Google has launched the latest Android Auto feature in a new toggle which uses your phone’s wallpaper on the car display. The new update is rolling out to Android Auto users with support for copying your phone’s wallpaper to the car’s display.
It works just as described. Whatever wallpaper is on your phone will instantly show up on your car’s display behind Android Auto’s app drawer.
This will appear as the background of the app drawer on Android Auto, and is set to automatically show up by default but of course you can turn it off in Android Auto’s settings.
Users on Reddit are reporting mixed success with seeing the new feature on various different software versions. If you have a car that supports Android Auto and don’t see this feature yet, make sure you update the Android Auto app to the latest version.
Android Auto was first launched in 2015 in limited car manufacturers, but has become increasingly supported across a much wider range of vehicles now. In July 2019, Android Auto received its first major UI rework, which among other changes, brought an app drawer to Android Auto for the first time. Google also announced that the app’s ability to be used on a phone would be discontinued in favor of Google Assistant’s drive mode.
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