By John Lopez, Tech Times March 12, 2023 12:06 pm EDT
With smartphones becoming an integral part of our daily lives, it is not surprising that many people want to include them in their driving experience.
Android Auto is a popular program that enables safe smartphone use while driving. It offers an intuitive and familiar user interface, accessible from the navigation screen in your vehicle. Android Auto is compatible with most Android phones, even budget models.
This guide shows how to customize your Android Auto Launcher to make driving more convenient and safer.
Remove apps from your Android Auto Launcher
Android Auto comes with preinstalled apps that you may not need or use.
By removing these apps from your launcher, you can clean up your screen and make your most used apps easier to access.
Here’s how to remove apps from your Android Auto Launcher, courtesy of AndroidPolice:
Open the Android Auto settings on your phone. The path may differ depending on the model and manufacturer of your phone. On Samsung phones, go to Settings > Connected devices > Android Auto. On Pixel devices, go to Settings > Connected devices > Connection settings > Android Auto. Under General, select Customize Launcher. Uncheck the box next to an app’s name or tap the red cross to remove it. Customize apps from your Android Auto Launcher
To change the order of the apps, press and hold the handle to the left of the app icon and drag it to the desired position. This toggles the launcher’s sort mode from AZ to Custom Order.
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Adding shortcuts to your Android Auto Launcher can improve the convenience and safety of your driving experience. To customize your Android Auto Launcher:
Under General, select Customize Launcher. Press the “Add shortcut to launcher” button at the top of the screen. Remove apps from your Android Auto Launcher in your car
You can easily customize your Android Auto Launcher from your vehicle if you prefer. However, the customization process is slightly different than on a smartphone. To remove apps from your car’s Android Auto Launcher:
Connect your phone to your vehicle’s infotainment system with a USB cable or wirelessly. Press and hold any icon on the Android Auto Launcher screen to access the launcher customization page on your phone, or tap the customize icon on the home screen. This will also launch the phone’s launcher customization page. Follow the instructions above to complete the procedure on your device. Latest Android Auto redesign
In case you missed it, Google’s Android Auto rolled out its new design in early January, allowing users to experience new driving-enhancing features on the platform.
One of the most noticeable changes is the split-screen feature, which allows multiple apps to be displayed on the display and allows users to manage multiple experiences on a single page.
The company first announced the Android Auto redesign at the prestigious Google Showcase I/O 2022, but it took quite a while before it was released to the general public.
Stay tuned here at Tech Times.
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