Are you interested in learning how to use the navigation app Waze? You’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, I will show you how to use Waze effectively. Let’s get started!
First, you need to download the Waze app for free on your iOS or Android device. Once the installation is complete, launch the app. You will be prompted to allow Waze access to your location. Press « Allow » to proceed.
Now, on the main screen, you can set your destination. Tap on the search icon in the bottom left corner. A menu will appear on the left side. Enter your desired destination in the search box or choose from the category icons below the text box for nearby gas stations, restaurants, or cafes.
If you’re looking for gas stations, you will see nearby options along with the current gas prices at each station. Tap on the three dots on the right to access more business categories like pharmacies, grocery stores, hospitals, and hotels. Once you’ve selected the address you want to go to from the search results, Waze will automatically show you parking options near your destination.
To start navigation, tap on « Go » at the bottom. The directions to your destination will begin, and the voice guidance will read the directions aloud. If you want to see alternative routes, tap on « Routes » and choose the desired route. To meet a friend, press « Send ETA » to share your estimated time of arrival. You can also preview your route on the map by tapping on « Preview » or recenter the map by pressing « Recenter. »
If you want to listen to music while driving, tap on the music icon in the top right corner and select your preferred audio app. You can link Waze with your favorite music streaming app and control your music without switching between apps.
To cancel navigation, tap on the arrow in the bottom right corner and then press « Stop. » If you want to facilitate navigation to a frequently visited place, such as your home or workplace, tap on the search icon regularly and then tap on « Home » or « Work. » Start typing your personal address, and once it appears in the search results below, press « Set as Home » to save it. Waze will automatically start navigating to your personal address. You can do the same for your workplace or other frequently visited places by adding them to your favorites.
Even if you know your way around, using Waze can be helpful to receive traffic delay alerts in the area, among other features. Utilize the planned routes tool to let Waze recommend the best time to leave in order to arrive at your destination on time. This way, you are less likely to be late due to traffic and other delays.
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