How to Make Android Auto Wireless

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

How to Make Android Auto Wireless

Android Auto is a popular feature that allows you to connect your Android device to your car’s infotainment system, providing a seamless experience for accessing navigation, music, and other essential apps while driving. By default, Android Auto requires a USB connection between your phone and the car.

However, with the latest updates, it is now possible to make Android Auto wireless. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to set up Android Auto wirelessly.


  • An Android device running on Android 9.0 or above
  • A compatible car infotainment system with Android Auto support
  • A strong and stable Wi-Fi connection in your car

Step 1: Check Compatibility

Before getting started, it’s important to ensure that both your phone and car are compatible with wireless Android Auto.

  1. Phone Compatibility:
  2. Not all phones running on Android 9.0 or above support wireless Android Auto. To check if your phone is compatible:

    • Open the Google Play Store on your phone.
    • Search for “Android Auto” and go to the app page.
    • If wireless connectivity is supported by your phone, you will see “Google LLC” as the developer and “Offers in-app purchases” mentioned below the Install button.
    • If your phone is listed as compatible, you can proceed with the next steps.
    • If not listed as compatible, unfortunately, your phone does not support wireless Android Auto.
  3. Car Compatibility:
  4. Not all cars with Android Auto support have the wireless functionality enabled. To check if your car supports wireless Android Auto:

    • Refer to your car’s user manual or contact the manufacturer’s customer support for specific information.
    • If your car supports wireless Android Auto, you can proceed with the next steps.
    • If not, you may need to explore options such as a wired connection or consider upgrading your car’s infotainment system.

Step 2: Enable Developer Options on Your Phone

To enable wireless Android Auto, you will need to access the Developer Options on your phone. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “About phone” or “About device”.
  3. Locate and tap on “Software information”.
  4. Find the “Build number” entry and tap it seven times in quick succession. You will see a message indicating that you are now a developer.
  5. Go back to the main Settings screen and scroll down to find “Developer options”.
  6. Tap on “Developer options” to open it.
  7. In Developer Options, scroll down and locate “Wi-Fi projection mode” or “Wireless projection mode”.
    • Note: The exact name of this option may vary depending on your phone’s manufacturer and software version.

Step 3: Connect Wirelessly to Your Car Infotainment System

Once you have enabled the appropriate setting on your phone, it’s time to connect wirelessly to your car’s infotainment system. Follow these steps:

  1. Start your car and make sure the infotainment system is turned on.
  2. On your phone, open the Settings app.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “Connected devices” or “Bluetooth & device connection”.
  4. Select “Connection preferences”.
  5. Tap on “Android Auto”.
  6. If prompted, grant Android Auto the necessary permissions.
  7. Tap on “Wireless projection mode” or “Wi-Fi projection mode”.

Step 4: Enjoy Wireless Android Auto!

Congratulations! You have successfully set up wireless Android Auto.

Now you can enjoy a wire-free connection between your phone and car’s infotainment system.

Note: It is important to remember that using Android Auto while driving requires utmost attention to road safety. Always use voice commands or operate the system in a hands-free manner to minimize distractions.

In Conclusion

In this tutorial, we learned how to make Android Auto wireless. By ensuring compatibility, enabling developer options, and connecting wirelessly, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience with Android Auto in your car. Remember to always prioritize road safety while using any technology while driving.

Happy driving!

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