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8/12/19
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Using Android Auto on my Sony XAV-AX 100 now with the new UI and it seems to be cool now.
But there is one Problem: 
If the Cars Headlights go on, Android Auto switches to night mode, even if it is very bright out there.

Using the headlights is good for safety, even when the sun is shining.

If you use the Apps on the Phone (Google Maps, waze, Spotify etc) the switch to night mode when the sun sets and back to day mode, when sun rises.

Why are the Headlights overriding this cool feature? It's very annoying to drive in the bright sun and can't see, whats going on on the Android Auto screen.
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8/12/19
What happens if in the Setting/Developer Settings you choose "Phone-controlled"?
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8/12/19
This doesn't affect anything unfortunately. I guess, this is per design of Android Auto but it is so wrong.
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Hi Dennis,
 
Thanks for reaching out. This is an intended feature implemented on third party head units. As Juraj suggested, have you tried enabling developer mode on the Android Auto app Settings and change day/night mode to "Day"? What model/brand phone do you use? Thanks!
 
 
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8/13/19
Hi.
When I set it to "day" it will stay on day theme. But unfortunately in the night, too. 

There is a working app in play store "AA night helper" 
This helps flawlessly. So I think, google devs can implement such code, because this can't be right. 

Even make a switch in the settings and it's fine for all. I cannot imagine, that I'm the only one, driving with headlights on at the day. On some countrys you have to do this. 
And I don't think, googles intention is, to switch some things manually every time.
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8/14/19
I've had the same problem since the last version. Outside of the populated area during the day, headlamp use is mandatory in Hungary, and my car's display will be dark during the day, so you can see almost nothing of it. I can't even change it. This is so bad.
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8/27/19
Are there some news for this problem?
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8/27/19
I have everything unchanged. Samsung listens, Google listens. That's not good.
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Hi Dennis,

Are you using Samsung phone? You could check this thread for more information. Thanks!
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8/28/19
Hi!

I use it my device since Samsung has built it. It does not work at this time with Android Auto latest version. I think so this is a Google developed error.
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hello, these are the steps to enable developer settings , copied from another post : 

  1. Launch the Android Auto app.  
  2. Tap the top left menu and select Settings
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the settings menu to find the Version field.
  4. Tap repeatedly on the 'Version' field until you get a pop-up notification below, then tap Ok.
  5. From top right menu select Developer settings
  6. Tap Day/Night/Car-controlled/ Phone controlled
however when i set it to car-controlled, and switch on the headlights, nothing changes. Was i supposed to connect some special cable to the 3rd party headunit ( pioneer sph-da230dab ) in order for it to know that the lights are on ? 
The head unit also has the option to dim the display automatically when headlights are on, but this doesn't work either.
Can someone please tell me if there's a special connection needed during installation ? 
Thank you
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