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I have never been able to consistently make Android auto work. I connect it using the cable. Running android 10 on one plus 6t. Can someone here walk me through the process. Do you start the Android auto on the phone first and then go to head unit ?
 

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I have never been able to consistently make Android auto work. I connect it using the cable. Running android 10 on one plus 6t. Can someone here walk me through the process. Do you start the Android auto on the phone first and then go to head unit ?
hm... I've got an OnePlus 7T and I do recall having to try couple times to connect wirelessly to the ID4 infotainment unit. after connection, i had to make sure all "access requests" like contacts and place calls are all permitted/allowed. it then worked fine afterwards for the most part. remember the infotainment unit is a bit wonky with lots of bugs to be sorted out.
 

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I've been using AA via USB on another car since Android 9, maybe even 8. I've never had to launch the app or do anything in the car; upon plugging in, everything started automatically.

The only time I had an issue it turns out I had a little fluff of pocket lint stranded in the USB port. Picking it clean with a sewing needle solved that.

I've only used the wireless AA connection on the ID.4. Same startup though: I power up the car and it starts automatically.

I can't imagine your One Plus is any different. Sounds like a cable or port problem, assuming you've successfully completed initial setup, which only needs to be done the one time.
 

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I still have a Samsung S8 and when connecting via bluetooth for the first time, the car warned me that my phone was compatible with AA and ask me if I wanted to use it. After agreeing on the car screen and my phone, my phone automatically started to download AA and launched it to make the connection. It was done in 5 minutes.
 

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Loos like it was a cable fault. The cable did not have the bandwidth to carry the data necessary. Once i switched the cable, everything worked relative well. I still dont have the android auto automatically start on the car screen. I have to go through the icon and go to my devices to open it.
 

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That's a relief. I thought the days of subpar USB C cables was long behind us?! This is supposed to be the "do everything" standard.

BTW I read the standard has been updated to include charging up to 240W. That's a lot of juice for a tiny cable! Pretty soon we'll be powering our cars from our phone battery via USB C! 😜
 
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