As I have a passion for traveling a lot, I prefer to use Google Maps to get turn-by-turn voice navigation and to get real-time traffic alerts while moving in an unknown place. Even I enjoy using Google Maps on my Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch while driving without a phone. But, sometimes it gives me a headache when Google Maps voice stops working on my Android phone when I need to reach the destination hurriedly.

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Once after Google Maps stop talking, I struggled a lot and did research and finally came to the solution. And, here I am going to share you some of the possible workarounds which will help you to solve Google Maps voice navigation not working issue on Android phone. You can try these methods on your Android Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow, and other devices as well.

Google Maps Voice Navigation Not Working on Android

How to Fix Google Maps voice navigation not working issue on Android

Solution #1. Check your device’s volume

While using Google Maps to get voice navigation and if you suddenly realize that you cannot hear any sound at all, then maybe you have set less volume or muted your device. So, make it sure that your device’s volume is up and not muted.

Solution #2. Make sure that Google Maps sound is unmuted

Once you have started the navigation and the Google Maps won’t talk then the first thing you should check that Google Maps sound is not muted. Here’s how to check it!

Step #1. Launch Google Maps App on your Android phone.

Launch Google Maps App on Android PhoneStep #2. Enter the destination and start navigation.

Start Navigation in Google Maps AppStep #3. Once the navigation started, you will see the Sound icon on the right side of the screen. If it shows a mute sound icon then just tap on it and select the unmute sound icon to enable voice navigation in Android.

Check Google Maps sound on AndroidSolution #3. Raise Google Maps Volume level

There are three types of voice level-Louder, Normal, and Softer available in the Google Maps. If the Google Maps stop speaking on your Android, then open Google Maps and go to the Menu and then Settings → Navigation settings → Voice level and select “Lounder”.

Raise Google Maps Volume level on AndroidSolution #4. Enable Play Voice over Bluetooth and Phone Calls

Whether you have connected your phone with your car speaker or any other connected Bluetooth speaker, you should turn on “Play voice over Bluetooth” and “Play voice during phone calls” get navigation sound while you are on call. Here’s how to do it!

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Step #1. Open Google Maps App on your Android phone.

Step #2. Tap the Menu icon at the top right corner and scroll down to setting and tap on it.

Step #3. Now tap on Navigation Settings.

Step #4. From here, turn the toggle on next “Play voice over Bluetooth” and “Play voice during phone calls.”

Enable Play Voice over Bluetooth and Phone Calls in Google Maps AppSolution #5. Uninstall Google Maps Updates and update it again

Tried above mentioned four methods and it didn’t work? Then here we suggest you install the Google Maps updates and then again get the latest update to work Google Maps voice properly. To do that, go to Settings → Apps → All Apps→ Google Maps → Tap the dots at the top right corner and select Uninstall updates.

Uninstall Google Maps Updates on AndroidOnce the update uninstalled successfully, go to the Google Play Store → Menu (by tapping the hamburger icon at top right corner) → My apps & games → Now scroll to the Google Maps and Update it. If it didn’t work, then you can do the same for Google Play Service.

Update Google Maps App from Play Store on AndroidSolution #6. Restart Your Device

Many users have affected by the Google Maps voice navigation issue suggested that restarting your device will work like magic and quickly solve the Google Maps voice problem on Android. Hence our last suggestion is to try to restart your device and get turn-by-turn navigation along with the sound.


These were our tested solutions you can try to fix the Google Maps voice not working issue on Android devices. Hope now Google Maps voice working fine on your Android phone.

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