Google’s real-time traffic and guidance software Waze lets you alter the virtual assistant’s voice. Waze uses fixed voices and promotional voices to engage users and monetise its popular functionalities. See how to modify Waze’s voice below.
The process is very smooth and consists of a few steps:
- Open the Waze app on your mobile
- Go to “My Waze”
At the bottom of the screen, in the left corner, click on “My Waze” ;
- Click on “Settings”
In the upper left corner, on the gear icon, click on “Settings” ;
- Click on the “Voice and Sound” option
In the options that appear on the screen, click on the third one in “Voice and sound” ;
- Click on “Voice Waze”
By clicking on this option, select the voice you want from the Portuguese options that appear in the list.
Waze voice recording instructions
You may use your own voice as the navigation sound if you like. Waze provides a set of commands that must be recorded in order to narrate a route.
Following the preceding guide, the steps are same. To record the phrases, go to the “Voice Waze” menu and select “Add a voice” from the drop-down menu.
- Click “Add a voice” and click “Ok” in the security window that appears on the screen;
- Click the “Rec” button (red button) in the sentence;
- Click the “Rec” button again to start recording; when finished, click on “Stop” (square button);
- Press play to check if the recording is ok and then click “Save” .
Also, give the recording a title, and then hit “Save” in the top right. If you uninstall and reinstall Waze, you may lose your voice recording, as it is stored locally on your phone.
The “Delete Voice” button may be found toward the end of the page.
Available Waze Voices
Some voices on Waze are temporary due to promotional campaigns, so they are available for a while and then deleted from the app.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger;
- Milton Cunha;
- Gil do Vigor;
- Christina Aguilera;
- Silvio Santos;
- Sid of A Frost Era;
- MC Fioti.
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Can I download new voices in Waze?
It is not possible outside the app, only the voices that are in the list available on Waze.
Why are some voices no longer available in Waze?
Waze’s advertising campaigns mean that some voices are only available for a short period of time. Therefore, there may be instances where the desired voice is no longer available.
Are the same voices available on Google Maps?
Not. Waze’s differential is precisely in the personalization of the voice during the journeys.
Why isn’t my Waze talking?
Maybe the voice hasn’t been muted all the way, or the navigation is set to alert mode.