Google Maps’ navigation features can come in handy during a trip to an unfamiliar area and you can use like audio clues to help you prepare for a turn by telling you the appropriate street signs to look for before you reach them. You can get Google Maps to talk to you by enabling talk navigation to receive spoken directions and cues that will help you find your destination. You might need to enable or adjust the voice feature’s volume to ensure that you can hear its directions.
Enabling Google Maps to talk while you drive only takes a few simple steps on your iPhone.
At first open the Google Maps app on your iPhone, and search for the location that you want to go to by typing it in the top search bar.
Now Tap the blue “DIRECTIONS” button at the bottom of the screen. Optional: Tap a transportation mode from the top of the map. Driving by car is the default selection.
Tap the blue “Start” button in the lower-right of the screen to turn on navigation. Google maps will begin giving verbal turn-by-turn directions.
If you don’t hear anything after beginning your journey, ensure your phone’s volume is turned up.
Adjust the navigation voice volume by tapping the three-lines at the top-left of your screen.
Go to “Settings,” then tap “Navigation.” Select the volume level that you prefer. Use the “Play test sound” button to test the navigation volume.
To adjust the traffic alerts volume level, once you’ve started directions to a location, tap the volume icon on the right side of the screen.
You’ll see three options: “Muted,” “Alerts only,” and “Unmuted.”
The alerts option allows Google Maps to verbally warn of any upcoming traffic issues, such as crashes or construction, and looks like a speaker with an exclamation point.
However, it’s important to note that turning on traffic alerts disables talk navigation for turn-by-turn directions.
If you are unable to enable voice on Google Maps then make sure that the volume of your device is up. There are times when you put your phone in a silent mode and forgot it. Also sometimes the volume of Maps app is turned on but it is too low which is why you are unable to hear any voice. For turning up the volume on Google Maps app on your device, go to the app first. On the menu, go to Settings and then navigation settings. Choose louder option.
After checking the sound status of your iPhone, make sure the volume is also up for Google Maps. If Google maps voice navigation doesn’t work, go to the Google Map. By starting navigation, you will see a sound option on the top right corner. If the icon is mute, tap on it to activate the volume.
Sometimes, when you enter a destination, hit “Directions” and the route options pop up, the volume is on the lowest setting when you tap on the volume button. You just need to tap the volume icon and then the voice will be back with the volume up at full.
If you still can’t hear voice navigation in Apple Maps, it is probably your iPhone is paired with your car or other bluetooth speakers. If the Bluetooth speaker is not near you, you may not hear it.
To check it, you can go the Settings app and select “Bluetooth” to see if any device is currently paired with your iPhone. From there, you select your car’s Bluetooth connection or simply disconnect it to use your iPhone speaker.
Make sure the voice directions are downloaded on your device. You will not be able to hear iPhone maps voice navigation if they are not downloaded. For downloading voice directions, connect your device to the internet and click on get directions. After the process is completed, start your Google Maps in a regular way. You will be able to hear directions now.