How to Setup Siri Shortcuts on Waze to Navigate with iPhone

Last Updated: February 14, 2019
Siri to Navigate Waze iPhone

Apple has recently introduced a feature that allows iPhone users to use Siri shortcuts on Waze. Siri commands are coming in handy when you use  Apple Car Play. You don’t even need to open the Waze app to navigate to your home or office. Just activate Siri and ask it to “take Home”. Siri will open the Waze app and route to your home address from your present location. For first time users, you have to set up Siri on an iPhone to work with Waze App.

Let’s see in detail how to set Siri to work with Waze in iPhone to navigate to your favorite locations with just a command.

Waze is a navigation app from Google that offers real-time traffic conditions and road hazards. Personally, I use Waze more than Apple maps for my work. Even though I know the route for my daily trip, I do like to drive with Waze (with music) to get real-time traffic alerts and alternative routes. Those who don’t have Waze, you can install from Apple Store for free.

Step 1: Set Home, Work and Add Favorite Address on Waze

Once you install, I would recommend creating an account with Waze to keep your personal information. Ho ahead and add your Home, Work and other Favorite address on Waze after you log in with your credentials.

Waze Add Favorites

Please skip this step for the Waze users, who already have Waze app and set Home and Work locations for the daily commute.

  1. Open Waze App on iPhone.
  2. Register a new Waze account or Log in with your credentials.
  3. Tap on search icon from the main screen.
  4. Add Home, Work Adress on Waze.
  5. Tap on Favorites and Add New Favorites.
  6. Search for an address or long-tap on an address.
  7. Add a name for new favorite and tap on Done.

In addition to this Home and Work locations, you can have multiple locations on your favorite locations for easy access.

Also Read: Set Waze Default Map: How to Change Default Navigation App on Android and iPhone?

Step 2: Open Siri Shortcuts on Waze

The next step is to activate Siri shortcuts for Home and Work locations on Waze. You can set Siri shortcuts for Waze Favorite locations if you want. You can activate Waze to navigate to these locations just with a Siri Command when you drive.

Siri Voice Set on Waze

We assume you already registered with Waze and logged into the Waze app on the iPhone. Now go ahead with the steps below.

  1. Open Waze App on iPhone.
  2. Tap on search icon from the main screen.
  3. Tap on top left Settings icon.
  4. Select Voice & sound.
  5. Tap on Siri Shortcuts.

You will see all the Siri Shortcuts on the screen. The top two are for Home and Work locations. Now scroll down the screen to see additional Favorite Locations that you set on Waze.

Step 3: Set Siri Shortcuts for Waze Address

You can set Siri commands to work with Waze for all of your favorite locations. In this article, we are showing only on the Home address to in Siri shortcuts just for demonstration purposes. To proceed with this, go through the steps below.

Siri Record for Waze

  1. Open Siri Shortcuts Screen from Step 2.
  2. Tap on Drive home
  3. Now Tap on Red button to record your custom Siri Voice Command
  4. Tap on Red button once you complete the recording.
  5. Siri will confirm the voice command once you complete recording.
  6. Now you will see a check mark on Siri Shortcut for the completed one.

We have recorded the Siri shortcut “Drive to home” to work with Waze. Next time, You can ask Siri “Drive to home” and Siri will open Waze and route to your home automatically. This comes pretty handy, you don’t need to open Waze and go to shortcut or type home address. You can do everything with a single command especially when you have a Car Audio System with Apple CarPlay.

How to Use Siri to Navigate Favorite Locations on Waze

You can use the Siri Shortcuts on Waze Favorite Locations too. Follow the steps to add Siri shortcuts for Waze Favorites.Siri Shortcuts for Waze Favorites

  1. Open Waze App on iPhone.
  2. Tap on search icon from the main screen.
  3. Tap on top left Settings icon.
  4. Select Voice & sound.
  5. Tap on Siri Shortcuts.
  6. Scroll down to Favorite Locations on Siri Shortcuts Screen.
  7. Tap on Drive home.
  8. Now tap on Red button to record your custom Siri Voice Command.
  9. Tap on Red button once you complete the recording.
  10. Siri will confirm the voice command once you complete recording.
  11. Now you will see a check mark on Siri Shortcut for the completed one.

You can add multiple favorites with Siri shortcuts on Waze to use while you drive.

How to Re-Phrase or Remove Siri Shortcuts on Waze

What you do if you want to change the Siri shortcut that already recorded for a favorite location on Waze? You can always come back and re-record Siri Shortcut for a Waze location.Re-Phrase Siri Shortcuts on Waze

  1. Open Waze App on iPhone.
  2. Tap on search icon from the main screen.
  3. Tap on top left Settings icon.
  4. Select Voice & sound.
  5. Tap on Siri Shortcuts.
  6. Scroll down to Favorite Locations on Siri Shortcuts Screen.
  7. Tap on the Recorded Favorite Location to replace.
  8. Select Re-Record Phrase or Delete Shortcut.

Now you can remove the Siri Shortcut by tapping Delete Shortcut or Re-Record Phrase to change the Siri Shortcut on Waze.

Recently Apple adds Waze app on Apple Car Play Apps. and this Siri Integration for Waze is really time-saving. There is no need to depend on the Apple map to get the direction. You can easily switch to Waze for your daily commute needs and activate with Siri on the iPhone.

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