Use Siri shortcuts in Waze

You can give Waze voice commands through Siri on your iOS device. You can tell Siri to:

  • Navigate with Waze
  • Control some Waze settings

First, set up your home and work destinations in Favorites.

Next, create your shortcuts. There are two ways:

In Waze

  1. Tap Search , then Settings 
  2. Tap Voice & sound
  3. Tap Siri Shortcuts
  4. Tap a shortcut and record your voice

Make it fun – You can personalize your shortcuts by saying whatever you want. For example, you can say “Beam me up!” instead of “Take me home."

In iOS Settings

  1. Tap Siri & Search
  2. Tap All Shortcuts
  3. Scroll to Waze
  4. Tap a shortcut and record your voice

Make it fun – You can personalize your shortcuts by saying whatever you want. For example, you can say “Beam me up!” instead of “Take me home."

Note: Some navigation shortcuts are not visible in iOS Settings. To create shortcuts to addresses other than Home or Work, use the Waze Settings.

Once set up, say “Hey Siri,” and then say where you want to go. For example, say “Hey Siri, take me home.” Waze will automatically open and begin navigating home.

You can also use Siri to control some settings (see Supported shortcuts below).

Note:

  • You can only use one hotword at a time, "Hey Siri" or "Ok Waze."
  • Siri shortcuts are compatible with Apple CarPlay.

Supported shortcuts

For navigation:

Shortcut

Command examples

Drive home

“Take me home”

“Back to the love shack”

“Go home”

Drive to work

“Go to work”

“Drive to work”

Drive to an address in your Favorites 

“Drive to mom’s”

“Drive to the gym”

Drive to an address in your History

“Drive to 123 Sesame Street”

 

For settings:

Shortcut Command examples

Sound on

“Turn sound on”

Alerts only

“Just alerts”

Sounds off

“Turn sound off”

Re-record or delete shortcuts

In Waze:

  1. Tap Search , then Settings 
  2. Tap Voice & sound
  3. Tap Siri Shortcuts
  4. Tap on a shortcut and choose Re-Record or Delete Shortcut
 

In iOS Settings:

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Siri & Search
  3. Tap My Shortcuts
  4. Tap on a shortcut and choose Re-Record or Delete Shortcut  

Privacy and Siri Shortcuts

When you create a shortcut such as "Drive home", Waze will not share the actual address saved as "Home" in your Waze's favorites with Apple.
However, Apple does have access to what you tell Siri. So if your shortcut for home is "Drive to 123 ABC Street," Apple might know that your home address is 123 ABC Street.
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