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G43FAN
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Re: Android Auto

Post by G43FAN » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:38 pm

Yes, my humble apologies I hadn't realised the WiFi was the same name as the BT. (Actually mine isn't but that's because I renamed my WiFi in the car messing around when I first got it). So actually I was checking my bluetooth settings and not bothering to check my WiFi assuming it was using only BT.
This was also in my mind confirmed by looking at the Android Auto connection instructions.

"Important: The first time that you connect your phone to the car, you’re required to pair your phone and car via Bluetooth. For best results, keep Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Location Services turned on during setup. Make sure that your car is in park (P) and allow time to set up Android Auto before you start your drive." To me this made BT the more important of the connections.

This also now explains why whenever I sit in the car I can't get the car to connect to my home WiFi.

So I disabled WIfi altogether and lost connection unless plugged in.. Now I think about it I don't think Android Auto worked in the Tiguan unless I plugged in despite BT working for phone.
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simonrg
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Re: Android Auto

Post by simonrg » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:23 pm

G43FAN wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:38 pm
Yes, my humble apologies I hadn't realised the WiFi was the same name as the BT. (Actually mine isn't but that's because I renamed my WiFi in the car messing around when I first got it). So actually I was checking my bluetooth settings and not bothering to check my WiFi assuming it was using only BT.
This was also in my mind confirmed by looking at the Android Auto connection instructions.

"Important: The first time that you connect your phone to the car, you’re required to pair your phone and car via Bluetooth. For best results, keep Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Location Services turned on during setup. Make sure that your car is in park (P) and allow time to set up Android Auto before you start your drive." To me this made BT the more important of the connections.

This also now explains why whenever I sit in the car I can't get the car to connect to my home WiFi.

So I disabled WIfi altogether and lost connection unless plugged in.. Now I think about it I don't think Android Auto worked in the Tiguan unless I plugged in despite BT working for phone.
Thanks that makes sense now, my phone says repair so I will try that when I get the car back.
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kaiz
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Re: Android Auto

Post by kaiz » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:05 pm

kaiz wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:50 am
But no hotspot neither in car, nor in phone is needed.
Thought, that I'm wise. Checked today, and wifi hotspot in car goes on automatically.
If I switched off, AA was disconnected, and then hotspot was on again and AA connected. :P
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