Right now, users must always unlock their screen to enable Android Auto to display its interface on the best Android Auto head unit setups. Otherwise, connecting a phone without an unlocked screen initiates Android Auto, it then detects the car, but remains displayed on the phone’s display only.
When it comes to operating through any form of lock screen on your phone, Android Auto has always fallen short. Simply put, it can’t operate at all, which is why the announcement of two new beta upgrades aimed at overcoming this constraint is such welcome news for Android Auto users. Users will be able to take control of how Android Auto starts in their cars after putting in one of the top Android phones with the current beta update.
That’s all set to change as Google looks to introduce an option that lets frustrated users start Android Auto and use it when the phone is locked. Google says that the new feature will permit “access to your phone features on the in-car screen while it’s locked.”