Android Auto, is it working for you?

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onishchuk4

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Got my phone today and installed the android auto app, enabled all the permissions, etc. When I plug it into my truck, the android auto tab shows up at the bottom for a brief moment, then goes away. I didn't have any issues like this with my OG XL(which also had 8.0 on it) or my OP3. I tried doing some troubleshooting by reinstalling the app, removing my phone from know android auto devices and enabling USB debugging. Nothing so far has worked. Anyone else having issues? Car is a '16 F-150. Thanks.

ETA: Well, got it working! Went into the app itself and it's settings. Under connected cars, SYNC was listed as "rejected". I cleared all cars and re-added mine. Now it's working great lol!
 
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Pixel 2 XL connects very slowly with Android auto

Tried to setup Android auto head unit with the Pixel 2 XL after switching from Pixel XL with normal function. The Pixel 2 XL takes way longer than expected to connect with Android auto on the head unit but, it does work. However, I had to reinstalled the Android auto app several times to even get a usable configuration. I called Google support but, they had no answer about the problem as of Oct. 27, 2017.
 
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lorax70

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Android auto 2016 VW Tiguan

I was having troubles getting my VW's system to recognize the phone. I kept getting USB device not supported. That is until I went into my cars android auto
menu and manually selected my Pixel 2 XL. After doing that, Android auto connects automatically when I plug it in.

Seems to connect about as fast as my OG Pixel (7.1.2 & 8.0), and op3t.
 

uicnren

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no issues setting up or connecting for me.

only issue I have is no ringing on incoming phone calls, I get notification and all, just no sound.

had this issue intermittently on original pixel xl also.
 

Toothdock

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Negative.

Using a Sony XAV-AX100, works for maybe a minute sometimes at first. Then cuts in and out rapidly. Then other times it won't even recognize it.
 

sirlinux03

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I'm having issues as well. I have a 2017 GTI and mines connect similar as the pixel XL, the issue is that the Pixel 2 XL disconnect and reconnect often times and that's very annoying. Probably every 5-10 minutes. I have cleared cache and data from the app and reset the phone and still with the issue. It happens with 8.0 and 8.1
BTW I'm using the USB cable came with Nexus 6p. Have been using the same one since.
 
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twiz0r

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hmmmm 2 VW owners with this issue. No other vehicle manufacturer's mentioned. Looks like it's related to the emissions cheating if you ask me.

Just kidding. I really hope they get this figured out - I currently don't have android auto in my 2016 - it will be in my car I get next July.
 

billmoresi

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Same Issue

I'm having issues as well. I have a 2017 GTI and mines connect similar as the pixel XL, the issue is that the Pixel 2 XL disconnect and reconnect often times and that's very annoying. Probably every 5-10 minutes. I have cleared cache and data from the app and reset the phone and still with the issue. It happens with 8.0 and 8.1
BTW I'm using the USB cable came with Nexus 6p. Have been using the same one since.

I'm having the same issue. I have a 2015 Kia Optima and Android Auto worked flawlessly with my Nexus 6p. On the Pixel 2 XL, it disconnects every 5-10 minutes. Tried all the same troubleshooting steps with no resolution.
 

jmelan

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Negative.

Using a Sony XAV-AX100, works for maybe a minute sometimes at first. Then cuts in and out rapidly. Then other times it won't even recognize it.

Exact same problem with xav ax100.

No problems with OG XL on 8.0

I think this thread makes it pretty clear this is a pixel 2 XL issue
 
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bkrickles

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It works perfectly in my 2017 Honda Accord. I upgraded yesterday to 8.1 and it still works great. And I have the 2 xl. It even allows me to use "hey google" in the car. Love android auto

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
 

jawmail

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It works perfectly in my 2017 Honda Accord. I upgraded yesterday to 8.1 and it still works great. And I have the 2 xl. It even allows me to use "hey google" in the car. Love android auto

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

Me too, with new 2017 Pilot, use maps, use ok google, send texts all without touching phone, love it.
 

jaben2

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First day it kept closing every 10 mins. Now it works perfectly. Not sure what changed. 2017 Ford fusion
 

dmb219

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Earlier this year I had trouble with AA stopping/disconnecting. I had a Pixel XL and a new crv. I read in a crv forum that Google Maps beta caused problems for some. I was on the beta. I deleted the app and got off the beta channel, then reinstalled everything. It worked well after that. That was 6 months ago, not sure if it applies any more but if you are on the beta channel & having issues I'd try changing. My son has a new GTI and also had trouble with AA. He was on Maps beta also and going stable helped him. You need to delete the app and its data then reinstall.
 

darkcroc

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im having issues with it working then 2 -3 mins later i get error 12 and AA crashes :/ anyone else getting this
 

lorax70

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hmmmm 2 VW owners with this issue. No other vehicle manufacturer's mentioned. Looks like it's related to the emissions cheating if you ask me.

Just kidding. I really hope they get this figured out - I currently don't have android auto in my 2016 - it will be in my car I get next July.

Fwiw. My fix was manually selecting my 2XL in my 2016 VW Tiguan's AA car's menu, after I did that it connects automatically every time I plug it in.
 

Toothdock

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I 'Forgot' my Sony XAV-AX100 and reconnected and went on a 35 minute drive with no issues (see my previous post about my issues).

Time will tell.
 

terre08

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I 'Forgot' my Sony XAV-AX100 and reconnected and went on a 35 minute drive with no issues (see my previous post about my issues).

Time will tell.


I have the same Sony but I have no sound when navigating using Google Maps, It's the same for my OnePlus 3T as well ifI use the XAV-AX100. You can tell the navigation is running because it pauses the podcasts. Waze is working though.
 

Toothdock

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I have the same Sony but I have no sound when navigating using Google Maps, It's the same for my OnePlus 3T as well ifI use the XAV-AX100. You can tell the navigation is running because it pauses the podcasts. Waze is working though.

Since they added Waze I totally gave up on Google maps...Especially because you cant get satellite on google maps.
 

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    Got my phone today and installed the android auto app, enabled all the permissions, etc. When I plug it into my truck, the android auto tab shows up at the bottom for a brief moment, then goes away. I didn't have any issues like this with my OG XL(which also had 8.0 on it) or my OP3. I tried doing some troubleshooting by reinstalling the app, removing my phone from know android auto devices and enabling USB debugging. Nothing so far has worked. Anyone else having issues? Car is a '16 F-150. Thanks.

    ETA: Well, got it working! Went into the app itself and it's settings. Under connected cars, SYNC was listed as "rejected". I cleared all cars and re-added mine. Now it's working great lol!
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    I'm having issues as well. I have a 2017 GTI and mines connect similar as the pixel XL, the issue is that the Pixel 2 XL disconnect and reconnect often times and that's very annoying. Probably every 5-10 minutes. I have cleared cache and data from the app and reset the phone and still with the issue. It happens with 8.0 and 8.1
    BTW I'm using the USB cable came with Nexus 6p. Have been using the same one since.
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    Negative.

    Using a Sony XAV-AX100, works for maybe a minute sometimes at first. Then cuts in and out rapidly. Then other times it won't even recognize it.

    Exact same problem with xav ax100.

    No problems with OG XL on 8.0

    I think this thread makes it pretty clear this is a pixel 2 XL issue
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    mine was crashing randomly in 2 cars (2017 CR-V Touring and 2017 Civic Si) with a 6ft USB 2 cable, and a 3ft USB 2 cable (both Benson approved). i tested with the 3ft USB 3 cable that came with my wife's Pixel XL and it works flawlessly. i'm starting to think that it's a USB 2 issue with the throughput needed to "mirror" the screen.

    purchased a 3ft USB 3.1 cable from monoprice (https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=103&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030319&p_id=24287&seq=1&format=2) and will test with that when it comes in the mail later this week.
    looks like the USB 3.1 cable fixed all my issues. might work for everyone else too
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    Funnily, I have the exact opposite problem: Android Auto does work flawlessly on my 2017 Audi A4 with MMI+, but I cannot disable it :p

    I hate Android Auto's "feature" to only display the tracks which were played recently instead of providing the list of all tracks on the phone. Audi's infotainment system is much better anyways, no need for Android Auto at all.

    Unfortunately, as soon as I connect the charger cable, Android Auto starts even though I have set it up to NOT start automatically. And when Android Auto is running, I have to use it to play music. The car's built-in player is disabled, then.

    The only "problem" I have is that I have to start Google Play Music and let it run in the background when Android Auto is disabled (= charging cable not connected), otherwise the car doesn't find my tracks.

    But I got used to it, I simply have to start Googly Play Music, then bluetooth, then turn on the car's engine. Everything works flawlessly, then. Even for hours.
    Android Auto now allows phones to be unlocked while connected https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/16/android-auto-now-allows-swipe-up-to-unlock-while-connected/
    This might be helpful for you.