How to adjust the voice volume level in Google Maps navigation (Android)

How to adjust the voice volume level in Google Maps navigation (Android)
If you're relying on Google Maps' turn by turn navigation feature, you may, at times, want to lower or increase the volume of the voice that helps you navigate. Of course, you could simply use your Android device's volume buttons. However, by doing that, you can't adjusts the volume level of the navigation voice alone (for example, the buttons will also adjust the music volume, assuming your device is playing something). But what can you do if you want to fiddle with just the navigation voice volume level? Read on to find out.

Open the Google Maps app, and tap on the menu button that you can see in the upper left corner. Then, scroll down to the Settings tab, and tap on it. After that, you should see a Navigation settings tab - again, tap on it. Inside the Navigation settings sub-menu, there's a Voice level tab that will, of course, allow you to change the voice volume. Unfortunately, there's no slider to let you adjust the volume to your heart's will. But there are three voice level options that you can select: Normal (this is the default), Louder, and Softer. The differences between the three levels are considerable, so this is, undoubtedly, better than not having options at all.


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8 Comments

1. krakmh

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

Still I do not listen any voice over from google maps when using it, there are many other apps which have voice navigation but Google Maps remain silent in my case. I prefer to use GPS Navigator on Android Phone.

8. Brewski

Posts: 672; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

^Yes. One of the first things I do when I get a new phone is mute the navigation voice. I use it often but I can't stand the annoying stock computer voice. I can see the turns coming up just fine, I don't need that whiney b!tch telling me what to do.

2. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Thank you, thank you! Not sure when you'd use the 'Softer' setting since the 'Normal' setting is waaay too soft already.

3. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Shame you cant change the voice itself to one that you want. ARE YOU LISTENING GOOGLE, stop tying it to the fricking language setting of your phone, and tie it to the speech engine - HOW HARD CAN IT BE!!"!! you know like it USED to work.

5. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

They could be banking off of microtranstions or sponsors. They could sell special celebrities voices for couple bucks and then sell icons for the arrow for 50 cent to a dollar.

4. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i feel like they need a number scale and just just low/normal/high. coming over my car speakers, normal feels like it can be too high while low just seems tooo low. Needs a option in the middle

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Right! But it might arrive as an update in the neear future...

7. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I always just leave it on mute. That's the best volume setting. All GPS devices talk too much. One change I noticed though is there's now a setting for having the instructions transmit via BT. I haven't tried it, but leaving that de-selected MIGHT mean that the voice instructions wouldn't interrupt your music if the music is transmitted over BT.

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