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Here’s Another Fix for Samsung Galaxy S20 on Android Auto

The Samsung Galaxy S20 is still one of the best Android devices that money can buy right now, but as we’ve told you before, this is no guarantee that everything works exactly as expected.
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Unfortunately, Android Auto users figured this out the hard way, as the Galaxy S20 isn’t detected by the car’s head unit, sometimes disconnects all of a sudden, or doesn’t launch the app even if the connection appears to be running properly.

The struggle with Samsung Galaxy S20 has also been acknowledged by Google itself, but while a fix is currently in the works, users out there who spent nearly a thousand bucks on Samsung’s latest Android phone are giving a go to pretty much any workaround that could do the trick.

Some work, some don’t, and today we’ve got a new suggestion for those who want to get Android Auto up and running with the Galaxy S20.

It all comes down to the USB connection settings. Many complain that when the Galaxy S20 is connected to their cars, Android Auto fails to launch, and by the looks of things, this could be fixed by changing the USB connection mode to USB tether.

To do this on the Samsung Galaxy S20, you must first enable the developer mode on Android 10. So head over to Settings > About phone > Software information > Build number and tap the build number entry for 7 consecutive times. You should then see an option confirming that the developer mode has been activated.

Once you do this, scroll down to the Networking section and you should see tethering options. Changing the settings here sometimes allows Android Auto to launch properly on the Galaxy S20, so if nothing else worked for you, giving this trick a try is definitely worth a chance.

In the meantime, there’s still no ETA as to when a full fix would land, as both Google and Samsung claim the whole thing is still in development.
 
 
 
 
 

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