Why Android Auto is not working: While connecting to Android Auto in your car, you might face some issues, such as Bluetooth not connecting. It may occur due to many reasons. In this article, we are going to talk about issues that you may be facing and also some ways to troubleshoot those issues. Let’s get started with how to fix, Android Auto is not working.

Why Android Auto not connecting – Possible Reasons

Android Auto is not working can caused by many reasons, such as

  1. Bad wired or wireless connection
  2. Android Auto not updated
  3. Android Auto trying to connect to the other vehicle
  4. Compatible issue with smartphone or car
  5. Some settings might get changed unknowingly

There might be another reason, and the following steps should help you get again connected with your Android Auto.

How to fix – Android Auto is not working

When your smartphone is not connecting to your car’s Android Auto, you may miss many valuable features and capabilities and it is frustrating. Following are some troubleshoots that you can apply to get connected to your Android Auto,

  1. The first step is to check if your vehicle and car stereo are compatible with Android Auto. You can check if your car is compatible with Android Auto or it is not, here. If it is not compatible, then you cannot use Android Auto in your vehicle anyway.
  2. The second troubleshoot is to reboot your Android smartphone or tablet. Any minor errors that might be interfering with connections between the car, the Android Auto apps, and your smartphone, can be fixed after a simple restart of your devices. 
  3. The third thing is to check your connection, it might be wired or wireless. Make sure you’re connected properly via any means you use in your vehicle. If you use a wired connection, make sure that your wire is not damaged. Try using any other wire to confirm.
  4. The fourth thing you can do is to check if both Android Auto and your smartphone Android versions are up-to-date. Outdated devices can get conflict while connecting as they are made to work on a particular version. To make sure, update your both devices.
  5. The fifth troubleshooting is to clear the cache in your Android phone. Some temporary files in your cache might be interfering with your connection with Android Auto. Read here, how to clear the cache on Android.
  6. The sixth step is to check if your Android Auto has accidentally been added to the rejected list on your smartphone. This might happen when your neighboring cars also use Android Auto and you get connected to the wrong vehicle. Also, check if you have not disabled the option of Add new cars to Android Auto option.
  7. The seventh troubleshooting is to restart your infotainment system. Sometimes it may make some fresh connection with your Android device and Android Auto.
  8. One of the easiest fixes is to uninstall the Android Auto app. It might not work every time. When apps become unstable they behave differently, reinstalling apps might make your apps work better.
  9. Last but not least is to contact your Help and Support when every troubleshooting fails.


This tutorial may make something clear for you on why Android Auto is not working. You can apply these troubleshooting that are discussed above to connect your smartphone to Android Auto. These steps are not the least you can do, there might be other issues that your car’s infotainment system may be facing, and you can go to the specialist to get it fixed. 

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By Akshay Kale

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