Wired & Wireless
Vhedia head units come with built-in compatibility with Android Auto. After you install the Android Auto app on your mobile device, all that’s left is connecting Android Auto to your head unit- either through wired or wireless connection.
This can be tricky for some of you. So here are the steps that can help you get your Android Auto up and running.
Connecting Android Auto: Wired
- Find the USB connector cable the suits your phone.
- At the back of the head unit there USB cable port that has a label “Carplay + Android Auto”. Plug your connector cable here.
- Once you plug in your phone as well, the Android Auto set up screen will appear. Click on “Yes” or “Agree” on the Data Notice and Permission pages (but read the text here nonetheless) and turn on or “Allow” notification access.
- You’ll then see your head unit screen change its interface to Android Auto. You’ll see the apps you downloaded on your phone that can be played or used while Android Auto is connected to your vehicle (e.g. Google Maps, Spotify).
- If you pull the cable out, the screen return to its default interface.
Connecting Android Auto: Wireless
- Make sure you are Wi-Fi network and your Bluetooth is turned on.
- On the head unit, click on the “Bluetooth” icon. Find on the “Available devices” your mobile phone by clicking the “Search” icon on the right side of the screen.
- Once your device name appears, click on it and then tick the “Bluetooth +” icon on the side of the screen.
- A notification should appear on your phone. Click on “Pair & Connect” and type in the password 0000.
- On the Bluetooth app on your head unit, you will then see that your phone is now under “Paired devices”. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see further details on the paired device thru the “Settings” icon.
- Wait a few moments for the Android Auto interface to come up. If it hasn’t, click on the Android Auto app on your phone, restart your phone, or redo all the steps.
- The next time you get into your vehicle, as long as you have your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection on, Android Auto will automatically load on your head unit (takes about 30 seconds to do so).
You will notice that not all apps on your phone appear on the Android Auto interface. This is part of the app’s driver safety feature. If you want to learn more about Android Auto, you can read our in-depth look at the app.
Still, having trouble with the connection or you just want to learn more about Vhedia’s products, you can contact us here.