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How to turn off Android Auto?

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Android Auto is a fantastic tool for integrating your Android smartphone with your vehicle’s infotainment system. It allows you to access navigation, music, and other apps safely while driving. However, there are times when you may want to turn off Android Auto to conserve battery life or switch to a different mode.

This article discusses steps to disable Android Auto, stop it from starting automatically and forget all previously connected cars.

Also read: Android Auto keeps disconnecting: Quick Fix


How to disable Android Auto?

Disabling Android Auto is the same as disabling any other app on your Android phone, if you are not aware of how to disable an app on an Android phone then here are the steps to disable it:

  • Go to Settings, scroll down a bit and tap on Apps.
  • Tap on the See all apps option.
  • Look for Android Auto and tap on it.
  • Tap on the Disable button available just below the App name.
  • Confirm your action by tapping on the Disable app.

After disabling Android Auto, if you ever wish to use it again you can follow the same steps and you will find the Enable button in place of the Disable button, tap on it.


How to stop Android Auto from launching automatically?

Within the Android Auto settings, there isn’t a built-in choice to stop it from launching automatically. Google relies on car manufacturers to include this feature in the vehicle’s infotainment settings, but not all carmakers do so. Google took away the ability to prevent automatic startup in 2020.

  • Go to Settings, scroll down a bit and tap on Apps.
  • Tap on the See all apps option.
  • Look for Android Auto and tap on it.
  • On the App info screen, tap on Additional Settings in the app.
  • Tap on the Start Android Auto automatically option.
  • Now, choose If used on the last drive option.

Android Auto might activate automatically when you return to your car. If this happens, simply close Android Auto. The next time you enter your car, you may see the Android Auto icon, but it shouldn’t launch Android Auto without your input.


How to stop Android Auto from automatic setup on new cars?

The default settings of Android Auto allow it to start the setup automatically when you connect with a new car, to stop this automatic setup on new cars follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings, scroll down a bit and tap on Apps.
  • Tap on the See all apps option.
  • Look for Android Auto and tap on it.
  • On the App info screen, tap on Additional Settings in the app.
  • Tap on the Previously connected cars option.
  • Now, turn the toggle off beside Add new cars to Android Auto.

How to forget all cars on Android Auto?

After disabling the Android Auto from connecting to new automatically, you can remove all the previously connected cars. This way it will not automatically start the setup on its own until you start the setup. To forget all cars follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings, scroll down a bit and tap on Apps.
  • Tap on the See all apps option.
  • Look for Android Auto and tap on it.
  • On the App info screen, tap on Additional Settings in the app.
  • Tap on the Previously connected cars option.
  • Tap on the Triple vertical dots icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on Forget all cars option.
  • Confirm your action by tapping on the OK button.

Also read: Fix: Android Auto communication error 8

Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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