Don’t try extreme workarounds if Google Maps keeps restarting on Android Auto

Don't try extreme workarounds if Google Maps keeps restarting on Android Auto

Tech Highlights:

  • Users claim this takes place on both wired and wireless Android Auto connections, and judging from the information shared in this thread, all apps are fully up-to-date. There’s both good news and bad news about this problem. Let’s start with the good news. This thread, which was started earlier this week, only includes posts from a small number of users, so there’s a chance it’s not necessarily a widespread behavior encountered with Google Maps.

  • Google Maps is having yet another perplexing issue on Android Auto, and this time it’s been caught on camera to show the rest of the world what’s going on. On Android Auto, you may use Google Maps. Android Auto is a system that allows you to drive your car According to a slew of users who took to Google’s forums to report the bug, Google Maps just relaunches in the middle of a drive for no apparent reason. The whole thing happens every 5 or 10 minutes, and while the app does reload the map, it’s not something you’d want to happen while driving.

The bad news is that no workaround seems to be dealing with it. In other words, if you end up experiencing the same problem, you’d better not try anything extreme, as it seems that not even a full phone reset brings things back to normal. Someone says they even got the phone replaced, and yet, the error is still there. Judging from what we can see in the shared video (and also embedded below), it might actually be caused by a bad cable. The Google Maps refresh seems to be more like a relaunch of Android Auto as a whole, so the app restarts and then resumes from where it left off.

This could signal a connection problem, possibly with a bad cord to blame, though, on the other hand, it shouldn’t happen when using the wireless mode. Google hasn’t yet acknowledged the problem, so it remains to be seen if more people come across this awkward Google Maps refresh.

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