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Android Auto fails completely on any kind of screen lock 0 Recommended Answers 3 Replies 16 Upvotes
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Android Auto cannot work at all, if phone is locked by any kind of screen lock (PIN + fingerprint in my case). In such case, you can't simply connect your phone via cable and start your car.

You always must unlock your screen and only then Android Auto is able to display its interface on car's multimedia display. Otherwise (connecting a phone with not unlocked screen) Android Auto starts up correctly, detects car, connects to it (via Bluetooth and cable) but remains displayed on phone's display only.

Unlocking screen causes Android Auto to start working on car's multimedia display in a matter of second with not further issues (screen can be locked then again).
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In my case the display of the car connects, apps starts where i left them, but the display of the car doesn't respond on any touches. I have to unlock the phone all the time when i want to do something on the display.
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For some reason, my android auto has been locking up every so many minutes when the phone screen goes into a saver mode. I physically have to unlock the phone with fingerprint to get android auto working again. This was never a problem until a few weeks ago. Did Android do some kind of update to cause this? I've tried everything I can to keep this from happening. But android auto is all but useless to me, now.
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Same as both reviews above. I need to activate phone by touching screen for Android auto to respond on car screen. Dangerous and frustrating.
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