If you have an Android phone, chances are you are not utilizing it to the fullest. There are lots of features in an Android that have been left untouched. Android is supported by a wide range of smartphones that are leading the world. They are also popular among users because of their effective cost.
In this article, we are going to explore some other features of Android phones like the popular Android Auto app, which is proven to be a helpful app for the drivers. This application will improve driving and will completely change your driving experience in a better way. We are going to discuss some tricks and tips to use your Android Auto app better.
Advantage of Google Assistant
Google Assistant provides Android Auto’s voice command. This feature allows the user to have a convenient driving experience. And it is also safe because if the driver needs to skip a song, or even place a call, all they need to do is press the command button of your car, which has the feature of Android Auto’s voice command. The command button will be right on the steering wheel and after giving the simple command, “OK Google “, and the user can easily access the Google Assistant and can give commands whatever they wish to. Make sure you follow these steps before using voice commands.
- Ensure that your device has enabled voice command.
- To set the voice command option, open Android Auto and then slide the menu on the left-hand side. On the menu, look for the Settings.
- Click on the Settings and tap on the “OK Google” detection, and make sure you have enabled the driving mode on.
Android Auto Compatible apps
Since Android Auto does not support many apps, to maintain safety while driving, it provides a customization option to its users so that the users can select a few apps which the Android Auto will allow to access them while driving. To see which apps are compatible while using the Android Auto feature, one needs to open the app. After opening the app slide to the left of the sidebar, and select the apps for the Android Auto. This option will lead you to the Google Play Store page, where you can find all the list of compatible apps for the Android Auto.
a) Music apps like, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, etc.
b) Messengers like Whatsapp, Telegram, Facebook.
c) News apps like ABC News New York Times, Simple Radio, etcetera.
In this way, the app takes care of you and your entertainment simultaneously.
While using the Android Auto app in the car display, chances are there are too many applications that may distract the drivers, which may lead to some mishaps. Hence the Android Auto provides an option to organize the app in a launcher. To enable that, go to the ‘Menu’, choose ‘Settings’ and then click on the ‘Customise Launcher’. The launcher will organize the apps in an A-Z order by default, although one can always Customise the order accordingly.
Android Auto app also provides easy access to the contacts. It will be unsafe to search contact while driving; hence Android Auto allows to set up some favorite contacts, to which the user calls frequently. To utilize this feature, one needs to open the contacts, select the contacts that they want to add in the favorites and then tap on the ‘Star’ icon in the upper right corner.
These were the few tips and tactics to use the Android Auto app better. And improve your driving experience. If you try this application, your hectic driving time will become a little stress-free. I hope this article was useful and you have a good time reading it.