Waze App for iOS Gains Siri Shortcuts Support

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Google-owned mapping app Waze was today updated with support for the Siri Shortcuts feature that Apple introduced in iOS 12.

    With Siri Shortcuts in Waze, you can record shortcuts for your drive home, drive to work, favorite locations, and more, all of which can be activated with a simple Siri voice command.

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    Waze is a popular Apple Maps alternative on iOS devices as it is known for its accurate traffic and hazard alerts, along with time-saving routing changes.

    Siri Shortcuts for Waze can be set up by opening up the Settings app on the iPhone, navigating to "Siri & Search," and tapping the "Shortcuts" button. From there, either scroll down to the Waze section or search for Waze.

    You will need to have your home, work, and favorite locations set up within the Waze app for those options to show up.

    Waze can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    (Thanks, Shawn!)

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  2. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a

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    Favourites not showing for me. Running latest Waze beta. Only home and work.
     
  3. crees! macrumors 68000

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    But can you say to likes of, "Car on side of road" for a hazard or for any of the other alerts? If not, until then this isn't too useful.
     
  4. bgalakazam macrumors member

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    Way too many ads + Google getting all my data. No thanks
     
  5. SoApple macrumors regular

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    Same here.
     
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    Google only wants what's best for you.
     
  8. hagar macrumors 6502a

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    Siri shortcuts = apple’s way of giving up on Siri. Instead making her more intelligent we can now use pre-recorded sentences. Can’t wait to memorise them all.
     
  9. pruppert macrumors 6502

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    I found out how to get them. Go into the Waze app. In the sidebar menu, tap on favorites. Then tap on the ellipsis button by your favorite. Than tap "Add Shortcut."
     
  10. kuwxman macrumors 6502a

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    Cool. We don't need one of these posts every time something Google is posted. Goodness...

    On topic, just updated the app and the ability to add the Siri shortcut is there. Will definitely be using this on a daily basis now.
     
  11. Westside guy macrumors 603

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    I agree with the sentiment, but the problem is Waze is just so much more useful than other mapping apps. Plus, on iOS, you're only sending data when you've actually got Waze running - and that aggregate data (yours + all the other active users at that moment in time) is what makes Waze useful in the first place.

    Most of the time I commute on transit - but, when I do need to drive, I rely on Waze.
     
  12. nalvarez2007 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone who's ever used a Google product (including searching on Google) already forfeited their data to Google and if you think otherwise you're not living in the real world.
     
  13. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    How are you guys able to remember all these short cuts of different apps? I have given up. It is hard enough to remember what to say to get my Hue lights set to a specific scenery
     
  14. burgman macrumors 68000

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    If you don’t need it, don’t use it. I believe it’s one of the universal laws ;)
    I need it and use Waze daily.
     
  15. MSDeMott macrumors newbie

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    Here's how to set that up:
    1. Open Waze on your iPhone.
    2. Tap the search button on the bottom-left.
    3. Choose the Settings button on the top-left of the app.
    4. Select "Voice and sound."
    5. Choose "Siri Shortcuts."
    6. You have several options for navigation, including voice controls.
     
  16. michaelchan macrumors newbie

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    I use Waze' voice processor routine.. it's fairly reliable.

    "Hey waze, report stopped vehicle." Hands free and easy.

    List of commands


    https://support.google.com/waze/answer/7580507?hl=en
     

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