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Do you you Waze or not? POLL

  • I am a Waze user.

    Votes: 175 92.1%
  • I did use Waze but not anymore.

    Votes: 7 3.7%
  • I do not use Waze.

    Votes: 8 4.2%

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Good enough for me then. I was trying to be respectful to the behaviors I was observing. I'll stop obscuring "Waze". :)
 

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Good enough for me then. I was trying to be respectful to the behaviors I was observing. I'll stop obscuring "Waze". :)
Feel free to adhere to the request by johnboy in his jbv1 section, but as far as everywhere else on the forum goes, it's just really unnecessary and actually detrimental to certain functions on RDF.

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- I apologize. I probably misspoke about that. I had seen it mentioned in older posts, but I don’t have any experience with it or know if it’s even a viable option.
( I just changed my original post). FWIW, I have the latest version of Waze ( 4.47.0.3) installed on my Android and I haven’t experience the auto zooming.
I use 3d mode zoomed out to around 2 miles forward visibility. That allows me to glance at it occasionally and see if there are any Police pins showing up. They show up way before the voice announcements do. I adjusted it once and haven’t touched it since. It stays at that zoom level. I also use mine strictly in map mode. I don’t program any routes.
Are there any other settings you can mess with to see if it helps ?
Phooey, I was looking to downgrade! I have messed with all of the likely settings options, to no avail.

I run exclusively in 2D/map mode, never in 3D head up mode., I'm an old paper map guy and 2D map mode keeps me aware of my location on the surface of the earth in relation to other intersections, interchanges, cities and towns, and not just a view down the road in front of from me.

Either way, I am still looking for some way of holding the zoom level constant. Otherwise Waze is nearly dead to me. I run it in background now, listening for reports about upcoming hazards, but no longer being a crowd sorceer, i.e. not dropping pins, or grading others pins anymore.
 
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Phooey, I was looking to downgrade! I have messed with all of the likely settings options, to no avail.

I run exclusively in 2D/map mode, never in 3D head up mode., I'm an old paper map guy and 2D map mode keeps me aware of my location on the surface of the earth in relation to other intersections, interchanges, cities and towns, and not just a view down the road in front of from me.

Either way, I am still looking for some way of holding the zoom level constant. Otherwise Waze is nearly dead to me. I run it in background now, listening for reports about upcoming hazards, but no longer being a crowd sorceer, i.e. not dropping pins, or grading others pins anymore.
It's not constant zoom level, but I find that in 3d mode, there is significantly more view ahead even when stopped.

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Based on what I'm experiencing, this sounds like an iOS issue at the moment. I've not experienced any changes in view / zoom behaviors.
 

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I wonder what the newest iOS release 12.1.3, will do?
 

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Well, "THERE's your problem!" :p
 

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Based on what I'm experiencing, this sounds like an iOS issue at the moment. I've not experienced any changes in view / zoom behaviors.
Well, "THERE's your problem!" :p
I just pinged our IT guru who told us to hold off on 12.1.4 due to reported connectivity issues. I shall have to stick with 12.1.3 until I receive the all-clear.
 

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Let's see:
Apple iPhone 8 plus
iOS 12.1.3
Waze release 4.47.3.0 (the most recent version that I can find on iTunes).

I'll add that the zoom level fluctuates depending on my speed. Stop at an intersection and it zoom in to cover only about a 100 yard radius.

Accelerate from a standing start and Waze zooms out as my speed increases, topping out at interstate speeds, where I only get a view of about the next 1,000 feet ahead. If I manually increase the radius of the view around my vehicle and hold my speed steady, that zoomed out view lasts for about 10 seconds, then it automatically zooms back in to give me only the 1,000 feet ahead. FRUSTRATING! The constant automatic zooming in and zooming messes with my sense of scale. It takes time to calculate how far ahead a hazard is. It also denies me info about things going on a few thousand yards ahead...soon enough to actually detour around a bad situation.

I keep taking my hand off the wheel and messing with the phone screen every 10 or 20 seconds to keep the wide-area view I find useful and like. Knowing this is hazardous, I end up just shutting Waze off..

Thanks for your interest.

Please help!

And I assume you are running directly on the phone and not to a Head Unit using Apple Car Play?

My setting are:
Display: Auto
Sound: On
General: Prevent Auto Lock - On
Ads Personalization OFF
Under Display & Map - I actually have Auto Zoom - ON - but it seems to only Zoom In (makes map larger so I can see farther out after I exceed 80)
Show Zoom Controls - OFF

These action are on my DMX-905S head unit using Apple Car Play. I have no pop up ads and the only map scale movement seems to be when I have come to a complete stop, then when driving I would say it goes normal, then over 80 it shows me more map I guess because I am gobbling it up quicker.
 

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FWIW, Waze released version 4.48 yesterday which enables Siri shortcuts.

 

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And I assume you are running directly on the phone and not to a Head Unit using Apple Car Play?

My setting are:
Display: Auto
Sound: On
General: Prevent Auto Lock - On
Ads Personalization OFF
Under Display & Map - I actually have Auto Zoom - ON - but it seems to only Zoom In (makes map larger so I can see farther out after I exceed 80)
Show Zoom Controls - OFF

These action are on my DMX-905S head unit using Apple Car Play. I have no pop up ads and the only map scale movement seems to be when I have come to a complete stop, then when driving I would say it goes normal, then over 80 it shows me more map I guess because I am gobbling it up quicker.
Thanks much. I'll give your suggestions a try, but my only change from what I have now is the ad preference setting.

My goal is ZERO auto-changes in zoom, whether I am at top speed or drawing to a standstill.

It's ironic that when I draw to a stop, I don't want zoom, I want max distance so I can determine at a glance whether I should change my route on the fly.
 

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I just pinged our IT guru who told us to hold off on 12.1.4 due to reported connectivity issues. I shall have to stick with 12.1.3 until I receive the all-clear.
I’ve had no issues. Reports have been few and sporadic. I guess we’ll see.
 

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It's a great free way to add a layer of protection. No reason not to use it.
X2.....I am fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to have the better part of 60,000 Wazers around me when the app is fired up. LEO's are reported even on back roads as people mark them on their morning commutes. It may seem like overkill, however, I plug in the destination address every time I use Waze, the reason being, you never know when there will be an accident, downed tree etc to fork up your drive. A buddy of mine used to give me cr@p for doing that, however, he did not plug in the destination address on a routine 70-mile drive and was unaware of a major accident that closed the highway route he had taken. It took him five hours. Waze would have routed him around it with no problem.
 

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How do you downgrade? I went to the latest version and I cannot stand the auto zoom function.

With previous versions, I kept the field of view fixed at about a four mile radius so that I had wide-area situational awareness. With the latest version, the damn auto zoom zooms the view in so close, giving you such a short view of the road ahead, that you don't learn about something until you're nearly on top of it.

When you're on an interstate, it does no good to find out about a traffic jam after you've gone past the last exit that could provide a detour around it.

This one change to auto zoom has taken Waze from what used to be a pretty serious and useful aid to navigation down to that of some kind of toy.
Thanks much. I'll give your suggestions a try, but my only change from what I have now is the ad preference setting.

My goal is ZERO auto-changes in zoom, whether I am at top speed or drawing to a standstill.

It's ironic that when I draw to a stop, I don't want zoom, I want max distance so I can determine at a glance whether I should change my route on the fly.
Epilogue:
For a few weeks starting right after I installed Waze version 1.47, I was frustrated with the apparently new auto zoom feature, over not finding anyone who experienced the same thing, and not finding a workaround. Thanks to all here who tried to help me out!

Finally, I took a shot and upgraded to Waze 4.48, which came out two days ago. Lo and behold, the auto zoom problem disappeared!

I guess there never was an auto zoom function, and I guess it may have cropped up due to a corruption of that version when I downloaded and installed it. I forgot to do one of the things you're supposed to do when an app acts funny. Shame on me for not uninstalling and reinstalling the app when the problem first showed up. I bet that would have fixed it. Don't let this happen to YOU. I am happy to have Waze running normally.
 

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To add complexity to your fix; there is indeed and auto-zoom function and has been for at least 5 years.
Perhaps yours was corrupt and not working correctly. :)
 

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Double tap.
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To add complexity to your fix; there is indeed and auto-zoom function and has been for at least 5 years.
Perhaps yours was corrupt and not working correctly. :)
Indeed. The constant auto zoom that I was unable to turn off started when I downloaded and installed version 1.47. That's why I think the app was corrupted during the download/install process.
 

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I use Waze pretty consistently. I started using it before Google bought because of the traffic data. Knowing where accidents are ahead of time saves me a headache.
 

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I use Waze pretty consistently. I started using it before Google bought because of the traffic data. Knowing where accidents are ahead of time saves me a headache.

Do you use the latest version, or did you hang on to the pre-Google version? I still don't use it, but I read comments about it, and many folks don't seem to like the newer versions as much.
 

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Do you use the latest version, or did you hang on to the pre-Google version? I still don't use it, but I read comments about it, and many folks don't seem to like the newer versions as much.
I use the newest version. I think it works just as well as it did before google. I have no issues with the way the new version is.


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