Together with particular fixes for the Galaxy Z-series

For a lot of drivers, Android Auto is an important device whenever you’re out on the street. Maps, music, textual content message alerts — with out Auto, you are principally driving with out an always-connected co-pilot. Sadly, some customers have skilled a style of an Auto-less world over the previous couple of weeks, as connection points have plagued the service throughout a number of telephones. With a bit of luck, a pair of updates not too long ago launched would possibly’ve solved these issues.


During the last two weeks, Google has labored to repair two main Android Auto bugs stopping drivers from safely interacting with their telephones whereas within the automobile. The primary repair was an answer for anybody failing to attach their smartphone, a difficulty that particularly affected OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, and different producers. This explicit problem was fairly extreme, with drivers seeing black screens, “not responding” messages, and extra.

Fortunately, Google began rolling out a repair for Android Auto on August twenty sixth, which ought to forestall drivers from operating into errors and different fail-state screens. In line with the replies within the unique assist thread, some customers have efficiently reconnected their telephones to their autos, whereas others are nonetheless operating into hassle. Google did specify that the discharge may take a number of days to reach on all telephones, so we would recommend putting in the most recent model from APK Mirror in the event you’re nonetheless operating into hassle.

With a bit of luck, the newest patch would possibly mitigate a few of these complaints. Google’s newest connection repair rolled out on September 2nd, particularly concentrating on Galaxy Z-series telephones. Homeowners of Samsung’s foldables — particularly the brand-new Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 — have struggled to pair their gadgets with their in-dash show, leaving them unable to make use of navigation, music, and extra.

I’ve seen this problem myself — it took a number of makes an attempt to get my Z Fold 4 to pair with my automobile over the weekend, even disconnecting from the show whereas driving. It is the identical cable I’ve used with my Pixel 6 with out problem, suggesting one thing was fallacious with the telephone itself and be aware the USB-C wire.

Google’s within the technique of rolling out an replace that ought to handle the issue. As with its most up-to-date patch, it may take just a few days to reach on all gadgets. With a bit of luck, Google can cease squashing connection bugs and focus its power on lastly launching that candy split-screen redesign.