Waze is a popular navigation application that is used all over the world. It has many features, like directional voices, traffic jams, short-cut routes, daily routes, and other driving information.
Plenty of people depend on Waze for their day to day navigation. That’s why it becomes concerning when Waze stops showing the map. It has been reported by many users that Waze not showing map but continuing to give GPS directions. This can lead to many unfortunate accidents if not fixed.
Here I have discussed what Waze users can do when their Waze map is not showing anything. Follow the simple fixes mentioned here and get rid of this issue.
What To Do When Waze Not Showing Map?
When Waze is not loading maps, it can be fixed easily with some simple troubleshooting. Here I have mentioned the troubleshooting required to fix this issue.
1) Refresh The Map From Waze
The first thing you can do when the Waze map not loading or Waze not showing streets is simply refreshing the map. Waze has an option from refreshing the map, specifically for such an issue. Refreshing the maps on Waze is quite simple. Follow the steps given below to do it:
- Open Waze.
- Tap on the Search icon.
- Select the Settings icon (Gear icon), on the top left of the screen.
- Tap on the General option.
- Select the Refresh map of my area
- Now, check the Waze map.
After refreshing the map, it should come back. However, if still Waze Live map not working, try the next method.
2) Disable And Enable GPS
If refreshing the map doesn’t fix this issue, you can try disabling and re-enabling the GPS on your smartphone. Sometimes re-enabling the GPS fixes the Waze map not showing bug. Pull down the notification slider and disable the GPS. Some smartphones have Location rather than GPS. Disable it and re-enable after 10-15 seconds. Check if the Waze map reappears.
3) Update Waze
Check if there is any update available for Waze on the respective app stores. Outdated applications tend to have bugs and updating them patches them. If any update is available, make sure you complete it before checking on the Waze map again.
4) Clear App Cache
If Waze is already updated, try clearing its app cache. A corrupted app cache can trigger such bugs. To clear the app cache of Waze, follow the steps given below:
- Press and hold onto the Waze icon and select the settings or App Info option.
- Tap on the clear cache option. If the option is unavailable, find ‘Storage’ or a similar option. Tap on it and now you should be able to see the Clear Cache option.
5) Reinstall Waze
If none of the above solutions fixes this issue, try reinstalling Waze. Hold download the icon and select Uninstall or Remove option. Once it has been installed, visit your respective app store and re-install it.
So, there you have it. Now you know what to do when Waze not showing map. If you have any questions regarding this topic, ask them in the comment section below.