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Android Auto will no longer work with these phones

Android Auto will no longer work with these phones
Android Auto allows users to display the applications of their mobile device on the screen installed inside their vehicles. (photo: Five Days)

Android Autothe feature that allows users to display their mobile device’s applications on a vehicle’s screen, has increased its operating requirements and will no longer be available for the version Android 6.0According to Google.

As of the modification on the Support website, manage different functions offered by the smartphone from this panel to access calls, text messages, downloaded music applications or the Internet service. Google Mapsit will only be possible for users who have Android 8.0 or later versions.

How to access Android Auto

It is necessary to connect the vehicle and the mobile device through a USB Cable in this way, the information is transferred from the terminal to the car’s system.

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Another way to access is wireless by means of a compatible mobile phone with the operating system and an active data plan, support for WiFi 5 Ghz, in addition to the most recent version of the app.

To access Android Auto, it is necessary to connect the vehicle and the mobile device via a USB cable.  Photo: Christin Klose/dpa
To access Android Auto, it is necessary to connect the vehicle and the mobile device via a USB cable. Photo: Christin Klose/dpa

This access option can be used by users of phones with Android 11, but in case they have devices Samsung such as Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or Note 8, they need to download Android 9 update or later.

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Other access requirements apply to phones developed by GooglePixels and other Samsung models, which must have version 10 of the Google operating system available.

A final alternative is to use the Google Assistant driving mode with Google Maps, which is enabled for mobile devices with Android 9.0 or other later versions.

What vehicles are compatible with Android Auto

Although one of the ways to access this function is to connect a mobile device to a vehicle through a USB port, not all models have this capability. According to Google’s specifications, Android Auto is available for the following models among others available on their website:

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According to Google specifications, Android Auto is available for some car models.
According to Google specifications, Android Auto is available for some car models.

AUDI: Audi A1 2019 – Audi A3 2017 – Audi A4 2017 – Audi A5 2017 – Audi A6 2017 – Audi A7 2017- Audi A8 2018 – Audi Q2 2017 – Audi Q3 2019 – Audi Q5 2018 – Audi Q7 2016 – Audi Q8 2019 – Audi R8 2017 – Audi TT 2017.

Hyundai: Avante 2017 – Azera 2015 – Creta 2016 – Elantra 2017 – Elantra GT 2016 – Grand i10 2016 – Grandeur 2015 – i10 2016 – i20 2016 – i30 2016 – i40 2016 – Ioniq Electric 2016 – Ioniq Hybrid 2016 – Ioniq Plug-in – Hybrid 2016 2017 Kona – 2017 Maxcruz – 2018 Palisade – 2017 Santa Fe – 2017 Santa Fe Sport – 2015 Sonata – 2016 Sonata Hybrid – 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid – 2016 Tucson – 2017 Veloster.

Sling: Accord 2016 – Civic 2016 – Clarity Fuel Cell 2017 – CR-V 2017 – Fit 2018 – Freed 2017- Odyssey 2018 – Pilot 2017- Ridgeline 2017.

Jeep: 2017 Compass – 2018 Grand Cherokee – 2017 Jeep Renegade – 2018 Wrangler.

Mazda: CX-3 2020 – CX-30 2020 – CX-5 2019 – CX-50 2022 – CX-60 2022 – CX-8 2019 – CX-9 2019 – Mazda2 2020 – Mazda3 2019 – Mazda6 2018 – MX-30 2021 – MX -5 2019.

TOYOTA: 2020 4Runner – 2018 Aygo – 2020 Sequoia – 2020 Tacoma – 2020 Tundra – 2019 Yaris (Europe Only).

Volvo: XC90 2017 – S90 2017 – V90 2017 – V60 Cross Country 2019 – V90 Cross Country 2017 – XC60 2018 – S60 2019 – V60 2019 – XC40 2018.

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