With the launch of /e/OS v2.0, we’ve added support for Android Auto. Follow along to setup Android auto with /e/OS.

Tip: The current implementation is so far compatible only with Android 13 version of /e/OS. In addition, it requires to install and use some applications coming from Google. We are exploring ways to bypass those requirements.

Install required applications

Setup Android Auto on your Car

  • Connect your /e/OS device with a Car that’s compatible with Android Auto. Only a USB cable that supports data transfer will work.

  • If everything goes well, you should see the following screen. Tap OK if you agree:

  • Tap on Continue if you agree:

  • Android Auto will ask you to continue the setup on your /e/OS device. Tap on Go to phone:

  • On your /e/OS device you’ll be asked to turn ON notification access for Android Auto. If you agree, tap on Android Auto -> Allow notification access -> Allow:

  • Once all permissions are granted, you’ll be able to see the Android Auto interface on your Car:

Setup Google Maps

  • On your /e/OS device: Navigate to Settings -> Apps -> Google Maps -> Permissions -> Location:

  • Set the location permission as Allow while using the app:

  • Once the permission is granted, Google Maps will work with Android Auto.

Troubleshoot apps not working with Android Auto

Sometimes apps like Spotify don’t work Android Auto (despite them being compatible). If you’re face this issue, follow the steps below:

  • Launch the Android Auto app on your /e/OS device.
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap Version 10 times.
  • Navigate to Developer settings by tapping the three-dot button at the top-right corner and taping Developer settings.
  • Scroll down to Unknown sources and turn it ON.