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  1. daklepto

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    is there anyway to change the nav voice? I did some searching and people with the regular droid said that you go to settings -> text to speech and can change it there (i changed it to british eng) but I did that and the nav voice is still regular english?

    Can anyone else try this and confirm if it works or not?
     

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  2. Sherman

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    Man - I guess I'm the only person whose nav application won't make a sound!
    The directions are great and I love the graphics, but the nice direction lady has never spoken to me.

    Is this because of my Task Killer?
     
  3. Tech Addiction

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    When you are in the Nav program, did you turn the volume up? Everything has a separate volume setting. When you have the media player on the volume says media volume, in Nav it says Nav Volume or something like that. Check your volume.
     
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    Thanks Tech Addition, but I can't find a volume setting in the Nav program. In settings, I do see the Mute/Unmute option, and when I've muted just to unmute, it shows my volume at the max. I'm certain I'm doing something goofy, but I can't figure it out.
     
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    Just press the vol. up button while navigating. There's no slider bar in the app or anything.
     
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    The volume on the side of the phone becomes the volume for the App your using.

    Edit I guess we posted at the same time lol.
     
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    LOL - That was my first thought after reading your post. I just hopped in the car and drove a brief route (to make sure i came up on a point where she should say something), an manually turned the volume up to the max.

    I could hear the "ding, ding, ding" as I turned up the volume, but she was completely silent.

    Hope I don't have a bad unit. I've loaded about $10 in software. Could be worse, I guess.
     
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    Sherman you could try a battery pull too. After the 4.2.0 (I think it was) upgrade I was having a problem with the voice cutting out. ?? Worth a try.

    I kind of like the voice that's on it. I feel like Steven Hawking is giving me driving directions.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion @Outatime. Unfortunately, it didn't work. I've even uninstalled Automatic Task Killer thinking that it might have been the issue, but still no dice.

    I think I've fully traversed that short road to my wits end.
     
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    Your purchases are tied to your google account. If you replace your phone, put in your google account and your purchases can be downloaded again.
     
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    It should speak to you right away when you enter in a destination. Mine usually says something like take a right at 6th avenue or something similar depending on where i choose to navigate to.
     
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    Thanks for that reminder. I am easily within 30 days of my purchases, so I guess there's no risk there.

    That's good to know. I guess I've been wasting effort thinking I had to actually be in transit for it to initiate.

    Man...I still love the phone, but this just bothers the heck out of me. :)
     
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    Any updates Sherman?
     
  14. daklepto

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    so..anybody successfully able to get a voice other than US english to work in the nav?
     
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    I've had the british chick telling me where to go. I set it up that way right from the start. She has a really hard time pronouncing some common street words correctly, makes for a good laugh. I live in USA but wanted something other than default voice, so I set british to override all apps.
     
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    Are there mens voices as well, or just the female voice. I find the default voice very annoying.
     
  17. daklepto

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    where do you go to do this? Is it under the same settings -> text to speech?
     
  18. BradGfromBoo

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    Ya.... how do you have British English in all apps? where did you find this setting?
     
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    There is a checkbox "Always use my settings" which says it will override application settings, however i still have the same voice in google nav.... lame
     
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    I really wish we could get Darth Vader or Homer Simpson for voices like they do for Tom Tom's.
     
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    I apologize. Been out of commission for a while. But yes - I took my phone to a local Verizon store and the tech looked at it, looked at me, smiled, clicked up the volume button and the navigation lady was talking!

    I was completely dumfounded, because knew I'd kicked up the volume to max while in navigation mode, but I was too pleased to concentrate on being confused:)

    Thanks once again for all of you who offered your assistance. You were all 100% right!!

    I am absolutely LOVING this phone!
     

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