With the removal of visible apps and after the introduction of driving mode in Google Assistant for those without a car, finding Android Auto settings on the phone was complicated. Do you want to modify them? We teach you how to do it.
Android Auto is a vehicle operating system that is not really installed in cars: its software only reflects what the connected Android mobile sends it. It is therefore on this telephone that we find the greatest number of settings: practically no parameter can be modified from the vehicle console. Knowing where to go to change the order of apps or enable wireless Android Auto is vital.
Android Auto is hidden in your mobile
Generally, all Android smartphones that come with Google apps and services include Android Auto among their settings. Of course, the configuration can be more or less accessible: it happens that it appears among the advanced options of the phone, in the network parameters or, even, that it does not come out because the application is missing.
The first thing is make sure you have Android Auto installed and that, in addition, it is kept up to date and at the latest version. This is important: if you don’t update Android Auto frequently, your car won’t be able to connect to your phone. Go to your Google Play and search for Android Auto. If you don’t have it installed, download it, you also need to update it.
Once you have made sure that your mobile’s Android Auto is installed and up to date, let’s see how to find its settings in order to change the system settings.
The easiest way: the settings browser
Before complicating your life, the ideal is to make the phone work for you. Follow the process below to locate the settings:
- Go to your mobile settings and go to top search engine.
- Type “android auto” without the quotes.
- Click on the result: you must directly access the vehicle system parameters.
On Samsung mobiles
- Access phone settings.
- Scroll down to “Advanced Features”.
- Go to “Android Auto”, there is your settings.
On Xiaomi, Realme and OPPO mobiles
- Go to MIUI settings.
- Select “Connect and share”.
- Access Android Auto’s settings by entering its menu.
On Google Pixel and mobiles without excessive customization
- Go to phone settings.
- Go to “Connected devices”.
- Go to “Connection Preferences”.
- Click “Android Auto” to access its settings.