Prepare the phone and car audio.
The minimum requirements to run Android Auto™ on the car display:
- An Android phone running Android 6.0 or later, with an active data plan.
- A USB standard compliant cable.
- For wireless connection, a compatible Android mobile device with an active data plan.
You can check which mobile devices are compatible at Get started with Android Auto
Connecting an Android™ device.
(1) In case of using with USB connection
Connect the phone with a USB cable.
Once the connection is complete, see (3) Start Android Auto.
(2) In case of using with wireless connection
- Tap on the Devices icon in the app list on the Home screen to display the Device Connection screen.
- Tap on the Add New Device button
- Follow the on-screen guide to connect your Android smartphone to the car audio device via Bluetooth. The procedure for connecting via Bluetooth varies depending on the smartphone model.
- Once the pairing between your smartphone and the car audio device is complete, the confirmation screen shown below will appear. Tap the Start button and Android Auto will be launched automatically.
(3) Start Android Auto
Download the Android Auto app or update to the latest version of the app, if prompted.
Set up Android Auto.
The initial set up process must be completed on the phone:
It's highly recommended you enable Wi-Fi and Location Services on the smartphone during setup.
Start using Android Auto.
Android Auto will start automatically when the car audio is connected to your smartphone via a USB cable or wirelessly. If it does not start, tap the Android Auto icon that appears on the home screen.
After that, you will be able to use Android Auto.
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