If you’ve been using the Android Auto app on your phone screen, you’ll need to switch to Google Assistant’s driving mode, a new integrated driving experience. If your car is compatible with Android Auto, you can still connect directly to your car’s display.  Learn about other ways Google is ready to make your drive better.

Screens and apps on Android Auto

See what the Android Auto screen looks like and where to find everything.

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. 

Use Android Auto on your car display

App launcher

Tap on the App Launcher button to open the app launcher, where you'll find the familiar app icons laid out with your most commonly used apps automatically featured in the top row.

You'll see several of the icons have the Google Assistant badge. By tapping the icon, your Assistant will tell you about your calendar, give you the weather report, read you the news or set a reminder for you. 

Here's what your app launcher looks like and information about each section:
App launcher UI
  1. App launcher: To open app launcher, tap the app launcher button App Launcher.
  2. Multi-tasking widget: You can control ongoing content with this widget, while using another app.
  3. Notification center: To see your recent calls, messages and alerts, tap the notification button Notification button .
  4. Microphone: To talk to Google, tap the microphone Assistant microphone.

You can say "Hey 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. 

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