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First Time in Waze?


The first time that you run waze, you will go through a few screens helping you to set up waze properly. This user manual will guide you through these set-up screens, and through all the function of the waze applications on iphone.

Select Server

If waze can't pick up your current location, you will be asked to choose your general location: SeleServ.png

  1. USA & Canada.
  2. Israel.
  3. International (rest of the world).

After you choose your general location, waze will ask you to choose a language from the list.


Note: You will be able to change the language later on.

Next, read and accept the waze terms & conditions

TermUsr2.png TermUsr1.png


After accepting the terms & conditions, you can choose between creating a new user, or entering the credentials of an existing user.


Choose Sign up to log in, or Get Started to use an existing user name / password (if you already created a waze user in the past). Note: you can also choose to use waze anonymously. Choose Sign up at this screen to proceed anonymously.

If you have forgotten your password, you can visit this page and ask for a password reset: http://www.waze.com/forgot_password/

Sign Up

After choosing LoginScr.Sign.png you will get to this page:


Fill in these fields in order to complete your registration. If you'd like to use waze without creating a user, press the skip button. You will be able to create a user later on.

NOTE: If you choose to use waze as a guest (skip), you will not be able to use any of the functions in our web page, such as editing your routes on the map and the rest of the set up screens (below) will not be displayed. In which point you will be redirected to the main screen. If you decide to create a user later on, the points you accumulate as a guest will be passed on to your account. SkipReg.PNG


Setting up your twitter account can be done through this screen: TwitterReg.png

If you don't have a twitter account, or prefer not to link your waze account with your twitter account, just leave these fields blank and hit next.

Ping\Chit Chat


Here you can choose whether you want to receive pings (chit chat) from other wazers. This means other wazers will see your wazer icon with a small chat box, and they will be able to send you direct chit-chats.



Waze allows you to connect to Facebook. If you don't have an account, or don't want to link your facebook account with your waze account, choose skip. If you connect waze with your facebook account, you will be able to see your facebook friends with a special icon on the map, and also compare your waze points and rank with them.



Your account has been created. Press GO and start using Waze (if this is your first time using waze, you will see a short guided tour).

Main Screen

After running the application, you will see the following screen:

Map navigation 1st screen.jpg

The top of the screen

Six different icons will appear on top of the main screen :

GPS Reception icons

GreenGp.png connected
OrangeGp.png Partial connected
GreyGp.png No GPS reception.

Internet connection

ConneGPS.png Connected to Waze
OffGPS.png Not connected to Waze

Mood icon

MoodIco.png Here you can decide in which mood do you want to appear in Waze.

Groups icon

GroupsIco.png Here you can see all the groups that you are following.


EventsIco.png Here you can see all the events that have been reported by your groups, that have been reported on your route or that have been reported near your location.

Turn off icon

ExitApp.png Here, you can turn off the application.

Bottom of the screen

Four different buttons will appear on the bottom of the screen:


Pressing the first button UomenuIco.png will open the next menu:


Center of the screen

In the center of the screen you will see the map. You can choose to view the map in 2 different modes :

3D mode 2D mode
3dModIcoFixed.png 2dModIcoFixed.png

To change between the modes, press UomenuIco.png and then ToolsBtnIco.png, The following screen will appear:


Choose your prefered display.


Zoom Out Zoom In
ZoomOutIco.png ZoomInIco.png

Tap once on the screen in order to bring up the zoom in / zoom out buttons:



To report an event press ReportBtn.png The following screen will appear:


Note: This screen will appear only if you have GPS reception and Internet connection.

You can choose to report the following events:


Traffic Jam



Speed cam

Chit Chats

Updated Map

PoliceIco.png Police


You can add a description to the event, decide its direction and add a photo of it.






Back to Events

TrafficIco.png Traffic Jam


You can add a description to the event, decide its direction and add a photo of it.

Back to Events

AccodentsIco.png Accidents


You can add a description to the event, decide its direction and add a photo of it.

Back to Events

HazardIco.png Hazard


You can add a description to the event, decide its direction and add a photo of it.

Back to Events

SpeedIco.png Speed cam


You can add a speed camera alert.

Photo (5).PNG

Back to Events

ChitIco.png Chit Chats


You can add a description to the event, decide its direction and add a photo of it.

Back to Events

UpdateIco.png Updated Map


In this menu you can record new roads, update details and report map problems.

Record New Roads

Update Details

Report Map Problem

Back to Events

Record New Roads

Choosing RecordnewRoadsIco.png will change your icon to a small steam-roller and allow you to record a new road.

to stop recording just click on the steam-roller icon TrackIco.PNG


Back to Updated Map

Update Details

Choose UpdateHouseIco.png to update house numbers.

Back to Updated Map

Report Map Problem

Choose ReportMapProb.png to report a problem with a description:


Please submit as much detail about the problem you are experiencing so that the manager of the area you are in can solve the problem without having to request additional information.

Please do not submit errors with the client software such as sound problems, GPS reception issues, etc.

Choose SendIco.png to send the report.

Attention: you won't be able to report without GPS reception or 3G/ WIFI connection!

Back to Updated Map


To access the Settings menu click the UomenuIco.png button in the bottom menu of the main screen.


Then click the SettingsIco.png button:


The Settings Menu will appear:


Quick Actions

Navigation guidance

Here you can select to turn on/off the Navigation guidance, which is the spoken instructions for turns and intersections. This is the same setting which appears as "Mute" and "Unmute" on the main navigation screen pop-up menu when you tap on the navigation bar.


Back to Settings Menu


Here you can switch between 2D / 3D view.


Back to Settings Menu


Here you can switch between Day/ Night light mode Manually.


Back to Settings Menu

Music Player

Here you can turn on the music player.


Back to Settings Menu


More features in the settings menu:



Tap GeneralIco.png :


Back to Settings Menu


Here you can change your prefered language.



Back to Settings Menu


Here you can change the navigation commands' language.



Back to Settings Menu

Measurement System

Here you can switch between Meters/ Miles.


Back to Settings Menu


Here you can switch between 24 or 12 hours clock.


Back to Settings Menu

Auto Zoom

Here you can turn on\off the auto zoom. Auto Zoom increases the zoom factor as you approach the next turn or instruction intersection, and then zooms back out again after you complete that intersection. And then the process repeats.


Back to Settings Menu

Show Points Ticker

Here you can turn on\off the points ticker.


Back to Settings Menu

Back Light On

Here you can turn on\off the back light.


Back to Settings Menu

Auto-Learns Routes

Here you can turn on\off the auto-learn routes mode.


Back to Settings Menu

Events Radius


Here you can select the range which you'll receive events notifications during your ride.

Back to Settings Menu



Here you can select the types of notifications you will receive.

Back to Settings Menu



Here you can sign in with a different user, select your privacy settings and sign into 3 different social networks.

PrivIco.png Privacy


Here you can set up your privacy settings, such as Nickname, FB/Twitter details, etc.

Back To profile

Show me as

Show Facebook Details

My FB name

My FB picture

My profile link

Show Twitter Details

My profile link

Show me as

Here you can select to show your Nickname or stay anonymous.


Back to Privacy Menu

My FB name

Here you can choose whether your Facebook name will be revealed to your friends only, to everyone or to no one.


Back to Privacy Menu

My FB picture

Here you can choose whether your Facebook picture will be revealed to your friends only, to everyone or to no one.


My Facebook profile link

Here you can choose whether a link to your Facebook profile will be revealed to your friends only, to everyone or to no one.


Back to Privacy Menu

My Twitter link

Here you can choose whether a link to your Twitter profile will be revealed to your friends only, to everyone or to no one.


Back to Privacy Menu

Twitter Account


Here you can sign in to your Twitter account and set up different settings.

Back to Profile Menu

Facebook Account


Here you can sign in to your Facebook account and set up different settings.

Back to Profile Menu

Foursquare Account


Here you can sign in to your Foursquare account and set up different settings.

Back to Profile Menu

MapsEDR.png Map

General Map Settings menu:


Here you can set up your map settings, like colors and events to appear on the map.

Maps color scheme

Tapping the “Map color scheme” button, will open the following screen:


Here you can select your map color.

DataUser.png Data Usage


Here you can set up the data usage settings.

RoutingIco.png Routing


Here you can set up your Routing preferences: Choosing between Fastest/Shortest route, selecting whether to include dirt roads in your navigation, minimizing turns, avoiding highways and preferring cookie munching (in roads without connectivity).

Type Dirt roads
TypeRou.png DirtRou.png

Gr123.png Groups

Here you can set up yours preferences for pop-up reports and groups icons.


Pop-up reports Waze group icons
PopRep.png WazeGrIcon.png

SpreadWor.png Spread the word


Here you can share the application with your friends and write a review about Waze in Apple Store\Chomp.

NOTE: Reviewing Waze on Apple store, will close the application.

AboutIco.png Help/ About


Here you can get supportive information about the Waze and send logs when needed.


Tap on the 6eng.png button from the bottom menu.


Then tap on the "Groups" button.


Create Group

Tap on CreateGrNew.png to create a new group.

Adding Icon

Tap on AddnewIco.png to add a new Icon for the group:


Group Name


Here you can select a name for the group.

Note! once you select a name, you can't change it. The name is permanent.

Group Twitter Account

Tap on GrTwitterACT.png to keep your group connected to Twitter.


Group Facebook Fan Page

Tap on GrFaceBACTMenu.png to keep your group connected to Facebook.


Tap on CreaGrp.png to finish creating the group.

Joining to existing Group

You can search for a group by taping on the icon SearchIco.png

To join a group just tap on the PlusIco.png icon. The following message will appear:


To quit a group you've joined to, tap on the MinusIco.png button. The following message will appear:


Additional Info

By tapping on the name of the group, for example:


You will get additional info about this group:


- Number of members.

- New Users.

- New Reports.

- Facebook account.

- Twitter Account.

- The Owner of the group.

- When the group was created.

By tapping on the members button UserInGrp.png you will see all the members of this group:


To join the group, click the JoinGRPIco.png button.

Main Group

To set a group as your main group, tap on MINE tab to see the groups that you are following and tap on the gray star StarGr.png


To cancel main group, tap on the yellow star YellowStar.png

Edit Your Group

In order to edit a group that you've created, tap on MineGrp.png and select your group MyGrp.png. You will see your group info:


In Order to edit tap on EditBtnGrp.png


Here you can Change Icon, Description, Group Twitter Account, Group Facebook Fan Page.

Tap "save" to save your changes.


In order to navigate tap on DriveTobtn.png button from the bottom menu


The Drive To Menu will appear:


My Favorites

Recent Searches

Saved locations


StarFav.png My Favorites

In order to add an address/place to your favorites, first search for one, using the search bar.




Tapping on ArrowNext.png will open these options:


Select whether to Navigate to the destination, show the destination on the map, or add it to your favorites.

After selecting Add to Favorites, enter a name for it.


to save tap on DoneBTNMenu.png

RecentSearch.png Recent Searches

Here you can view your recent searches


Tapping on ArrowNext.png will open these options :


Select between:

Drive drive to the location.
Show on map show the location on the map.
Delete to delete the location from the resent searches menu.
Add to favorites add the location to favorite menu.

SavedLoc.png Saved locations

In order to save a location, tap on the location on map for a few seconds and a pop up menu will open.

Select SaveLocIco.png

Enter a name for the location.


Tap SaveIco.png to add the location to your Saved Locations.


Delete Location from Favorites/ Saved Locations

Select the location you want to delete from your Favorites or Saved Locations and tap on ArrowNext.png

Favorites Saved Locations
OptionMenuDelete.png OptionMenuDeleteSaved.png

Select Delete to remove the location.

ContactIco.png Contacts

Search Address

Tap on the search bar to search address or place SearchBarIco.png


Tap on SearchIconBar.png



Select Drive or Alternatives.


Here you will find alternatives routes for your destination (the routes differ in time and distance):


You can compare them visually by tapping on CompareIco.png

Route 1 Route 2
CompareVis1.png CompareVis2.png
Route 3 All Together
CompareVis3.png CompareVisAll.png

To see the navigation list, tap on GreenBtnMenu.png


A pop up menu will appear:


Select NavigationList.png


How to stop Navigation

To stop the navigation tap on GreenBtnMenu.png


A pop up menu will appear:


Select StopNavigation.png