But in the last few days, I’ve seen more and more users complaining that their Android Auto wireless connection has suddenly stopped working.
In all cases, the bug occurs after the most recent update, and a discussion thread on the Google forums confirms the latest stable version of Android Auto is the one that introduced the problem.
However, no specifics have been shared on the version. The latest stable Android Auto update at the time of writing is version 7.8, whereas the beta is 7.9.
At first glance, it’s not exactly clear what’s happening, but most users report similar behavior. Android Auto tries to launch, but more often than not, it ends up hitting a black screen. Others claim the app starts up but immediately crashes, all after the latest update released by Google.
Of course, a workaround isn’t yet available, but if you’re certain the latest version of Android Auto is the one to blame, you should just downgrade to the previous release. To do this, you can head over to this page, download the previous Android Auto version APK, and then install it manually on your Android device.
If everything is working properly after the downgrade, then the latest version is the one you should avoid, so blocking the automatic update should be the next step.
Google is yet to acknowledge the glitch, but given the number of users reporting this glitch is growing, expect the company to start an investigation sooner rather than later.