What Does It Take to Fix Android Auto? Nothing, It Seems

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Google rolls out new Android Auto updates every month, so theoretically, the app experience should be more polished now.
However, as many of us learned the hard way, this all depends on way too many things, and using Android Auto behind the wheel has become a crazy rollercoaster ride.

A thread on Google’s forums shows just how much of a struggle Android Auto has become for some users, with many claiming that no matter what they do, the app just doesn’t work.

Everything was working great until two days ago. I replaced the cable I was using with a Made by Google cable, and still nothing. My Pixel 4a 5G doesn't even recognize when it's hooked up to the vehicle anymore. It does show that it's charging, however, so I know something is getting through,” one user explains.

What’s worse is that nothing seems to fix Android Auto, as users have reinstalled the app, cleared the cache, used different cables, even tested the whole thing in a different car.

Exact same problem. Multiple cables, uninstalled reinstalled android auto... Hell, I have tried it in 2 different GMC trucks... It is not the truck, it is not the cable, which leaves... What? The app,” someone else adds.

Is there anything you can do right now? Not really, as the workarounds mentioned above are very often the only solutions that could bring things back to normal.

Google only provides a series of recommendations related to connectivity problems in the car, but needless to say, they don’t make any difference, and Android Auto still isn’t running for these users.

As with everything related to Android Auto, this isn’t something that happens to everybody, as in some cases, the app just runs properly. This is my case, too, as Android Auto doesn’t seem to be broken down or anything. Google Maps, Waze, Spotify, and my other apps work correctly with no issue whatsoever.
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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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