Android Auto is an app that mirrors features from an Android device to a car’s compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit. Recently there have been multiple complaints regarding the Android Auto issue, as users are finding it infuriating to handle it.
A few days ago, a user reported on Android Auto’s official help forum that the ringer volume of their handset was automatically muted every time they connected their phone to the car’s head unit through a USB cable. Due to this issue, the users miss their incoming calls as most of the time; the phone doesn’t ring. The affected user also mentioned that on checking the phone’s ‘Sound and Notification’ settings, the ring volume notifies ‘Muted by Android Auto’.
The complainant was soon acknowledged, and a member of Android Auto got back to him, saying: “Our team is aware of this issue, and we’re working on it. Currently, there are two workarounds:
Restarting the phone, which you discovered when encountering the issue again, you can try to force stop Android Auto by doing this: Open phone settings > Apps > Android Auto > Force Stop.”
There have been a considerable number of complaints related to the issue, and it is satisfying to see that the matter is finally being accepted and looked into. We expect Google to fix the Android Auto issue and the few other problems in it as soon as possible.