How Do I Connect and Use Android Auto™ for My Honda Vehicle?

September 10th, 2018 by

Android Auto Interface on Honda Ridgeline

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Wondering how to connect and use Android Auto™ for your Honda model? As long as you have an Android smartphone, you have nothing to worry about. Watch this simple video, then make your way from South Plainfield to VIP Honda to see it in action!

Connecting and Using Android Auto™

Connecting an Android Auto™ compatible phone to the display audio lets you enjoy many of the smartphone functions through the display audio touchscreen without having to touch the phone. Before connecting a compatible smartphone, you’ll need to download the Android Auto™ app from Google Play to the phone. With the vehicle parked, plug the Android phone’s USB connector into the USB smartphone audio interface under the shift controls.

When you first use Android Auto™, a consent screen will appear before enabling. After agreeing to the terms and conditions, select “Enable Once” or “Always Enable” on the display audio. A tutorial will appear on the display. Complete the tutorial before driving and using Android Auto™. Now, an Android Auto™ icon will appear on the display audio home screen. Touch the icon to go to Android Auto™. To use Android Auto™ on your phone screen, you’ll need an Android phone running 5.0 Lollipop or higher and the Android Auto™ app.

The easiest way to use the apps on the smartphone is through Talk to Google, the app’s voice recognition feature. To engage it, press and hold the top button on the steering wheel until the system responds. Talk to Google will now remain engaged until you press the top button again. You can use Talk to Google to make and receive phone calls, have the system read emails and text messages and respond to them, get directions via Google Maps, and engage Google Play music and Google Now functions.

Stop by VIP Honda to See It In Person

For more information on Android Auto™ and how it can improve your Kenilworth commute, stop by VIP Honda. We have a wide selection of Honda models that use Android Auto™, including the new Honda Accord and Honda Civic. Be sure to contact us with any questions you may have, and check out how to use other Honda features like Forward Collision Warning!


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