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Screens and apps on Android Auto

See what Android Auto's screens look like and where to find everything, whether you're using your phone screen or connecting to your car display.

Use Android Auto on your phone screen

Home screen

The first screen you'll see when you start Android Auto is your Home Screen. You'll find personalized information here, like time to your destination, reminders, recent calls and incoming messages, the song you're listening to, and Google Now cards.
To exit the Android Auto app and go back to your phone, tap the Home button or select Exit app from the menu.
Here's an example what your Home screen might look like and information about each section: 
Auto home on phone
  1. Navigation suggestions and recent places.
  2. Reminders, messages, calls, and other alerts.
  3. Microphone.
  4. Allows you to return to your Home Screen or exit the app. 

You can say "OK Google" or select the microphone Microphone to talk to Google.

More screens

You'll find the rest of your apps and features on these screens:

Auto apps on phone

  1. Maps and navigation.
  2. Calls and contacts.
  3. Music and audio.
  4. Exit Android Auto, Settings, About, Apps, and Feedback.

If you'd like to switch Android Auto to your car's display, simply plug your phone into your compatible car using a USB cable.

Use Android Auto on your car display

Home screen

The first screen you'll see when you start Android Auto is your Home Screen. You'll find personalized information here, like time to your destination, reminders, recent calls incoming messages, the song you're listening to, and Google Now cards. 

Here's what your Home Screen looks like and information about each section: 

Auto home car display

  1. Current media selection.
  2. Reminders, messages, calls, and other alerts.
  3. Microphone.

You can say "OK Google" or select the microphone Microphone to talk to Google. Your car might also have a physical voice command button on the steering wheel that you can press and hold to talk to Google. Check your user guide or consult your car's manufacturer for more information.

More screens

You'll find the rest of your apps and features on these screens:

Auto apps car display

  1. Maps and navigation.
  2. Calls and contacts.
  3. Home Screen.
  4. Music and audio.
  5. Exit Android Auto.

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