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How to add Apps to Android Auto?

Android Auto is a broadcasting tool that allows users to connect mobile phones to a vehicle’s stereo or infotainment system via cable or Bluetooth to enable mobile applications. Whether for music or the GPS route, the app has several advantages. But to make the most of its potential, you must keep the apps updated.

So if you are unsure of how to add new apps to Android Auto, we’ve got you covered. Here is how to add apps to Android Auto and manage them.

Also read: How to setup Android Auto?


How to add apps to Android Auto?

Not all Google App Store apps are compatible with Android Auto. So, download Android Auto for phone screens app on a device with Android version 10 or higher. Download the Android Auto app for older Android phone versions.

Then, install and launch the app and follow the steps mentioned below.

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  • Click on the three horizontal line buttons on the top left corner of the screen.
  • Then tap on the Apps for Android Auto button.

This will automatically take you to the Google Play Store with all the compatible Android Auto apps. Find the app that you want to add and download it on your mobile. After that, whenever you connect the mobile with the vehicle, the apps will automatically sync to the car’s infotainment system.

Click here to find out various applications compatible with Android Auto app for older Android versions

Also read: How to ping a phone?


How to organise an Android Auto app?

Once you have successfully downloaded and installed the desired apps for Android Auto, all that is left is to configure is the app launcher for the infotainment system and customise the home screen.

The procedure varies a bit depending on the version of the Android smartphone.

For Android version 10 or higher

If your Android device is running Android 10 or higher OS version, follow the steps below, else skip this guide and continue reading.

How to add Apps to Android Auto? | Candid.Technology
  • Go to device settings.
  • Type Android Auto in the screen bar and then tap on the button.
  • Go to Customise launcher under General.
  • Choose to active or deactivate the app by clicking the blue tick mark or scroll the apps up or down to change their positions accordingly on the infotainment systems screen.

For older Android versions

If you are using an older version of Android with the Android Auto Mobile app, then follow the steps below.

  • Run the Android Auto application.
  • Click on the three horizontal line buttons on the top left corner of the screen.
  • Click on Settings. 
  • Go to Customise launcher under General.
  • Choose to active or deactivate the app by clicking the blue tick mark or scroll the apps up or down to change their positions accordingly on the infotainment systems screen.

Also read: How to fix Android Process Acore?

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