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Lulu KC

(2,605 posts)
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:52 PM Mar 2022

My Maps app doesn't always talk to me

I really need the voice on the Maps app--sometimes he speaks, sometimes he doesn't. I have looked at all the settings and have everything that I think may apply to sound turned on. Sometimes he just gets me out of the driveway, speaking, then stops for the rest of the trip! Has anyone else experienced this?

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My Maps app doesn't always talk to me (Original Post) Lulu KC Mar 2022 OP
Happens to me too!!! the only way I can get the voice back is to unplug it from the car and mitch96 Mar 2022 #1
I just did a little more digging Lulu KC Mar 2022 #3
Thx.. mitch96 Mar 2022 #8
usually it's because it is connected to your car via bluetooth drray23 Mar 2022 #2
My car is too old, I think. Lulu KC Mar 2022 #4
There is a new option to have the app to work Phoenix61 Mar 2022 #7
This is what my kid tells me. It's so confusing to a 70 year old. vanlassie Mar 2022 #5
I use a wired connection and it happens to me.. nt mitch96 Mar 2022 #9
A couple of ideas Louis1895 Mar 2022 #6
Thanks! Lulu KC Mar 2022 #10
The simple answer--this works Lulu KC Dec 2022 #11

mitch96

(14,012 posts)
1. Happens to me too!!! the only way I can get the voice back is to unplug it from the car and
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 02:57 PM
Mar 2022

Plug it back in, then it works fine... How to fix it??
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Lulu KC

(2,605 posts)
3. I just did a little more digging
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:31 PM
Mar 2022

It said to be sure you've updated your phone (which I just did). And if it keeps not working, uninstall and reinstall the app. If it keeps doing it, I'll try that and post the results here.

drray23

(7,661 posts)
2. usually it's because it is connected to your car via bluetooth
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:30 PM
Mar 2022

if you don't switch your car audio to Bluetooth you won't hear anything.

Lulu KC

(2,605 posts)
4. My car is too old, I think.
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:33 PM
Mar 2022

All the sound comes out of the phone itself. No connection to the car except through car lighter/charger.

Phoenix61

(17,076 posts)
7. There is a new option to have the app to work
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:23 PM
Mar 2022

through blue tooth. Nice as you can listen to the radio and the map app will cut in with directions. If you don’t have blue tooth and accidentally tap that I assume you’ll loose the sound. It’s a weird squiggle looking thing.

Louis1895

(769 posts)
6. A couple of ideas
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:39 PM
Mar 2022

These may or may not work but they are simple and worth a try.

The first thing I would try is to make certain I had the latest iOS installed.

The second thing is to shut down the phone completely (https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/turn-iphone-on-or-off-iph841379c3d/ios). Then restart to see if rebooting has resolved the issue.

Are you connecting your phone to your car through the USB port or just just the phone by itself? If you use the USB port to charge and play through your radio, make certain you do not have lint stuck in the port. I carry my phone in my pants pocket and it picks up lint. I then occasionally have trouble charging or connecting to AirPlay in my car using a USB cable. Using compressed air and a wooden toothpick to loosen the lint and blow it out, I can clean out the port so everything works properly.



Hope these ideas help with the odd behavior of your iPhone!

Lulu KC

(2,605 posts)
11. The simple answer--this works
Tue Dec 20, 2022, 01:00 PM
Dec 2022

Very simple. If it's plugged in to the dash, the car thinks it's a faulty CD. (2015 car--smart, but not that smart.) If I just unplug it while I need the voice, it works fine. I plug it in for charging when I'm on the long stretches with no new instructions.
This was making me nuts.

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