OnePlus Android Auto Not Working? Here’s the Guide To Fix

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Muhammad Tayyab


Android Auto adds convenience to the user experience by letting you allow to access your smartphone screen right from the vehicle screen. You can communicate with your phone interface from the vehicle’s display directly.

If you are a OnePlus user, then there is a chance you might face issues while connecting your phone to a car with the Android Auto feature. As per the latest reports, many users with different OnePlus models are facing issues with Android Auto.

Try out these quick fixes in the first place,

Reset the App Preferences

  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Apps & Notifications” and then tap “See All Apps”.
  • Further, tap the “three-dots icon at the top-right corner.
  • Now, select the “Reset app preferences” option.
  • Finally, tap the “Reset Apps” button.

Update your Phone Software

  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Systems”.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and tap “System Updates”.

Update Android Auto App

  • Launch the “Play Store”.
  • Next, type “Android Auto”.
  • Further, tap the “Update” button.

If the above fixes don’t work in your case, then you need to opt for some other proven fixes discussed in detail below.

Android Auto Not Working on OnePlus

After trying the quick fixes above and still the problem persists, then you need to head over to several other fixes below:

  1. Verify the compatibility
  2. Restart your smartphone and Infotainment Device
  3. Check the cable
  4. Clear Android Auto Cache
  5. Clear System Cache
  6. Configure the Android Auto Settings
  7. Perform Factory Reset

Verify the compatibility

First of all, you need to check whether your car supports the Android auto feature or not. If your car is compatible with Android Auto and still you are unable to connect your OnePlus, then head over to the next fix to eliminate the issue.

Restart your smartphone and Infotainment Device

Rebooting your device in the first place is one of the best, easiest and quick methods that can eliminate small issues on your smartphone. Restarting allows your device to take a fresh start.

Therefore, restart your phone and meanwhile also restart the infotainment device of your car. Now, wait until both devices boot up.

After that, try to connect your OnePlus to a car using Android Auto.

Check the cable

If you are connecting your smartphone to a car with a USB cable, then you need to check the cable for any kind of damage. There is a chance your cable might be causing the issue and hence resulting in an unstable connection.

  • The cable might be faulty
  • It might be of poor quality
  • It might be damaged due to bending and twisting

Try to use the official USB cable that comes with your OnePlus in the box.

Clear the Android Auto Cache

A lot of times, many problems occur due to the cluttered data stored in the cache memory. This data appears to be the real culprit behind many issues. Hence, try to clear the cache of the particular app you are facing issues with.

clear cache of android auto

Here’s how you can do that,

  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Apps & Notifications” and then tap “See All Apps”.
  • Further, locate the “Android Auto” app from the list and then tap on it.
  • Now, tap “Storage & Cache”.
  • Finally, tap “Clear Cache”.

Clear System Cache

Another fix that can lead you to eliminate this particular issue is by booting into the recovery mode of your smartphone. By doing so, you will be then able to wipe the cache partition.

This method removes all the temporary files that might be causing issues to your device.

how to wipe cache partition

Steps To Follow below:

  • Switch OFF your smartphone.
  • To enter into recovery mode, press and hold the Power and Volume UP or Power and Volume Down buttons until you boot into recovery mode successfully.
  • Once in recovery mode, use the volume buttons to switch between different options and the power button to select the desired option.
  • In recovery mode options, select the “Wipe Cache Partition” option.
  • When you are done with it, now reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot the System Now” option.

That’s it, you are done with clearing the system cache. Once your smartphone boots up successfully, then check whether Android Auto is working or still the problem persists.

Configure the Android Auto Settings

You need to check the settings of the Android Auto app and configure them correctly. If you found multiple cars in the paired devices history that were connected previously, then you should clear the list of previously connected cars by removing them. Now make a connection with a car and check whether it is working or not.

Here’s how you can set up Android Auto on your smartphone,

Android auto (connect a car)
  • Launch the “Android Auto” app on your smartphone.
  • Now, connect your smartphone to a car with the help of a USB cable.
  • Next, tap the “Connect a car” button and follow the on-screen instructions on your smartphone.
  • Meanwhile, you will also get a prompt on your vehicle display.
  • Simply, confirm by pressing the “ON” option.
  • Now, you will be able to access your smartphone interface right from the vehicle display.

In case you are unable to connect your device to a car, then tap on the “Previously connected cars” option. Here you will be able to see two options, “Accepted cars” and “Rejected cars”.

If you find the car you want to connect in the “Rejected cars” list, then simply remove it from here and then try to connect it again. Also, enable the option “Add new cars to Android Auto”.

Factory Reset

The factory reset method is recommended to be adopted in the last due to its effectiveness. It restores all your phone settings to factory default and hence you will have to set up your phone from scratch again.

When none of the other fixes work in your case, then factory resetting your smartphone is the only option you have.

How To Perform Factory Data Reset

Here are the steps below:

  • Head over to the “Settings”.
  • Next, tap “Backup & Reset” and then “Factory Data Reset”.
  • Finally, select “Reset Phone” and then “Erase everything”.

Wait for the process to complete, once it is finished, the phone will boot up and will be directed to the Welcome screen. Now, set up your phone accordingly by following the on-screen.


If Android Auto is not working on your OnePlus, then you need to reset the app’s preferences in the first place. After that, reboot your smartphone. If the issue still appears, then clear the Android Auto cache.

Apart from this, also look for any updates regarding your phone software or Android auto app to download and install on your phone. Also, configure the Android Auto settings properly to make a stable connection.

At last, you should consider uninstalling and re-installing the app. If none of the fixes helps in kicking out the issue, then without wasting your time, just factory reset your OnePlus smartphone.

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