Adjust your Waze Privacy controls

When you use our services, you’re trusting us with your information. We understand this is a big responsibility and work hard to protect your information and put you in control.

Please review Waze’s Privacy Policy and adjust your settings accordingly. You can change your settings at any time.

  1. Open Waze
  2. ​Tap
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Scroll down and tap Privacy
  5. Adjust your privacy settings:

    • Personalize your ads: This makes the ads you see more relevant and useful to you based on your information. When turned off, you'll still see ads, but they'll be less relevant. Please keep in mind that Waze doesn't sell your personal information. For more info, read our Privacy Policy (”Advertising campaigns” section).

    • Go invisible: Your username, mood, points, and more may be displayed publicly on the map. Friends may also see your name and photo. Don’t want to appear on the map? Go invisible.

    • Navigation history: When you navigate to a location or check the ETA of a location, it will appear in your navigation history. You can delete a drive or your entire navigation history at any time.

    • Recent locations: When you start navigation or check the ETA of a location, it’s saved as a recent location. You can remove a recent location at any time.

    • Account information: Control your account and sign-in details in one place. You can delete your Waze account at any time.
      Note: Deleting your account removes your saved places and navigation history. Information you've contributed to Waze (like map edits and statistical drive data) won't be removed, but it will no longer be linked to you.

Location always on

Depending on your settings, Waze can check your location even when you’re not using the app to get reminders for planned drives, updates about bad traffic, parking assistance, and more. You can adjust this setting on your Android or iOS device.

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