How to Use Android Auto Wireless
Android Auto is an application that allows you to connect your phone to your car’s infotainment system to access entertainment, navigation, and communication features safely while driving. Android Auto Wireless is a feature that allows you to use Android Auto without a USB cable. Here are the steps to use Android Auto Wireless:
1. Check if your phone and car support Android Auto Wireless
Not all Android phones and cars support Android Auto Wireless. According to Google, your phone needs to be running Android 11 and have a Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) or higher network adapter. Also, your car’s infotainment system must support Android Auto Wireless. You can check your car’s manual or contact the manufacturer to confirm.
2. Set up your car’s infotainment system
Before you start using Android Auto Wireless, you need to set up your car’s infotainment system. First, make sure your car is parked and the parking brake is engaged. Then, enable Wi-Fi on your car’s infotainment system and connect to a Wi-Fi network. Finally, open the Android Auto app on your phone and select the “Wireless” option.
3. Connect to your car’s infotainment system
To connect your phone to your car wirelessly, follow these steps:
a. Make sure your phone’s Wi-Fi is activated.
b. Go to your phone’s “Settings” app and select “Connected devices.”
c. Select “Android Auto.”
d. Select “Enable wireless projection.”
e. Your phone will search for available devices.
f. Select your car’s infotainment system from the list.
g. If prompted, enter the PIN code displayed on your car’s infotainment system.
4. Use Android Auto Wireless
Once connected, you can use Android Auto Wireless just like you would with a USB cable. You can access your favorite music apps like Spotify, Google Play Music, and TuneIn Radio. You can also make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, and use Google Maps for navigation. You can control Android Auto using voice commands, the touch screen, or knobs and buttons on your car’s infotainment system.
5. Troubleshoot common issues
If you experience connectivity issues or have trouble using Android Auto Wireless, try the following:
a. Make sure your phone and car are compatible with Android Auto Wireless.
b. Turn off your phone’s battery saver mode.
c. Make sure your phone’s Wi-Fi is turned on and connected to the same network as your car’s infotainment system.
d. Restart both your phone and car.
e. Make sure your car’s infotainment system is up to date.
f. If all else fails, try connecting your phone to your car with a USB cable.
In conclusion, Android Auto Wireless is a convenient feature that allows you to use Android Auto without a USB cable. However, it is not available on all phones and cars, so make sure your devices are compatible before trying to use it. Follow the steps above to set up and use Android Auto Wireless safely while driving.