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Waze Gets Its Apple CarPlay Dashboard Update

Waze Carplay Split Screen
Waze Carplay Split Screen (Image credit: The Verge)

What you need to know

  • The Waze app has been updated to include support for CarPlay Dashboard.

Waze now supports Apple CarPlay Dashboard following a beta program that saw details leak last month.

The addition of the features means that users no longer have to leave the Waze app – and their turn-by-turn navigation – to see other data such as the currently playing song and more. It's a huge quality of life improvement and arguably a safety one, too.

As big of a deal as this is, Waze doesn't seem to want to actually tell anyone about it. The app's update notes, released yesterday, make no mention of the feature and simply say that a bug has been fixed in relation to traffic alerts.

What's NewSaving time & avoiding traffic is even easier with this update:Fixed a bug so traffic alerts are easy to read in both landscape or portrait mode

Regardless of what those notes say, social media posts by users do confirm that the update does bring the Dashboard feature we've all been waiting for.

The new update is available for download from the App Store (opens in new tab) now. It's free for both new and existing users, too.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.