How to Turn Off or Disable Android Auto

Android Auto is a customized version of Android OS that is specifically designed for cars. It connects your phone to Android Auto in the car and lets you access all supported apps like Music, Messages, Map, and Navigations.

One can also use Google Assistant to control car features. Whilst Android Auto is an arsenal for car lovers, a lot of users are facing issues with Android Auto autostarting when the phone is plugged in or charged using a USB cable in the car. They instantly want to disconnect Android Auto.

This is turning out to be a common problem amongst Android users and we’ve got a solution for the same. You can simply disable or turn off Android Auto (app on Android) to solve the issue within a matter of seconds.

If you’re using Android 9 or earlier versions, you can easily remove Android Auto app from your Android phone. But, for Android 10 or later devices, you need to either disable it or force stop the Android Auto app from your smartphone.

How to Remove Android Auto Completely

This procedure works for Android smartphones with Android 9 OS or earlier. Here’s how to remove the Android Auto app completely.

  • Open your Android phone Settings and then go to Apps and Notifications.
Click on Settings to open Apps and Notifications
  • Scroll down to find the Android Auto app from the list of installed apps and tap on Android Auto.
  • Tap on Uninstall button to remove the Android Auto app on your smartphone.

Unable to Find Uninstall option?

For the devices which have Android 10 or later versions, a lot of apps come pre-installed and it’s not possible to uninstall or delete such apps unless your device is rooted.

Android Auto is one of those pre-installed apps. So the only option you’re left with is to disable it.

How to Disable or Turn Off Android Auto

This procedure works only for devices installed with Android 10 or later.

  • Open your Android phone Settings and scroll down to tap on Apps.
Click on Apps from Settings on Your Android Device
  • Now tap on the Android Auto app from the list of installed apps. 
Tap on Android Auto from Apps List
  • Click on Disable from the bottom of the screen.
Tap on Disable or Force Stop at bottom of your Android Auto settings screen
  • It will now uninstall all the latest updates and then disable the Android Auto app. This automatically turns off Android auto when you enter your car next time!

Note: It’s not recommended to disable any pre-installed Android app as it may cause issues with other apps. It is always better to use the Force Stop option as it will solve the issue anyway.

FAQs on Android Auto

Here are some of the frequently asked questions by users that use Android Auto.

How do I turn Android Auto off?

To turn off Android Auto, launch Settings app on your Android device, head over to Android Auto from Apps option, tap on Phone screen settings, and open Automatic Launch tab. Disable automatic launch option and you’re good to go!

Where is Android Auto on my phone?

Every Android device these days has Android Auto pre-installed. Tap on Settings and open “Apps” to find out the Android Auto app. Tap on Android Auto to manage its settings!

Does Android Auto need to be plugged in?

No, Android Auto works wirelessly. So there’s no need to connect it with a cable while using in a car. If you’ve done the configuration before, it automatically detects the Android auto when you enter the car.

Did You Find It Easy to Turn Off Android Auto?

Android Auto is still new for a lot of people around the world and Google is improving it by fixing various bugs in the latest updates. But few situations demand an instant solution and we hope you’ve now disabled Android Auto on your smartphone and got rid of autostarting issues while connecting your phone via USB in the car.

Just in case, if you’re still facing the issue, you can comment below and we will help you out with the best possible solution. Stay tuned to our tips and Android section for more informative guides.

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Ricky Shah
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