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Fix Google Maps Voice Navigation Not Working Android

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Here’s how to fix Google Maps not talking on Android devices after updating. We use Google Maps to find any place directions (turn on location) with real-time data and the nearest route navigation. You can also use Google voice navigation to hear place location and traffic alert. Some of the users are the addiction to hearing the Google Maps voice during the navigation route. You can change Google Maps’ voice to male/female using Google text-to-speech voice settings.

Just enter your location & destination place and view the route with direction and time taken by car, bus or walking direction. Also, save offline Google maps in your device. All this happens when Google maps voice navigation correctly working in your device. Follow the below-given step by step guide to fix Google maps voice not working android devices.


How to Fix Google Maps Has No Voice on Android Nougat 7.0 & 7.1, Marshmallow 6.0 and Lollipop 5.1.2

Follow below given four different methods in your android phone or tablet devices.

Make Sure Enable Google Maps Voice Direction

Step 1: Open Google Maps on your Android.

Step 2: Tap on the Profile icon at the top right corner.

Step 3: Click on Settings.

Step 4: Scroll down and tap Navigation Settings.

Fix Google Maps Voice Navigation Not Working Android

Step 5: Toggle on “Play Voice over Bluetooth” & “Play voice during phone calls”

Unmute Google Maps Voice Navigation

Step 1: Open the “Google Maps app

If not installed then download here.

Step 2: Start “Navigation”.

Step 3: In the middle right, tap sound.

You can see the below option is your device.

Mute: Mute Google voice

Unmute: Unmute Google voice

Hear alerts: Alert about the traffic of your destination places.

Google maps voice not working android

Step 4: Unmute Google voice navigation in your android device.

Increase the volume of Google Maps voice level

Step 1: Open the “Google Maps app”.

Step 2: Tap “Three horizontal lines” from top of the left side corner.

Settings under Google maps

Step 3: Tap “Settings”.

Navigation settings under Google Maps settings

Step 4: Tap “Navigation settings”.

voice level of Google navigation

Step 5: Touch “Voice level”.

Set Google Maps voice level in android device

You can see Louder/normal or softer voice level in your device. By default set normal as voice level.

Step 6: Choose louder

Clear Google Maps Cache & data

Settings > Apps Manager/Apps & notifications (Different OS has different settings) > Select Google Maps > Storage > Clear cache

Also, clear data if the clear cache can’t fix the issue. But this clear data will remove all app data from your device including Maps routes, settings, and more.

Uninstall Google Maps Update to fix Maps voice navigation issue

1st Way:

Uninstall updates of Google Maps voice navigation

Google Maps app > Three horizontal dots > Settings > Google location settings > Recent location requests > Maps > More > Uninstall updates

2nd Way:

Settings > Personal > Google > Services > Location > Recent location requests > Maps > More > Uninstall updates

After uninstalling updates, update your app with the latest version.

Google Maps Voice stops working Android when connected with Bluetooth in car

First of all turn on Bluetooth on your android phone or tablet device and connect with your car pair. Follow the below-given steps.

Step 1: Open the Google Maps app.

Step 2: Tap “Menu”.

Step 3: Touch “Settings”.

Step 4: Tap “Navigation settings”.

Step 5: Now in your car select Bluetooth & turn it on and start navigation.

Uninstall Google Maps app and re-install it

Uninstall or Remove Google Maps apps and re-install it again. It will remove all your Google Maps app data you search, your routine, offline maps, and other data.

I hope the above-given steps fix Google maps voice not working android phone or tablet. If you have known any other solutions, please share it with us.

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  1. Uninstalling updates worked to fix my google maps not talking to me

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