Waze’s mobile GPS navigation app is a little more dynamic than the popular Google Maps because it offers community-driven development. Aside from the task of submitting travel times and location details, some of the features on Waze are still a bit confusing, specifically editing and deleting addresses.
Are you having trouble removing addresses from this app? This article will walk you through the entire process and other important things you should know before and after deleting addresses from Waze.
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How To Delete Addresses On Waze
There are different approaches to permanently removing an address from the Waze app or platform. However, the general process to delete and edit input destinations include the following:
- By deleting locations saved as favorites.
- By deleting recent search history.
How to Delete Addresses Saved As Favorites on Waze
An address may have been saved to favorites. This is one area you can navigate to delete the particular address details. Addresses that have been added as favorites can’t be deleted through the navigation history.
Instead, you will need to navigate to the “Favourite” section of the app to remove it. Here are the steps to take:
- Step 1: Tap the “Search” button.
- Step 2: Select the “Favorites” menu.
- Step 3: Click on the “More” icon (three dots) next to the address you want to remove.
- Step 4: Select the “Remove” (trash can) button.
By doing the above, you should be able to delete the address from the favorites permanently. Suppose that the same address you just deleted from your favorites is also in your history; you’ll have to delete it by navigating to history. This brings us to the second approach to deleting addresses on Waze.
How To Delete Recent Searches on Waze
There is nothing like a Trash option in the history log of addresses registered on your account history. The only way to delete addresses you have previously entered is to remove them from your recent search history.
This is done through the following steps:
- Step 1: Tap the magnifying glass icon on the screen’s bottom left.
- Step 2: Scroll down to the history of previous addresses. (Ignore the “History” button in this menu. Clicking it won’t give you the option to remove it. Just scroll further down to the recent addresses below.)
- Step 3: Click on the three dots button.
- Step 4: Tap the trash can icon to delete addresses
That’s how to delete your address from Waze permanently. However, For many others, the issue is the reverse. How do you add an address to a favorite on Waze? What other important things should you know about addresses on Waze as a user? Let’s dive in.
How Do I Add an Address to Favorites on Waze?
For some of us, addresses on our Waze accounts become favorites accidentally. You should learn how to do it intentionally to help you remember certain places you often visit instead of constantly typing and searching for the addresses.
To add an address to your favorite on Waze, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Tap the “Search” button (magnifying glass).
- Step 2: Navigate to “Favorites” by clicking the star icon in the menu.
- Step 3: Select “Add New Favorite”.
- Step 4: Type in your desired destination in the search bar.
- Step 5: Select from the result addresses that match what you type in.
- Step 6: Give your new favorite address a name.
- Step 7: Select “Done”.
The Pros and Cons of using the Waze app
Despite the 140 million users hosted on rival Google Maps, Waze has had its fair share of recognition by mobile users looking for directions or ETAs, mainly by its unique selling point, which is the user community base feature.
You can consider the community theme as a beneficial feature. In addition, the app allows you to add your friends, making it possible for acquaintances to keep track of each other on a trip,
Integrating with social media apps like Facebook and Google Calendar is also a huge plus. On the other hand, the ugly and cluttered layout of the maps remains a huge downside. Going by the average reviews, this is the area the big G maps win over the beloved Waze.
The high level of distraction is also a flaw because it is enough to make one violate the rules and regulations of keeping the phone down when driving.
A typical drive with the Waze app will be accompanied by the appearance of friends, several points ding, the popping of ads, and so wide variety of distractions. In addition, the high amount of device battery power and data resource gulped by Waze is another challenge users will have to deal with. In other words, you need a constant power supply to power your device as you use the app on the go.
As a community-driven navigation map app, Waze has proven to be an instrumental platform for daily drivers and road users as it allows one to stay abreast of the fastest route, where friends are, and avoid reported police traps.
Even after it was acquired by Google in 2013, the app continued in its community user base, but the platform can be cluttered with too many features.
The above article has attempted to simplify the processes involved in deleting addresses on Waze and watered-down information on other sacrosanct aspects of using the Waze app that you probably didn’t know of till now.