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How Do You Open Android Auto?

(Topic created on: 26-10-2019 05:30 PM)
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ETHAN0
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Probably a stupid question but how on earth do you open Android Auto? I really can't figure it out.

 

Thanks as always! 😀

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BenGinders
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Hi @ETHAN0 

It should auto start when you plug the USB to your compatible car stereo.

I still have the app installed also so I can open that way.

You can also go:  Settings>Google>Device Connections>Android Auto

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ETHAN0
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@BenGinders thabks for the reply! Didn't you used to be able to use it on the phone screen? I'm sure I used to open up the app and use my phone for Android Auto vs the vehicle.

I see that Android Auto is installed but I cant find it on my device in order to open it and when I try and access it via settings it crashes before opening. Maybe it's an issue?
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BenGinders
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Sounds like you have an issue with it... They are switching off the app and just leaving it in settings.

I would try searching for it via Settings> Apps then try clearing cache and data for Android Auto

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mark770
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Have you tried using the search bar at the top of the app drawer screen?
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BenGinders
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Hi @mark770 ,

This won't work with Android 10 as Android Auto is now baked in (Finder will not find it) .

Also the phone screen AA is no longer available (Google have said there will be a replacement for this in the near future).

If you backed up before upgrading you will be able to restore the full app.

If not it will activate itself once plugged in via USB to the car headunit.

To change settings for AA, this can be accessed via Google settings as stated in my previous comment...

Hope this helps 🙂

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mark770
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I still have the standalone app so maybe thats why can still access it? Tbh havent tried in my actual car as thats a whole issue on its own (useless car manufacturer being way behind the times and mis-selling). Cheers for the reply
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BenGinders
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Hi @ETHAN0,

Google has now released  Android Auto for phone screens so you can again use this on your phone screen

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.projection.gearhead.phonescreen 

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ETHAN0
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@BenGinders Fantastic! Thanks for following up with the link, I really appreciate it. 

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BenGinders
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No meither dude, keep up the good work in this community

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Ben Ginders
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