Starting with Android 10, Android Auto is built into the phone as a technology that enables your phone to connect to your car display. This means you no longer have to install a separate app from the Play Store to use Android Auto with your car display.
If you don't have an Android Auto compatible car or prefer to access Android Auto on your phone screen, there are 3 options:
- If you're upgrading your phone from Android 9 to Android 10, make sure that your phone already has Android Auto installed before you upgrade. If so, the app icon will carry over to your newly upgraded device.
- You can use Google Backup to backup and restore from another device that already has Android Auto app installed.
- You can also go to the Play Store and download Android Auto for Phone Screens, which is only available on Android 10 or higher devices. Once you install the app, you can continue to use Android Auto on your phone screen.
If you are using Android 12, you’ll need to switch to Google Assistant’s driving mode, a new integrated driving experience.