How to update Android Auto

Android Auto is an interesting, constantly developed software by Google, which year by year is enriched with new useful solutions. There is also a growing number of applications from external developers that are compatible with this standard. How to update Android Auto?

What do you need to know about Android Auto?

It is a great software from Google that is already available in over 40 countries around the world. The app officially launched in 2015 and since then, it has gained a very large fan base among car companies and users from all over the world.

By creating this app, Google has shown that it puts great emphasis on user safety. In the car, we should not use the cell phone, because we tend to focus on it, and not on the things that are happening on the road. In such a situation, you may risk an accident.

That’s why Android Auto allows you to transfer the most important functions from your smartphone to your vehicle’s interface. Depending on whether you have a touchscreen or navigation buttons on the steering wheel, you can quickly manage many functions without having to glance at your smartphone’s display.

Nothing stops you from using Google Maps as well as chosen music apps like YouTube Music or Spotify this way. The list of applications from a variety of manufacturers that are compatible with Android Auto is growing very quickly. All of them can be found in the Google Play.

You should definitely also appreciate that it is a great tool that will allow you to receive and make phone calls really quickly. You can also import your contact list and create shortcuts to call even faster the people that are most important to you.

A huge advantage of the platform is that it is supported by the vast majority of major car manufacturers, including Audi of course. All you need is for your vehicle to support wireless connectivity or have a built-in USB port that communicates with Android Auto to quickly pair your phone with the car. This is a great convenience.

How to update Android Auto?

Many people fear that this is a very difficult process, which requires specialized knowledge and must be carried out from the menu of the car. This is not true. Google has made the updating procedure very simple and it does not take more than a few minutes.

First of all, it is worth remembering that the entire process of updating Android Auto is carried out from the level of your smartphone. It must be connected to the Internet. Regardless of whether it is connected via your mobile data or WiFi network.

The next step is to visit Google Play, where you can find applications to download to your phone. In the search field type “Android Auto” and confirm your choice by pressing search button. After a while you will see the distinctive Android Auto logo.

If there is an update option next to it, you just have to press it and wait for your phone to download the new software version. Everything else happens automatically, you don’t have to take any other complicated steps.

What’s more, many users enable the automatic update option on their Android phones. How does it work? In this situation, every time your phone detects that you can download a new version of Android Auto, it will do it on its own, you will not even have to visit Google Play.

How to update a car with built-in Android Auto?

Some car manufacturers install Android Auto application on them. In such a situation, it might seem that the easiest way would be to visit a service center, which will carry out the entire procedure for you. Fortunately, you can handle it on your own.

Simply connect your smartphone to your car using the cable. The next steps do not differ much from the traditional update procedure. You download the update from Google Play and that’s it. The software should automatically update in your car. If this method does not work, then you should contact the dealer or service center.

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