Waze App for iOS Gains Siri Shortcuts Support

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.


    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!)

    Article Link: Waze App for iOS Gains Siri Shortcuts Support
  2. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
    Favourites not showing for me. Running latest Waze beta. Only home and work.
  3. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    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

    Jul 21, 2014
    Way too many ads + Google getting all my data. No thanks
  5. SoApple macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2012
    Same here.
  6. theman510 macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2009
    New Jersey
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Google only wants what's best for you.
  8. hagar macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    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


    Jan 30, 2008
    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


    Jul 25, 2009
    Olathe, KS
    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

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    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

    Mar 30, 2015
    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


    Sep 15, 2016
    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


    Sep 24, 2013
    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

    Jan 8, 2016
    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

    Nov 14, 2007
    I use Waze' voice processor routine.. it's fairly reliable.

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

    List of commands


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