Google Maps is a wonderful app that is used by almost all smartphone users whether it is an iOS device or Android. Google Maps helps users to find unknown places very easily. Google Maps voice guidance helps many users to find their destiny while driving.
Though this app is very popular and useful, but there are some iPhone users who are complaining that their Google Maps voice not working on their iPhone.
So, if you are also an iPhone user and encountering this issue then go through this troubleshooting guide. Here, I have provided some effective and working solutions to fix no sound on Google Maps on iPhone.
But before we jump to the fixes, let’s first find out what are the causes that lead to iPhone Google Maps no sound or no voice.
Why Can’t You Get Sound On Google Maps On Your iPhone?
There are no specific reasons for no sound on Google Maps. However, there are some users who have reported some of the reasons due to which they face this problem.
Some of the reasons among them are mentioned below:
- Outdated Google Maps app.
- Incorrect settings.
- Incomplete OS update.
- Internet connection problem.
Whatever the reason behind this problem, you can fix it by following the below-discussed solutions.
So, let’s go ahead to the solutions to fix Google Maps no sound on iPhone.
Note: All the solutions that I am going to discuss below will be applicable for all iPhone users including iPhone 14/13/12/11/X/8/7/6.
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Solution 1: Enable Voice Navigation In Google Maps
Firstly check that you have not disabled voice navigation from Google Maps by mistake. If it is turn off then turn it on and then check the problem is solved or not.
Now, follow the below steps to enable voice navigation in Google Maps.
Step 1: Open Google Maps on your iPhone and then hit on hamburger icon at the top of the screen.
Step 2: After this, from the sidebar tap on Settings > Navigation settings option.
Step 3: Here, you can enable the voice navigation feature on Google and you can also select how loud you wish to hear the navigation sound.
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Solution 2: Turn On Mobile Data
Some people are out of the range of Wi-Fi network and thinking why their Google Maps not taking on iPhone. If you are also doing the same thing then you are also behaving like foolish people.
You should enable your cellular data whenever you go out of the range of Wi-Fi network. To enable cellular data, simply go to iPhone’s Control Center and enable it from there. Or you can go to iPhone’s Settings > Cellular and enable it.
Solution 3: Turn On Location Feature
Check that location service is enabled on your iPhone. For this, you need to go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and turn it on. Without turning on the location feature, Google Maps can’t load the navigation feature.
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Solution 4: Turn Off Airplane Mode
If you have enabled Airplane Mode on your iPhone and forget to disable it then Google Maps and other features on your iPhone will not work. So, ensure that Airplane Mode is turned off.
If it is enabled then go to iPhone’s Control Center and turn off Airplane Mode feature. You can disable it by going to iPhone’s Settings > Airplane Mode and turn it off.
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Solution 5: Turn On Bluetooth Connection
Most of the time while driving users connect their iPhone to the car’s navigation system using Bluetooth. In this situation, you need to check that the Bluetooth connection is enabled and Google Maps can play voice over Bluetooth. You need to do this if you are connecting to the new system for the first time.
Below, follow the steps to check this.
Step 1: On your iPhone, turn on Bluetooth from your device’s Control Center and select the device that you wish to pair it with.
Step 2: Or you can go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn it on. Then pair it with your navigation system.
Step 3: If the sound is not coming over Bluetooth then go to Google Maps’ Settings > Navigation settings and under voice selection enable the “Play voice over Bluetooth” feature. Here, you will find many other options that you can explore as well.
Now, check Google Maps sound is working on iPhone or not. If not then move to the next solution.
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Solution 6: Check iPhone’s Volume Level
It is very important for you to check the volume of your iPhone as if your device volume is low or if your iPhone is muted then no sound on Google Maps problem occurs.
So, simply unlock your iPhone and press the Volume Up button to increase the volume on your iPhone. Alternatively, you can go to Control Center or iPhone’s Settings and turn on Volume or check the volume.
Solution 7: Update Google Maps App
You should always keep your apps updated so that they can work properly. And when the app creates a problem then you should look for its update.
So, check the update for Google Maps and update it if the latest update is available. For this, you need to open App Store. Then enter the name of the app in the search box. Next, tap on Update button next to Google Maps to install the latest update.
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Solution 8: Again Download Voice Direction
If you are driving in an area that has bad network coverage then you need to download the Google Maps offline. Apart from it, you can also select to download the voice direction related to it. Doing this, will help to fix Google Maps no sound issue on iPhone while using Google Maps offline.
Below, learn the simple steps to do the same.
Step 1: Firstly, run the Google Maps on your iPhone and then the place name where you want to reach and let the app to load the correct navigation.
Step 2: When the navigation is loaded you need to tap on “Download” button which is situated at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Now, put the offline map a name and hit on “Save” button. Wait for a few seconds so that Google will save the navigation and the voice instruction associated with it.
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Solution 9: Clear Your iPhone’s RAM
If there are any bugs or glitches on your iPhone then you can consider clearing its RAM. Doing this will help you to use the Google Maps without any existing data that is creating problems with its proper functioning. So, to fix the issue, you can remove the Google Maps and iPhone’s cache.
Below, learn how to do this.
Step 1: On your iPhone, open the Google Maps app and then go to its Settings > About.
Step 2: After this, hit on “Clear Application Data” button and confirm it to delete the saved data by tapping on OK.
Step 3: You can also restart your iPhone to remove the temporary files stored by multiple applications.
Solution 10: Close And Reopen The Google Maps App
When your Google Maps app not talking on iPhone then you can simply close the Google Maps app and then re-open it. Though it is a very simple solution but it has helped many users to fix the problem.
Simply press the Home key twice to open the app switcher. On latest iPhones, simply tap at the bottom of the screen and swipe up to open the app switcher. Now, swipe the Google Maps app to close it and then open it again.
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Solution 11: Uninstall Google Maps And Re-install It
You can also uninstall and then reinstall Google Maps to fix no sound on Google Maps on iPhone.
Below, learn the simple steps to uninstall and reinstall Google Maps from iPhone.
Step 1: Tap and hold the Google Maps app, it will start wiggling. From there, select uninstall.
Step 2: Or you can go to iPhone’s Settings and uninstall the Google Maps from there.
Step 3: After uninstalling it, simply open the App Store app and search for Google Maps and install it again.
Solution 12: Pause Spoken Media
When you use iPhone navigation and Bluetooth, ensure that your car and iPhone is synced properly. Also, check that there is not any other device interfering with the connection.
There are some other issues that can cause Google Maps voice not working on iPhone. For instance, if you are listening to audiobooks/podcasts then the voice navigation is usually turned off.
To stop this, you need to go to Settings > Maps. Then scroll down and hit on the Spoken Directions option. Now, toggle on Direction Pause Podcasts.
Once you reach the destination you can turn it on.
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Solution 13: Reset All Settings On iPhone
If there are some changes done on your iPhone or some clash in the iPhone’s settings then you can’t get Google Maps’ navigation on iPhone. Therefore, to troubleshoot this problem you need to reset all settings of your iPhone.
Here’s know the steps to reset all settings on iPhone.
Step 1: Navigate to iPhone’s Settings.
Step 2: After this, tap on General > Reset.
Step 3: Next, tap on Reset All Settings.
Step 4: Enter your iPhone’s passcode and hit on “Reset” button to confirm your choice.
Through viewing the solutions illustrated in this article, you will fix no sound on Google Maps on iPhone whenever you encounter it. Start with common methods first and when they get failed then apply the other solutions.
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Max Field is a founder of recoveriphone-data.com. He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.