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Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation

Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation

Waze

Save time on every drive. Waze tells you about traffic, police, crashes & more

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    You want to get to work on time. When you’re going to work, one thing you want to know is if you’re going to run into trouble on the way there that will turn your 1 hour commute into a 3 or 4 hour commute. Having the right tool will do that.
    img by O'Bryant
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Driving to a destination that you don’t know how to get to? Waze is a reliable app buddy for any road trip. It even tells you how fast you’re going, say 120 kph, and your ETA. If you think you’re going to be late, no worries. Just adjust your speed to arrive earlier.
    img by Melissa
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Tough economic times lead to a rise in gas prices. The result is high cost of living and more bills to pay for. Therefore, it makes sense to join a community of drivers with over 100,000 active users in your area. They can recommend nearby gas stations where you can save $100 or more in a week.
    img by The
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Tired of spending 2 hours trying to remember where you parked your car? Waze, along with an excelled navigation system, can remember where you parked with a few simple clicks, so you never have to wonder through the parking lot again.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    More often than not, you will have to travel to another state to adopt - as if the process itself wasn't stressful enough. To minimize anxiety and make your 1000 mile trip a breeze, make sure to organize everything beforehand with Waze.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Traffic is a constant enemy going to work every day. The worst is when the first order of business is a 9 o'clock meeting. You definitely can't afford to be late. That's why Waze is the best navigational app there is. It suggests alternative routes in order for you to arrive early for work.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether you're into camping, hiking or mountain climbing, it's important to learn how to figure out poles to determine your direction. If you're traveling north, GPS with live navigation can help you to find your destination, be it 100 or 500 miles away.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You might be surprised to see almost 30 motorcycle riders near you, on the roads and reporting the conditions. Beat traffic and get up-to-date road conditions from the other riders in your area so that you can enjoy your ride to the fullest.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Any time you are traveling a long distance in an RV, you need to have a good navigation system available. The Waze app lets you have instant access to GPS, maps, and traffic alerts on your smartphone. Find out about road conditions 5 to 10 minutes ahead of time such as potholes or traffic jams by using them helpful app.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When on a road trip, the need to find attractions, diners and other sites along your traveling path or road goes without saying. With over 1,000,000 listings on Waze, you won't miss an interesting stopover point on your road trip.
    img by Dianne
    1 year ago
  • Was GREAT....Now it doesn’t work 😖 Jan 21, 2018

    By AshEBom
    I had been using Waze for about a year and LOVED IT!! But since the most recent IOS update, it continually is “searching for GPS” and looking for language (I still speak English 😉). I went to my cellphone provider, then Apple, and logged off of Waze to see if the app would reset itself and be fixed. This didn’t work. I even did a total reset of my phone, and nothing worked on Waze and Google (who owns Waze). I then contacted Waze, but got nothing but constant/obvious automated answers back that stated things to do that I already started I HAD ALREADY DONE and listed in my email. This is upsetting since other competing GPS apps work on my phone, so it’s not anything on my end. After a couple of weeks, I did a web search to see if others had issues or could help me. Interestingly enough, I found out I am in good company, sadly. Please Waze/Google, it would be greatly appreciated if you could actually get this obvious bug fixed. Your app was wonderful, but I’m sadly happy to switch to another app to at least get me to places. No, the other apps don't have the accident, police, or other very helpful perks. I just can’t stand diving “approximately” or now the map keeps me at the beginning location and has no idea that I have already driven and arrived at my destination. Beyond frustrating. Again, please send out a fix! 🔨
  • Love it & Hate it all at the same time. Oct 4, 2020

    By Lord Simmlink
    I have been using Waze for about a month now I commute Just over 1000 miles a week. I really like that many people are out there using it and that you get vital information like a car’s coming up on the shoulder, objects in the road and where the police are camping at. The only problem I have with Waze I’d like to see some changes is that there are too many choices to make when reporting information, for example if I want to report a car on the side of the road I have to hit four different selections before my information is sent meanwhile I’m trying to look at the screen to find a small button and not paying attention to what is on the road. Reporting information needs to be simplified for the driver no more than two clicks to report a hazard something along the lines of the first click hazard second click “car on shoulder” or “car in lane” or “object in lane”. Decision making buttons need to be a little larger like when you’re confirming a hazard on the road is it still there yes or no the buttons are too small and I often miss them and not able to confirm the information information. May be a few seconds before you approach the hazard two large buttons could pop up and simply confirm yes or no is it there. I will say this I do enjoy using it and it is much better than Google maps or other navigation apps out there.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Glenn Martin
    I use this app all day every workday for traveling to customer homes. I like it. Only issue is it needs to show area codes when searching for addresses. At least once a week it takes me to the wrong side of town because of the same address in a different area code... Make the app show area codes and I'll gladly change this to 5 stars.
  • Great app but has definite shortcomings. May 30, 2018

    By Duncapa
    Waze is my #1 choice for GPS. Live traffic updates, being able to edit traffic conditions on the fly to give a more accurate commute, and sharing routes and eta’s are great features. I do hope they integrate voice commands with Siri so we can say things like “Hey Waze, drop a stopped vehicle pin.” While we are driving so interaction becomes handsfree and safer. I gave 3 stars because there have been repeated issues with the app and service saying “No GPS available.” I have tried rebooting, deleting & reinstalling, and clearing the app cache on my phone as well as making sure iOS and the app are updated constantly. But the occurrence does not appear to be linked to hardware failure unless it is something inherent to the 8s. Google and Apple maps do not have any issues when this occurs so I’m at a loss as to what causes the issues with Waze. This occurs for about a 8-12 hours once a day, once or twice a month. Not the end of the world but heavily inconvenient when you regularly use the service for your GPS navigation (and it’s a great service) and you are on the road daily for 4-6 hours at a time it is a problem. If they could fix this problem and integrate voice commands for pin drops, this would be a hands down 5 Star app. Hopefully I’ll get some feedback and can continue to use the service.
  • May 1, 2021

    By Neva Soto
    This is the best map app out there. First it carries you to the front of the location. Second it helps you avoid traffic or finds the quickest moving one for you so you don't have to be stuck for hours. Third its finds the quickest route for you. It does alot more but these are my favorite. This app definitely works to help you.
  • Die-hard Wazer!!! Oct 21, 2017

    By Andrepimarlucatom
    Update: Waze updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay! When you fix the default address estimation from interstate (literally I get suggestions for MI addresses, and I live in Alexandria VA!). Previous: I've recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can't say however that I'm very happy about the latest version of Waze. The GUI is not what it should be, the # of improvements is about equivalent to the # of detriments. It's hard to cancel an instruction once entered, the screen going from side to side is not user friendly. And reporting hazards is STILL a 2-3 step process!!!! There should be the option for active wazers to have a "visible police" button, "car on shoulder" button "construction" button and/or various traffic buttons of our choosing on the map page that we can report as we go. Also, PLEASE STOP SEARCHING THE ENTIRE MAP OF THE USA WHEN I'M OBVIOUSLY SEARCHING FOR AN ADDRESS IN MY LOCAL VICINITY. That was an obvious upgrade improvement you guys should have included. I would give you 5 stars or 10 or 20 because I love your app - but these improvements really need to happen ASAP. Keep up he awesomeness Waze!! Plus your Customer svc and responsiveness is great too!
  • May 2, 2021

    By mohaddeseh safshekan
    I've used this app since 4 years ago but from 2 last updates, I couldn't open the app!! It's really annoying! My mobile data or WiFi are always open, but it still mentioned no connection's error or gps error, then kicked me out and closed the app! I don't know what to do, please help me to fix the problem.
  • Better than the old CB days. Dec 27, 2018

    By Depdoc
    Waze is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police. As a user passes by a reported problem, he can say Thank You, indicating the condition exists, or No longer There, indicating it has been cleared. There are two things I’d like to see changed: 1) allow the time to respond to the condition to last longer. Sometimes, the actual condition is at a slightly different place due to the time lag between where the incident is and when it was actually reported. and 2) when reporting police, it would be nice to know if the police is moving or stationary. If moving, the radius for notification should be extended and the time to clearing shortened, as a moving car will not remain in its position very long. If stationary, then notification can remain as it currently is. If police is moving, it would also be nice to know which direction and then adjust notifications accordingly. Note these are suggestions and not complaints. This is a great app and a must have for any driver. It also has a pretty good navigation system. But if you select another route than it gives you, it is slow to recalculate and sometimes requires stopping the navigation and then restarting it to get the alternate route.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Brightside Design
    GPS & data connected, but no maps would load & screen remained blank. UPDATE. Reinstalled app & tried again - same result. "searching for network" endlessly & no map. I appreciate the developer replying to my first review, but I don't use Facebook as I'm not a teenager, a conspiracy theorist or a loon, so can't take up their offer of contacting them that way. UPDATE 2 - I installed an older version which worked, updated to latest version & it started working 😊
  • Most useful but some issues Jun 3, 2018

    By Smiledaydream
    It is the most useful of the navigation apps because it uses the most sources for information and does a great job helping me navigate. Directions are given in a way to help locate the turn or offramp. Other apps often change suddenly into step-by-step directions or some form that I do not want to see. Waze stays consistent in the format of the split. Waze has a number of notifications about things in the road. These are good but also have weaknesses. It is hard to report that something was not accurate. At the point it is supposed to be there the option to indicate it was incorrect goes away. This option should remain for 2 to 400 feet after the symbol location. Most hazard reports are inaccurate. Most police reports are incorrect. This is frustrating because it such a good idea but the tool doesn’t really allow for good reporting. Stopped vehicle reports do not indicate in lane or side of road so they are usually pointless viewings of vehicles stopped somewhere having no affect on traffic. There is a great feature to go later on the time this feature cannot be used for some reason I will choose directions to the airport. Half the time I can choose go later and half the time for the same trip I cannot. I know the data is there. But for some reason the feature just vanishes. Make it easier to report.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Michelle Johnson
    There's been a bug for quite a while that prevents this app from working in android auto. Ever since I downloaded this app 8 months ago, I've had issues. The navigation screen is always grey and the only thing that shows is the arrow in the top left corner with the next turn. I always end up having to use Google maps because I can never get this app to work in my car, and it's super dangerous for me to be looking at my phone for directions while I drive. Maybe when this bug is fixed I'll use it.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Blackstar
    Used to be better. Often will show the dreaded "No connection" message. Sometimes have to restart several times before already activated GPS starts working. Route selection can be questionable, taking me down awful rural roads when there's a better/faster alternative. No longer possible to have multiple stops?! Voice navigation *still* isn't done, and I bloody hate the annoying American voice "Average speed check zone" despite using British English. Hasn't been fixed since 2018. Shame.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Victor Cl
    Though I find it a usefull tool, find that its cautionaly warnings are sometines exceedingly delayed. This is especially so when at highway speeds in moderate to heavy traffic. Warnings of vehicle on the side of the road, potholes, etc seen to be way to late to safely avoid them. Ie to safely change lanes or slow down especially when other vehicles are on my 6. Also, some of the available road hazard postings are not appropriate for the encountered conditions. Voice command is needed.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Clm Manyin
    It used to work great. Ever since the last update it doesn't work at all. Says it's looking for the network even when Google maps can find my location all by itself. Tech Support keeps telling me to log in and send Screenshots. I sent them and get the same request. It won't let me log in any way.
  • Not good (especially with Apple Car Play) but has potential Jan 3, 2020

    By FrPoupart
    I’ve been using Waze For carpooling since September (four months now) primarily as a driver. I am glad it’s been launched and I have some constructive feedback. The app has changed and is not working well with Apple Car Play. It will not allow me to access messaging feature while when I arrive at the pick up point and I cannot end the carpool for several minutes until I exit the car thus making the whole process a nuisance rather than a seamless experience. The carpool features should be available on Apple Car Play. Additionally, 1) there are way too many buttons to push as a driver, thus causing significant distraction in the process; 2) the fact that there are two apps (driver and rider) is significantly confusing to me and everyone whom I’ve ridden with; 3) the app’s design to protect privacy is the rider makes pick-up locations that are totally illogical and make no sense (like the middle of a freeway, just as an example); 4) the app biases their rider, rather than an equal approach for both rider and driver (if the rider sets a time, the driver cannot suggest an alternate) so there should be a reschedule button; 5) the app is simply NOT elegant and modern looking, it is clunky and the buttons to move between screens are hard to tap because they are so small. Other than these issues, it’s a valiant effort and I applaud the Waze and Goggle teams for trying to crack this nut. It is something the world needs.
  • Good at knowing where traffic is AWFUL at getting around it Mar 14, 2018

    By LordLombardi
    You wanna know where traffic is jammed? This app is wonderful for that. Want a route around? Avoid Waze. This app is useful for for ETA’s if you sync with your calendar, and to show you where traffic jams are. However, expect it to always take you through traffic jams. The most use I’ve gotten out of this app this app during traffic hours (aka the time you would most want to use this app) is zooming out to see the full map and then seeing myself how to get around the jam. Without fail, if I’m trying to get home from work, Waze will want me to take a Street that I know for a fact will be jammed. I decided to follow the directions twice thinking maybe Waze was smart than I am and knew something I didn’t. Both times I was backed up a solid mile before where Waze thought the real jam started it. And I’m talking I was in bumper to bumper traffic waiting for the light to turn 3 times before I got past a single block. Despite this, Waze insists this is the fastest route — it’s not. Waze also becomes unresponsive to traffic reports during peak hours it seems. You could report bumper to bumper traffic in a downtown street and Waze will only mark the small section where you are even if the jam stretches 10 minutes in front of you. You would think it would gather that you’re in a bad jam and find a different route, but it doesn’t. Your best bet is to zoom out the map, and try to find a better way yourself.
  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Eric Sousa
    It was the best GPS app, in France it was amazing, it knew which roads had the most traffic and would redirect you. In the UK there is no option to avoid one lane, two way roads, which have 60mph speed limit and often you have to back up for a long time because someone is coming from the other side and there is no space for two cars. Also, for me this is a 1 star problem, it removes warnings about potholes after a couple of days, despite people flagging them constantly.
  • Used to be so good Feb 7, 2019

    By Debest74
    This app used to be so good but for the past few months is just not working. At this point i open it for police reports and use google maps for directions. I go fairly frequent to Las Vegas from California. Lately the directions won’t load and when I do get it to work it routs me completely out of the way!!!! Google maps tells me it’s going to take me about 4 hours with traffic and Waze is literally making me turn around/make a U on the 15 when driving from Vegas to take a completely obscure way adding 3 hours to the rout. The last straw was a few weeks ago driving from California to Las Vegas. At first it wouldn’t load so I went to the Waze support area and it advised to break down the trip in chunks so I decided to have it navigate me to the outlets in Barstow since I pass them EVERY SINGLE TIME. Somehow it took me trough a back way and trough a town name Crestline, up some mountains in the middle of no where and by the. It was pass 12am!!!! A 4 hour drive turn into an 11 hour drive!!!!!!! If anything happened I would have been royally effed in the middle of nowhere. This weekend I went back to California and decided to try again thinking it was maybe a problem that day. Once again it kept routing me trough some weird areas turning a 4 hour trip into 7. I had my girlfriend open her Waze to compare and Hers was working perfectly fine and using a complete different rout than mine was and about the same one as google maps.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Sweet T
    "Searching network" ... It always happens no matter the device or network. Location is on and still won't work. There was a time when the app used to work very good many years ago. But now it won't even run, not even by switching devices. Developers doesn't seen to not care much about the issue since the problem has been around for more a year that i've been trying to use the app. Guess i'll just stick to google maps. App might just work for some people but me and my 5+ devices.
  • I don’t understand the hype... Jun 5, 2019

    By amc135
    I’ve been using Waze consistently for about a week and a half. I’ve always used Google Maps, but heard a lot of hype about Waze and thought I would give it a try. Each time I used it, I would plug the same address into Google Maps to compare routes and arrival times. Many times the routes were the same, and if they weren’t, Google Maps always had a faster arrival time or the quicker ability to see ETAs of other routes. Today when I left work, the ETA on Waze was about 5 minutes faster, so I decided to take that route. Google Maps added about 10 minutes to my ETA when I veered off onto the Waze path, but I thought maybe Waze had data that Google did not. It turns out they do not. I sat still in traffic for 10 minutes. Maybe other cities are more accurate, but Google Maps undoubtedly has better traffic data than Waze in the Cleveland area. I guess it is moderately helpful to see hazards on the road, but that’s pretty much the only feature that I like. Also I recently started seeing ads as I was driving? I understand that you need money from advertisers, but to darken the screen to push an ad and make me unable to see my driving route is very distracting and I’m always scrambling to get rid of it, pulling my attention from the road. Maybe have ads on startup or while users are not en route to a location. Overall, I think I’ll stick to Google Maps.
  • img Community
    You want to get to work on time. When you’re going to work, one thing you want to know is if you’re going to run into trouble on the way there that will turn your 1 hour commute into a 3 or 4 hour commute. Having the right tool will do that.
    img by O'Bryant
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Driving to a destination that you don’t know how to get to? Waze is a reliable app buddy for any road trip. It even tells you how fast you’re going, say 120 kph, and your ETA. If you think you’re going to be late, no worries. Just adjust your speed to arrive earlier.
    img by Melissa
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Tough economic times lead to a rise in gas prices. The result is high cost of living and more bills to pay for. Therefore, it makes sense to join a community of drivers with over 100,000 active users in your area. They can recommend nearby gas stations where you can save $100 or more in a week.
    img by The
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Tired of spending 2 hours trying to remember where you parked your car? Waze, along with an excelled navigation system, can remember where you parked with a few simple clicks, so you never have to wonder through the parking lot again.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    More often than not, you will have to travel to another state to adopt - as if the process itself wasn't stressful enough. To minimize anxiety and make your 1000 mile trip a breeze, make sure to organize everything beforehand with Waze.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Traffic is a constant enemy going to work every day. The worst is when the first order of business is a 9 o'clock meeting. You definitely can't afford to be late. That's why Waze is the best navigational app there is. It suggests alternative routes in order for you to arrive early for work.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether you're into camping, hiking or mountain climbing, it's important to learn how to figure out poles to determine your direction. If you're traveling north, GPS with live navigation can help you to find your destination, be it 100 or 500 miles away.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You might be surprised to see almost 30 motorcycle riders near you, on the roads and reporting the conditions. Beat traffic and get up-to-date road conditions from the other riders in your area so that you can enjoy your ride to the fullest.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Any time you are traveling a long distance in an RV, you need to have a good navigation system available. The Waze app lets you have instant access to GPS, maps, and traffic alerts on your smartphone. Find out about road conditions 5 to 10 minutes ahead of time such as potholes or traffic jams by using them helpful app.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When on a road trip, the need to find attractions, diners and other sites along your traveling path or road goes without saying. With over 1,000,000 listings on Waze, you won't miss an interesting stopover point on your road trip.
    img by Dianne
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. Save time on every drive! Know about traffic, construction, police, accidents, and more in seconds
    2. Need a fill-up? Easily locate the cheapest gas prices along your driving route
    3. Instant routing changes take you out of delays in real-time so you always get from A to B as fast as possible

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 11, 2018

  • Was GREAT....Now it doesn’t work 😖 Jan 21, 2018

    By AshEBom
    I had been using Waze for about a year and LOVED IT!! But since the most recent IOS update, it continually is “searching for GPS” and looking for language (I still speak English 😉). I went to my cellphone provider, then Apple, and logged off of Waze to see if the app would reset itself and be fixed. This didn’t work. I even did a total reset of my phone, and nothing worked on Waze and Google (who owns Waze). I then contacted Waze, but got nothing but constant/obvious automated answers back that stated things to do that I already started I HAD ALREADY DONE and listed in my email. This is upsetting since other competing GPS apps work on my phone, so it’s not anything on my end. After a couple of weeks, I did a web search to see if others had issues or could help me. Interestingly enough, I found out I am in good company, sadly. Please Waze/Google, it would be greatly appreciated if you could actually get this obvious bug fixed. Your app was wonderful, but I’m sadly happy to switch to another app to at least get me to places. No, the other apps don't have the accident, police, or other very helpful perks. I just can’t stand diving “approximately” or now the map keeps me at the beginning location and has no idea that I have already driven and arrived at my destination. Beyond frustrating. Again, please send out a fix! 🔨
  • Great app but has definite shortcomings. May 30, 2018

    By Duncapa
    Waze is my #1 choice for GPS. Live traffic updates, being able to edit traffic conditions on the fly to give a more accurate commute, and sharing routes and eta’s are great features. I do hope they integrate voice commands with Siri so we can say things like “Hey Waze, drop a stopped vehicle pin.” While we are driving so interaction becomes handsfree and safer. I gave 3 stars because there have been repeated issues with the app and service saying “No GPS available.” I have tried rebooting, deleting & reinstalling, and clearing the app cache on my phone as well as making sure iOS and the app are updated constantly. But the occurrence does not appear to be linked to hardware failure unless it is something inherent to the 8s. Google and Apple maps do not have any issues when this occurs so I’m at a loss as to what causes the issues with Waze. This occurs for about a 8-12 hours once a day, once or twice a month. Not the end of the world but heavily inconvenient when you regularly use the service for your GPS navigation (and it’s a great service) and you are on the road daily for 4-6 hours at a time it is a problem. If they could fix this problem and integrate voice commands for pin drops, this would be a hands down 5 Star app. Hopefully I’ll get some feedback and can continue to use the service.
  • May 1, 2021

    By Neva Soto
    This is the best map app out there. First it carries you to the front of the location. Second it helps you avoid traffic or finds the quickest moving one for you so you don't have to be stuck for hours. Third its finds the quickest route for you. It does alot more but these are my favorite. This app definitely works to help you.
  • Die-hard Wazer!!! Oct 21, 2017

    By Andrepimarlucatom
    Update: Waze updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay! When you fix the default address estimation from interstate (literally I get suggestions for MI addresses, and I live in Alexandria VA!). Previous: I've recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can't say however that I'm very happy about the latest version of Waze. The GUI is not what it should be, the # of improvements is about equivalent to the # of detriments. It's hard to cancel an instruction once entered, the screen going from side to side is not user friendly. And reporting hazards is STILL a 2-3 step process!!!! There should be the option for active wazers to have a "visible police" button, "car on shoulder" button "construction" button and/or various traffic buttons of our choosing on the map page that we can report as we go. Also, PLEASE STOP SEARCHING THE ENTIRE MAP OF THE USA WHEN I'M OBVIOUSLY SEARCHING FOR AN ADDRESS IN MY LOCAL VICINITY. That was an obvious upgrade improvement you guys should have included. I would give you 5 stars or 10 or 20 because I love your app - but these improvements really need to happen ASAP. Keep up he awesomeness Waze!! Plus your Customer svc and responsiveness is great too!
  • May 2, 2021

    By mohaddeseh safshekan
    I've used this app since 4 years ago but from 2 last updates, I couldn't open the app!! It's really annoying! My mobile data or WiFi are always open, but it still mentioned no connection's error or gps error, then kicked me out and closed the app! I don't know what to do, please help me to fix the problem.
  • Better than the old CB days. Dec 27, 2018

    By Depdoc
    Waze is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police. As a user passes by a reported problem, he can say Thank You, indicating the condition exists, or No longer There, indicating it has been cleared. There are two things I’d like to see changed: 1) allow the time to respond to the condition to last longer. Sometimes, the actual condition is at a slightly different place due to the time lag between where the incident is and when it was actually reported. and 2) when reporting police, it would be nice to know if the police is moving or stationary. If moving, the radius for notification should be extended and the time to clearing shortened, as a moving car will not remain in its position very long. If stationary, then notification can remain as it currently is. If police is moving, it would also be nice to know which direction and then adjust notifications accordingly. Note these are suggestions and not complaints. This is a great app and a must have for any driver. It also has a pretty good navigation system. But if you select another route than it gives you, it is slow to recalculate and sometimes requires stopping the navigation and then restarting it to get the alternate route.
  • Incredible resource Jul 20, 2018

    By Noa and Grandma
    I am delighted by the services provided by the Waze app. On the first day I used it, it took me by previously unknown routes to a bakery to pick up a birthday treat for my dear daughter with 5 minutes to spare through rush hour traffic. The second time we used it we were at a huge airshow just outside of Portland OR and Waze saved the day by taking us back to Vancouver, WA on a very quiet and beautiful twisting country road through rolling farm land that ended up bringing us into Portland by way of the St. John's bridge. We were astonished to find that it took the same amount of time it would have taken us to go on the highway on a low traffic day. We were sold on it through these first initial encounters. BUT, my third use of it made me recognize how incredibly valuable and up to date it is it is when my destination was 2 blocks away from a bank robbery in progress and it diverted me from my normal route down narrow side streets where multitudes of cars were coming in the opposite direction but I seemed to be the only car going against the flow of traffic. Waze kept me safe and away from gunfire that was occurring just a block away from my final destination as bank robbers tried to make a getaway. Thanks Waze and thanks to all you Wazers that keep this app up to date so consistently. You rock!!!
  • Great nav app... BUT Sep 24, 2019

    By DL1771007
    I’ve been using Waze for quite a while. However in one of the recent updates there are some problematic issues that need resolved. First and most important... waze now announces “hazard” ahead instead of announcing construction ahead, car stopped on road ahead, pot hole in road ahead... etc etc. because it only announced a “hazard”, one must now look at the phone to figure out what the hazard is... this can be a safety issue. It was much better when the announcement stated exactly what the hazard was, therefore one could stay focused without having to look at the phone all the time. Another change in a recent update is the new female American English voice is very annoying!! Please go back to the original voice... it was much more pleasant and natural sounding. This new voice is not very friendly and on a long drive it’s quite irritating. Overall it’s a great app that has saved me time and gas getting from point to point. The rerouting around traffic jams and accidents are nice, identifying traffic cameras, speed limits and current speed, etc are all nice features not found in other applications. Keep up the good work Waze... but PLEASE fix the “hazard” warning (by going back to the way it used to be) and change back to the original American English voice. Thank you
  • Apr 15, 2021

    By Nelson Rios
    Waze app is great, I trust it more than Google maps. I use it every time when traveling and so far it's very accurate. The only Con is that sometimes when the GPS signal is lost it will take long (10-25 mins) to reestablish, I thought it was an issue with my phone, but my wife has the same problem when we are together. Other than that I recommend this GPS. I wish in the future to get Waze when my cellphone internet and data is off and it works only with the GPS.
  • Doesn’t work well with iOS 12 Oct 5, 2018

    By serickjr
    Update Oct 3, 2018- We’ve been using Waze for many years and have always loved it... until iOS 12. There has been so many issues with it freezing, crashing and interfering with the built in Bluetooth in our car. It will completely cut off the Bluetooth in the car making it completely useless. We deleted the app for a while because it just didn’t work at all and redone loaded it after some updates were released after iOS 12 was out for a while and that’s when the Bluetooth issues started, needless to say we deleted it again. I’m very disappointed, we used for every drive we took, even up to the grocery store 2 miles away. As you can see below from our first review we absolutely loved it... But sadly, not so much anymore. I really hope that you’re reading these reviews and doing something to fix these issues so we can start using it again! Since Google owns Waze I Would love to see some of Google Maps functions integrated into Waze. Other than that I have no complaints except the occasional outage, but we've been using it since it came out a few years ago and have loved it from the beginning!! Keep up the good work and get some of those google map features carried over to Waze!!
  • Love it & Hate it all at the same time. Oct 4, 2020

    By Lord Simmlink
    I have been using Waze for about a month now I commute Just over 1000 miles a week. I really like that many people are out there using it and that you get vital information like a car’s coming up on the shoulder, objects in the road and where the police are camping at. The only problem I have with Waze I’d like to see some changes is that there are too many choices to make when reporting information, for example if I want to report a car on the side of the road I have to hit four different selections before my information is sent meanwhile I’m trying to look at the screen to find a small button and not paying attention to what is on the road. Reporting information needs to be simplified for the driver no more than two clicks to report a hazard something along the lines of the first click hazard second click “car on shoulder” or “car in lane” or “object in lane”. Decision making buttons need to be a little larger like when you’re confirming a hazard on the road is it still there yes or no the buttons are too small and I often miss them and not able to confirm the information information. May be a few seconds before you approach the hazard two large buttons could pop up and simply confirm yes or no is it there. I will say this I do enjoy using it and it is much better than Google maps or other navigation apps out there.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Glenn Martin
    I use this app all day every workday for traveling to customer homes. I like it. Only issue is it needs to show area codes when searching for addresses. At least once a week it takes me to the wrong side of town because of the same address in a different area code... Make the app show area codes and I'll gladly change this to 5 stars.
  • Most useful but some issues Jun 3, 2018

    By Smiledaydream
    It is the most useful of the navigation apps because it uses the most sources for information and does a great job helping me navigate. Directions are given in a way to help locate the turn or offramp. Other apps often change suddenly into step-by-step directions or some form that I do not want to see. Waze stays consistent in the format of the split. Waze has a number of notifications about things in the road. These are good but also have weaknesses. It is hard to report that something was not accurate. At the point it is supposed to be there the option to indicate it was incorrect goes away. This option should remain for 2 to 400 feet after the symbol location. Most hazard reports are inaccurate. Most police reports are incorrect. This is frustrating because it such a good idea but the tool doesn’t really allow for good reporting. Stopped vehicle reports do not indicate in lane or side of road so they are usually pointless viewings of vehicles stopped somewhere having no affect on traffic. There is a great feature to go later on the time this feature cannot be used for some reason I will choose directions to the airport. Half the time I can choose go later and half the time for the same trip I cannot. I know the data is there. But for some reason the feature just vanishes. Make it easier to report.
  • Don’t Leave Home Without It Dec 7, 2018

    By Als2130
    This app has saved me so many times. I absolutely love it. I use it constantly, mainly because it alerts me to traffic and cops, but also because it has shown me shorter ways to places I go to all the time (and thought I knew the best route there). I only have two complaints. The map change suggestion feature is totally useless. There’s a road near me that’s a private lane and ends at one curve of an s-curve. Waze always tells me to use this road for 100 feet, then get back on the main road. No, the private lane ENDS at the main road! I’ve tried changing this a dozen times, and it never gets changed (once it was actually, but a week later it was back). I’ve learned to ignore it, but I feel sorry for tourists because they get confused (I can tell they’re using Waze when I’m behind them because they’ll slow down and sometimes stop, which is really annoying). My other complaint is that I can’t tell it to remember certain routes. From my house, there are two ways to the county road. They’re both the same distance and about the same driving time. The difference is that the one Waze always tells me to use is single lane partway, very narrow the rest of the way, and has a lot of hidden entrances and blind hills and curves. I’d much rather take the safer way. If Waze finds a way to fix these two things, I’d give it 5 stars
  • May 1, 2021

    By Edie Enders
    So far, I really like this app. I haven't used it too much but I used it today for running errands in an area I'm only somewhat familiar with. I like the fact that it took me on less busy side roads that I wouldn't have thought of. It's a little hard to navigate thru some of the areas in the app, but maybe I just need to get used to it.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By DD788snipe
    Great App. I use it whenever I get in my car. Love the real time traffic reports. I've been using this app now for 4 years. It's so much better than Google maps. My only complaint is when it reroutes you because of traffic or an accident by the time it tells you to take a different route you've already passed the off ramp or the turn most of the time and that's the only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5. Other than that fantastic app. Won't leave home without it. 😁
  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Brighton Dube
    I really love how this app gives me warnings about road conditions ahead, but I'm really frustrated by the route selections it makes. It seems to choose the longest route ever so often. I can't afford to always open up the routes options to make a manual selection for every drive. I don't see any settings to make the app select the shortest route possible.
  • Better than most Nov 27, 2018

    By stanwgg
    I’ve just begun to use the app. I like the fact that it alerts you when the police are near. It also notifies you if a car is on the shoulder of the road stopped. It has a background music feature which would be nicer if it included Apple Music or Pandora. The app warns about road work, traffic jams, it is nice. It is slow to sync with Bluetooth. I can sync my phone with my truck, yet the app does not speak through the Bluetooth connection. It is difficult to communicate while I’m giving and address for directions the first time. It is hard to hear because it will not use the iPhone speaker in the beginning either. I have to hold it up to my ear while giving the first address. Shortly after the first route begins it will use the Bluetooth connection. The graphics are much better than the iOS app and also Google Maps. The screen view is also better than other apps. Seems more intuitive than either of those GPS apps also. The app is slow to turn off the location services on my iPhone after I reached the destination. This concerns me that it might run down the iPhone battery prematurely. It does have a nice parking feature to locate your car later. Fix a couple of small things and it gets 5 stars from me. This is my new GPS app.
  • Hate to delete this navigation app Feb 22, 2018

    By zerodivin3
    But for a long time now, probably almost 2 years (I know, I’m faithful). I’ve realized this thing eats up SO much data. I run out of 2 gigs in less than a week on long drives. I love everything about it (especially hazardous objects on road and police), but it’s missing an important feature I’ve secretly been waiting for that google maps has and that’s the whole standby screen to save battery and phone from heating up. Many times Waze redirects me from traffic which was cool, but then I realized after a couple times, I actually lost time AND gas because of it due to stops and whatnot instead of just sitting in traffic. Not that it hasn’t helped at other times, but I’ve learned that most of the time the traffic it predicts has long dissipated (so much for “live”. Overall, it’s just been getting worse and I’ve thought to delete this app a long time ago if it weren’t for the social part, but then I realized all my friends haven’t touched it in forever and I only use it to share with my wife who doesn’t even realize I send her ETAs anyways till I’m already there and she calls me to ask me if I’ve arrived lol. It’s been Waze, but ultimately, my data is more important to me than the 80% ghost police notifications and my safe speed limit travels.
  • Not maintaining media selection and location at start up in CarPlay Feb 4, 2021

    By Wolf_for_Lioness
    I love Waze in its overall functionality, but it has gained a couple irritating issues over the last few updates. As CarPlay activates in my car, or any car for that matter, after I’ve used Waze as my last app, when Waze initializes it automatically starts playing from my phones media library. It doesn’t allow the current media selection to continue, including the radio. It’s the only app that has constantly done this for the last couple of months. All other non-music apps don’t interfere with what media is selected. I have to manually go and select that media source again and then come back to Waze. If I have another app going like Google maps, this doesn’t occur but when I select Waze it always does this. Also, Waze in CarPlay has trouble finding my location upon initiating. I have to go onto my phone and open the Waze app itself and then close it out in the task manager. Then, when I select it in CarPlay it works fine. Lastly, the speedometer now—just barely—partially shows at of the the top left corner of the display in CarPlay. Cannot not been seen usefully. I’ve got as far as uninstalling the app, then reinstalling it and signing back in and it still does all of these.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Brightside Design
    GPS & data connected, but no maps would load & screen remained blank. UPDATE. Reinstalled app & tried again - same result. "searching for network" endlessly & no map. I appreciate the developer replying to my first review, but I don't use Facebook as I'm not a teenager, a conspiracy theorist or a loon, so can't take up their offer of contacting them that way. UPDATE 2 - I installed an older version which worked, updated to latest version & it started working 😊
  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Ravin Das
    Huge potential to be an awesome app. Everything is good but sometimes the route it chooses could be twice the distance than a second option which could just be a minute slower. The starting position is also really bad. It takes a while to point your position. This is troublesome as if we do not know the area, we end up taking a first wrong turn. And for lord sake cut the the number of buttons we need to press to select a new destination. I think it is 3 pointless ones at the moment.
  • Useful but NOT safe Feb 24, 2018

    By EDazey
    I like Waze for navigation; it has some good aspects over other map apps-I like that based on the day and time that I open the app it predicts where I might be going, I like that it chooses the shortest route and is always right regarding my ETA, I like that I can send my ETA to any of my contacts so they know when to expect me, and I like that if I try to access the search function while in motion it says this is unsafe and asks if I am the passenger. I DON’T like that all other uses of the app while in motion are extremely unsafe. To document police, accident, stalled car, road closure, etc I have to take my eyes off the road to navigate through all the prompts which is exactly like texting and driving, I DON’T like that there are ads that pop up anytime I am going less than 5mph-my husband has them pop at highway speeds! We need a paid version of the app!! Also, the see other people on the road function does not work well. There are many times I see other icons when there isn’t even another car around or my husband is using the app in his car ahead of me but I don’t see his icon. Also, beeps are not useful. Not only is it unsafe to get in and access the beep function, it serves no purpose. Once you accept them there is no history and no way to tell who beeped you. Like I said, I like the app for overall navigation and real-time ETA, but otherwise it needs some serious updates.
  • May 2, 2021

    By Amy Batchler
    The navigation is good but it will sound will not go through Bluetooth so I can hear it through my speakers like other apps will. I can't hear it if my windows are down. Plus ads come up right over top the map while you are driving so if you can't hear it and can't see the map you have to take your mind off the road and mess with your phone to get the add off.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Emma Is My Name
    This app was great in the beginning ..until I was constantly being taken on the longest routes and there is no way to fix this on waze, besides to go the route you know is quicker, and then it updates (and it always is shorter time). I've tried changing automobile type and anything else that might help, but nothing has worked. It makes me not want to use this app anymore.
  • Awesome, but latest rev draining battery! Dec 24, 2018

    By Harumph99
    Love this app and use it all the time. Routing seems to favor getting to bigger roads rather than using local roads for short trips, but otherwise works decently to get around traffic. One thing to watch for is I think it treats a right turn the same as a left in traffic, when often a left is nearly impossible to cross 2+ lanes of traffic rather than just entering 1 lane. Rel 4.46.1 is having a crash issue — after 30-90 mins it’s crashing. Also seems like it’s failing to add some previous drives to the history. Had one drive that was done and I’d arrived but when i went to history to go there again, I had to re-enter the address because it was not in history. Also, it's damned annoying that I registered with my cell# years ago but replaced my phone a while back and had to rebuild the keychain and I didnt remember my password. Unlike 8million other apps that have a forgot password function, WAZE says it's impossible to recover my password without having already registered with my email. A) that's stupid! B) tell me that when I registered years ago not when it's too late! I lost wazer royalty status and havent even bothered to re-register out of bitterness! Serioisly, guys, you have my phone#! Text me with a password reset link! It's not like there are bank accounts at stake here!!!
  • Needs Some Improvement Jun 12, 2020

    By remymartin22
    I will preface my review with the fact that I use Waze the majority of the time when traveling to somewhere new, or when I need to gauge when to leave. One major glaring issue...when you receive a phone call on an iPhone, it switches to the phone app but doesn’t switch back to Waze at any point. This issue makes the screen timeout and the navigation display turn off. This can definitely cause an issue when you’re traveling at highway speeds and have to hold your phone in front of your face to get it to turn back on. Another common issue I’ve found, it doesn’t automatically choose the best route. The algorithms used seem to skew in favor of highways. I know you can choose the option to avoid highways, but it’s the traffic I want to avoid not the highways. The majority of the time I use the app, I’m constantly pulling up routes to change it to a more favorable option. Case-in-point, I was traveling to an appt on Tue and Waze showed an arrival time of 5:21p. While I was driving I kept checking routes and ended up changing to one halfway through that got me to my destination at 5:06p. Pretty sure that since the app is running on AI, it should be better at choosing a more efficient route while in transit, rather than having to constantly change it myself.
  • Getting a creeping feeling... Feb 24, 2020

    By MuchHate4Apple
    I’ve used Waze for years and loved it, but I’ve started becoming suspicious of some routes it takes me. I use it just about every time I drive, even when I know where I’m going, for traffic updates, cops, etc. Lately, it seems like Waze tries to force me onto main roads when backroads are a much better option; even in the dead middle of rush hour when I’d have to make a left turn off the main road, without a signal or stop sign, against pure gridlock. Meanwhile the backroads are light with traffic at best, and much faster (and arguably safer). I’ll point out, while these backroads are residential, they aren’t neighborhood roads or anything like that at all. With all that said, I can’t help but get the impression Waze is diverting me towards companies who advertise with them. This wouldn’t bug me too terribly much if it weren’t for sending me directly into heavy traffic, even if just a quarter mile or so, when I know it’s going to take much longer to navigate through it than the couple extra minutes Waze estimates. I can’t prove it, so I’m not saying I know this to be true. What I can say is that this used to never happen, yet seems to be an ever increasing occurrence when I use Waze now. It’s starting to make me reconsider its value over Google Maps.
  • Needs Improvement Nov 28, 2018

    By Yosuke Matsumura
    CarPlay support needs attention. The dictation of destinations is flat out broken. If I’m playing music or podcasts in Overcast, it won’t even pause it when listening for the voice dictation. Even worse, even if no audio is playing, the app says it’s “listening” but catches nothing. The feature is useless. Reporting stuff takes too many taps. There are basically 2 things that get reported 99% of the time - police and car stopped on shoulder. Why can the police report be done in 2 taps while the stopped car takes like 4? Why does it take the same amount of taps as roadkill? Siri Shortcuts integration is BADLY needed. It’s the best way to gain back some functionality since you can’t set default map apps in iOS. “Hey Siri, Waze to mom’s house”. PLEASE!! Turn tracking. When I come to a turn, please just assume I’m making the turn and rotate the map when I get to the intersection. I know the GPS needs some time to verify that I’ve actually made the turn, but waiting 3-4 seconds for the map to recognize that I’ve made a turn is bothersome and sometimes very annoying if I need to make multiple turns in quick succession. If the app would just assume the turn is going to be made and preemptively rotate the map, that would be awesome. (Like the native Apple Maps does it)
  • Not the app it once was Oct 30, 2018

    By fifffer
    This app used to be the best bet for beating horrible city traffic, finding the best routes for long drives, and optimizing efficiency on city-street-drives. But very recently, within the last few weeks, I’ve noticed that when I need to go anywhere more than 30 or 40 miles away (sometimes less) especially during rush hour or peak traffic times (which is when you need the help the most), the app gives me errors messages like “unable to connect to routing server” or “something went wrong” and it just won’t calculate my route... AT ALL. I’ve actually had to resort to using the native Apple Maps app on my phone lately.... and that was something I abandoned like three years ago. Waze, just last year, was able to route an inter- state trip I went on, with no problems. Now it can’t even get me to the next city over during rush hour. Hey Waze executives... INVEST IN SOME BETTER SERVER FARMS!! No one cares what you can do at 3 AM or 12:15 PM... you need to work at 7 AM and 5:30 PM. If you are falling victim to your own popularity and success (aka, you can’t handle the traffic on your own network, no pun intended), then either upgrade your infrastructure and bandwidth, or bow out and let Google Maps or Apple Maps take over.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Blackstar
    Used to be better. Often will show the dreaded "No connection" message. Sometimes have to restart several times before already activated GPS starts working. Route selection can be questionable, taking me down awful rural roads when there's a better/faster alternative. No longer possible to have multiple stops?! Voice navigation *still* isn't done, and I bloody hate the annoying American voice "Average speed check zone" despite using British English. Hasn't been fixed since 2018. Shame.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Victor Cl
    Though I find it a usefull tool, find that its cautionaly warnings are sometines exceedingly delayed. This is especially so when at highway speeds in moderate to heavy traffic. Warnings of vehicle on the side of the road, potholes, etc seen to be way to late to safely avoid them. Ie to safely change lanes or slow down especially when other vehicles are on my 6. Also, some of the available road hazard postings are not appropriate for the encountered conditions. Voice command is needed.
  • Not good (especially with Apple Car Play) but has potential Jan 3, 2020

    By FrPoupart
    I’ve been using Waze For carpooling since September (four months now) primarily as a driver. I am glad it’s been launched and I have some constructive feedback. The app has changed and is not working well with Apple Car Play. It will not allow me to access messaging feature while when I arrive at the pick up point and I cannot end the carpool for several minutes until I exit the car thus making the whole process a nuisance rather than a seamless experience. The carpool features should be available on Apple Car Play. Additionally, 1) there are way too many buttons to push as a driver, thus causing significant distraction in the process; 2) the fact that there are two apps (driver and rider) is significantly confusing to me and everyone whom I’ve ridden with; 3) the app’s design to protect privacy is the rider makes pick-up locations that are totally illogical and make no sense (like the middle of a freeway, just as an example); 4) the app biases their rider, rather than an equal approach for both rider and driver (if the rider sets a time, the driver cannot suggest an alternate) so there should be a reschedule button; 5) the app is simply NOT elegant and modern looking, it is clunky and the buttons to move between screens are hard to tap because they are so small. Other than these issues, it’s a valiant effort and I applaud the Waze and Goggle teams for trying to crack this nut. It is something the world needs.
  • Good at knowing where traffic is AWFUL at getting around it Mar 14, 2018

    By LordLombardi
    You wanna know where traffic is jammed? This app is wonderful for that. Want a route around? Avoid Waze. This app is useful for for ETA’s if you sync with your calendar, and to show you where traffic jams are. However, expect it to always take you through traffic jams. The most use I’ve gotten out of this app this app during traffic hours (aka the time you would most want to use this app) is zooming out to see the full map and then seeing myself how to get around the jam. Without fail, if I’m trying to get home from work, Waze will want me to take a Street that I know for a fact will be jammed. I decided to follow the directions twice thinking maybe Waze was smart than I am and knew something I didn’t. Both times I was backed up a solid mile before where Waze thought the real jam started it. And I’m talking I was in bumper to bumper traffic waiting for the light to turn 3 times before I got past a single block. Despite this, Waze insists this is the fastest route — it’s not. Waze also becomes unresponsive to traffic reports during peak hours it seems. You could report bumper to bumper traffic in a downtown street and Waze will only mark the small section where you are even if the jam stretches 10 minutes in front of you. You would think it would gather that you’re in a bad jam and find a different route, but it doesn’t. Your best bet is to zoom out the map, and try to find a better way yourself.
  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Eric Sousa
    It was the best GPS app, in France it was amazing, it knew which roads had the most traffic and would redirect you. In the UK there is no option to avoid one lane, two way roads, which have 60mph speed limit and often you have to back up for a long time because someone is coming from the other side and there is no space for two cars. Also, for me this is a 1 star problem, it removes warnings about potholes after a couple of days, despite people flagging them constantly.
  • Used to be so good Feb 7, 2019

    By Debest74
    This app used to be so good but for the past few months is just not working. At this point i open it for police reports and use google maps for directions. I go fairly frequent to Las Vegas from California. Lately the directions won’t load and when I do get it to work it routs me completely out of the way!!!! Google maps tells me it’s going to take me about 4 hours with traffic and Waze is literally making me turn around/make a U on the 15 when driving from Vegas to take a completely obscure way adding 3 hours to the rout. The last straw was a few weeks ago driving from California to Las Vegas. At first it wouldn’t load so I went to the Waze support area and it advised to break down the trip in chunks so I decided to have it navigate me to the outlets in Barstow since I pass them EVERY SINGLE TIME. Somehow it took me trough a back way and trough a town name Crestline, up some mountains in the middle of no where and by the. It was pass 12am!!!! A 4 hour drive turn into an 11 hour drive!!!!!!! If anything happened I would have been royally effed in the middle of nowhere. This weekend I went back to California and decided to try again thinking it was maybe a problem that day. Once again it kept routing me trough some weird areas turning a 4 hour trip into 7. I had my girlfriend open her Waze to compare and Hers was working perfectly fine and using a complete different rout than mine was and about the same one as google maps.
  • I don’t understand the hype... Jun 5, 2019

    By amc135
    I’ve been using Waze consistently for about a week and a half. I’ve always used Google Maps, but heard a lot of hype about Waze and thought I would give it a try. Each time I used it, I would plug the same address into Google Maps to compare routes and arrival times. Many times the routes were the same, and if they weren’t, Google Maps always had a faster arrival time or the quicker ability to see ETAs of other routes. Today when I left work, the ETA on Waze was about 5 minutes faster, so I decided to take that route. Google Maps added about 10 minutes to my ETA when I veered off onto the Waze path, but I thought maybe Waze had data that Google did not. It turns out they do not. I sat still in traffic for 10 minutes. Maybe other cities are more accurate, but Google Maps undoubtedly has better traffic data than Waze in the Cleveland area. I guess it is moderately helpful to see hazards on the road, but that’s pretty much the only feature that I like. Also I recently started seeing ads as I was driving? I understand that you need money from advertisers, but to darken the screen to push an ad and make me unable to see my driving route is very distracting and I’m always scrambling to get rid of it, pulling my attention from the road. Maybe have ads on startup or while users are not en route to a location. Overall, I think I’ll stick to Google Maps.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Mike Leimer Jr
    Honestly, I struggled between a 1-star and a 2-star review. I just got a new Android phone (Galaxy S21) and on my new phone when connected to Android Auto I cannot input a destination unless I'm stopped, making Waze pretty much useless. I've read things online about "Use the voice search button on your steering wheel" and that would be a (very poor) solution if my car had that control on the steering wheel, but it does not. Are all the people that drive a car without these steering wheel buttons just second-class citizens and unworthy of searching without stopping the car? Google Maps will let me (or my passenger, which is why the steering wheel "solution" is not good) start a search from the radio screen and then complete it by voice, why is this basic functionality missing from the current (as of 5/4/2021) version of Waze? This used to work before someone "updated" the functionality out. ---Looking into this more, it seems that "OK Google" should work for initiating a search. This is still not as good of a solution as a simple way to initiate a voice search from the screen interface. I'm sure some people have a better relationship with "OK Google" than I do, but generally by the third or forth time of having to tell it 'nevermind' or 'go away' when nobody said anything even remotely like the wake phrase it just gets turned off.
  • Not very good anymore. Oct 6, 2018

    By Impost0r
    Every time I set a long destination (over 100 miles) it gives me the stupid... uh oh something went wrong message when attempting to set the route. It literally leaves you with no choice than to use another GPS app if you need the info, like right now, as is usually the case if you need it to actually tell you how to get somewhere. You seriously need to fix this ASAP! I’m considering deleting this app now as it has become very unreliable to me at this point. It works ok with showing road info, but I need to know how to get there when I really use this app seriously. Also, it would be nice if it told you about alternative routes that would be faster if you encounter traffic. It also doesn’t show surrounding road traffic until you get on a road and find out it was equally terrible with traffic. The surrounding traffic it does show is usually not consistent with the surrounding roads one might travel. It would be nice to know before I take an alternate route if it also has terrible traffic. This app used to be a lot better. Now it’s pretty close to being bloat-ware. I want to love this app again, but right now all I ever do with it is curse at it for being so terrible in its current state. I’ll change my review if they can fix it. Please fix this app. I used to love it, now I just can’t recommend it to anyone.
  • Does not connect to contacts Jul 6, 2020

    By purplestuff05
    I’ve been usung this app for years and I’ve loved it. But they had an update at some point and now it’s such a PAIN to connect your contacts to the app, actually I haven’t been able to connect it for some months now. I used to be able to just type in a contact and the app will pull that contact’s address then it’s done. Now, I have to copy paste addresses and you can imagine how unsafe and frustrating it is to do this when you’re already on the road and already driving. Sometimes the app crashes and freezes so I have to close it and renavigate, how do they expect me to do all this copy pasting while driving? Before, all I had to do was enter a contact’s name. I’ve googled this and it seems to be an ongoing problem since last year. All the articles are of “tricks” you can do to make the app connect to your contacts. Although it was annoying that I had to “trick” an app to perform something it was supposed to in the first place, I still tried it but nope it didn’t work. I’m honestly just so frustrated about this. Not quite sure why they haven’t fixed it cause it truly is such a headache that anybody I know who used this app is now deleting it because of this. I love the live traffic feature but oh my GOD is this glitch so annoying and so counter productive.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Michelle Johnson
    There's been a bug for quite a while that prevents this app from working in android auto. Ever since I downloaded this app 8 months ago, I've had issues. The navigation screen is always grey and the only thing that shows is the arrow in the top left corner with the next turn. I always end up having to use Google maps because I can never get this app to work in my car, and it's super dangerous for me to be looking at my phone for directions while I drive. Maybe when this bug is fixed I'll use it.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Clm Manyin
    It used to work great. Ever since the last update it doesn't work at all. Says it's looking for the network even when Google maps can find my location all by itself. Tech Support keeps telling me to log in and send Screenshots. I sent them and get the same request. It won't let me log in any way.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Sweet T
    "Searching network" ... It always happens no matter the device or network. Location is on and still won't work. There was a time when the app used to work very good many years ago. But now it won't even run, not even by switching devices. Developers doesn't seen to not care much about the issue since the problem has been around for more a year that i've been trying to use the app. Guess i'll just stick to google maps. App might just work for some people but me and my 5+ devices.
  • Sad Dec 16, 2018

    By Scottie NH
    This used to my best way of avoiding traffic as I commute in the busy Boston area. Worked great until a little while ago when it stopped working. Now it sends me weird ways that are NOT avoiding traffic but instead turning me in to it. Ironically (or not) it seems to be pushing me lately near shops and businesses that I visit online which makes me believe that it is pointing me towards Google's sponsors and are tracking the sites I visit rather than helping me avoid traffic which was the original intended purpose. This is further cemented in my mind as the app is also showing ads for places I frequent. I'm not even one of those paranoid people who think that everyone is watching their every move. My point in this rant... Get it together Google/Waze. I loved this app once. I would even be willing to pay for the service if you got rid of the ads and got me to my destination the fastest way. Oh! And I have also proven my point by sometimes ignoring the turn you want me to make knowing there will probably be less traffic and watched my arrival time get quicker and quicker. End of rant. Five Stars again when you put the drivers first again rather than your sponsors. Edit... Now I really wish I could give 0 stars. No response from developer on this nor to my support request through the app. So... Thanks for not getting back to me and you have lost yet another user... Wake up Waze!
  • Update:Used to love this app. Deleted it. Feb 14, 2019

    By Greenie mama 65
    Review Update: I saw new update and reviews in app store and decided I’d reinstall the app to see if it improved. IT STILL TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG DESTINATION!! What the heck are the developers thinking?? They have ruined this previously wonderful app. Last months review: I don’t know what happened to this ex-wonderful app but I’m so angry I’m deleting it. It recently was unable to get me to my correct destination. I actually missed a house concert yesterday because I could not find the location. I followed the directions and it said I had arrived at my destination when the address in front of me in a residential neighborhood was clearly NOT what was programmed into my phone. I reset several phone setting and tried again. I reentered the address and it sent me to an empty office complex parking lot. Turning location, Bluetooth, cellular and WiFi on and off had not solved the problem. I rendered address after uninstalling and reinstalling the compass. I ended up at the first incorrect it sent me to. After wandering around for almost two hours, I got back to the interstate and went home without the use of Waze. I never got to my house concert where I was supposed to be contributing a dish for everyone’s dinner. I was unhappy when all the ads started popping up but tolerated them. Now I have no reason to ever use this app again.
  • Please Help! Feb 17, 2019

    By SockeyePDX
    Can we please get a bigger ‘speed limit’ sign. And being that I drive for LYFT/Uber it would be swell if the, ‘how many feet to my destination’ was a little bigger as well. I’m talking about when the navigation switches over to the location picture. Most places don’t have a picture so this is a waste of space for me. Adding larger font in place of the picture would be awesome. Or at least give us the option to turn off the “location picture” since it is a waste of space most of the time. And/or keep it but give us the option to go back and add a picture after the fact. Currently, it’s only set up to do a live picture (that you have to take in that very moment). We can’t go back and add a picture after the fact. Probably another reason I feel this feature is a waste of space. Can we please also get a sound toggle on/off button on the map; instead of having to click thru several screens? **Lastly, a current Hot Button is that when the Lyft App switches over to Waze (my preferred map mode) it constantly tries to send me “Home” instead of to my Lyft destination. Almost like it over rides the Lyft destination. I finally had to just deleted the ‘Home’ and ‘Work’ Favorite buttons but I would like to use them. ... Can you Fix this? -PLEASE
  • Ridiculous May 19, 2018

    By ActiveT89
    “Support” for this app is a joke. Updates completely mess up the ease of utilization. I had been a user for some years, and after an update the app decided not to work anymore. It continually said “error with connection. Check your service and try again later.” There was absolutely nothing wrong with my service, as I was utilizing the internet, Pandora, and my banks app all just fine. I restart my phone, still the same thing. I can’t reach out to “support” at that point because the app won’t open! What else am I supposed to do other than to delete & re-download. Low & behold, when the app asks for your phone number when you register, it doesn’t mean anything. It completely erased EVERYTHING I had before. “Support” told me to log in with a phone number, well guess what that’s not even an option. Then they say, oh well, “We value our users' privacy and wish to protect the information associated with each account (recent drives, favorites, etc.). Because of this, we are unable to grant access to accounts that don’t have a linked email address and ask you to please create a new user.” Really? You can’t recognize my name, phone number and photo that was associated with the previous account? What good is a security system that only includes an email? Complete, utter, joke.
  • Crashes CONSTANTLY Mar 10, 2020

    By iloveyou111
    This is the only review I’ve written for an app because it is just that bad. I used to love this app and use it daily to avoid traffic when driving to/from work but in the past couple of months it’s become impossible to use. It crashes CONSTANTLY - like every time I lock my phone. I will literally be driving down the highway not even 5 minutes after I started a new drive on Waze and realize it hasn’t been talking to me. Sure enough: I check the app and it’s crashed so I have to restart it! Super safe for an app that people use while they’re driving! I would never count on this app to get me anywhere I was not somewhat familiar with. Do not use this app if you’re going on a road trip or anywhere you’re unfamiliar with. Not only does it crash constantly, but there have been multiple times recently when the app told me to change routes during a drive and the route they told me to take was SIGNIFICANTLY LONGER than the one they told me to take initially. It literally makes no sense because my app is currently up to date and still crashing constantly. Even just from an “avoiding traffic” aspect, this app has no use anymore because it can’t tell me when to avoid traffic since it crashes before it can tell me to switch routes.
  • No GPS Mar 11, 2018

    By chbookchick
    Used to be my GPS of choice with real time road reports; I even relied on the display that shows how fast you are going. Now GPS is extremely spotty, to the point of having no GPS, with the constant message, “No GPS. Showing approximate location.” No fix has worked with this, and I’ve had to transition to Google Maps and Apple Maps, neither of which was ever a favorite, but as they actually show GPS, are now far superior. The past few updates have also made the app less user friendly; for some reason they think users need things to be more complicated with more buttons and bows. The pure simplicity of reporting road hazards, of changing routes, or even trying to see what’s further ahead were simple and easy to get to, however now they are now an actual distraction and have smaller displays, so I simply don’t use them, don't report anything, and don’t thank anyone — well, since I can’t actually use the app because it doesn’t show any GPS, this is not an issue, is it? Final synopsis, it’s a good app if you can actually get the GPS to work, if a bit less user friendly than it used to be, and normally I’d definitely recommend over Apple or Google Maps. They need to keep in mind, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” because the last few fixes completely broke it.
  • Waze now unusable - doesn’t work Oct 21, 2018

    By KerrLehr
    I have been using Waze for hours a day faithfully since it first came out. I have well over 100 people who I have convinced to use it over this time. About two months ago (+ -) it abruptly stopped working (completely useless) about 90% of the time. Six werks ago Waze had me on a street level detour through a very unsavory part of L.A. (think Reginal Denny and Rodney King) and simply stopped working, leaving me undirected (in the middle of the crypt’s living room). I was guided out by Apple maps which worked flawlessly) I have uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times. Tried hard reboots too. The same thing is happening with my wife and others we know. I keep trying to plot a route but keep getting “failed to communicate with routing server”. I then tried the Apple maps built in GPS app which works flawlessly every time. Unfortunately I have been forced to no longer use Waze, which bums me out a lot because I am a dedicated “since inception” Waze advocate and user. I think Waze has a major flaw and is doing an amazing PR job in covering up these issues. I keep expecting Waze to have an update to fix the issues, but no. I don’t think they will ever admit to the huge flaw, and therefore will not publicly announce when they have fixed the huge flaw.

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