The Google Maps update fixes one big issue, but another is still causing problems for Android Auto

The Google Maps update fixes one big issue, but another is still causing problems for Android Auto

Tech Highlights:

  • First and foremost, the good news. The most recent Google Maps update (11.35.1) corrects the glitch that caused the app to always start in and use the dark mode. The application therefore ignored the user settings and used this visual style exclusively, even during the day. The whole thing happened exclusively on Android Auto, but fortunately, the search giant managed to find a solution pretty fast, so it’s now available for all Google Maps users in the most recent version of the app. The bad news is that another Google Maps bug is still there on Android Auto making it impossible to use one of the most important features of the app.

  • Although Google Maps is presently the most popular mobile navigation tool for Android and Android Auto, this does not imply that everything is always running smoothly. And several recent issues found by Android Auto users using Google Maps serve as living proof. While the second one continues to cause problems for drivers who link their mobile devices to the head units in the cabin, the first one has already been fixed in the most recent app updates.

Using the Google Maps navigation with the satellite layer activated causes the application to freeze on Android Auto, and so far, the only workaround that helps avoid the crash is to disable the satellite mode altogether. It goes without saying this isn’t necessarily the most convenient solution, but on the other hand, it’s pretty much the only way to continue using Google Maps until the parent company comes up with a fix Unfortunately, nobody knows for sure how fast this is supposed to happen, especially as Google has so far remained tight-lipped on this particular glitch. However, the same happened in the case of the dark mode error as well, so fingers crossed for a second fix to be released in a timely manner as well.

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