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.
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 McGyver commented
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.
Sherlock McGyver commented
The volume should attenuate to a reasonable volume rather than mute.
An alternative chime to distinguish an upcoming hazard, police, left or right turn would also help.
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?
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
Kellie Paton commented
If I'm on the phone then I need waze to remind me to turn as I'll be focused on call
Preferably also as optional... by default mute on during phone call, but with option to not mute. Just to satisfy all people.
Please please make this happen.
It is extremely disruptive.
really necessary , please do add this
Anthony Rauch commented
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.
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 Farias commented
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.
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.
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!
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' Kat commented
This would be ok as long as it was a feature which could be turned on or off in preferences.
Mr. B commented
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
I prefer instructions to interrupt calls. I would like an option to play a soft LOW tone to the other party so I could train some people to stop talking briefly.
In addition to automatic mute during phone call option, a manual button in the phone's drawer can be used. For now, when the instructions interrupt me, I pull the Android drawer down and click "exit navigation" and completely shutdown waze. Another "silence" button, next to the Exit button will be useful in case the auto-silence option is not activated.