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  1. beman39's Avatar
    is anyone else here having trouble with the MS maps, where there is no voice nav to help direct you? mine seems to be not working and I have looked everywhere to enable or even choose what voice (male or female) I prefer! I just can't seem to find it... BTW I'm on 14295,1000
    04-06-2016 04:05 PM
  2. beman39's Avatar
    wow don't anyone help at once now!
    04-07-2016 11:17 AM
  3. raggedy b's Avatar
    Not on insider and working OK for me
    Mr Hyde likes this.
    04-07-2016 01:14 PM
  4. beman39's Avatar
    ah so it has something to do with being on the insider... another problem with redstone *rollseyes* anyways thanks for the reply
    04-07-2016 04:34 PM
  5. mtf1380's Avatar
    ah so it has something to do with being on the insider... another problem with redstone *rollseyes* anyways thanks for the reply
    "B"man, I just trid my maps' App, and it is working fine. I am on fast ring, 950XL, Dual Sim, USA. You don't by chance have your Bluetooth "on", and therefore muting the external speaker?

    For what its worth, I no longer am able to hear the word pronounciation in the AED App.
    04-07-2016 05:39 PM
  6. mtf1380's Avatar
    I think I read somewhere that the Maps App narration is now run by a global command.
    SETTING > Ease of Access > Narrator > Voice > Choice a voice??????
    the above my be wrong, so please don't hold be to it... I have a short memory:)
    04-07-2016 05:47 PM
  7. mtf1380's Avatar
    I did a little search, and the turn-by-turn directions will now utilize Cortana's voice, so check those settings are enabled.
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...pc-and-mobile/
    04-07-2016 06:27 PM
  8. hardywang's Avatar
    I also have 950XL, I don't find anywhere to turn on voice navigation. I really miss the feature from HERE Drive. When I use the navigation function from the Map I could not hear it. My phone is not paired to any Bluetooth device.
    04-07-2016 09:29 PM
  9. Hypnopottamus's Avatar
    Another thing to try is to make sure the navigation isn't muted. When on the navigation screen, hit the ellipses (...) and there should be an option to mute or not mute. Just a thought. Hope this is of help.
    04-07-2016 09:59 PM
  10. BonzeUK's Avatar
    Originally posted by beman39
    ah so it has something to do with being on the insider... another problem with redstone *rollseyes* anyways thanks for the reply
    No problem here on Redstone (14295)
    04-08-2016 04:20 AM
  11. mtf1380's Avatar
    Recap of things to try (maps app on 14295):

    Bluetooth is off.

    Check your Cortana Settings:
    - Cortana > Settings > Getting around > Traffic, time, route notifications > "on"
    - Cortana > Settings > Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts and more > "on"

    also, like Hypnopottamus said "make sure mute in off".

    and of course there is the all to familiar: uninstall Maps > soft rebooth > reinstall Maps???
    04-08-2016 07:13 AM
  12. EndOfRope's Avatar
    Hi,
    if i follow your above posted link it says:
    Cortana will give you turn-by-turn directions (if Cortana is enabled)
    So this means there is no more offline-navigation with turn-by-turn voice directions. If MS starts now to use cortana for this i guess we will never again get real offline-navigation like in HereDrive+. So Maps is useless for me, i dont know what to do when HereDrive+ stops working in July.
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    04-08-2016 07:32 AM
  13. holohglr's Avatar
    And what those of us that haven't Cortana will do with maps voice navigation?
    04-08-2016 08:05 AM
  14. BonzeUK's Avatar
    Cortana still speaks the directions when offline. Why do you think it will make a difference?

    Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
    04-08-2016 08:13 AM
  15. Krystianpants's Avatar
    ah so it has something to do with being on the insider... another problem with redstone *rollseyes* anyways thanks for the reply
    When updating to redstone ask yourself this:
    Does it have any new features worth the headache? NO -> Proceed to not install

    Most redstone builds up until now have been more focus on the kernel code, so you get nothing out of being on it other than providing telemetry to MS.

    The next build should come out today or next week. Depends on how quickly they test the cellular data fix.
    04-08-2016 08:42 AM
  16. beman39's Avatar
    I have no "getting around" in settings with cortana where is this located, maybe I'm not looking in the right place?
    04-08-2016 10:27 AM
  17. Jaripi's Avatar
    And what those of us that haven't Cortana will do with maps voice navigation?
    You do not need cortana for voice navigation of MS Maps, but it seems that there is limited voices available for MS Maps. Many european languages missing, but English (USA, UK), German and Spanish (Spain, Mexico) should be there ... I am using US English for MS maps (for voice navigation) and it works just fine, but I had to change my phone language to US English for that ...
    04-08-2016 02:42 PM
  18. mtf1380's Avatar
    I actually had convinced myself to stay with the Production Builds after a fiasco I had when travelling right after a Fast Ring update, but after reading that the new Maps App was available only on Fast Ring (.267 I think), I dove head first, fight back into the deep end. I travel a lot, a lot of the times on back roads for long distances, so a good navigational map is crucial. I have used the new Windows Maps App, and I for one like it a lot.

    Anyway, I digress... again!

    Regarding Cortana, this is what I read:

    When Cortana is enabled, you will receive turn-by-turn directions in Cortana’s voice, currently supported for English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Simplified Chinese (China), French (France), Italian (Italy), German (Germany) and Spanish (Spain).

    Regarding Offline use:

    Local search, robust offline capability, 3D cities and street imagery are just a few of the things already available in the Windows 10 Maps app we know you love using every day. Your favorites are now available offline so you can truly enjoy your offline maps and take advantage of all the places you have saved. You can also add notes to your favorites to keep track of things you want to remember about that place.

    The above quotes are copy and pasted from:
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...s-10-maps-app/

    Cheers!
    Last edited by mtf1380; 04-08-2016 at 06:52 PM.
    04-08-2016 06:32 PM
  19. mtf1380's Avatar
    I have no "getting around" in settings with cortana where is this located, maybe I'm not looking in the right place?
    "B" man,

    - Hit Search (magnifying glass located bottom right), this will open Cortana.
    - Hit Hamburger Icon (top Left of page).
    - Hit "NOTEBOOK" from the selection list.
    - Hit "Setting" (fourth down) from selection list.
    - Make sure that "Cortana can give you suggestions, idea, reminders, alerts and more" is in the ON position.

    ALSO for the GETTING AROUND setting:
    - Hit Search (magnifying glass located bottom right), this will open Cortana.
    - Hit Hamburger Icon (top Right of page).
    - Hit "NOTEBOOK" from the selection list.
    - go past settings, to the tenth (on my 950XL, dual sim, .295, USA) option down "GETTING AROUND".
    - make sure "Traffic, time and route notification is "ON".

    these are the settings I have and my phone is giving me turn by turn (UNLESS I have my BLUETOOTH "ON". If I do have BT "ON", I get nothing in the way of voice navigation if I don't have a headset on)

    I hope this is helpful.
    Last edited by mtf1380; 04-09-2016 at 12:47 PM.
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    04-08-2016 06:47 PM
  20. beman39's Avatar
    thanks mtf, I have checked all the checks and crossed my T's and still no voice nav...
    04-09-2016 08:55 AM
  21. mtf1380's Avatar
    thanks mtf, I have checked all the checks and crossed my T's and still no voice nav...
    sorry it didn't help :(.. maybe next time!

    hopeful an update to fix is imminent.
    04-09-2016 12:53 PM
  22. Joe920's Avatar
    By the way, has anyone seen the updated landscape UI that MS wrote about? It should looks something like this (note the slightly smaller banner and clearer 'next turn' indication) :

    04-12-2016 11:39 AM

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