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Android Auto on S22 Ultra

(Topic created on: 02-07-2023 01:09 PM)
Beginner Level 2
Galaxy S
Cant connect Android Auto on my S22 Ultra. Any tips? Thanks
Galaxy S

Hello Pab07,

Thank you for reaching out to us in order to find out here on how to connect the Android Auto app to your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. 

You never have to take your hands off the wheel on your car with full support from Android Auto. Android Auto allows you to take control of your car's display by reconstructing the screen and placing all the information you need in front of you. Take great advantages of what it can do for you and get helpful tips on how to connect your car and mobile device using Android Auto. 

Before you try out the below recommendations as to your solutions, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated with the latest version. Please check how to update your mobile device's software in the following order. 

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. 


What Android Auto can do.


Connect your phone to the car display. The Android app will be displayed immediately. You can tap to see driving directions or text messages with voice commands. You can also call your friend without using your hands. Android auto helps you focus on driving and have fun driving. Connect your phone and start. 



What you can do with Android Auto.

  • Navigation
  • Music app
  • Phone call and SMS messages
  • Google assistant

How to Connect your Galaxy phone to a car

Step 1. Check your vehicle.

  • Check your vehicle whether the vehicle or stereo is compatible with Android Auto.
  • Make sure that Android Auto is switched on in your vehicle's settings. Consult your vehicle's manual or contact the manufacturer if you need further assistance with it. 
  • On some vehicles, Android Auto support was added in an update. If your car is listed as a supported model but Android Auto isn't working, try updating your infotainment system or visit your local dealer. Consult your vehicle's manual or contact the manufacturer if you need further assistance with it. 


Step 2. Check your phone. 

  • If your phone is running Android 10, no need to download Android Auto separately. 
  • If your phone is running Android 9 or lower, you need to download Android Auto from the Play Store. 
  • Your phone connection must allow data transfers for Android Auto to function. When your device is connected via a USB cable, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the notification from the Android system. Select the option that allows for file transfer. 

Step 3. Connect and start. 

  • The connection between Android Auto and the vehicle is possible using a Bluetooth or USB cable, and the connection method may differ depending on the vehicle and manufacturer.
  • Check if Android Auto is displayed on the display. 
  • While most USB cables look similar, there can be huge differences in terms of their quality and charging speeds. Android Auto requires a high-quality USB cable that is capable of supporting data transfers. If possible, use the original cable that came with your device.


Troubleshoots for the connection issues.

Android Auto only works with certain devices, vehicles, and USB cables. If you are having difficulty connecting your phone, you may check the list below to troubleshoot the issue. 


Checklist when unable to connect. 

  • Android Auto recommends Android 6.0 or higher.
  • Check for updates related to Android Auto, and always keep the app up to date.
  • For the sake of safety, the initial connection is possible only when the vehicle is stopped.
  • The connection between Android Auto and the vehicle is possible using a Bluetooth or USB cable, and the connection method may differ depending on the vehicle and manufacturer. The exact connection method between the owned vehicle and Android Auto needs to be confirmed by the vehicle manufacturer.
  • Using Samsung's genuine USB cable (Depending on the vehicle, even a genuine cable may not be compatible) Additionally, it is recommended to use a short USB cable within 1m.
  • Check if you are connected to another vehicle.


How to check if the connection from another vehicle is difficult.


Step 1. Unplug your phone from the car.

Step 2. Open the Android Auto app on your phone.

Step 3. Select Menu > Settings > Connected cars.

Step 4. Uncheck the box next to the Add new cars to Android Auto setting. 

Step 5. Try plugging your phone into the car again.


Note: Make sure the car is compatible with Android Auto and that Android Auto is turned on. 

Android Auto: Connect a Galaxy smartphone to a car | Samsung PH


For more assistance and guidance, you may contact us via our online Samsung Customer Care support channels below. 

Or our Samsung Customer Care direct hotline numbers below.
#GALAXY or #425299 [Mobile Phones & Tablets]
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Galaxy S
Make sure your head unit supports it
Beginner Level 2
Galaxy S

This is a known issue, but neither Google nor Samsung are doing anything about it

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra not connecting to Android Auto - Android Auto Community (

I am in similar situation, S22 is not connecting to car head unit.

LG G7 works perfectly (with Coolwalk) so it is no problem with cable or head unit.