Android Auto is designed to connect Android phones to in-car entertainment systems seamlessly. But Samsung’s newest Galaxy S24 series is experiencing glitchy Android Auto behavior in specific car models like Volkswagen, Skoda, and SEAT.
According to Samsung’s UK support page, VW owners may encounter wireless hotspot bugs due to recent Android changes. Fixes are already being rolled out at dealerships, though. Issues seem concentrated in Europe so far, with fewer reports from Galaxy S24 owners in the US.
Some users have reported that they are unable to use Android Auto to connect their Galaxy S24 to their Volkswagen, Skoda, or SEAT cars. If you are experiencing this issue, try the steps below.
If none of these steps resolve your issue, please contact your Volkswagen, Skoda, or SEAT customer centre or service centre. These manufacturers have confirmed that they are working on software updates for the affected vehicles.
The standard troubleshooting tips apply as usual, like double-checking cables, phone settings, and infotainment system options. And since the S24 just launched, Samsung is expected to tackle some of these annoyances in an upcoming software update. No guarantee that addresses Android Auto itself, though.
In the past, many connectivity quirks required fixes on Google’s end anyway. Even post-update, some wireless projection inconsistencies occasionally persist between smartphones and vehicles. Unfortunately, it’s frustrating, but that’s the finicky reality of an Android phone syncing with a car’s interface!
The best bet is to check if your car manufacturer acknowledges the Android Auto problems. They may already be working on their patches to smooth out the experience specifically for the S24 and other supported models. Some hiccups are inevitable when third-party apps and devices intermingle!