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How to update Android Auto to the latest version

Step by step, we explain how to find out the Android Auto version of your car and how to update it to the latest version to have its new functions.

Always having an operating system updated to the latest version available is essential to be able to enjoy the new functions and features that developers are introducing in it. Android Auto, the version of Android for cars, does not receive updates every so often, but when it does it is to add key improvements to its performance.

In case your car has Android Auto as the operating system, you must know how to keep it always updated to enjoy those news. For example, with the future version of Android Auto 6.0, you will be able to change the wallpaper and add a shortcut to the Google Assistant, among other functions.

In this guide we explain step by step how you can know whether or not you have the latest version of Android Auto available and, in case it is not the last, how to update the system. We started!

So you can update Android Auto to the latest version.

How to know whether or not you have the latest version of Android Auto

To be able to use Android Auto in your car, it is essential have the homonymous app installed on your mobile phone. The version that this app has will be the same as the car's operating system.

Therefore, to find out whether or not you have the latest version of Google's operating system, you must use the Android Auto app on your phone. These are the steps to follow:

  1. On your mobile, open the Play Store app.
  2. Click on the button with three horizontal lines in the upper left corner to display side menu.
  3. In the options menu, click on “My applications and games”.
  4. Yes within the “Updates” section The Android Auto app cannot be found, it means that the application is updated to the latest version available and, therefore, that the car's operating system already has the latest improvements added. Conversely, if Android Auto appears under “Updates”, there is a new update available that you have not installed yet.

Another possibility is that your mobile phone takes longer than necessary to receive the updates to the Android Auto app and this creates doubts. Do you have the latest version or is it not yet available for you? To make sure, you can visit other alternative app stores to Google Play, such as Bad life.

Look for the Android Auto app, download the latest update and install the APK file on your Android, so you will know that you have the most recent version of the operating system.

In case the improvements of the app update are not applied immediately, do not despair, it is Google the one that takes care of your progressive arrival to different devices.

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Steps to update Android Auto

If you want update Android AutoBoth on your phone and in your car, the steps you must follow are the following:

  1. On your mobile, open the Play Store app.
  2. Click on the button with three horizontal lines in the upper left corner to display the side menu.
  3. In the options menu, click on “My applications and games”.
  4. Below the “Updates” section, the Android Auto app will appear, click on the “Update” button that appears to the right of it. In a few seconds, the most recent version of the system will have been downloaded and installed on your mobile.
  5. Connect your mobile to the carEither by USB cable or wirelessly, so that the update also reaches the Android Auto of the car.
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We have already mentioned that Android Auto does not usually receive many updates, but it is still important to know how to access them when they arrive.

Unfortunately, Google's operating system development is slowLet's hope that the company will get the batteries and the new and expected version of Android Auto is just around the corner.