Questions tagged [android-auto]

For questions related to Android Auto, a streamlined interface with large icons and enhanced hands-free support for using Android while in an automobile.

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Why does my volume decrease after the screen turns on?

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 ...
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Does Google Assistant driving mode run on old cars made for Android Auto?

We have an ~3 years old Opel car which was made for Android Auto. It always worked using an USB cable only (not over Bluetooth). Bluetooth is also supported but only for making phone calls and not for ...
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Android auto randomly disconnecting and reconnecting, likely when phone is 100% charged

When I plug in my phone to the car in the morning (USB connection) it is likely to disconnect and reconnect 3-5 times before settling out. It also does this in the summer when the phone and car are ...
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Unanswerable "Allow access to phone data" prompt that comes up once per second

When I plug my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone into the Renault Zoe car, I get a flood of prompts about whether or not I want to allow access to the phone data. Cannot tell how many times I allowed that in ...
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Android Auto installed but "invisible"

I have Android Auto installed, but I can't run it: I can navigate to Android Audio app's page in Google Play app and I see "Uninstall", but I don't see "Open". I cannot see this ...
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Does Android Auto permanently store any data in the vehicle?

Let's say I paired up my Android smartphone with the Android Auto system in my car. While my phone is on and is inside the car, I can access - from my car - my maps, contacts etc. stored in my Google ...
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Magisk to set orientation - Android Head Unit

On Android head units, the orientation typically defaults to landscape. And has disabled auto-rotation, the screen will always remain in a landscape mode. This effectively means you can't use any ...
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MK7 VW GTI (2015) unable to receive metadata over bluetooth

When using Bluetooth audio in my mark7 VW GTI with my Pixel 3 on Android 11 the GTI can no longer receive any metadata other than the track positon. On-screen and steering-wheel controls that used to ...
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Maps launches Android Auto

Google Maps has started launching Android Auto almost immediately after touching "start" to navigate. A Google microphone and four sector grid that could bring up Android Auto appears at the ...
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Unable to install Google App on Motorola E6i

Ultimately trying to install Android Auto which I succeeded in doing via the apk. It told me I was missing the Google app, Google Maps and Voice rec. I installed 2 out of 3 of these but the Google app ...
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Need help connecting a Pixel 3xl on Android 11 to a Sony ax5000

Wondering if anyone has any troubleshooting tips for my problem. I have a pixel 3 XL that is running up to date android auto and Android. When attempting to connect my pixel 3xl to my Sony ax5000 head ...
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Is there a way to tell if my car uses USB 3?

I use Android Auto. Currently, I have a genuine USB 3.x cable (I think it's 3.0 not 3.1), but due to some issues with how far out of my phone the plug extends, I am considering alternatives. The ...
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Is it possible to get assistant voice on Android Auto sounding good without data?

I don't use data to use AA (I have offline Spotify and offline Maps) for the most part. As a result the assistant voice sounds like a robot from the 1970s. Anyway to "download" the good ...
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Android Auto poor voice quality?

I am using Android Auto to navigate via Maps, and it works fine. However, the voice quality is much worse than if I use Google Maps and connect my phone via Bluetooth. I have tried enabling 48KHz ...
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Determine what APPS are Android Auto Compatible

When I connect my cell phone to my vehicle, Android Auto displays a very limited list of APPs that are on my phone: (The clipped APP at the bottom is weather). Supposedly more APPs that are ...
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Android Auto fails to start on the car monitor

I have a Samsung Galaxy Android Phone which runs on Android 10, One UI Version 2.0. It is an AT&T phone. I also have a Subaru Crosstrek. The phone connected to the car thru Bluetooth and it does ...
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"Blocked by your IT admin" Samsung Galaxy 8

I'm trying to install Android Auto from apk but I get the message "Blocked by your IT admin. Unknown apps can't be installed on this device." In the last 18 months I have downloaded that app already ...
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What would be necessary to use a Rasperry pi zero W as a wifi to usb-C gateway for Android Auto?

As many new infotainment systems in cars support Android Auto, but not wireless. I was wondering if I could program something that would allow to use a cheap Raspberry Pi as a gateway. Effectively ...
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Android head unit 8227L with no physical buttons bootloop

After successfully rooting Android head unit 8227L, I decided to update SuperSU binary files and unfortunately ended up with a boot loop. After many trials and errors, I eventually managed to open ...
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Android Auto stopped working with Pixel 3 on Hyundai Elantra

I have a 2018 Hyundai Elantra with Android Auto and a Pixel 3, and I use Android Auto often. I recently upgraded my phone to Andriod 10 and after a few days Android Auto stopped working. I have ...
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Disable external GPS

I use Android Auto a lot. My car's entertainment unit, which I connect my phone to via USB in order to use Android Auto, has it's own GPS antenna. But it's slow to obtain my location, and often ...
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Android Auto is not working with Realme1 (6 GB / 128 GB)

I have Sony XAV-AX5000 in my car, I tried to run android auto with my realme1 (6GB /128 GB) variant but it is not woring in both colorOS 5.2 and colorOS 6. I checked with other phones (iphone as well)...
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Recovery approach for lost partition and encrypted F2FS

The Problem and Mystery My ZTE Axon 7 [Android 7] inexplicably wiped its emulated storage area /storage/emulated/0 while retaining all installed applications, albeit with settings wiped clean. There ...
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How to upgrade SWM 8802 to Android 8.1

I purchased a SWM 8802 double din automotive head unit from ebay and I was under the impression that it would have android 7.1 installed as advertised. Turns out it actually has android 5.1, which has ...
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Android Auto not working with Samsung Galaxy S10

I've a Samsung Galaxy S10e smartphone with Android Pie as OS. When I connect it using an USB cable to my car (Audi A1) and start Android Auto from the car display, it doesn't work. I can't say what ...
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Android Auto works with out a WiFi or data connection

On my mobile phone, I have the WiFi and data connection disabled. Yet, I still get google maps via my Android Auto as seen on vehicle display. How is this possible?
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How to use Android Auto in Poland?

Has anyone managed to successfully use Android Auto with any car based in Poland? My Motorola Moto Z2 Play fails completely when I am trying to connect it to my Toyota Aygo 2018+ (tried many good ...
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How do I know which GPS my Android Auto is using

Apparently Android Auto can either use the GPS in the connected head unit or the GPS in the mobile device itself. As I understand, Android Auto will always prefer to use the GPS in the connected head ...
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Can't launch Android Auto, keeps asking to enable drawing over other apps

Within the past couple of weeks or so, I've started having an issue with Android Auto not launching when I connect to my car's Bluetooth. Whenever I try launching Auto, it shows a dialog instructing ...
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How to close `Android Auto` notification

I plugged my phone into the USB on my rental car so that it would stay charged while I used the phone for navigation -- but it didn't stay charged. Now I have a notification that I can't get rid of: ...
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Android Auto unusable

I have a Google Pixel 2 XL and a Sony XAV-AX100. More often than not, when I connect the phone to the car, Android Auto is unusable. Everything is sooooo slow, that I have to reboot the phone. I can ...
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Android auto - non stop notifications

I have been using android auto using car display for more than a year on nexus 5. No problems at all, well except from huge battery drain on Nexus. Couple of weeks ago updated the phone to Samsung ...
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Android Auto apps don't interrupt radio

When listening to the radio in car, with Bluetooth handsfree, the radio is interrupted when a phone call comes in but not when I play spotify or other apps (Google maps, Tunein radio or others) from ...
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Download, install, and run Android App that is not available in my country

I am actually interested to download certain apps from Play Store. However, the app that I wanted to download (in this case, Android Auto) is not available in my country. Previously, I managed to ...
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Change Google Maps Navigation language

I use my phone in English (UK). But I would very much like to change the Maps navigation language to Turkish, since the English voice sucks horribly in reading Turkish place names (especially while ...
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Android Auto language tied to phone?

I have a Nexus 6P and just got a car with android auto, i use my phone and most of my things with English language (i'm used to English for tech) even tho i live in a Spanish speaking country. Now ...
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Android Auto: Google Play Music

So this seems like an obvious "yes, of course it has to" but I can't find anything official that will commit to it. Are all Android Auto consoles guaranteed to support Google Play Music, since it's ...
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Can Android Auto app connect to car dashboard device running Android 4.4?

Does the Android Auto app require Android 5 on the car dashboard that it is streaming data to? (Phone has Android 5)