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Android Auto is one of the best companions, making driving easy, attending calls, and navigating through Google Maps. Thankfully, Android Auto supports all the necessary apps that one requires, like Music, Messages, Maps, and numerous shortcuts and automation. While compatibility has always been an issue with Android Auto and Car’s Stereo, when it comes to pairing the new device with Android Auto, you never know why it is happening.
Without wasting much of your time, let’s check out the solutions to fix the Android Auto not working on Samsung S23 Ultra, and S23.
Fix Android Auto Not Working on Samsung S23, S23 Ultra, S23 Plus
1. Check Vehicle’s Compatibility with Android Auto
First and foremost thing to check when Android Auto is not working on Samsung S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra is the compatibility of Android Auto with the head unit installed in the Car. Not all vehicles support Android Auto; at the same time, modern vehicles come with default support for this. You may check Google’s Android Auto support page for compatible vehicles.
Fortunately, if you don’t find a vehicle on the list, get the head unit from the market and replace it with the existing unit.
2. Reconnect or Change USB Cable
Sooner or later, using an incompatible or broken USB Cable with the phone will interpret the performance or even will stop responding abruptly. Have a close look over the cable for cracks or any damage near the end of the cable. Moreover, make sure to plug the cable properly; sometimes, in a hurry, we don’t properly push the cable, and it remains disconnected. I’d suggest removing the cable, blowing air with your mouth, and then plugging it back.
3. Reboot Android Auto Unit
Turn Off the Car’s Stereo Unit; you can do it by turning off the car and turning it on or using the dedicated Power button of the car’s stereo system. There could be a case that the system is malfunctioning, and we’re busy fixing the Android Auto App.
4. Keep Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Enable
Android Auto can be used Wirelessly and over a Wired connection. Wireless Connection needs Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support to operate seamlessly. Ensure Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled; if it is turned on, disable and re-enable it to refresh the connection.
5. Try using Android Auto via Cable
There’s a probability that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi fail to establish a connection with Car’s Stereo system, and hence Android Auto won’t connect to Samsung S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. However, to verify, let’s try connecting Android Auto to Car’s Stereo via USB Cable. Make sure to use Original Samsung Cable.
6. Use Premium Quality Cable With Data Transfer Capabilities
Using premium USB Cables is vital; however, its often ignored. It is crucial to ensure the connection between car and phone is well-established. That’s because some USB cables randomly charge your phone and prevent you from using Android Auto.
We recommend using premium quality USB Cable, preferably an official cable from Samsung. And if you have a third party, check on the box and ensure it supports data transfer.
7. Clear Cache Android Auto App
It’s time to troubleshoot the Android Auto App itself; till now, we have checked all the major software setbacks. You can start with clearing the cache of the Android Auto app, as it deletes the temporary files but not the personal data.
- Go to the Settings app.
- Tap Apps > Three Vertical Line and toggle to enable Show System App.
- Find and tap on Android Auto > Storage > Clear cache.
8. Update Device and Android Auto
Did you check for updates? Android Auto, Samsung Firmware, and Car’s Stereo must be compatible with each other to work seamlessly. And the quickest way to ensure this is by updating all of them.
- To update Samsung S23, go to Settings app > Software Update > Check for updates > Download and install.
- Go to Galaxy Store/Google Play, search Android Auto, and tap Update to update Android Auto.
9. Check Data Connection
Despite the fact that the Internet is not necessarily a primary need for Android Auto to function, Android Auto is backed by multiple Apps like Google Maps, Google Play Music, Google Play Services, etc., and these applications rely highly on the internet. For that matter, having a stable mobile data is mandatory.
You can verify the mobile data by playing YouTube Videos or searching anything on the browser.
10. Remove and Re-Add Connected Cars
Once you connect the Car’s Stereo with Android Auto App, it will remain saved in the app until you delete it, which is more like pairing a Wireless Earphone to Samsung. Since Android Auto keeps disconnecting on Samsung S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra, remove the Car’s Stereo and re-add.
- Open the Settings app.
- Search Android Auto App and open it.
- Tap on Previously connected cars.
- Tap on three dots.
- Select Forget all cars.