Find apps missing from the app launcher

If you can’t find your apps in Android Auto’s app launcher, they might be temporarily disabled. To save your battery life, some phones temporarily disable apps you haven’t touched in a while. These apps might still show up on your phone, but won’t show up in your Android Auto app launcher until you re-enable them. You can also manually turn off the auto disable settings for each app.

Restore an unused app

  1. On your phone, open the missing app to re-enable it.
  2. Open the Android Auto app .
  3. Select the App launcher App Launcher.
  4. Find your app.

Change your settings

On your phone, navigate to your battery settings. Depending on your device, turn off Auto disable unused apps or Put unused apps to sleep.

If you can’t find your battery settings, get help from your device manufacturer

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