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Samsung S22 Android Auto is Not Working – How to Fix

Android auto is not working with your Galaxy S22? Check this guide out to find the right solution for you!
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Android Auto is a great feature that allows you to connect your Samsung Galaxy S22 to your car’s display, enabling you to access apps, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all while keeping your focus on the road. 

However, some Galaxy S22 users have reported issues with Android Auto not working as expected. If you’re one of them, don’t worry. 

In this guide, we will provide you with tested and verified solutions to troubleshoot and fix this problem. So, let’s dive right in!

Note: Solutions in this guide will also work on Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.

We have made a video on how to resolve this issue. Feel free to watch it!

Why Android Auto is Not Working on Your Galaxy S22?

When you’re experiencing issues with Android Auto feature on your Samsung Galaxy S22, it’s likely due to one or a few causes listed below:

  1. Incompatible Car Model: If you don’t know, not all car models support Android Auto. So if your car model doesn’t support Android Auto, it won’t work with your Galaxy S22.
  2. Faulty Cable: A faulty or low-quality USB cable can cause connectivity issues between your Galaxy S22 and your car’s system.
  3. Outdated Software: If your Android Auto app or your Galaxy S22’s software is outdated, it can cause problems with the connection.
  4. Corrupted App Data: Sometimes, the Android Auto app’s data can become corrupted, which can cause the app to malfunction.
  5. Device Settings: Certain settings on your Galaxy S22, such as developer options or USB settings, can interfere with the feature.

Understanding these potential causes will help you resolve this issue more effectively. In the following sections, we’ll provide detailed solutions with step-by-step instructions so that you can follow along with us and apply the correct fix.

Fix 01: Check if Your Car Supports Android Auto

As we said before, not all car models are compatible with this feature. That is why we recommend you before going into more technical solutions, you need to check that your car model supports Android Auto if not done already.

To verify if your car model is compatible, visit the official Android Auto site. This page provides a full list of car models that are compatible with Android Auto.

If your car model is listed on the official website, you can proceed with the following fixes.

Fix 02: Restart the Device

Restarting your Samsung Galaxy S22 is the easiest way to fix the Android Auto not working issue. Doing a restart will refresh your Galaxy S22 and rule out any temporary glitches that could be causing the problem.

Restart your device by following the steps below:

  1. Press and hold the power button on your device.
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  1. Once the power menu appears, tap on the Restart option.
Restart phone
  1. Wait for your device to complete the restart process.

After your device has restarted, try connecting your device to the car to see if the problem has been resolved.

Fix 03: Change the Cable

One of the most common issues that cause Android Auto not to work is the USB cable. Not all cables support data transfer, some might only be capable of charging your device.

Therefore, try using a different USB cable. Make sure the cable you’re using supports both charging and data transfer.

If Android Auto starts working after changing the cable, then you’ve found the problem. If not, don’t worry. There are 3 more solutions to try.

Fix 04: Clear Android Auto Cache

Android Auto app cache is a storage area that temporarily holds the app’s data so it can be quickly retrieved without needing to be reloaded. 

The problem is, this data might become outdated or corrupted, which can cause the app to malfunction. 

Clearing the cache will remove this temporary data, so the app can build a new cache and potentially resolve the issue.

Here are the steps to clear the Android Auto app cache:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on Android auto (If you cannot find the app, toggle on the “show system apps” option).
Android auto
  1. Go to Storage.
Android auto app storage
  1. Tap on Clear cache.
Clear android auto cache

After you’ve cleared the Android auto cache, restart your device and try connecting to your car.

Fix 05: Update Android Auto

Developers release updates to improve the Android auto app’s supported cars and fix bugs since it interacts with external hardware. Therefore, it’s crucial to keep the app updated.

Here’s how you can update Android Auto:

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Tap on the search bar and type Android Auto.
  3. Tap on the app from the search result.
  4. Tap on Update.

After updating Android Auto, restart your device to make sure the changes take effect.

Fix 06: Update Device Software

Like updating the app, updating your Samsung Galaxy S22 is important if you use Android Auto. This is because system updates often come with bug fixes and improvements that can resolve any compatibility issues between your device and Android Auto app.

Here’s how to update your device software:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
Battery and device care
  1. Tap on Software update.
Software update
  1. Then, tap on Download and install.
Download and install

After the update, check if Android Auto is working properly.

Wrapping Up

We hope that this guide has been helpful in resolving the issue of Android Auto not working on your Samsung Galaxy S22. 

However, if you’ve followed the steps and are still experiencing issues, it might be worth contacting Samsung’s customer service for further assistance.

Also, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions regarding this guide or if you have any additional tips that might help other Samsung Galaxy S22 users.

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5 Comments

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    I have owned a Samsung S22 Ultra for 4 months and unfortunately from the very beginning Android Auto did not work well after connecting via Cable. Android Auto starts up, works for 3 minutes and then disconnects all the time, I have the latest update of the phone and all Applications. USB cable. – I changed C to a new one, it is of good quality because it was not cheap, but unfortunately Android Auto still does not work… I will add that I have a Ford Mondeo Mk5 from 2017

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    Dear,
    I have tried all the instructions above but android auto still does not connect my samsung galaxy S22+ to the VW T-ROC car.
    I can’t update Android auto, I’m not even offered to update the android auto app in the store because it’s generated in the phone (not as an app). I found Android auto, but I am not offered to update, only to uninstall. My mobile phone software is automatically updated frequently.

    Calls work but google navigation does not. Here I am talking about the problem when my phone is connected via bluetooth, when it is connected with cable even google navigation works normally.

    The mobile phone automatically connects to the car via bluetooth, and all the time I get a message that the connection is suspended. Using android auto google maps are displayed to me for 3 seconds, after which the connection is suspended.
    Android application version 11.4.640814-release
    Please if you can help me in any way.
    Thank you in advance

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    Hello,
    I have tried all the instructions above but android auto still does not connect my samsung galaxy S22+ to the VW T-ROC car.
    I can’t update Android auto, I’m not even offered to update the android auto app in the store because it’s generated in the phone (not as an app). I found Android auto, but I am not offered to update, only to uninstall. My mobile phone software is automatically updated frequently.

    Calls work but google navigation does not. Here I am talking about the problem when my phone is connected via bluetooth, when it is connected with cable even google navigation works normally.

    The mobile phone automatically connects to the car via bluetooth, and all the time I get a message that the connection is suspended. Using android auto google maps are displayed to me for 3 seconds, after which the connection is suspended.
    Android application version 11.4.640814-release
    Please if you can help me in any way.
    Thank you in advance

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