what you need to know
- Problems plaguing Samsung Galaxy S22 series devices with Android Auto should be fixed with the latest update.
- The app would be unresponsive and users would be stuck with a black screen even when connected.
- Some users say that it fixed their issue while others are still having issues.
- Android Auto introduced a new feature earlier this summer while also pushing mobile users to use Google Assistant Drive mode.
A problem plaguing users and their Samsung Galaxy S22 series phones could finally be fixed with Android Auto’s latest update.
In a lengthy thread on Google’s Android Auto help page, users have raised concerns about the app’s issues with their Samsung devices. However, in a recent post spotted by 9to5Google, a member of the Android Auto team explained that the problem occurs should fixed with the latest update.
Android Auto for cars offers users a hands-free phone experience that allows them to travel responsibly. However, there was a problem that plagued Samsung’s best Android phones until February, where Android Auto stopped working and users ended up with a black screen that persisted even when the phone was connected with a cable.
This edition focuses on the Samsung S22 series phones, such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra. According to the team member’s post, users should definitely update their Android Auto app to version 7.7 and above to get this fix.
The Android Auto team has been made aware of the bug since the problems surfaced for new S22 owners earlier this year. The team released a beta update in May, although it was unclear whether or not the update would work long-term. Despite the stable update rolled out now, some users in the thread are still reporting issues despite using the latest versions, while others say the update fixed their issue.
Meanwhile, Android Police notes that some Pixel phones were not working properly with Android Auto while running the Android 13 beta. However, it may be worth watching how this new update affects those devices, especially since Android 13 launched earlier this week with a stable build.
Google’s reinvigorated focus on Android Auto for car displays recently contributed to the death of Android Auto for phone screens, while at the same time Google rolled out new features for cars earlier this summer. Android Auto gets a split-screen interface that adapts to a variety of vehicle displays, with an emphasis on quick access to key features and contextual suggestions. Meanwhile, Google Assistant Drive mode has effectively replaced Android Auto for phone screens.
With any luck, Google can get Android Auto in tip-top shape for users ahead of the big UI update expected any day.