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The Waze application has a number of special codes that will change the operation of the application in different ways. The table below shows the currently known codes and what function they perform. Some of these codes appear inside the application, but are unknown what exactly they do. These codes are listed as non recommended, so please do not use them unless directed by Waze Support representative or a Waze Champ in the forums.
To enter a code, open the Main menu from the Waze application. Choose Navigate and enter the code below into the search box for the destination. Some functions require the application to be restarted, others are immediate.
|Known Search Codes|
|---------- Use as required ----------|
|2##2||enables/disables debug logging||Enable debug mode|
|cc@tts||Clears TTS cache||When the text-to-speech feature is not working properly, it may be necessary to clear the TTS cache in the app and force it to be downloaded from the server forcing the latest version to be loaded and possibly fixing any strange behavior.|
|dbg@tts||enables/disables TTS debug|
|##@tts||enables/disables TTS||Turns on or off the text-to-speech feature. Also available under Main menu >> Settings >> Sound.|
|##@asr||enables/disables ASR||Turns on or off the voice activated commands feature (Automatic Speech Recognition) if present in your phone.|
|##@username||Show username||Displays your current Waze username in a pop-up box.|
|##@eng||Set English||Sets the language to English|
|##@heb||Set Hebrew||Sets the language to Hebrew|
|##@restorefav||Restore favorites||Downloads favorites from server|
|##@coord||Show/hide coordinates||Show/hide your GPS coordinates|
|##@debuglang||Translation check||Translated strings replaced with [OK]|
|##@debugspeed||Speed Limit check|| Displays segment speed limit regardless of current speed. Only works if speed limit display is enabled for your app version, and country/state.|
|##@rawgps||enables/disables actual GPS position||Additional icon with actual position/stuck to road position|
|---------- Use with caution and if directed ----------|
|##@il||switches to Israel infrastructure||If your Smartphone is operating on the wrong server, you can switch to this server with this command.|
|##@usa||switches to USA infrastructure||If your Smartphone is operating on the wrong server, you can switch to this server with this command.|
|##@other||switches to ROTW infrastructure||If your Smartphone is operating on the wrong server, you can switch to this server with this command.|
|##@resetapp||Resets Waze app||Resets the app as if it were freshly installed: removes favorites, account info, etc. Will have to log in again on restart.|
|---------- Avoid unless specifically directed ----------|
|##@stg||Unknown||Not recommended. A message appears about infrastructure changes and needing to restart, after which the client would pop up the same message and shut down. Requires app reinstallation to return to normal operation.|
|#test#||Unknown||Not recommended. Doesn't seem to do anything.|
|##@debugtools||enables/disables alternate debugging||Not recommended. When enabled it makes the application really slow.|
|##@shift||enables/disables coordinate shift....||Unknown|
|##@enc||Unknown||Not recommended. Search just spins and does not seem to do anything.|
|##@map||Unknown||Not recommended. Search just spins and does not seem to do anything.|
|##||Unknown||Not recommended. It might not be a search code.|
|##@||Unknown||Not recommended. It might not be a search code.|