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New Google Maps feature to change language will not have any effect on Android Auto 0 Recommended Answers 4 Replies 5 Upvotes
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In order to have an half-decent experience with Android Auto, I'm forced to have my phone in English because, for some weird reason, I have a lot of basic functionality working that otherwise would refuse to work in my native language. I have very extensively raised my points on this post.

I was very relieved when I've heard about this new feature in Google Maps to change the language of just Google Maps. 

The main issue was that it was just so weird to have navigation indications in English. Moreover, with my phone in Italian I should have given up to have the street names spoken because I pretty much drive in Italy and all the street names are in Italian.

So when I set the whole Google Maps in Italian, I was really happy about it. I was able to set the whole app in Italian and also the navigation voice to Italian with spoken street names.

Except, this doesn't work at all on Android Auto.

All menus are in English. And also the "Italian - speaking street names" voice is just the english one speaking out street names in a weird Italian. While the just "Italian" voice works fine.

So clearly Android Auto is overriding Google Maps locale. But it should not, because I specifically chosen the language for Google Maps.

Phone setup:
OnePlus 6T
Android 10
System Language: english
Google Maps language: Italian
Google Assistant language: Italian

Packages:
Maps: 10.57.1
Spotify: 8.5.89.901
Google Play Store: 23.1.30-21 [0] [PR] 346929339
Waze: 4.69.0.3
Google Play services: 20.47.14 (120400-349456378)
Messages: 7.1.081 (Hickory_RC07.phone.openbeta_dynamic)
Google: 11.41.10.29.arm64
Sygic: 19.0.3
TuneIn Radio Pro: 25.7.3
Poweramp: build-893-arm64-play
Android Auto: 5.9.604634-release
Telegram: 7.3.0

Permissions:
phone: on
contacts: on
location: on
sms: on
microphone: on
calendar: on
call_log: on
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This problem is present also with Android Auto 6.0
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Seems like Google Maps keeps getting updates but this feature is still broken.

Now Google Maps is at version 10.59.1

I believe the locale manager of Android Auto can't handle this situation properly.
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This should really be fixed. I have my phone set to English but I need navigation on my local language. It works in the standalone app, but like you said, in Android Auto it ignores the setting.
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This is still going with Android Auto 6.1
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