Have driving mode turn on automatically on your Pixel phone

On Pixel 3 and later, you can set Do Not Disturb or Android Auto to turn on when you're driving. On your Pixel 2, you can set Do Not Disturb to turn on when you're driving.

For the best phone experience while driving:

  • To avoid distractions from your phone, set up Do Not Disturb.
  • If you need to see or touch your phone while driving, use driving mode with Android Auto.
  • If your car has Android Auto built in, use your car's display, not driving mode. Learn about Android Auto.

Pixel 3 & later: Set up driving mode

If you're pairing your phone with your car for the first time, learn how to connect via Bluetooth or fix car pairing.

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Connected devices And then Connection preferences And then Driving mode.
  3. Tap Behavior.
  4. Tap Turn on automatically.
    • Pixel 3 & later: If you connect to your car via Bluetooth, tap When connected to Bluetooth. Then pick your car.
    • Pixel 3 only: If your car doesn't work with Bluetooth, tap When driving is detected.

Tip: If you have a Pixel 3 or later, your phone can detect if you’ve been in a car crash. Learn how to get help in an emergency using your Pixel phone.

Pixel 2: Set up a driving rule

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Sound And then Do Not DisturbLearn about Do Not Disturb.
  3. Tap Turn on automatically.
  4. Tap Add rule And then Driving.
  5. At the top, check that your rule is turned on.

To delete the rule, tap Delete .

When driving mode turns on or off

Your phone starts driving mode within a minute of when:

  • It connects to a car
  • It thinks it's in a moving car 

Your phone stops driving mode after about:

  • 30 seconds of walking
  • 10 minutes of not moving

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