Adjusting Turn-by-Turn volume in iOS Maps | iLounge Tips

Adjusting Turn-by-Turn volume in iOS Maps

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tips Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod

The introduction of turn-by-turn voice guidance to the Apple Maps app in iOS 6 was a welcome addition, but if you regularly listen to music or other audio from your iPhone while driving you may find the volume of the spoken directions doesn’t always match up well. Fortunately, Apple provided a way to adjust this separately from your main device volume—simply go into your Settings app and select Maps and you’ll find four options under “Navigation Voice Volume” to adjust between three different presets, or turn the voice off entirely if you’d rather just rely on the visual directions.

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Thank you for this!  I’ve always found the navigation voice to be overbearingly loud when she interrupts my music or podcast with a new direction.  I’d looked in the settings for Sounds and Siri, but for some reason, it never occurred to me to check under the settings for Maps.

my one remaining wish is for the option to have the music or podcast pause instead of fade to quiet while the nav direction is spoken.  For music, it doesn’t matter much, but when listening to spoken word tracks, its very confusing to miss about 4-5 seconds of audio, and then get thrown back into it.

Posted by Karsten on April 6, 2013 at 3:01 PM (PDT)

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