Connect with Bluetooth

Learn how to connect Waze with your Bluetooth system.

On Android
  1. ​Tap the Menu , then Settings .
  2. Tap Voice & sound.
  3. With an Android device, you have the option to Play sound to phone speaker. We recommend enabling this setting.

    If you opt to disable this setting:

  4. Your music will not pause for Waze directions. Waze will simply announce alerts and navigation in a slightly higher volume.
  5. If you receive a phone call, you will not hear any navigation from Waze.
On iOS
  1. ​Tap the Menu , then Settings .
  2. Tap Voice & sound.
  3. Tap Sound output.

We recommend enabling Device default. With this setting enabled, you can listen to music or receive phone calls while navigating with Waze.

The other options are:

  • Play on phone speaker:
    • If you're connected to a Bluetooth device, your music will take a break when Waze makes an announcement. Waze announcements will come out of your phone speaker.
    • If you're connected to a Bluetooth device and you receive a phone call, make sure to accept the call and have sound coming from your iPhone speaker. If you forget to do so (note: you must do it every time you answer a call), your Waze announcements will be muted.
    • If you're connected to a USB and you receive a phone call, you will have difficulty hearing any Waze navigation. If you're connected via USB without connection to a Bluetooth device, we recommend disabling the play to phone speaker setting.
  • Play as Bluetooth phone call:
    • Your music volume will lower automatically when Waze makes an announcement. Waze announcements will come out of your Bluetooth system. 
    • If you receive a phone call, make sure to accept the call and have sound coming from your iPhone speaker. If you forget to do so (note: you must do it every time you answer a call), your Waze announcement will be muted.

To pause spoken programs (like podcasts and audiobooks) during voice directions, choose Pause spoken audio.

To mute Waze when you make or receive a phone call toggle Mute Waze during calls On.

 

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