This “Trending” Android Auto Bug Might Seem Minor at First, But It’s Insanely Infuriating
In our upcoming TechWizard feature, we explore a recent bug in Android Auto that has been causing frustration among users. The bug prevents the app from launching automatically when the smartphone is connected to the head unit in the car. Instead, users have to manually open the app every time they connect their phone.
This bug has been marked as a “trending issue” by Google on its official support forums, indicating that it affects a significant number of users. Despite having the correct settings enabled for automatic launch, Android Auto still fails to start on the infotainment screen. Users have reported trying various workarounds, but none have provided a permanent solution.
One possible workaround is to downgrade to an earlier version of Android Auto if a recent update is causing the issue. Users can download the APK installer for the previous version and install it on their device. Another option is to clear the app cache and data for Android Auto and associated apps, including the Google app.
While these workarounds may provide temporary relief, Google has not yet released a fix for the bug. It remains to be seen when a permanent solution will be available.