Here’s what you can do to help Google fix the annoying Android Auto bug

News Summary:

  • If the control knob is a single driver, this is not the most convenient workaround. So it is clear that this problem needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Thankfully, Google is now ready to launch an investigation to find out what’s going on. But in order to do that, the company needs help gathering as much information as possible, so it’s now asking users to provide a few key details. If you’d like to help, please visit this discussion thread on the Google forums and provide the necessary information, such as phone make and model, Android Auto app version, etc.

  • As a result, Google optimized Android Auto to be compatible with cursors, making browsing and knowing what you click more convenient and intuitive. But some time ago, the app received an update that seems to have broken dial controls and caused major problems even for Google itself. Since late November, users have been complaining on Google forums that this bug causes Google Maps to freeze on the screen and the cursor disappears. The only way to get everything back to normal is to use the tedious workaround of essentially changing focus to another app (or switching entirely) and then back to Google Maps.

Obviously, only users suffering from errors should report them. Since the investigation is still in a very early stage, there is currently no ETA available as to when the fix will roll out and completely resolve the button battle.