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Android Auto

Post by CarterHounslow » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:42 pm

I couldn't see a specific topic for this anywhere, so apologies if I am duplicating.

Does this car actually support wireless android auto or not? My dealer is crap and tells me to restart everything, still nothing. But I'm getting a weird thing with Android Auto if I plug it in.

It will only work if I disable the bluetooth on my phone. No idea why. I plug it in, nothing. Turn off bluetooth, Android Auto kicks in.

Is anyone else having a similar issue?

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Re: Android Auto

Post by Anduain » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:02 pm

Can't speak specifically for AA but for Carplay it needed 2.0 installing.
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Re: Android Auto

Post by kaiz » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:22 pm

Mine is working well, better with usb-c, but also with bluetooth.
As I understood, i uses wifi for connection and bt for negotiating.
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Re: Android Auto

Post by CarterHounslow » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:24 pm

kaiz wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:22 pm
Mine is working well, better with usb-c, but also with bluetooth.
As I understood, i uses wifi for connection and bt for negotiating.
Interesting. I can't get it to do anything on bluetooth at all. Says the phone is connected and I can use it as a normal phone, I go into app connect and nothing. My Samsung is all up to date, I'm running 2.1 on the car, nothing.

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Re: Android Auto

Post by kaiz » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:26 pm

Do you have wifi connected?
I was struggling in the beginning, as AA is not officially supported in Estonia.
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Re: Android Auto

Post by CarterHounslow » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:46 pm

kaiz wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:26 pm
Do you have wifi connected?
I was struggling in the beginning, as AA is not officially supported in Estonia.
When you say Wifi being connected, do you mean I need to link the phone to the car via my phones hotspot first? That would make sense if that's what you're saying.

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Re: Android Auto

Post by kaiz » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:51 pm

No hotspot, but vw connection in phone.
When I try its settings, it tries to connect to vw portal.
My AA didn't worked without it.
But now, whe I want to go to web, it wants to use wifi, and can't connect through that wifi.
If I turn wifi off, it turns it on again. :roll:
So need to be fast to open web page through 4G.
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Re: Android Auto

Post by CarterHounslow » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:55 pm

kaiz wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:51 pm
No hotspot, but vw connection in phone.
When I try its settings, it tries to connect to vw portal.
My AA didn't worked without it.
But now, whe I want to go to web, it wants to use wifi, and can't connect through that wifi.
If I turn wifi off, it turns it on again. :roll:
So need to be fast to open web page through 4G.
Apologies if I'm being stupid, but connecting what to what? Is it a network I have to join from the phone or it's connecting to the phone through the car settings?

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Re: Android Auto

Post by kaiz » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:19 pm

It offers VW+(last vin 4 numbers) network in phone.
No need for hotspot in car.
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Re: Android Auto

Post by CarterHounslow » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:04 pm

kaiz wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:19 pm
It offers VW+(last vin 4 numbers) network in phone.
No need for hotspot in car.
I understand now.

So I just went out to the car. Phone connected via Bluetooth. I then connected the phone to the VW wifi network that was available, all fine. Nothing. Went to app connect and said no known devices were connected.

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