Use Waze on Android Auto

Android Auto brings Waze to your car display, so you can focus while you drive.

To get more information about your car’s compatibility with Android Auto on your car display, contact your vehicle manufacturer.

If you’re using Android Auto for the first time, review these steps to pair your phone with Android Auto.

Note: We are aware that some Android Auto apps are not yet compatible with touchpad inputs. We understand this is a priority for our users and are working to provide support for touchpads in the near future.

Navigate with voice commands

Note: If Android Auto isn't supported in your country, the Search bar and search through voice commands will only be available in English.

  1. Connect your phone to your car display with a USB cable or wirelessly
  2. Tap  on your car display
  3. Open Waze
  4. Say "OK Google" or tap 
  5. Tell Waze where you'd like to go. Some examples of things you can say are:
    • "Take me home"
    • "Navigate to Union Square, San Francisco"
    • "Directions to Philz Coffee"
    • "Navigate to work"
    • "Drive to 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View"
  6. If multiple locations come up, confirm the one you want and follow the directions to your destination

Navigate with the display

Put your car in park (P), and the handbrake up. You may not be able to type in your destination with Android Auto on your car display until you do so.

  1. Connect your phone to your car display with a USB cable or wirelessly
  2. Tap  on your car display
  3. Open Waze
  4. Tap the Search bar to open the keyboard

    Note: If Android Auto isn't supported in your country, the Search bar and search through voice commands will only be available in English.

  5. Enter your destination. Some examples of things you can type are:
    • "Union Square, San Francisco"
    • "Philz Coffee"
    • "1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View"
  6. If multiple locations come up, confirm the one you want and follow the directions to your destination

Navigate to a saved place

If you added a saved place in the Waze mobile app, you can navigate to this address using Waze on Android Auto.

  1. Connect your phone to your car display with a USB cable or wirelessly
  2. Tap  on your car display
  3. Open Waze
  4. Tap 
  5. Tap Saved 
  6. Tap on the relevant saved place 
  7. Tap Go
Note: To add, remove or edit saved places on Waze, you must disconnect your phone from your car display.

Report what you see on your drive

Report what you see during your drive and help improve the driving experience for other Waze users.

Drive safely. Pay attention to the road and driving conditions, and always obey applicable laws.

  1. Connect your phone to your car display with a USB cable or wirelessly
  2. Tap  on your car display
  3. Open Waze
  4. Tap 
  5. Select the relevant report
    • Traffic
    • Police
    • Crash
    • Hazard
    • Bad weather
    • Blocked lane
    • Map issue
  6. Tap Submit

Report an issue with Waze on Android Auto

If you've experienced an issue with Waze on Android Auto, send us your debug logs and open a ticket. We'll look into your issue as soon as possible.
Note: If the issue is related to Android Auto, but not to Waze, you can find related articles on the Android Auto help center or contact the Android Auto Community.
 
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