Title isn't as descriptive as I would like, so here goes:

I keep my car's volume at 10. When I plug my phone in, Android Auto takes over, and music starts playing. If I turn my phone screen on, or if the screen turns on from a Snapchat message or other notification that turns the screen on, the output volume decreases. I then need to turn the car's volume up to 12 to have the volume match. This happens consistently, every time I drive.

Is this a car problem, or an Android Auto problem? And can it be solved?

  • This behavior looks like audio ducking in effect, usually happens when notifications pop (but the volume will usually reset after playing the notification sound), though rare when only turning on the screen (unless there's another app that is requesting audio focus constantly).
    – Andrew T.
    Jun 28 at 7:12


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