The bug previously prevented new message notifications from appearing on the car’s head unit.
what you need to know
- Google has announced a fix for an Android Auto bug that prevents notifications when new messages arrive.
- The problem started in November 2021, and Google has now acknowledged it.
- To get the fix, users should update their Android Auto app and messaging app to the latest version.
Android Auto has had a number of issues since Google released Android 12, including a bug that caused Google Maps Navigation to crash for some users. Another issue that has appeared since November 2021 is a bug that prevents notifications from appearing on some users’ hosts when new messages arrive.
The search giant has now solved this problem (through automatic evolution). A Google representative confirmed that the team had “implemented a fix to address this issue” in response to a complaint posted on the Android Auto help page.
A user complained via a forum thread that the bug surfaced after updating the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra to One UI 4 based on Android 12. Other best Samsung phones, like the original Galaxy S21, were also affected by the problem. The user explained:
For the past three weeks, Android Auto has stopped showing new texts or other messages. If music is playing and a new message comes in, the music turns off briefly, as if the new message notification is allowed to ring, but automatically shows no sound and no message appears, even if there is a new message on the phone.
It’s unclear why the new message didn’t make it to the car, as Google’s confirmation doesn’t have any explanation. The important thing at this point is that the error has been resolved.
If you’re having the same problem, you’ll need to update your Android Auto app and messaging app to the latest version to receive Google’s fix.