Top 4 Ways to Fix iPhone Maps Voice Not Working

iPhone Maps voice not working is a problem brothering a lot of iPhone users. If this is what you are encountering, this guide shows detailed steps to help you fix it.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 24, 2020

Q: Please help! My wife and I have iPhone 6s and the Maps app has worked fine. Now, neither of us could get sound for iPhone Maps, but Siri works, Alarm works and sound works on everything else. I tried to adjust the volume to the max, iPhone Maps still has no sound. Any ideas?

-A User from Apple Discussion

There are many reasons why iPhone Maps voice not working, for instance, updating to the latest iOS, making a change to the new iPhone. If you are facing this problem now, here in this guide, we will show you how to solve the issue of iPhone Maps no sound and those methods works for all models of iPhone.

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How to Fix iPhone Maps Voice Not Working

Below are five possible solutions to solve the iPhone Maps voice not working issue. We recommend you try them one by one.

1 > Check the iPhone Volume Level

This method may sound too simple and some people would have tried it before turning to help. However, lots of people just forgot their phone was put into silence. Just press the Volume Up button and see if you have unconsciously lower your iPhone volume before.

2 > Turn up the Volume on iPhone Maps

Another solution is to reset your iPhone Maps navigation voice volume. Sometimes the volume of iPhone Maps is on but it is just at the lowest point, that is why you can’t hear any voice while driving. Under this circumstance, go to Settings > Maps > Driving & Navigation, then select Normal or Loud volume. Then try to launch iPhone Maps again to see if this method helps.

Reset iPhone Maps Navigation Voice Volume

Reset iPhone Maps Navigation Voice Volume

3 > Redownload Voice Directions

It is for sure that the iPhone Maps voice would not work if no voice directions are downloaded to your iPhone. For downloading voice directions, please connect your device to the Internet, click on get directions. Wait a few minutes, restart your Maps app in a normal way, you can get voice directions now.

4 > Restart Your iPhone

If you’re sure both the iPhone volume and iPhone Maps navigation voice volume are turned on, restart your iPhone. Most of the minor iPhone problems can be solved by restarting your device.

iPhone X or later model: Press and hold the Side button with any one of the Volume buttons until you see the slider.

iPhone 8 or earlier model: Press and hold the Side button or Top button until you see the slider.

5 > Set Up Volume for Google Maps

Besides using iPhone Maps, there are parts of users that may have set Google Maps as the default navigation app. If the Google Maps voice not working on your iPhone, you could check the volume setting of Google Maps. Just go to Google Maps, starting navigation, you will see a sound option on the top right corner, tap it to open up the volume to see if the voice navigation is working.

Turn on Google Maps Voice Navigation

Turn on Google Maps Voice Navigation

As mentioned above, iPhone Maps voice not working issue can occur after updating to the latest iOS or making a change to a new iPhone. In fact, this is not the only issue that occurs after updating to a new iOS. Recently there are a few data loss issues reported after iOS update. If you lost important data like messages, photos, contacts, PhoneRescue for iOS is your best tool to get back lost data.

The Bottom Line

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Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.