Difficulty Level: Novice | Time Required: 5 Minutes | Tools Required: None | Related Parts, Products, Services or Technology: Android smartphone required
If your vehicle has Android Auto,† it lets you use some of your favorite smartphone features through your vehicle’s infotainment system:†
- Make/receive calls
- Use Google Maps™
- Stream YouTube music
- Use Google Assistant™†
- And more
Connect Through USB Port
- Your vehicle must be parked the first time you connect.
- Using your phone’s cable, connect your phone to the vehicle’s USB data port†.
- Your phone may ask you to download the Android Auto app and other Android Auto-related apps, like Google Maps, or update to the newest version of the app.
- If Android Auto does not automatically launch, touch the Projection icon or the Android Auto icon on your vehicle’s touchscreen.
- Follow the prompts on your vehicle’s touchscreen and on your phone to start.
- When Android Auto is active, the touchscreen will show the phone apps that are accessible.
- Make sure your vehicle is parked.
- Tap the gray ANDROID AUTO icon on the infotainment screen.
- Pair/connect your phone to the infotainment system using Bluetooth.†
- Follow the prompts on the screen and on your phone to start.
On some vehicles, if you plug your phone in via USB, the system will ask if you’d like to allow a wireless connection in the future. If you agree, the next time you go for a drive, your phone will automatically connect wirelessly with Android Auto.
Related Links and Resources
It depends on how your vehicle is equipped. On some models, you can use Android Auto wireless without plugging in if you have a compatible phone. On other models, your device must be tethered by a USB cord to use Android Auto.
You can charge your phone and have Android Auto running in the background. Just plug in your phone and hit the HOME button. You can also disable Android Auto in the “Settings” menu to enable the charge-only function using the USB cord.
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