Google placed an option to switch over to the latest Android Auto app update, right within the in-app settings but it doesn’t work for everyone…
Earlier this month, Google started its roll out of the new Android Auto experience. It’s an improvement over the previous interface but not everyone is seeing it. Luckily, there’s a way to trigger an update through the settings menu — at least ostensibly.
Android Auto Standalone App Update Option in Settings Triggers Upgrade
The new Android Auto, while overall better, is not yet showing up for everyone who is using it.
But, while it’s still available (Google plans to kill it off and replace it with Assistant Driving Mode in the future), it’s possible to upgrade to the newest version.
How to Update the Android Auto Standalone App
To update to the latest version of the Android Auto standalone app, do the following:
- Open Android Auto.
- Tap on the hamburger menu at the top left (the three horizontal lines).
- Select “Settings.”
- Toggle on the “Try the new Android Auto” button.
That should trigger a notification bubble on the old home-screen. Thereafter, it should upgrade to the latest iteration. (It’s important to note, this does not work for everyone, so it might not force the update.)
Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like in the Settings menu: