Waze is no doubt very helpful, but iPhone users have been complaining that Waze sound has not been working very properly on their devices. Users who have shared this problem with us claim that they don't see any physical sign that this issue is caused by their device since the iPhone ringer and the app volume could be turned up to the maximum and still they would be unable to hear Waze.

You may be wondering what may be causing Waze sound not to work on your iPhone. The reasons are numerous and varied. Some of them include the following:

  • The volume on Waze and your iPhone may be turned down.
  • The Waze app could be experiencing some problems.
  • Your device's software may be plagued by glitches and bugs.

In this article, we will take a look at this common problem and offer you some of the most effective solutions to resolve it. The following are just some of the solutions you can try to fix the Waze sound not working issue on your iPhone.

Way 1. Check or Change the Volume in Waze on iPhone

The first thing you should do when faced with this problem is to check the volume of the Waze app to ensure it is sufficient.

To do that open the Waze app on your device and then tap Settings > Sound and then adjust the slider next to "App Volume" to increase the volume to desired levels.

At the same time, you should also adjust the volume on your iPhone ringer. To do that go to Settings > Sounds and then drag the slider next to "Ringer and Alters" to increase the volume.


Way 2. Reset All Settings on iPhone

You can also reset all settings on the iPhone. This will remove any conflicting settings that could be interfering with the app volume. To reset all settings, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.


When the device restarts, check if the issue has been resolved.

Way 3. Force Close and Reopen Waze App

Force closing an app is another go-to solution whenever an app is not working properly. To force close the Waze app, access the most recently used apps (the process is different for different models) and then locate Waze. Swipe up on the app preview to force close it and then open it again to see if the issue is gone.


Way 4. Update Waze App on iPhone

You may also be able to fix the bugs on the Waze app that are causing this sound issue by simply updating the app to the latest version.

To update the app, open the App store on your device and tap on "Updates". Locate the Waze app and if an update is available, tap "Update" to install the latest version. You can also update all the apps there.


Way 5. Force Restart Your iPhone

A force restart is a simple way to refresh the device and get it working normally again. It often works for all iOS problems and may be worth a try here as well. Here's how to force restart your iPhone.

For iPhone 8 or later - press and quickly release the Volume up button and then press and quickly release the volume down button. Now press and hold the power (side) button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.


For iPhone 7 or 7 Plus - press and hold both the power (side) button and the volume down button until the Apple logo appears.


For iPhone 6 and earlier models - press and hold the power and home buttons until you see the Apple logo.


Way 6. Fix Waze Sound Not Working on iPhone with No Data Loss

If none of the solutions you've tried so far have worked, it is possible that there is a problem with the iOS system causing the Waze app to behave abnormally. In this case, the only way to fix the problem is to use an iOS system recovery tool and one of the best is iMyFone Fixppo. The following are just some of the advantages Fixppo has over other similar tools:

  • It can be used to repair all iOS-related issues with a 100% success rate.
  • It uses two modes to fix the device: the standard mode that can repair common issues without data loss and the advanced mode is useful for more stubborn problems.
  • A simple process allows you to easily repair your device quickly and efficiently.
  • It supports all iOS device models including the iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) and all iOS versions including the latest iOS 14.

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Follow these simple steps to use Fixppo to fix the Waze sound not working on iPhone issue:

Step 1: Download and install Fixppo on to your computer and then launch the program. In the main window, click on "Standard Mode" to begin. Connect the iPhone to the computer and then click on "Next". You may need to put the device in DFU or recovery mode if the program doesn't immediately detect or recognize the device. To do that, simply follow the instructions on the screen.

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Step 2: Once the device is in DFU/ recovery mode, you should see the option to download firmware. Select the firmware you would like to install on your device from the options presented under "Firmware Version" and then click "Download".

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Step 3: Fixppo will download your selected firmware and extract it. Simply click "Start" to allow the program to fix the problem and get the device's screen working properly.

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Download Fixppo's free trial version today to find out all that it can do for you! Here is also the feedback from other users.

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App volume issues on your iPhone are not uncommon and with the solutions above, you can get your Waze app volume working again normally. Choose a solution that works in your situation and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.