Android 11 was announced several months ago with a big change for Android Auto users as it unlocked wireless mode for all devices running the new operating system.
But at the same time, installing Android 11 also turned out to be a risky decision for those who rely on Android Auto in their cars, as the update sometimes caused issues that even Google couldn’t. solve.
More recently, however, the Mountain View-based software giant has confirmed that it has successfully solved one of the biggest mysteries caused by updating to Android 11.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note20, which is one of the best Android devices on the market, lost audio on Android Auto after installing Android 11. Users explained on Google forums that apps like YouTube Music and Spotify are become unnecessary because of this problem.
The issue was reported a long time ago when the Android 11 update wasn’t even available for the Note20. Still, in a recent post, a member of the Android Auto team explains that the latest major OS update is to blame for it all.
And all because it introduced a series of permission changes, which means Android Auto may no longer be allowed to use the Galaxy Note20’s microphone when it is operating in the car.
“The problem started mainly after upgrading to Android 11 due to microphone permission disabled in app settings,“, explained a Google community manager.
“Android Auto relies on permission from Google Play services for audio playback. Prior to Android 11, permissions were allowed by default and no action was required on your part. But with the upgrade to Android 11 the permission is actually moved to Android Auto app permission and when not allowed this problem is caused.“
So, for now, if you are still having trouble with Android Auto on your Note20, the first thing you should do is make sure the app has access to the microphone. Google says it continues to monitor all reports to determine if this issue is resolved for everyone or if a full fix is required.