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HOW TO CONNECT TO ANDROID AUTO

Difficulty Level: Novice  |  Time Required: 5 Minutes  |  Tools Required: None |  Related Parts, Products, Services or Technology: Android smartphone required 

If your vehicle has Android Auto, it lets you use some of your favorite smartphone features through your vehicle’s infotainment system:

 

  • Make/receive calls
  • Use Google Maps™
  • Stream YouTube music
  • Use Google Assistant™
  • And more  

TO USE ANDROID AUTO, YOU MUST FIRST CONNECT YOUR PHONE TO YOUR VEHICLE.  


CONNECT THROUGH USB PORT


1. Your vehicle must be parked the first time you connect.

 

2. Using your phone’s cable, connect your phone to the vehicle’s USB data port

 

3. Your phone may ask you to download the Android Auto app and other Android Auto-related apps, like Google Maps, or update to the newest version of the app.

 

4. If Android Auto does not automatically launch, touch the Projection icon or the Android Auto icon on your vehicle’s touchscreen. 

 

5. Follow the prompts on your vehicle’s touchscreen and on your phone to start.

 

6. When Android Auto is active, the touchscreen will show the phone apps that are accessible. 

CONNECT WIRELESSLY 


Only select phones and select vehicles support this feature. If your vehicle and phone do offer this option, work through these steps to set up a wireless connection: 


1. Make sure your vehicle is parked.


2. Tap the gray ANDROID AUTO icon on the infotainment screen.


3. Pair/connect your phone to the infotainment system using Bluetooth.


4. Follow the prompts on the screen and on your phone to start.

 

On some vehicles, if you plug your phone in via USB, the system will ask if you’d like to allow a wireless connection in the future. If you agree, the next time you go for a drive, your phone will automatically connect wirelessly with Android Auto.



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CAN I USE ANDROID AUTO WHEN MY PHONE IS CONNECTED ONLY BY BLUETOOTH?

It depends on how your vehicle is equipped. On some models, you can use Android Auto wireless without plugging in if you have a compatible phone. On other models, your device must be tethered by a USB cord to use Android Auto.

CAN I USE MY USB CABLE TO CHARGE MY PHONE WITHOUT USING ANDROID AUTO?

You can charge your phone and have Android Auto running in the background. Just plug in your phone and hit the HOME button. You can also disable Android Auto in the “Settings” menu to enable the charge-only function using the USB cord.

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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.

  • ATS Coupe 2016-2019
  • ATS Sedan 2016-2019
  • ATS-V Coupe 2016-2019
  • ATS-V Sedan 2016-2019
  • CT4 2020-2022
  • CT5 2020-2022
  • CT6 2016-2018, 2020-2022
  • CT6 Sedan 2019
  • CTS Sedan 2016-2019
  • CTS-V Sedan 2016-2019
  • ELR 2016 ELR
  • Escalade/Escalade ESV 2016-2022
  • XT4 2019-2022
  • XT5 2018-2022
  • XT6 2020-2022
  • XTS 2016-2019
  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Service availability, features and functionality are subject to limitations and vary by vehicle, device, location and active service plan. Device data connection is required. Google Actions require account linking to use. Google, Android, Google Home and Google Mini Home are trademarks of Google LLC. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Available on properly equipped vehicles. Requires customer or third party installation. Does not monitor spare tire.

  • Not compatible with all devices.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android™ smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

  • The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by General Motors is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

  • Diagnostic capabilities vary by model and plan. Message and data rates may apply. Requires contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Not all issues will deliver alerts. Click here for details and limitations

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Cadillac vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple® and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone® and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Functionality is subject to limitations and varies by vehicle, infotainment system, and location. Select service plan required. Certain Alexa Skills require account linking to use. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos and motion marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. See onstar.com for additional details.

  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. Check for phone or device compatibility or consult your carrier.

  • Late availability.

  • AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Does not detect people or items. Always check rear seat before exiting.

  • Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a hand-held device. Visit cadillac.com/supercruise for compatible roads and full details.

  • Requires Performance Package.

  • MSRP excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees.

  • Read the vehicle's owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Late availability. Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a hand-held device. Visit cadillac.com/supercruise for compatible roads and full details.

  • Lower-profile tires wear faster. Tire and wheel damage may occur on rough or damaged roads or from surfaces, curbs, debris or obstacles. This damage is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. For more details, go to my.cadillac.com/learnabout/tires or see your dealer.

  • Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. Lower-profile tires wear faster. Tire and wheel damage may occur on rough or damaged roads or from surfaces, curbs, debris or obstacles. This damage is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. For more details, go to my.cadillac.com/learnabout/tires or see your dealer.

  • Bose is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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