Google Maps Not Saying Street Names [5 Easy Fixes]

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Google Maps not saying street names

Google Maps not saying street names during navigation is a common, but annoying issue. Luckily, it’s also easily fixable.

Follow along to see how to resolve it step by step:

1. Change The Voice Selection Language

Google Maps offers different languages but not all of them support announcing street names. To fix that, switch to Default (English):

  1. Visit Google Maps and click the profile icon.
Profile icon
  1. Tap Settings.
Open settings
  1. Click Navigation settings.
Navigation settings
  1. Under Voice selection, pick Default (English).
Voice selection

2. Adjust Voice Guidance Settings

Google Maps provides options for voice guidance intensity. It’s possible these settings were changed accidentally.

  1. Go to Google Maps and tap the profile icon on the top right.
Tap the profile icon
  1. Scroll down and select Settings.
Google Maps Settings
  1. Scroll down again to locate Navigation settings then tap on it.
Navigation settings
  1. Under Sound & voice, select Unmuted on the mute state.

3. Disconnect From Bluetooth Devices

If your phone is connected to a car’s Bluetooth system or your headphones, the voice guidance might be playing through those devices instead of your phone’s speaker. To fix that:

  1. Tap on the profile icon on the top right corner of your Google Maps.
Profile Icon
  1. Scroll down and tap Settings.
Google Maps Settings
  1. Click Navigation settings.
Navigation settings
  1. Turn off Play voice over Bluetooth.
Disable voice over bluetooth

4. Update the Google Maps App

An outdated app version can cause issues with voice guidance, including not announcing street names.

  1. Visit Google Play and search for Google Maps.
  2. If an update is available, you’ll see an Update button. Click it.
Update Google Maps
  1. Wait for the installation to finish.
Google Maps updating

5. Clear Cache and Data

A corrupted cache or outdated data can interfere with the app’s functionality, including voice guidance.

  1. Open your device’s Settings.
  2. Click Apps & notifications.
Apps & notifications
  1. Select Google Maps.
Select Maps
  1. Click Storage
Storage settings
  1. Tap Clear Cache and Clear Data.
Clear data and cache

If Google Maps is not saying street names, the fixes above will solve the issue in no time. Which method worked for you? Let me know in the comments!

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