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Save and later upload client data for areas with limited cell and/or Wi-Fi only users.

The amount of data saved currently is insufficient to allow mapping of vast rural areas. Saving this data when storage is available and later uploading will speed the completion of your goals.

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    RickW-NCRickW-NC shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  krankydkrankyd responded  · 

    This is already working, though not properly and all devices. We are working on improving waze behavior in areas where the connectivity is not good, however, you will still have to start a new waze session with a connection .

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      • MartinMartin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree with everyone else. I used to be a big Waze advocate but lacking this feature is a fundamental flaw for a tragic app. And so begins the downfall of the great Waze...

      • AC SmithAC Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Waze has lost a hell of a lot of credibility in Santa Cruz County this winter. Too many problem areas are out of cell range, and it's impossible to input updates until you're back on line. At which point Waze will auto pop your advisory in the wrong location.

      • Miki KadubecMiki Kadubec commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I live in the mountains and I only get connectivity in spurts while driving. And it happens a LOT that I don't have sufficient signal to report major road issues like downed trees, mudslides, and accidents - especially this winter! This is something that really really really needs to be addressed.

      • MarcMarc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This has been insane lately attempting to drive alternate routes besides CA-17 after the major rains in the south bay area. There are road closures everywhere, and in most of these backroads, people including me, can't report closures because it's difficult to get a network connection. One major alternate route had lots of cars going through it, yet, no one was able to report the closure due to network conditions. I've been told in the past that Waze doesn't want to support uncommon commuters, but seriously, even highway 17 itself loses connection during some parts.

      • SebzhdSebzhd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No Kranky it is not working. When You see there is data, you signal, but sometimes after 20 sec, it doesn't work and Waze say: try later... lol , later I will be 1 or 5 km more far. Waze must stock the signal and send it when data is ok. loading must not be in the center of the map/ screen, very bad idea from the beginning.

      • Shorty-CMShorty-CM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        They should really allocate what can't be a very large amount of time to get this working properly. It should be able to cache data until the phone runs out of storage space and should be able to then upload everything that is cached when either signal returns or you return to wifi.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Huge issue for me. should be a standard feature. wonder how many reports go unreported!

      • RezayarrRezayarr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Since poor net coverage with a very limited access happens everywhere, so we should be able to store the data within the app and upload once the access to net is granted.

      • Mac NewboldMac Newbold commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is huge for me. I live near a lot of mountains, and cell coverage is often spotty, but when I have no cell coverage, I can't gain any editing area to be able to go home and update the map problems in the area where I just traveled.

      • Shorty-CMShorty-CM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's ridiculous because the amount of data we're talking about is very small. There's no reason this data couldn't be cached on any phone while waiting for a signal again, no matter how long it takes to get a signal again.

      • Elanor RileyElanor Riley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a map editor, it's extremely frustrating to drive to an area that needs work, only to get back home and realize you received no credit for going out there because the cell signal sucks. We NEED to be able to edit this data, regardless of if we have network signal out there or not. Cache our GPS data or something.

      • CastroBRCastroBR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very frustrating when you drive 6 hours through Norway to find out none of the reports went through nor can i edit the route. The phone was offline (roaming) with the preloaded route from when I left the hotel.
        I imagined the data would be uploaded when entering Sweden and acquiring my mobile network back but nop.

      • CalteddeCaltedde commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Unfortunately this is not a problem only in "extensive rural areas" ...

        It happens in urban areas very often.

        in a route of 245 km, I get no internet hyper link for 30 ~ 40 kilometers and then it reconnects not more.

        even it is 180 km with good quality 4G signal.

        Only resolves to close the app and reopen it

        The most amazing is the DEVs ignore our requests for help.
        How long these claims are already here?

        Since it can not solve the problem, at least give us a button "reconnect now" could solve the problem without closing the app and lose all trip data

        We can organize a march of users if it who are waiting to give us attention

      • IanIan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have Waze on a WiFi enabled tablet. I have been able to use it when driving away from my house - and therefore losing the WiFi connection. So long as I go the way that Waze recommends, it works. However, if I choose not to use the suggested junction to the motorway - deviating from the Waze route - Waze then tries to find out where I am using the internet. That is a bit tough unless I drive back through my front room. Typically, I know the way to the local motorway network - it it the far end of the journey where I need navigation. Waze needs to be able to determine where I am on the route, even if I have deviated - whether that is by choice or by circumstances.

      • RandConRandCon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I notice that this has been an active suggestion for 5½ years, and 5 years since staff replied to it (and ignored it ever-since.) In that time, there are hundreds (if not thousands by now) of apps that are able to lose data connectivity, continue to function and store data and run with what it has locally, and then resume data send/receive when connectivity (either mobile or wi-fi) is restored without missing a beat of functionality. There is no need to end a session and create a new one once data is restored (making the user pay attention to connectivity state - which is dangerous for a driving app) and lose data from the previous session and/or start everything from scratch. Continuing to hide behind such an excuse - especially with the resources of google at their backs - is only a sign of poor programming skills and/or a lack of pride in product.

      • Mishoo MeHighMishoo MeHigh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I used waze on 3 different android devices and IT'S NOT WORKING!!!
        I travel a lot with my job and there are some areas on a road that I've passed several times that never appear in the editor even if waze didn't shut down and even if I submitted the log files as soon as I had a data connection again

      • JoanniJoanni commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hola sería muy bueno que las vías 4x4 se vieran en el mapa final del app diferentes a los senderos que se noten un poco mas.

      • Shorty-CMShorty-CM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Tobim91, it isn't working in any version, for any device, period. Never has been. And I don't know why they're so stubborn about spending development time on it to finally get it working properly. I've got a device with 128 GB of storage. There is no reason to ever give up trying to connect. And there is no reason to ever lose any data, because it can be saved locally until the network returns. And it ALWAYS returns. Waze just gives up and doesn't reconnect. It is ridiculous. And I'm quite sure is never going to be fixed.

      • tobim91tobim91 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I had some Connection Problems and these places are grayed out in WME. I think it is not working in Waze 3.9.6 for Android.

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