Well, as many people found out the hard way, this isn’t always happening, and the likelihood of Google Pixel owners to hit a glitch on Android Auto is just as high as in the case of customers of other phone brands.
The recently released Google Pixel 6 makes no exception. Users have been complaining online that Android Auto isn’t working in their cars for many months now, but as it turns out, Google hasn’t really managed to find a fix and release it to everybody.
The company is still investigating all these reports, or at least, that’s the latest update provided by a member of the Android Auto on the company’s support forums.
The good news is someone has recently come across a workaround, and by the looks of things, it does its magic every time. It’s not the most convenient way to get Android Auto up and running with a Google Pixel 6, but it seems to be the only way to do it anyway.
More specifically, a Pixel 6 owner found out that pressing the voice command button on the steering wheel after connecting their phone to the head unit actually helps launch Android Auto. In other words, just press the voice command button, wait for Google Assistant to kick in and then say “cancel.”
Android Auto should magically launch a second after that. Others have already confirmed this gets the job done in their cars too, so there’s a good chance it also fixes the problem for the majority of users.
At the time of writing, however, there’s still no ETA as to when Google could come up with a full fix for everybody struggling with Android Auto on a Google Pixel 6.