7 Tips to Help You Use Waze Like a Pro

waze app - 7 Tips to Help You Use Waze Like a Pro

Waze is the go-to navigation app for millions of drivers, and it’s easy to see why. Benefits such crowd-sourced traffic data, police trap locations, and road work avoidance are just the tip of the iceberg. It can almost be overwhelming, but with these simple tips, you’ll master Waze and start navigating like an expert in no time.

As intuitive as Waze is to use on iPhone and Android, there might be some features that you’ve overlooked and would like to learn more about. As such, we put together a list of seven tips that should help familiarize you with Waze and some of the features it has to offer.

1. Set a Custom Voice (Or Record Your Own)

Waze has a wide selection of voices that you can choose from. Setting a custom navigation voice for Waze is incredibly simple — to begin, just tap the speaker button in the lower-right corner of the screen to pull up the “Sound settings” tab.

Select “Voice directions” next, then choose which language and voice you’re most comfortable with. You’ll notice that some voices will also verbalize street names, which is a great bonus and ensures smooth navigation.

2. Never Pay Tolls Again

Being stuck on a toll road unexpectedly is never fun, but fortunately, you can set Waze to never give you directions that include toll routes. To start, swipe in from the left edge of the screen to pull up the side menu, then tap the cog-shaped settings button in the upper-left corner.

Inside the settings page, scroll down and tap on “Navigation,” then just toggle on the “Avoid toll roads” option. Once you’ve turned the setting on, you can exit the settings page and input your destination in Waze, and only toll-free routes will now automatically generate for you to choose from.


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