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Connect with Bluetooth

Learn how to connect Waze with your Bluetooth system.

On iOS

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

If you have enabled either of the settings, please read below:

  • Play on phone speaker enabled, with this setting:
    • If you're connected to a Bluetooth device, your music will take a break when Waze announces an alert or your route navigation (depending on the sound setting you've selected). 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 change where the sound will play from - from your iPhone to iPhone speaker. If you forget to change the setting (note: you must do it every time you answer a call), your Waze announcement 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 enabled, with this setting:
    • Your music volume will lower automatically when Waze announces an alert or your route navigation (depending on the sound setting you've selected). Waze announcements will come out of your Bluetooth system. 
    • If you receive a phone call, make sure to accept the call and change where the sound will play from - from your iPhone to iPhone speaker. If you forget to change the setting (note: you must do it every time you answer a call), your Waze announcement will be muted.
On Android

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:

  • Your music will not pause for Waze directions. Waze will simply announce alerts and navigation in a slightly higher volume.
  • If you receive a phone call, you will not hear any navigation from Waze.
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