More specifically, Google Pixel 5 owners have been having a hard time running Android Auto in their cars, simply because their phones just kept disconnecting from the head unit at random points. Many believed it was all because of a bad cable, but changing the cords didn’t make any difference. Oddly enough, the same cable and head unit worked perfectly fine with older Pixel phones, and this was seen by many as the living proof the culprit was Android Auto on the Google Pixel 5.
If you’ve recently used Android Auto and everything worked perfectly, it’s because Google may have incorporated a slew of unannounced adjustments in the app’s most recent upgrades. Auto interface for Android. At least, that’s what one Android Auto team member claims, as a post on Google’s community forums implies that a long-standing issue with the app may have been rectified.
If the disconnecting still occurs, users are recommended to enable USB Debugging to see if this improves their experience. To do this, they must head over to Settings, and under System > Developer Options there’s an option called USB debugging. By default, this option is turned off, so you need to manually enable it.
In a post earlier today, a member of the Android Auto team asks impacted users to install the most recent version of the app to see if the disconnecting still happens, therefore suggesting the search giant might have included some improvements particularly aimed at this problem in the latest updates.
The most recent stable version of Android Auto was released a few days ago, but the rollout through the Google Play Store is still under way, as Google pushes the new update to devices out there gradually If you don’t want to wait and get the latest Android Auto version right now, you can head over to this page and download the stand-alone APK installer on your device.