Chevy Owner Says Android Auto Connection Problem Caused by an iPhone

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The issues that Chevrolet owners encounter when trying to run Android Auto in their cars aren’t new, and up to this point, neither Google nor the carmaker came up with a fix.
While workarounds do exist, such as the one detailed here on Google’s forums, it’s still not clear what’s causing the glitch.

And yet, someone in the linked thread claims the whole MyLink struggle to run Android Auto is caused by… an iPhone. As it turns out, some of those people who connected an iPhone to their Chevrolet ended up being unable to run Android Auto, and it’s all because for some reason, the car automatically registered Apple’s smartphone and then disabled the AA option.

This means that once an iPhone is connected to MyLink, the Android Auto support is disabled, and the only way to bring it back is to manually re-enable it. Or at least, this is what Chevy owner Anna Willoughby explains on the forums.

I don't know if this is anyone else's problem but I was pulling my hair out and cursing Android before I finally figured out what was causing MY issue. I want to post it here in case anyone else has the same issue. Turns out plugging an iPhone into my Chevy Cruze disabled Android auto completely. I stumbled into the setting on a particularly frustrating day,” she says.

So what you need to do is just enter your car radio’s settings and scroll down to the CarPlay and Android Auto settings. If Android Auto is disabled, then tap the toggle to reenable it, and from this point, everything should work correctly.

We’re still waiting for a confirmation to figure out if this is what’s causing the Android Auto connection issue for all Chevy owners, but if this is the case, it’s a rather weird issue that the carmaker should resolve in the next software update.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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