New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….
The original story (published December 10, 2021) follows:
Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are undoubtedly Google’s best smartphones to date. Equipped with the in-house developed Tensor SoC, these new handsets have a lot to offer, such as improved cameras, an all-new design, a Titan M2 security chip, and much more.
Along with these features, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are also filled with various kinds of issues. Since their launch, users have encountered many bugs with these handsets.
Hopefully Google seems to be working on some of these bugs, as the upcoming December update for Pixel 6 devices mentions plenty of bug fixes.
Pixel 6 disconnects from Android Auto
However, it seems that the series of problems with Pixel 6 phones is not over yet. Some Pixel 6 users are now reporting a new issue with Android Auto.
Users complain that their Pixel 6 device occasionally disconnects from Android Auto. Here are some reports for reference:
I’m using the Goolge Pixel cable sold by Google to connect to my 2018 Audi MMI system with the pixel 6. So far no troubleshooting steps have solved this problem. I disabled battery saver modes, tried 4 other different cables, reset the MMI system on the car. Nothing worked. Please send me information on how to submit a bug report or what else I can do to resolve this issue. (Source)
Same problem with pixel 6 and 21 kia eniro. Pixel 3 connected with cable with no problem now it won’t connect at all. I’m using the same cable but the message says I can’t connect to the phone. frustrating. (Source)
Apparently older Pixel devices work just fine with Android Auto. So, it’s only Pixel 6 devices that have this issue.
And while some have easily overcome this problem by simply changing the cables, many users cannot solve it even by trying several workarounds.
Users say they have tried unplugging and plugging the phone back in, trying different cables, resetting the MMI system on the car, but nothing seems to work.
Google has not yet acknowledged this issue
Unfortunately, Google has not yet recognized this problem. We hope this issue will be resolved soon as users cannot use Android Auto.
Rest assured, we’ll update the space below as anything new comes our way regarding Pixel 6 disconnecting from Android Auto issue.
In the meantime, you can also browse our dedicated Pixel 6 and 6 Pro bugs and issue tracker and see all the issues affecting users along with their solutions, if any.
Update 1 (December 14)
6:15 p.m. (IST): The December update is available for Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, but there is no indication whether this problem is fixed or not, as the changelog does not mention anything about it.
Update 2 (December 17)
1:04 p.m. (IST): A user managed to fix the issue where Pixel 6 keeps disconnecting from Android Auto occasionally.
The workaround is to use a different cable or a specifically Amazon-branded USB C to A cable. Affected people can also try connecting their Pixel 6 and Android Auto using the same cable and see if that helps.
Update 3 (December 17)
4:35 p.m. (IST): Some users are reporting that they are still unable to connect to Android Auto even after the latest Pixel 6 January patch and Android Auto version 7.2 update.
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