Downloading and installing Android Auto is a breeze, but you have to know how it works. This way you put Google’s app on your Android phone on the go.
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Download and install Android Auto in 3 steps
For years, Android Auto was not officially available in the Netherlands, but that changed at the end of 2020. Google then announced that it would also bring the platform to the Netherlands on the road. This means you no longer have to download Android Auto in a detour. But, it might not work on your phone (yet). In that case it is of course still possible to download Android Auto on your phone and use it in your own car.
In addition to the app, you also need a car with an infotainment system that supports this, such as the Toyota Yaris that we used for the video. Finally, you must also have a USB cable at hand for connecting the smartphone and the car. In the tip video below, we explain how to install Android Auto and get it working in the car.
Read everything again step by step? Check the plan below:
- Download Android Auto
On your Android smartphone, go to APK Mirror;
- Choose and download Android Auto
Select the latest Android Auto update and give permission to download the apk file;
- Install the file
Choose to install the app.
Is it not working? Then try downloading a different Android Auto version by choosing a different version from the list on APK Mirror. It may also pay off to download Android Auto from another website, such as APK Pure. You need at least Android 5.0 (Lollipop) to put Google’s on-the-go platform on your smartphone.
Are you not sure about downloading apps outside of the Play Store? Then read our article about installing apk files on your Android device. In this guide, we explain in detail how to install applications off the beaten track.
Does not it work?
Do you get a notification asking if you want to update Android Auto? Which can! In that case, Android Auto is already installed on your smartphone. This is especially the case with recent Android phones, which run on Android 10 and Android 11.
Install Android Auto in your car
Is Android Auto on your phone? Then it is then a matter of connecting. Connect your phone to your car with a USB cable and Android Auto should start immediately.
The simplified version of the operating system appears on the phone screen, or the built-in display of your dashboard. Do you use Android Auto on your smartphone? Then use a holder to secure the device: after all, it is forbidden to use your phone while on the road.
Android Auto works in these cars
Not all cars can work with Android Auto. The official website has a list of all supported car models. It now contains more than 500 cars, including cars from Toyota, Audi, Citroën, Opel and Peugeot. In general, cars that were made before 2015 not to work with Android Auto.
Android Auto review and more news
Curious about our experiences with Android Auto in 2021? You can read all about it in our extensive Android Auto review! In it you can read exactly what you can do with it and we give various useful and cool tips for apps to use in the car. We also take a closer look at what we hope to see in the future in terms of new possibilities and functions.