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Troubleshooting tips to have Android Auto working again

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The tech giant Google not only offers Android operating software for the smartphone but it also offers a similar experience for automobiles. Android Auto app is one of such company’s products that help you connect your phone to your car’s display in a format that makes it easy for you to keep your main focus on driving. This app was launched more than a year ago and grabbed a lot of attention then because of its UI and capabilities. But then for some using the app has become a nightmare as many times it stops working and especially for the Audi drivers. As of now, there is no ETA available but one of the company’s executives has responded to the issues on the new Android Auto version explaining that the company is now working on a fix. Till the company finds out a fix you can try out some of these Android Auto troubleshooting tips that will help you fix this issue.

Using the Android Auto app you can control features like navigation and maps, calls and text messages, and music. You can also use your voice to get help with your day. You can find routes, play your favourite songs and even check the weather. Just say “Hey Google” to get started. But if it isn’t working properly on your smartphone or car’s display then you can try some of our troubleshooting tips to make it work right.

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How to troubleshoot Android Auto:

  • At any point of time, if Android Auto fails this might be because of a momentary fault within the app. SO in this case always restart your phone or else shut down or power off. Turn on your phone after a few minutes and launch Android Auto again to check if it’s working right.
  • If this doesn’t help then try updating your phone as well as the app as this will fix voice command issues. You can do this by heading to Settings on your device and check for Android updates. If any update is available then go for it. On updating your device go to the application and if Android Auto is in the list and then tap to update. In addition to the auto app, we would also recommend you to update other Google apps as well.
  • Check if your phone is compatible with the app or not. According to the company if you have Android 9 or below, get the Android Auto app on your phone. With Android 10, Android Auto is built in – so you don’t need the app to get started.
  • Also, check if the Android Auto app works in your country. Here in India, the app supports cars from the US, UK, Canada, Australia and more.
  • Do check that your car or stereo is compatible with Android Auto. Although the app is supported by more than 500 models, you can click here to check compatibility.
  • Also, try troubleshooting your car’s infotainment system. Check if you are opening an Android Auto app from the main menu. In case you don’t know how to restart the system then you can try switching off your cars for some time and then start it again.
  • Make an attempt to connect your phone to your vehicle using a USB cable while using the app on your vehicles’ display. Also, make sure your USB cable has support for data transfer as the app also doesn’t work if the cable is for charging purposes only.
  • Opening this option will slide out a list of approved and rejected cars. If accidentally it is in the rejected cars list then unblock it by removing this from the list and try pairing it again. But Check if the Add new cars to Android Auto option is enabled and then visit your Android Auto vehicle settings and then tap Previously connected cars. If this also doesn’t work then tap on the Menu and hit Forget all cars. Doing this will remove all the paired cars and you can again start fresh.
  • If none of the above works then clear cache and storage in the Android Auto app and start again while the app is not connected to your car. Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > See all X apps > Android Auto > Storage & cache.

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Komila Singh
Komila Singh
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.
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