Won’t speak directions 2/5
App won’t say what direction to turn, it just states “in one mile…” rendering the app mostly useless, especially when you’ve kids in the car and looking at the map constantly isn’t possible.
Needs a fix 2/5
Latest iOS update is causing Waze to overheat my phone during use. This needs to be fixed!!
Incredibly buggy/CarPlay integration. Taking a fourteen hour trip, and displays I will arrive in four. Sorry, if you can travel over 900 miles that quick, then you are related to Flash Gordon. This app needs work. Already deleted and reinstalled, but issue persists.
Terrible battery drain since iOS 16 update 3/5
By I'm done if not
I’m not sure what happened, but ever since the newest update, the battery drain is awful. I keep my phone on a lightning charge pad when driving, and even while being charged the battery drains. It wasn’t doing that before, but now it is. I can’t use it anymore. Hopefully it will be corrected soon, because I really enjoy this app.
Too many bugs 1/5
The idea of this app is great but the app itself has too many bugs and glitches that you can’t even use it. It doesn’t work with apple car play at all, it causes the entire screen to glitch. It doesn’t transfer information between the phone and the car at all. It has a ten second lag, I can’t control the app with my screen. This app is terrible.
Excellent app, few criticisms 5/5
I use this app every time I drive so at least 5 days a week. It’s excellent for navigation but sometimes they’ll take me a really weird roundabout way that has MORE traffic? I’m familiar with some parts of town and had to just ignore the GPS at times… also are there only 2 special icons for work and home? Can you customize more for school and other frequent destinations rather than always using the star icon? And last, I don’t like how it’ll take forever to load up at times but I’m assuming that’s a network issue and not the app itself, not entirely sure but Google Maps will load an offline version a million times faster than Waze will. If these features are improved, this is the perfect driving app.
Freezes on CarPlay 1/5
By Cherice B
Constantly freezes and says GPS isn’t available in CarPlay. Apple Maps works fine. Just started with iOS 16. App is now unusable
Once Great 1/5
It was once the best maps app but honestly, it hasn’t made many advancements over the years. I’ve found recently that the routes it wants me to take add time to my trip and are impractical.
Pop up ads 1/5
By uouoi18374) a
Pop up ads while driving or navigating intersections are dangerous and distracting. Deleted app because of it.
waze used to be my favorite navi app but the past couple days it keeps randomly refreshing & not being accurate . i keep havin to switch to maps
Back roads 2/5
It’s not a bad app but it takes me down back roads and the long way around to my destination. Even if I go to change the route it still takes me down different back roads. I wish there was a way to avoid certain roads or pick the quickest way to go.
After years of using Waze, I have deleted it from my phone. 1/5
Waze has become dangerously unreliable in giving directions. Today I gave it a street address and it insisted that I wanted to go to the overpaying an interstate highway near that street address. I will find another gps app to use. I no longer trust this one
Crashing on ios 16.02 when calculating route 1/5
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Speed issue 3/5
Since updating my phone to ios16 it’s been all I’ve the place. I love the app and wish the issues would get fixed. The speed says in going like 20-40 miles over that in going. Map is not keeping up.
I’ve never seen an app go downhill so fast 1/5
Not reliable anymore. This is not the app I originally downloaded. Inconsistent, easy to get turned around with. Inconsistent times and no longer gives you automatic quick detours.
Update: app no longer works at all. Please don’t get lost somewhere. It’s dangerous. Download another gps app
Too many ads 1/5
Enough with the ads during navigation. It interrupts the map and is a distraction. Do better.
Random address glitch 1/5
This app used to be good until it became garbage. There’s been several occasions where the app will completely disregard what I inputted and select a different address.
Bigger exit icons please! 4/5
The green exit number in the right corner is really difficult to see against the background. Please make it more prominent (size and colors)
Sometimes can be glitchy, needs to take advantage of crowd source ideas 3/5
By Big&Tall Nick
I use this app every time I get in the car, regardless if I know the route or not. I use it for the police and live traffic updates. I have my phone plugged in when I use it so I don’t see a change in battery life. This latest update the screen seems to be too big for my screen. The traffic alert button is halfway off the screen and the directions box is offset from the top left corner so it sits in the middle left corner of the screen. This is annoying for when I use Pandora because when a turn is coming up the directions square gets bigger and drops the thumbs up button underneath the bottom of the screen so I can’t click it and it also blocks the speed limit and speedometer icon. I also know the traffic better than the app and know a back way but it won’t give me that option to take so I have to guess and hope it will be better. Which most of the time it is. It will eventually update my ETA and most times it’s 1-2 minutes faster which may not seem like much but I like to be moving the whole time during my commute. WAZE will only give me two to three options. One is 27 miles and 50 minutes, another is 35 miles 52 minutes. And the third is 41 miles and 50 minutes. I’ll never get the route I take which is 33 miles and 48 minutes. WHY? I feel like WAZE should give me EVERY SINGLE ROUTE regardless of time or mileage and I can choose. Many times it continues to tell me to make a U-Turn but I know my route is faster. Eventually it updates and the time will be shorter on my route compared to the one WAZE suggested. I like the idea of another reviewer that suggested to be able to choose which “events” to audibly announce and others to be silent (not disturb music or podcast) just pop up on the bottom bar. And I also think there should be a better definition of the traffic update buttons. What does heavy traffic mean, stand still? I personally don’t click it until I’m continuously driving 10 mph under the speed limit and I don’t click stand still unless I come to a complete stop on a section of road that wouldn’t warrant that stoppage. So I wouldn’t put a standstill marker down when I’m waiting at a red light even when it backs up 1-2 miles. I know the standstill is because of the light not because of an object on the road or a disabled vehicle, etc etc. So a more defined speed or reason for the traffic “heaviness” would be nice too. Lastly the ETA doesn’t update like it used to. The time would go up or down throughout the trip but now it updates right at the end of the trip and I constantly arrive 2-3 minutes, sometimes 5 minutes, before the ETA. And also red lights should be built into the ETA and should assume I get every red light on my route. So my ETA doesn’t go up if I get every red light BUT on the flip side it should go down if I get a green light. I believe it used to do that before GOOGLE bought them. It would also be nice to have a satellite view option like other navigation apps. And get rid of those useless Wazers. Unless you can make them real-time there’s no reason to have them shown.
Apple Watch 5/5
Love the app! But it definitely needs an Apple Watch app!!
Arrow on map problem 2/5
Why does the turquoise arrow not show the direction we are traveling? How can that be fixed?
Since the update 1/5
Once the iphones update to 16.0 and higher, more than 40% of the time, Waze cannot locate me and the route is either wrong, the map keeps spinning, or the screen freezes. All done on CarPlay. Don’t have problems with Google or Apple Maps.
GPS issues 3/5
This would be my favorite navigation app if there weren’t so many times when the app won’t connect to GPS. When it does this, you can’t use it. I always check Apple Maps and google maps, but they’re always working even when Waze is not.
Switch to Apple Maps until this is fixed. Caused graphical errors, tears and smears on the display. Watching the MHP it is updating as if it was a mile behind. CarPlay resets eventually and the problem slowly returns. Only when this app runs is there a problem. Fix it and get Cookie Monster back in there.
Map locks up CarPlay 1/5
I used to love Waze but over the last couple months the map is about 30 seconds behind where I actually am, and when clicking on the actual display it takes awhile to register presses, then freezes, then locks up the entire CarPlay system. Uninstall, reinstall doesn’t work. Even updated my car’s infotainment system but no luck. This has been happening over several versions of Waze and on both iOS 15 and 16. I’ve since switched to another maps app.
Best navigation app 5/5
I’ve been using Waze for over five years and would not use another. The traffic reports are very important to anyone’s drive. Once you use the app you won’t use any other.
Was favorite Map app until ios16 2/5
I used this all the time before ios16. Since ios16 it uses battery heavy (25% per hr) and phone gets super hot. I tried multiple unistalls reinstalls with no change. I have since unistalled and went to using apple maps or google maps until they fix issue.
Good for potholes, bad for batteries 3/5
By Maynerd 69
Good heads up info on upcoming problems along your route. But God is it a battery hog! Overheats my battery in CarPlay use so much I get a warning my phone will no longer charge until it cools down. Inexcusable, you don’t need to be hitting the battery that hard just to farm my location info.
Crashes, Glitchy, Unreliable 1/5
I want to love this app for what it can be, and I still use it. But it is glitchy (hangs up endlessly calculating route) and often doesn’t work during the busiest traffic times. It’s unreliable and I hope performance can be improved.
Time zone crossing 4/5
Waze has been great for my last two cross country trips. The one I took six months ago figured in time zone changes. This last trip those weren’t accounted for, which lead to come confusion.
The latest update BAD 5/5
The latest update has f upped my app.
Can’t find where I am.
Have to start over and over to get it to work.
Y’all are dumb as a possum 5/5
By Life is a _drag
To whom it may regard,
Self-Update when using WAZE!
GOOGLE OWNS WAZE. If you want an accurate and pinpoint location then use Google Maps; if you know how to read a MAP, then use WAZE! Unless you physically update the map on waze. It will tell you the roads are clear! If someone says there is “MODERATE TRAFFIC” on the app, it will update accordingly. Don’t be upset because you don’t know how to use the app. I’ve been using this APP for over 6 years now! I truly appreciate this app! I don’t get pulled over as much because of the countless of other people; who are updating the map and notifying when a COP is around! Whoever is constantly updating the map for everyone else, just know; your the best!
Add navigation option to carplay 4/5
I've been using Waze for many years and love the app. Would give it all 5 stars of they could get a small compass icon in Apple and Android Carplay.
No longer works upside down 3/5
It was a nice option to have. Why remove it?
Map issues notification freezing 3/5
Ad pop ups cause overlap with trip info at the bottom of the screen, camera notifications lock on the screen cause other important info to not come through. Only fix is to close app and reopen.
Too many overly complicated shortcuts 1/5
Sorry Waze, used you for years but 2 recent trips in NY state have been ridiculous. Trying to save me mere minutes when I end up sitting at long lights (or making a nav mistake bc the route is just weird) is way over fitting your data.
Bad directions and distancing 2/5
I have had constant misdirections or just ending up in the wrong place in general. It also gives you a distance of when you should turn and most of the time it is off and i have to pull over and turn around. Not my favorite.
road closure reporting 1/5
still too hard to find and report roads closed suddenly due to accidents or construction. remember people are driving trying to report these things. it’s like you want to see if you can cause more mayhem while someone is trying to be helpful
Something is wrong 1/5
Over the last two weeks or so to my commute to DC Waze has been totally wrong. It doesn’t reroute when needed. The ETA is 10-15 minutes off consistently. I’m very disappointed.
Added an hour to my route 1/5
Brought me right into a detour that added an hour to my route home. Never using again trash app
Poor routing 1/5
Guides you directly into the heart of heavy tragic.
Latest version makes CarPlay unsafe 1/5
This latest version moves the alert notifications for hazards, crashes, etc. on the CarPlay display so that it covers the written directions. This means that at the most critical time when you’re on the freeway and deciding which split to take or which exit, or on a busy city street needing to know more detailed information than the map is giving you, you must first touch the screen to acknowledge the alert. This is incredibly distracting and dangerous. I love Waze and have used it for years but I cannot safely use it with CarPlay while notifications cover the directions.
Not good now 3/5
This is my favorite navigation app to use. I like it better than Apple Maps and Google maps. The only issues I have are that my phone gets very hot when using this navigation app over the other two, and since iOS 16, Waze doesn’t work with CarPlay at all. even after uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times it will not track me. It shows me sitting in the same location all the time.
Great but, need more customization 5/5
I like the car icon idea. Should implement more cars. Also should have a satellite map display as a option so u can get view of where ur going layout wise n view of buildings in new areas u never been to
Can’t turn off constant tracking 1/5
If you turn off tracking all the time app won’t work. That’s to sell your data and spy on you. Freezes and crashes constantly. No way to submit feedback to them without logging in. It’s a surveillance spy app
Problems with traffic updating 1/5
It’s happened to me too many times that it says the road is clear and it’s bumper to bumper traffic. It even chose a ‘better route’ when in fact, it was a worse route because of the lack of traffic updating. Probably going back to Google Maps.
Good, a few things to fix 5/5
Pros: set a time to leave, lots of options for navigation voice, notifies you when you’re speeding.
Cons: when using a custom voice, it only says “turn left”, not “turn left on Main Street”. It would really help to hear the street names and more specific directions. Also, the random notification noises are kind of distracting. It doesn’t say what they’re for, and sometimes makes me jump when I’m listening to music and hear it gets interrupted by a loud ding. Would like to be able to edit what kind of notifications I get and how I get them. Maybe this is an option and I just didn’t know.
Route Options 5/5
I love that it now automatically gives route options. Sometimes there is a calmer drive with just 3 minutes added to your commute.
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