How to Setup Android Auto

December 21st, 2020 by

Chevy Passengers SmilingKnowing how to setup Android Auto means bring the apps, music, and contacts on your smartphone to your everyday drive. Need to know about Android Auto setup? We’ve got a step-by-step guide.

Connecting to Android Auto on Your Phone Screen

First, make sure you phone is running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and up, then follow these easy steps:

  • Go to Google Play and download the Android Auto app.
  • Make sure your phone has a strong and fast internet connection.
  • Open Android Auto and download any apps it requests, such as Google Maps.
  • Review and agree to the Safety Notice and Terms & Conditions.
  • Give Android Auto permission to access your phone’s features and apps. Turn on notifications for the best experience.
  • If pairing with Bluetooth, select the right device and enable auto launch for Android Auto.

Connect to Android Auto on Your Car Display with USB

Again, make sure you have Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and up before following these instructions:

  • Go to Google Play and download the Android Auto app.
  • Make sure your phone has a strong and fast internet connection.
  • Download the Android Auto app from Google Play or plug into the car with a USB cable and download when prompted.
  • Turn on your car and make sure it’s in park.
  • Unlock your phone’s screen and connect using a USB cable.
  • Give Android Auto permission to access your phone’s features and apps. Turn on notifications for the best experience.
Chevy Android Auto Smartphone
Chevy Android Auto Touchscreen

Connecting to Android Auto on Your Car Display Wirelessly

Make sure you phone and vehicle meet minimum requirements, then ensure your phone has a strong and fast cellular data connection.

Follow the same instructions for USB connection; also note that a USB cable must be used during the initial setup. When you next turn on the vehicle, Bluetooth will activate automatically. Wireless connections might take a few seconds.

Why Enable Android Auto?

Android Auto is a helpful in-car smartphone integration program that allows you to sync your Android phone with your vehicle in order to access key apps and features safely while on Rice Lake and Hayward roads. Though Android Auto used to be a wired-only feature, it now supports wireless connectivity for added convenience!

So, what exactly does Android Auto allow you to do? Here’s a list of its most useful features and benefits that make enabling Android Auto highly beneficial:

  • Phone-Based Interface: Android Auto works off your phone. That means, all your music, contacts, maps data, and more, gets interfaced into the Android Auto system and onto your vehicle information screen/touchscreen infotainment system.
  • Simple to Enable: It’s easy to learn how to enable Android Auto initially. What’s more, after initial setup, it’s easy to enable Android Auto every time you get in your vehicle. In fact, for most vehicles, Android Auto enables automatically when you get inside following initial setup.
  • Multiple Screen Options: With five different screens to choose from (phone app display, audio preferences display, Google Maps screen, etc), Android Auto puts everything you need within easy reach.
  • Seamless Integration: Android Auto is designed to help you do things like send and receive text messages by using your voice, get directions, and more all seamlessly, as a natural extension of your Android phone rather than another clunky interface to operate.

Our Team Can Show You How to Enable Android Auto in Your Car

Whether accessing your music between Rice Lake and Hayward or calling contacts in Cumberland, enabling Android Auto brings next-generation connectivity to every drive. Contact us today to find out more, or feel free to check out our Android Auto compatible models. If you’re interested in new vehicle features, why not take a closer look at the MyBuick App or the Ford SYNC features.

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