bluetooth feature in Waze off, and have it go through speaker. That way when I'm in conversation on my bluetooth, the navigation prompts are not in my ear, they are in the distance and aren't quite so distracting.

      • moweezmoweez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I rather have the voice guidance softer on the telephone speaker while being in conversation on Bluetooth. This option is available in Android but doesn't work

      • Varum Ribeiro de FariasVarum Ribeiro de Farias commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You reeally reeally shouldn't talk on the phone and drive at the same time, I believe it unlikely to exist a country where this is allowed, even with any kind of hands-off, it's literally a killer habit and anything encouraging or helping it should not be done.

      • andreabena@libero.itandreabena@libero.it commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Maybe it works already on other phones, but it would be nice to hear the voice guide on the bluetooth headset while driving. It gets annoying for the passengers to hear the voice guide. This was possible already on old Nokia's phones based on Symbian! I also agree with the other comments about stopping the voice guide while calling.

      • SethSeth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I cannot understand why this is not in the works, especially given the number of votes. It is a real pain to turn off the audio prompts right before making a call or after answering a call, especially while driving.

        Please Waze, enable this feature!

      • StuStu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Waze did a great job navigation me around congestion in Austin rush hour. Was on I35 trying to talk on phone so turned it off. A few miles later, the interstate stopped and crawled due to overturned gravel truck. Had it given me a beep or some other warning other than talking over my conversation, I would have been able to take advantage of the purpose of the App. Please add mute feature

      • Rockin' KatRockin' Kat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be ok as long as it was a feature which could be turned on or off in preferences.

      • Mr. BMr. B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE, some solution is necessary when phone is active (iOS in my case)!!! Example:

        When I'm calling-in to work sick and at the same time WAZE says "Watch out for construction ahead!"

        I don't call-in sick though because I work for myself. But you get the idea. There are many ways to deal with this issue. One solution could be a translucent phone icon on the screen during an active call that when pressed, mutes little Ms./Mr. instruction voice. When the call is terminated, the icon disappears and the voice returns to the previous setting.

        Oh, just noticed. Did I see people write that this has been on the suggestion list for 3 years? Hmmm... What about my posted suggestions? Is a user-voice like a tree falling in the woods with no one to hear it? Are we being disrespected? The people who make WAZE popular?

        Almost 1,800 votes as of this writing... What does it take for action? Maybe an announcement about a blog that addresses status/decisions/related is in order? I'd even be glad to lead it as well. Everything listed should have an ID number, I assume. Analytics, reporting and status should be semi built-in and hopefully connected at this stage of maturity... Slicing and dicing.... Again something in my expertise as a Business Intelligence guy. Give me a shout. I'd be happy to help out

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