How to Change the Maps Navigation Volume on the iPhone 5

While there have been a lot of well-publicized problems with the Maps application on the iPhone 5 (when running iOS 6), it can still function well in a lot of situations. If you happen to be in a place where the app is working properly, then you have probably used the turn by turn voice navigation to help you find an unfamiliar location. However, the interior of a car can be very loud and the default volume level for the app might not be loud enough for you to hear it easily. So you can learn how to increase the volume level for the app so that it is easier to hear when you need it.

 

Adjust iPhone 5 Maps Navigation Volume

While my personal experience has required me to increase the volume of this app, you might find that it is too loud, or that you want to turn off the voice entirely. You can also make these adjustments using the steps outlined below.

 

Step 1: Press the Settings app icon to open the Settings menu.

open the iphone 5 settings menu

 

Step 2: Scroll to the Maps option, then press it to open that menu.

open the iphone 5 maps settings menu

 

Step 3: Touch the option for your desired volume level. The selected option will have a blue check mark to the right of it.

how to change the iphone 5 maps navigation volume

 

You can then exit out of the menu. You do not need to do anything to save these changes, as they will automatically be applied. If you decide that you want to change the volume level at some point in the future, you can simply return to this menu and select a new option.

 

If you are having a problem with additional sounds or volume levels in other areas on your iPhone 5, it can likely be adjusted or corrected. For example, you can follow the instructions in this article to turn off the keyboard click sound that is played when you type a letter on your keyboard.

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