Android Auto is one of the most famous and must-have features on your car’s dashboard. For quite a while, Google has been focusing on improving the application. What’s more, the company recently announced another big update at the Google I/O. However, the disappointing thing is, that the car dashboard is working well but the Android Auto Phone Screens app is not running smoothly. In fact, users are facing a lot of issues with the Phone Screens app. As a result, Google has decided to retire the Phone Screens app.
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Google Retiring Android Auto For Phone Screens app
According to several Reddit users, they receive a pop-up while opening the Android Auto app stating, “Android Auto for phone screens will stop working soon.”
One of the users that reported this issue was using a Huawei P30 Lite smartphone. However, we cannot say for sure if select smartphone models are receiving the pop-up. That said, 9to5Google has recently confirmed that smartphones with Android 11 or less are getting the pop-up. For instance, a TCL 30 V user also received the same pop-up; the phone was running on Android 11.
All of this points out one thing, Google is definitely looking to kill the Android Auto for phone screens. However, it is worth mentioning that the pop-up message didn’t contain any specific date when the app will stop working.
Moreover, Google in a statement has revealed that it is shutting down the app. It has asked users to start using the alternative, Google Assistant driving mode. However, even the company has not revealed a specific date.
Google has already launched an alternate- Google Assistant driving mode to Android Auto for the Phone screens app. However, it is not as famous. In fact, Google itself doesn’t consider the driving mode as a full-fledged alternate to the Android auto app.
Alternative to Android Auto for Phone Screens
So what are the options for the users now? If you are a fan of Android Auto for Phone screens, you are left with three choices now:
1. Google Assistant Driving mode
2. Install a new Android Auto-supported infotainment system in your car.
3. Buy a new car with support for Android Auto.
Google has previously killed the Phone Screens app for Android 12 devices. Now, the recent development suggests one thing, Google is focused on removing the app completely.
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