How to Connect Android Auto Wirelessly

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Android Auto is a convenient feature that allows you to connect your Android device to your car’s infotainment system. Typically, this connection is established using a USB cable.

However, with the latest updates, it is now possible to connect Android Auto wirelessly. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to connect Android Auto wirelessly.

Step 1: Check Compatibility
Before attempting to connect Android Auto wirelessly, it’s important to check if your smartphone and vehicle support this feature. Not all devices and cars have wireless Android Auto capabilities.

Step 2: Update Your Phone
Ensure that your Android device is updated to the latest version of the operating system. To update your phone, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the ‘Settings’ app on your phone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on ‘System’.
  3. Select ‘Advanced’.
  4. Tap on ‘System update’ or ‘Software update’.
  5. If an update is available, download and install it.

Step 3: Enable Developer Options

To enable wireless Android Auto, you need to access the developer options on your phone. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ app on your device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on ‘About phone’ or ‘About device’.
  3. Find the ‘Build number’ or ‘Software information’ section.
  4. Tap on the build number seven times in quick succession.
  5. You will see a message saying “You are now a developer!”

Step 4: Enable Wireless Android Auto

Once you have enabled the developer options, follow these steps to enable wireless Android Auto:

  1. Go back to the main ‘Settings’ menu on your device.
  2. Select ‘Developer options’.
  3. Scroll down and find the ‘Wireless projection into a vehicle’ option.
  4. Toggle the switch to enable wireless Android Auto.

Step 5: Connect Wirelessly

Now that you have enabled wireless Android Auto, it’s time to connect your phone to your car wirelessly:

  1. Start your car and ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on both your phone and the vehicle.
  2. On your car’s infotainment system, navigate to the Android Auto app.
  3. The system will search for available devices. Select your phone from the list of available devices.
  4. If prompted, enter the pairing code displayed on your car’s screen into your phone.
  5. Once connected, you can now use Android Auto wirelessly in your car!

Congratulations! You have successfully connected Android Auto wirelessly.

Now you can enjoy all the features of Android Auto without the hassle of a USB cable. Keep in mind that some vehicles may require additional setup or specific instructions for wireless connectivity. Make sure to consult your vehicle’s manual or manufacturer’s website for any specific guidance related to wireless Android Auto in your particular car model.

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