Waze update will tell you just how long you'll be stuck in traffic

Waze says that the performance of the app on iPhone and iPad has been greatly improved. Users should see more fluid navigation and faster route selection, among other improvements. The new traffic bar will now give you an estimate on how long you'll be stuck in traffic and monitor your progress.

You can find the big changes in Waze 3.9.4 in the list below:

  • Experience an overall faster Waze: smoother navigation, quicker route selection, and improved re-routing.
  • New traffic bar! Know how long you'll be in a jam, tracking progress as you go.
  • Learn which route Waze is taking with 'Let's go via' voice instruction.
  • Get a confirmation when sending your ETA: those receiving can instantly reply 'Got it, thanks'.
  • Improved support for U-turns
  • General bug fixes

In addition to these new features, you can now also back up your Waze account. That way, if you move to a new phone, you don't need to worry about loosing your Waze username and points.

Waze 3.9.4 is available for download now on the App Store.

Source: Waze

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • I love Waze; it's one of the reasons I switched back from Windows phone. Could someone explain to me how to interpret the new traffic bar?
  • This is one of the best apps ever made for traffic navigation.
  • Since downloading the update today on my iPhone 6 with iOS 8.2, the app won't stay open. I tap on it, it starts to launch and immediately shuts down back to my home screen. Rebooted but that didn't help. Finally, deleted app and reinstalled to make it work.
  • Works fine for me - iPhone 6 as well...
  • I mostly love Waze. The only nitpick I have is the delay in recognizing newly formed traffic jams, although I have a feeling that the technology can only detect slow downs only so quickly (I'm sure the issue effects other GPS apps as well). A couple times I've been cruising along with Waze saying everything is clear, only to get caught in a traffic jam and Waze telling me a few minutes later "oh by the way, heavy traffic ahead"....uh......thanks :P.
  • Love waze but I find Google maps to be more reliable. Sent from the iMore App