New Android Auto 5.7 Build to Fix Puzzling Notification Problem

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Notifications not working exactly as anticipated on Android Auto isn’t something entirely new, but back in the summer, users started complaining of something that nobody could explain.
Whenever they received a message from someone using an Android phone, the notifications no longer showed up on the screen in their cars when running Android Auto. On the other hand, if an iPhone was used to send the very same message, the notification was displayed properly.

Needless to say, finding the cause of this problem has been quite a challenge, not to mention discovering an actual workaround that would restore the normal behavior of notifications, regardless of the phone used to send the text.

Google confirmed it was investigating the problem back in August, and here we are nearly two months later with a fix finally in the queue. A member of the Android Auto team announced this week that the problem would be addressed in an upcoming update, though no specifics on the ETA were provided.

Instead, what we do know is that the fix would be part of an Android Auto 5.7 revision, so there’s a chance we won’t have to wait for too long to get it. Android Auto 5.7 was officially released by Google earlier this month, and it is now the newest version of the app.

Thanks for all the feedback. Our team has prepared a fix for an upcoming version of Android Auto version 5.7. In the meantime, please ensure that the device is running on the latest version of Google Play services. We appreciate your understanding,” the Android Auto team member said.

The same thread where Google has confirmed this new fix is also full of complaints from Android Auto users claiming that notifications don’t show up in their cars regardless of the phone that is used to send a message. However, worth knowing is that Android Auto 5.7 does resolve the broken notifications in Android Auto, so make sure you get the latest version if you’re still experiencing this problem.
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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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