How to Fix Waze app not working?

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How to Fix Waze app not working?

Fix Waze not working

Waze is a community-driven GPS navigation mobile app for Android and iOS platforms that provide users with more accurate route-by-route navigation details than Google Maps. Although the app has been developed by an Israeli company, it was acquired by Google in 2013 and then the service becomes more useful like Google Maps. However, many users still report the bugs or downtime issues not getting fixed properly like Google Maps over time. So, check out the steps to fix Waze app not working issue.

Sometimes, incorrect settings on the device itself can also cause issues with the Waze user experience. Even if you are using battery-saving mode or power-saving mode on your device, that may prevent Waze from working properly. Meanwhile, outdated system version, outdated Waze app version, or damaged app cache are also one of the main reasons for GPS not working or no GPS connection error.

Therefore, the particular problem mainly appears whenever users try to get navigation details and Waze starts showing the wrong location or even no location at all at times. Similarly, Waze appears to lag or stutter multiple times, causing signal drops multiple times after launching the app.

Now, before heading to the guides below, make sure to check whether the device is using the correct date/time according to the carrier's network and whether it is connected to a good internet network or not. If that is the case for you, try simply restarting your device or enabling Airplane mode once to check for the issue. If you don't know how to do it, let's check it out.

1. Check the cellular network

Go to the device settings menu.
Touch Cellular / Wireless & Network > Mobile data options / SIM card & Mobile networks.
Disable the 4G LTE / VoLTE option.
Reboot your device once and enable 4G LTE/VoLTE again.
Alternatively, you can simply turn on airplane mode/flight mode on your device. Wait a couple of seconds and turn it off to check the GPS problem in Waze.
Make sure to check the same for Wi-Fi connectivity as well. If you are facing no connection issue with your car head unit, please try to check the car head unit firmware update first. If not, just do a factory reset on your car head unit and then turn off Google Location Sharing from Settings > Location.

2. Check for the Waze app update


Just head over to the Google Play Store (Android) app on your device.
Tap the hamburger menu on the left side > My apps & games > Under the Updates tab, look for the Waze Update option. If it is available, update it first.
Once done, restart your device and check if Waze not working issue.

iOS/iPad operating system:

Simply go to the App Store (iOS/iPadOS) app on your device.
Tap the Profile icon at the top right of the screen.
Swipe down the screen to update the App Updates option and you can see the list of apps to update in the UPCOMING AUTO-UPDATES section.
Scroll down the list of apps and check if the Waze app update is available or not. If it's available, just update it.
Once done, reboot your device and try running the Waze app again.

3. Clear app cache to fix Waze not working

Go to Settings menu > Head to Apps.
Then tap Manage apps > Scroll down the list of apps and select Waze.
From the Waze app page, you can find the Clear Data option below.
Select Clear Cache > Tap Yes to confirm.
Then select Force close > Tap Yes to confirm.
Finally, restart your device and then try running the Waze app again.

4. Grant Waze Location Permission


Go to the device settings menu.
Tap Applications or Application manager.
Scroll down the list of apps and select Waze.
Go to Permissions > Enable "Location Permission" such as "Allow all the time" or "Allow only while using the app".
Also, enable high accuracy mode for location in your device's location settings.
Once done, reboot your device and try running Waze again.

iOS/iPad operating system:

First, go to the 'Settings' menu > Go to 'Privacy'.
Tap on 'Location Services' > Turn on the toggle.
Next, scroll down the same page and tap on Waze.
Select the "While using the app" option under ALLOW LOCATION ACCESS. (A checkmark will appear on the selected one)
You should also activate the "Precise location" option.
Restart your device and try to use Waze again.

5. Check device system update


Head to the Settings menu > Go to About / System to check for system updates.
If available, download and install the system update.
Wait for the device to boot into the system after the update.
Finally, you can check if the Waze not working issue.

iOS/iPad operating system:

Go to the Settings menu > Head to General.
Tap Software Update > It will automatically check for updates and notify you if one is available.
Simply choose Download and Install and let the process complete.
Once done, your device will reboot. It may take some time.
Finally, run the Waze app again and check for the problem.

6. Reinstall the Waze app

If nothing seems to work, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
From the home screen, tap and hold the Waze app icon.
Select Uninstall from the options.
Touch Yes to confirm the action.
Once the app is uninstalled, restart your phone. It is important to restart the phone. Installing the app without rebooting the phone did not work to our liking.
Open the Play Store and install the Waze app.
Launch the app and sign in with your credentials.