The latest Android Auto update includes fixes for some of the issues that were preventing some Galaxy S22 owners from connecting their phone to their car, but may have caused new issues for others.
Since its release in February, some people who have purchased the Galaxy S22 have had issues getting their phone to properly connect to their car’s head unit. Through a few different Google support threads with over 500 replies between them, the problem has always occurred when using the Galaxy S22, and other phones connected to the same car with the same cable work without issue.
Those affected by the issue report that their phone will simply charge rather than recognize that it has been connected to a car infotainment system. In some cases, Galaxy S22 owners have discovered through trial and error that some cables managed to handle Android Auto connection without issue, while other cables that worked with older Galaxy devices would not work.
According to the latest comments on the two Google Support threads, some noted that the latest Android Auto update, version 7.7, fixes the issues and allows their Galaxy S22 to connect normally. Google is currently in the process of gradually rolling out Android Auto 7.7 to customers through the Play Store. To skip the line a bit, you can either sign up for Android Auto beta updates or manually sideload the app from a trusted source like APKMirror.
However, the Android Auto 7.7 update is no panacea for system woes. Following the update, there are now quite a few new reports from people who had no issues with Android Auto on the S22. The common thread of the recently discovered issue is that Android Auto will connect but just show a black screen.
Are you using Android Auto on your Galaxy S22? let us know in the comments below if the latest update fixed your issues or just caused new ones.
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