Android Auto is already indispensable for many users. Not that the entertainment and navigation systems that are present in most vehicles malfunction. The point is that using Google’s system we have constant access to an updated platform and that, in addition to entertaining us without taking our eyes off the road, also provides us with the best navigation system. However, while some speak of the wonders of Android Auto, others complain that they cannot use it as they would like. Although in reality the problem seems to be centered on the smartphone we are using, it is very likely that this is not the case. This is because most situations with Android Auto are caused by the cable!
Android Auto: the secret is in the cable you use!
Check cable status
Confirm that the cable is clean and without problems. That is, if it’s not too bent or pinched. Also check that there is no dirt and dust on each end of the cable. These problems can be the cause of shutdowns.
You should also check your smartphone’s USB port as well as your car’s. Blowing the USB-C port on your smartphone might help. Especially when this equipment spends a lot of time in your pocket. Also check the car’s USB port. It’s just that they are prone to the same dirt and dust that affect other parts of the vehicle. If your car’s USB port is dirty, this could compromise a reliable connection with your smartphone.
change the cable
In many cases, Android Auto won’t turn on due to a problem with the chosen USB cable. The best way to solve this is to make sure you are using the cable that came with your smartphone or a similar high quality one.
It is really important to use a good cable for Android Auto…
Another problem could be that the cable appears to work but is only providing power. While unusual for the USB-C standard, this is not unheard of. Make sure the USB-C cable you are using is fully compatible with your smartphone, your car, and works for both data and power.
If all else fails there are other things you can try.
Update Android Auto on your smartphone
If your car has Android Auto, but it has recently experienced several failures, try updating the application on your smartphone. This can easily be done through the Google Play Store.
Clear Android Auto cache
This is another thing you can try when all else fails. For that you have to go to Settings, Applications and selecting the desired app, in this case Android Auto, clear the cache.