Latest Android Auto Blamed for Connectivity Issues, Troubleshooter Needed ASAP

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The most recent version of Android Auto didn’t come with any new significant features at first glance. On the other hand, it packs several important changes under the hood, including the necessary code to power new functionality called work profiles.
In theory, the purpose of adding work profiles to the Android Auto feature arsenal is to allow users here to separate their work apps from personal ones, therefore getting a better-optimized experience behind the wheel.

But as it turns out, the latest version of Android Auto also comes with some bad news. Several of our readers told us the app fails to launch after this update, and one pointed us to a discussing thread on Google’s forums where others are reporting the same behavior.

Everything was working behind the update, these people say, and the only thing that changed is the Android Auto version running on their devices. So, in theory, Android Auto 6.4 is likely to be the culprit, though, for the time being, Google is yet to acknowledge any such problem with the app.

In most cases, Android Auto fails to detect the connected phone and then launch. This once again shows that the connectivity troubleshooter Google has been working on lately needs to be released as soon as possible.

Because yes, Google is indeed working on a connectivity troubleshooter that should help users figure out what’s happening when Android Auto fails to launch and eventually even warn if a bad cable is used. As we learned the hard way, cables are very often the ones to blame for Android Auto issues, so such a troubleshooter would definitely come in handy.

But at this point, there’s no ETA as to when this feature could go live, as Google has been quietly working on it without publicly acknowledging the update. For now, the troubleshooter appears to be just a work in progress without a specific release date.
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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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