Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Android Auto Not Working? Quick Fixes

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Muhammad Tayyab


Want to Mirror your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra screen on your vehicle’s display? Yes, you can do that with the help of the Android Auto feature. You can access your smartphone interface from the vehicle’s display such as maps, music, videos, calls, text messages, etc.

You can handle many things from your vehicle’s display while driving. Are you facing issues with Android Auto while connecting your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra to a car? If yes, then run the troubleshooting process with the help of these quick fixes in the first place.

Reboot your phone

  • Simultaneously, press and hold the “Volume Down” and “Power” buttons.
  • Once, the power options appear on the screen, then select the “Restart option.
  • Now, wait for your smartphone to boot up again

Reset App Preferences

  • Head over to “Settings” and then “General Management”.
  • Next, scroll down a bit and tap “Reset” and then “Reset all settings”.
  • Finally, tap the “Reset settings buttons.

Update Android Auto App

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

If the above three fixes don’t work in your case, then you need to opt for the remaining nine fixes that could help you eliminate this issue.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Android Auto Not Working

After trying the quick fixes above and still the problem persists, then you need to follow the below advanced fixes:

  1. Verify the compatibility
  2. Reboot Infotainment Device
  3. Check the cable
  4. Clear Android Auto Cache
  5. Clear System Cache
  6. Update the Phone Software
  7. Configure the Android Auto Settings
  8. 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 Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, then head over to the next fix to eliminate the issue.

Restart 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 device. Restarting allows your device to take a fresh start. Therefore, also consider restarting the infotainment device of your car. Now, wait until both the device boots up.

After that, try to connect your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 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 Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 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, scroll down a bit and tap “Apps”.
  • Further, locate the “Android Auto” app from the list and then tap on it.
  • Now, tap “Storage”.
  • 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” 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 and continue by pressing the “Yes” to confirm.
  • 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.

Update the Phone Software

There is also a possibility of some bugs available in the phone software due to which different issues might arise. To cope with these kinds of issues, you should check for the recent version of software of any security patch update on your phone.

How To Update Software of smartphone
  • Head over to “Settings”.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and select “Software Update”.
  • Next, tap the ”Download and install” option.

If any recent version of the update is available, then download and install it on your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

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 “Settings->General Management”.
  • Scroll down to the “Reset” option.
  • Next, tap “Factory Data Reset”.
  • Finally, tap “Reset”.

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.

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Unable to connect your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra to a car with Android Auto? If yes, then you should do three things in the first place. Reboot both devices (Your smartphone and infotainment device). Next, update the Android Auto as well as your phone software.

If still stuck in an issue, then do consider clearing the cache of the Android Auto app. Further, uninstall and reinstall the app, If still get a negative response, then must do a factory reset operation on your smartphone.

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