1. chuck95's Avatar
    In my car, connected to bluetooth, before I upgraded my S7 to nougat, there was an option in Google Maps to specify that it should speak directions over the phone's internal speaker rather than over the car radio's bluetooth. After the upgrade, this option no longer exists, or if it does, I can't find it anymore!

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

    Google Maps no longer talks over phone speaker when bluetooth connected-screenshot_20170413-121330-nav-settings.jpg
    04-13-2017 12:24 PM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Once you connect to what your device sees as external speakers, the internal one is disconnected to avoid reverberation issues. Not sure why you would want them both going, can you not hear the car audio? In any case, they probably took that function away with Nougat.
    04-13-2017 07:22 PM
  3. chuck95's Avatar
    Tim, the way I used to use it, the option was to play the maps directions voice out of the phone speaker instead of over the car speakers, not both. This way, if I was playing the car's FM radio while bluetooth was connected in the background, I would hear the directions through the phone, instead of not at all. Also, if I was listening to music from an app on the phone through bluetooth, I believe the maps app would play the directions out of the phone speaker without interrupting the music.
    Norg likes this.
    04-13-2017 07:48 PM
  4. stmax's Avatar
    I completely understand the OP concerns. My vehicle needs me to link to BT if I want it (it does not link automatically which I like ). So when I quickly need maps I used to just say okay Google navigate to xyz and it would start over phone speaker.

    Now I have to hit my vehicle media button say "Bluetooth audio" then fiddle with my phone to stop the last crazy song I was playing on it. And then adjust the media volume.

    It was perfect before. My work around might be to kill BT if I need to navigate.
    04-13-2017 08:32 PM
  5. Crude Berry's Avatar
    It's under Bluetooth. Click the little gear wheel next to your Bluetooth device and turn "media" off.

    What is extremely irritating to me is the fact that no matter what I try it won't give directions over Bluetooth in my particular vehicle. I'm not sure why but it was never a problem with any other phone. If I leave media on in the Bluetooth menu, when connected to my truck I don't hear anything so for me this is the only way to actually get audio directions.
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    04-15-2017 09:14 PM
  6. s2800021's Avatar
    It's under Bluetooth. Click the little gear wheel next to your Bluetooth device and turn "media" off.
    I could have missed some steps somewhere as I was not able to locate the 'little gear' setting wheel under the Bluetooth device (s7edge). Any guidance will be appreciated.
    04-16-2017 09:33 AM
  7. Crude Berry's Avatar
    Settings-bluetooth- there will be a list of Bluetooth devices that have been paired with the phone. Beside each one there is a "gear" icon.
    Norg likes this.
    04-16-2017 03:38 PM
  8. s2800021's Avatar
    Yes, this is it, finally got it. The 'media audio' and 'call audio' options will only appear under the phone 'Bluetooth' settings when the phone is paired with the car media system. And as described by our learned friend here, just un-click the 'media audio' that all work as a charm.

    No fault with the maps apps and no issue with android OS upgrade to v7!
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    04-16-2017 10:55 PM
  9. stmax's Avatar
    But will this then stop my music from playing over Bluetooth as well?
    04-16-2017 11:19 PM
  10. Johnny Cakes1's Avatar
    It's under Bluetooth. Click the little gear wheel next to your Bluetooth device and turn "media" off.

    What is extremely irritating to me is the fact that no matter what I try it won't give directions over Bluetooth in my particular vehicle. I'm not sure why but it was never a problem with any other phone. If I leave media on in the Bluetooth menu, when connected to my truck I don't hear anything so for me this is the only way to actually get audio directions.
    yes this is not an acceptable solution as it prevents you from playing any music or streaming anything from your phone..
    Norg likes this.
    07-06-2017 03:09 PM
  11. Johnny Cakes1's Avatar
    It's under Bluetooth. Click the little gear wheel next to your Bluetooth device and turn "media" off.

    What is extremely irritating to me is the fact that no matter what I try it won't give directions over Bluetooth in my particular vehicle. I'm not sure why but it was never a problem with any other phone. If I leave media on in the Bluetooth menu, when connected to my truck I don't hear anything so for me this is the only way to actually get audio directions.
    yes this is not an acceptable solution as it prevents you from playing any music or streaming anything from your phone..
    07-06-2017 03:13 PM
  12. fagath's Avatar
    There is a very long thread here
    https://productforums.google.com/for...ps/s-gCCsFVszg
    Unfortunately there is no solution, apart from upgrading to 7.1.x or downgrading to 6.x.x
    Norg likes this.
    07-06-2017 05:39 PM
  13. Norg's Avatar
    yes this is not an acceptable solution as it prevents you from playing any music or streaming anything from your phone..
    Agreed, this is simply a workaround. Why did they remove the option in the first place? At least Waze still gives the option.
    07-11-2017 01:12 PM

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