10 Ways To Solve “Android Auto Not Working” On Android (2020 Updated)

10 Ways To Fix “Android Auto Not Working” On Android (2020 Updated)

Did you observe “Android Auto not working” error message on your Android phone?

Worried of how this has happened and why this error is showing your phone screen?

Confused of what to do and what not?

Don’t worry, this blog is completely for you that will help you to know how to fix Android Auto not working after update.

In the previous blog, I have discussed about Android Auto- How To Install And Make Your Car Smarter In 2020 and I hope you have gone through it to make your car smarter.

But many users have reported that they were facing problem while using this app and come across “Android Auto Not Working” message. This serious issue should be solved to access the feature further.

But before going to the solutions, let me show you an example of the same error message that user has reported about.

User experience:

i have a serious issue with android auto that stopped working after its last update. The problem is that when i connect the phone to the car unit the application starts on the phone but nothing starts on the car unit. I dont know if i am the only one or is a generall issue for many people. The only solution i have found is to revert to previous version.

Source: https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/android-auto-not-working.1132218/

How to Fix Android Auto Not Working After Update

Now here I am going to show you some of the best ways to fix Android auto not working with S7/S8/S9 or any other Android phones. If you are facing any issue then go through the below ways to fix Android Auto not working after Android 10 update.

Solution 1: Compatibility

Compatibility issue is one of the main problems that many people don’t know. When your phone does not support the Android Auto feature then it means that you are not able to access this on your car. Users here generally lacks in complete knowledge about this.

Therefore, one should properly figure out in which country this feature is working, on which phone models and the list of countries that supports Android Auto feature.

Solution 2: Android Version

You must have clear knowledge about the compatibility of the device that Android Auto supports. Only 10.4% of people are using Android 9.0 version and but good thing is Android Auto feature supports Android 5.0 and above versions.

At the same time, your device should be connected to active internet connection and should have enough data plan.

Solution 3: Vehicle Compatibility

Which car will support Android Auto feature is also a major issue for users. There are plenty of popular cars but it does not mean that all those cars will support the feature. Remember that Android Auto is one of the advanced technologies that do not support lots of single model cars like Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Vauxhall, UniMax, Tata Motors, and more.

But yes, if you are using Tata Motors Nexon (2017) then it supports this latest technology and can enjoy Android Auto feature and make your car smarter.

Solution 4: Clear App Data

Another important thing that can really fix the issue is by clearing all data and cache from phone. It’s a way to refresh the app by going to Settings > click on Apps and search Android Auto feature.

  • First, click on Storage
  • Then click on “Clear Data”, doing this will delete custom settings and next time when you will use it, have to start again

  • You will get a warning popup saying this will remove personal settings. Then tap on OK
  • And at last, you have to start over the apps again and check if the issue is resolved or not

Solution 5: Enable Android Auto

You should also check whether Android Auto feature is enabled or not because this feature is disabled by default. However, the user-interface varies from vehicle and to vehicle and you can find it by going to settings.

So let’s go through the steps:

  • First, open car Settings
  • Then swipe down unless you find “Apps” and tap on to get Settings
  • Now choose “Android Auto
  • Click to enable “Enable after USB Connection
  • Also ensure USB connection is “ALWAYS” so that it can work whenever you connect your phone

Solution 6: Check Cable And Bluetooth Connections

You should also check the cable connection first as well as Bluetooth also. You might come across Android auto not working with S8 error message. When you see that the feature is not loading then checks the cables. May be the cable is damaged or some issues are with it.

At the same time, ensure the Bluetooth connection is paired and properly connected to your car’s head unit. Though Android Auto does its job through USB like Maps, play music etc but when it comes for call then Bluetooth comes first.

So to enable it, unplug USB and go to head unit’s Settings menu to repair the device. You can also see cars manual guide on how to connect or pair the device.

Solution 7: Reconnect Phone To Android Auto

You should also check your phone whether it is connected or not and if not then reconnect it again.

Follow the steps:

  • First, unplug your phone from car
  • Then open Android Auto app on your phone
  • Now choose Menu > Settings > Connected cars
  • After that, uncheck box next to “Add new cars to Android Auto” setting
  • Now try to unplug your phone again in the car
  • At last, ensure Android Auto is switched on

Solution 8: Video Flow Error

Many users come across “No Display” error in spite of supporting auto feature and pairing properly. Due to this, they get irritated as they face Android Auto not working smoothly. Now it’s a bug or something else, its need to be fixed.

Check out the below steps:

  • First, go to “Car Settings
  • Then click on “Smartphone Connections
  • Now reconnect to Android Auto

Here you will see a list of phones with yours as well but will be disabled for some reasons. But remember that when vehicle is on operation then the functions will not appear and adjusting settings will not be possible.

Solution 9: Check App’s Permissions And Notification Access

App permission is another sort of issue that is really irritating when either its not enabled or may be it is disabled. So whenever you come across issues on notification, phone calls, voice controls etc then its time to fix this issue.

Follow the below steps and check the apps permission on your Android phone.

NOTE– The below steps are done on stock Android and so the steps might differ depending on device manufacturer.

  • First, go to Android Settings menu, then pull down notification shade and click on gear icon

  • Then move to Apps or Applications

  • Now click on “Android Auto” > Permissions

  • Check that everything is enabled and if not then enable everything to experience smooth experience

  • Now go to Apps menu and click on gear icon in upper right

  • Then move down to bottom and click on “Special Access

  • From there, click on Notification Access

  • Here ensure Android Auto is enabled

Solution 10: Uninstall Android Auto And Reinstall

The last resort is uninstalling the app and again installing it. Doing this might help you to fix Android Auto not working on Android 10.

Check out the below steps:

  • First, go to Settings > Apps and look for Android Auto

  • Then click on it and click on “Uninstall

  • You will get a popup asking whether you are sure and click on OK

  • Wait for few seconds and the app will be deleted
  • Now Restart your device once
  • When your phone restarts and it begins to run, go to Google Play Store and install Android Auto once again.

So, all these are some of the best ways to fix Android Auto not working on Android 10.


Android Auto is one of the best feature that helps to make your car smarter. But sometimes, it stops working and an error message occurs saying “Android Auto Not Working”. This blog completely discuss about how to fix Android auto not working after update.

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