Google-owned Waze has decided to delay releasing a new update that would fix GPS issues on devices updated to Android 11.
The Mountain View-based search giant officially launched Android 11 for the first wave of devices, including its own Pixel series, earlier this month. However, some of those who installed the update found that Waze no longer performed as expected because the app sometimes failed to determine their location due to what appeared to be a GPS issue.
Shortly after early adopters took to Google’s forums to report the location difficulty, the company officially confirmed that it had contacted the Waze team and that a fix was in the works.
According to Google itself, the patch supposed to fix the GPS issue was due to go live this week, but the company now claims the release has been delayed for a few more days.
“The Waze team has announced that the release of Waze version 4.67 is postponed until next week,A member of the Android Auto team revealed a few hours ago.
No further information was provided, but in the meantime, users can manually manage the whole thing with a fairly simple workaround.
Ultimately, Waze can no longer determine the location of users on Android 11 due to permission changes in the operating system. So if Waze is configured to access the “only when using the application,“What you need to do is change it to”always»In the settings menu of your device.
Unless you do, Waze is technically blocked from accessing location information and therefore cannot determine where you are and provide navigation instructions to a user-defined location.
Google is also expected to release a new Android Auto update in a few days, so there’s a chance that next week will bring us two major app announcements.