You Can Now Unlock Your Phone While Using Android Auto

Google has slowly started rolling out a feature that lets you swipe to unlock your phone while using Android Auto.  Previously while connected to Android Auto you would not be able to access anything from the screen of your phone, the only way to do so would mean unplugging the USB and disconnecting (for the upcoming wireless option) from Android Auto.

The main purpose of Android Auto is to reduce distracted driving by allowing users access to key functions of their phone without taking their eyes off the road while driving, so it is understandable why they initially implemented this lockout. While this does limit the ability to be distracted by your phone while driving it was also one of the top complaints about Android Auto. Google has yet to make an official announcement about this new feature but users have been reporting access to this new feature already.

[Source: 9to5 Google] 


Related Stories

Pandora Tips to Keep Your Stations Sounding Fresh
Pandora Tips to Keep Your Stations Sounding Fresh
The Cost of Getting Caught Texting and Driving
The Cost of Getting Caught Texting and Driving
iOS 10 to let help you remember where you parked your car
Now Your iPhone Will Be Able to Take You to Your Car
How to Keep Your OEM Steering Wheel Audio Controls when Upgrading to a Aftermarket Stereo
How to Keep Your OEM Steering Wheel Controls

Get Connected

Upgrade with Pioneer to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

For the vehicle you already own