Few things are more frustrating when using Android Auto than unexpectedly getting disconnected, how you lose what you were doing, the music stops and it also distracts you if you’re driving at the time- the. And yet it is one of the most common Android Auto errors.
There is a lot of reasons why you might be disconnected Android Auto. We’ll walk you through all the possibilities why Android Auto is failing you and some clues about what you can do to fix it.
It’s probably the cable.
If you are reading this article because Android Auto disconnects, almost always the problem is the cable, which is of poor quality and/or establishes a bad connection. Google recommends that you use a “quality” cable to connect the phone to Android Auto, such as the one that came with the phone in its box. Of course, the manufacturer of the mobile also recommends that you use the same cable to charge it, so if you don’t want to go everywhere with the cable, you should buy a quality cable.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on cable, but you should avoid cheap cables, which work well at first, then less. If you think the problem is with the cable, you can easily check if this is the case by trying another cable like the one that came with the mobile, to see if it continues to happen to you. If the problem has been fixed, you know, it’s time to get a new cable.
The Mobile Connector could be damaged
The second weak point that can cause Android Auto to disconnect is the mobile connector: where the cable connects to the mobile. The USB-C ports that are fashionable today are a little more resistant than the Micro USB of yesteryear, but it is possible that with use -especially if it is an old mobile- the port is damaged or dirtyand it doesn’t work well.
If the port is damaged and making a poor connection, you will notice this when you put it on charge because it will normally make connecting and disconnecting noises when you put it on charge or connect it to a PC. if it’s dirtyyou can clean it carefully with a medium-hard brush or, in severe cases, with a pin dipped in alcohol (turn it off first).
if damaged there’s not much to do other than find the “angle” that works or use a cable that makes a good connection to avoid disconnections or of course take it to the official tech department. To know if the problem is with the cable, the connector of the mobile or the connector of the car, you will have to try to connect the mobile with different cables to different devices, to exclude.
Beware of the USB port of the car
The third point that causes the most problems is car USB port to which you are connecting. In some cars you have to connect the mobile to a specific USB port to use it with Android Auto, while in others you can choose between several. The USB ports are a little more fragile than we would like and with a little force could cause problems.
If you are sure that the problem is not with the cable or the mobile, it is very likely that the problem is in the USB port of the car, and unfortunately there is not much you can do except try find the right angle which works and prevents it from moving during use, which is not easy at all. For a definitive solution, you should consult a workshop.
Did you choose the right mode?
The type of connection we choose on the mobile will not cause disconnections unless we touch it after the connection, but it is something to keep in mind. some laptops they allow you to choose the Android Auto mode when connected, while in others it works with the typical file transfer mode.
The most important thing is that you do not choose the charging only mode, because in this case the mobile cannot communicate with the infotainment service of the car. It is also recommended that disable usb debuggingin case you have enabled it.
Sometimes the app crashes
Android Auto is just another app and as such is error prone. Additionally, Android Auto accumulates many known bugs that Google corrects as best it can, sometimes more successfully than others. It’s not strange that the application crashes or malfunctionsfor no apparent reason.
If Android Auto was working perfectly for you and suddenly stopped working, this may be the error. If you are using the beta version, revert to stable It can be a good choice. Also, if you are using the stable version, installing the latest beta version may help if Google has fixed the bug. If you want to try solutions more than walking around the house, it never hurts to try clearing the app’s cache and data to see if that improves.
Maybe the mobile is just full of power
Android Auto runs on your mobile and is “projected” onto the car screen, so it requires some power to run. It doesn’t have official minimum power requirements (beyond running Android Oreo), but this extra processing can be difficult to deal with a mobile that is very fair in power.
The symptoms to know if your mobile has the tongue hanging out when using Android Auto are simple: it will overheat and go very slow if you try to handle it. When this happens, it’s not uncommon to end up being disconnected. Speaking of heat, remember not to leave your mobile in the sun while you are using it with Android Auto, as this will cause it to overheat and slow down.
Wireless mode has its issues
Are you one of the lucky few who can use Android Auto wirelessly? If you’re using it through an external adapter like Carsify, Motorola MA1 and company, be aware that it’s relatively common for them to disconnect. Moreover, it is also relatively common to be disconnected if you use it officially, connect the mobile.
The truth is that Android Auto wireless mode isn’t too stable today, because to the inherent instability of Android Auto is added an additional layer of uncertainty due to possible interference or overheating (especially if you are also charging the mobile wirelessly at the same time).
There’s not much you can do except try connecting via cable to see if that works any better and keep the app up to datebecause in each new version, several bugfixes are usually included.