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.
- USA & Canada.
- 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
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/
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.
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.
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).
After running the application, you will see the following screen:
The top of the screen
Six different icons will appear on top of the main screen :
GPS Reception icons
|No GPS reception.|
|Connected to Waze|
|Not connected to Waze|
|Here you can decide in which mood do you want to appear in Waze.|
|Here you can see all the groups that you are following.|
|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
|Here, you can turn off the application.|
Bottom of the screen
Four different buttons will appear on the bottom of the screen:
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|
Choose your prefered display.
|Zoom Out||Zoom In|
Tap once on the screen in order to bring up the zoom in / zoom out buttons:
Note: This screen will appear only if you have GPS reception and Internet connection.
You can choose to report the following events:
In order to add a picture you can press the "Take a Picture" button, you can also send the report to one of your groups.
You can add a description to the event, record a message, set it's direction, add a picture of it, classified it, and send it to one of your groups.
You can add a description to the event, decide it's direction, add a picture of it, classified it, and send it to one of your groups.
You can add a speed camera alert.
You can add a description to the event, decide it's direction, record a message, add a picture, and send it to one of your groups.
In this menu you can record new roads, update details and report map problems.
Record New Roads
Report Map Problem
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.
Attention: you won't be able to report without GPS reception or 3G/ WIFI connection!
The Settings Menu will appear:
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.
Here you can switch between 2D / 3D view.
Here you can switch between Day/ Night light mode Manually.
Here you can turn on the music player.
More features in the settings menu:
Here you can change your prefered language.
Here you can change the navigation commands' language.
Here you can switch between Meters/ Miles.
Here you can switch between 24 or 12 hours clock.
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.
Show Points Ticker
Here you can turn on\off the points ticker.
Back Light On
Here you can turn on\off the back light.
Here you can turn on\off the auto-learn routes mode.
Here you can select the range which you'll receive events notifications during your ride.
Here you can select the types of notifications you will receive.
Here you can sign in with a different user, select your privacy settings and sign into 3 different social networks.
Here you can set up your privacy settings, such as Nickname, FB/Twitter details, etc.
Show Facebook Details
Show Twitter Details
Show me as
Here you can select to show your Nickname or stay anonymous.
My FB name
Here you can choose whether your Facebook name will be revealed to your friends only, to everyone or to no one.
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.
Here you can choose whether a link to your Twitter profile will be revealed to your friends only, to everyone or to no one.
Here you can sign in to your Twitter account and set up different settings.
Here you can sign in to your Facebook account and set up different settings.
Here you can sign in to your Foursquare account and set up different settings.
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.
Here you can set up the data usage settings.
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).
Here you can set up yours preferences for pop-up reports and groups icons.
|Pop-up reports||Waze group icons|
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.
Here you can get supportive information about the Waze and send logs when needed.
Then tap on the "Groups" button.
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
Group Facebook Fan Page
Joining to existing Group
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.
Edit Your Group
Tap "save" to save your changes.
The Drive To Menu will appear:
In order to add an address/place to your favorites, first search for one, using the search bar.
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.
Here you can view your recent searches
|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.|
In order to save a location, tap on the location on map for a few seconds and a pop up menu will open.
Enter a name for the location.
Delete Location from Favorites/ Saved Locations
Select Delete to remove the location.
Select Drive or Alternatives.
Here you will find alternatives routes for your destination (the routes differ in time and distance):
|Route 1||Route 2|
|Route 3||All Together|
A pop up menu will appear:
A pop up menu will appear: