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Adjusting Turn-by-Turn volume in iOS Maps

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 in Toronto on April 6, 2013 at 6:01 PM (CDT)


when I ask siri for directions she speaks them to me but yet when I type the direction request in Maps it only gives me step by step directions without voice. how can i get maps to speak the directions without going through Siri.  Sometimes Siri just does not understand the request and it is easier to just type it in.

Posted by chuck romano in Toronto on May 2, 2014 at 11:06 PM (CDT)

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