Waze - Is auto start route normal ?

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  1. Got Jeep

    Got Jeep Be Prepared Intermediate User Premium Member

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    I have been using Waze for the last 6 months and I’m pretty happy with it. I use it for the map and alerts. No navigation routing. Its behavior just recently changed and I was wondering if this is normal. I used to jump in the car, start the app, and drive away. It would start by going directly to the map and show my current location as I drive. Perfect, just like my dedicated GPS. Now I jump in the car, start the app, drive away, and it starts yelling at me about starting a route. I don’t want a route! I get irritated and start yelling back (like wtf. Shut up)and start poking at the buttons trying to get to just go to the map. It may have started after an update. I tried deleting my saved work and home address hoping that would help. I’m not finding any settings that would effect it. I am using an android phone, Waze version 4.34.0.1. Why is it doing this ? Is it normal ? Very annoying indeed. O, and the fact that the app can’t seem to remember my prolife pic no matter what I do. That has been a known issue for years. It’s not rocket science. Maybe they should consult with Uniden on how to handle customer relations. Please let me know if there is a way to get it back to the old way. Thanks

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    Mine always does that depending on the time I start the app. What is funny is it is pretty accurate at predicting where I plan to go in the morning.

    I don't consider it routing me to home at 6-8pm smart though as most people head home at those times.

    I use the routing because it gives me a brief overview of the alerts I might incur on the way. I know when heading home if I see the police icon I know the cop is in his usual hiding spot
     
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    It's scary... every other week on one particular weekday I leave Work and go somewhere that is not my Home. And Waze knows THAT.
     
  4. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    Inside google maps is a way to erase your location info

    You have a map of everywhere every address you went with your phone
    Waze knows because its owned by google
     
  5. Pete78

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    Great link Pete. I’ve always hated that function. I’m surprised they don’t have a toggle in the settings for that.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that option used to be there..




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  8. Got Jeep

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    It was checked. I'll see how it responds over the next couple of days and keep you posted. Thanks for the tip (that's what she said).

    :D
    [doublepost=1516023599,1515612619][/doublepost]Good news ! Waze and I are aren’t yelling at each other anymore. The relationship is on the mend. It has been a few days and it hasn’t auto started any routes. Thank you Pete78 for the suggestion to check the “ allow auto suggestion for destinations” setting on the dashboard. I never checked that box in the first place, not sure how it became enabled. Maybe after an update. As others have noted, all settings should be available from within the app. Be safe. Thanks.

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    Many thanks for this. I've been trying to figure it out for months.
     
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    Elkad Learning to Drive General User

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    I love the auto-route. And it integrates with Calendar on your phone as well. So if I'm not paying attention at work it will alert me that I need to leave for a client meeting. And if traffic is bad, it'll tell me to leave early.
    Of course it does that as well if you program the destination and desired arrival time, but it's nicer when it just grabs the address off my calendar and does it for me.
     
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    ptatohed PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    Instead of starting a new thread as this is relatively minor, does anyone know why my road goodies are gone? I miss them! Under 'Show on map', I have 'Road goodies' set to ON. But I never see the little candy on the map and more. Don't laugh but I kind of miss it!
     
  12. Got Jeep

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    I rarely ever see goodies any more. Usually those show up after you complete an achievement.
    Check your "scoreboard" to see which to still have left to collect.
     
  13. ptatohed

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    I also don't get 6 points anymore for reporting traffic. What the heck?