1. kg4gyt's Avatar
    I've been running Android N since DP3 was released on my 5X, and was able to use Android Auto without any issues (with the DHU as well as in my car).

    After applying today's DP4, whenever I open maps in the car, or with the DHU, I'm immediately bumped back to the home screen.

    Just to make sure it wasn't something weird going on with my phone, I went back to the 6.0 general release, confirmed that Android Auto was working as expected. I just re-applied the OTA to DP4, and the issue came back.

    Is anyone else experiencing anything similar? I've reported it to Google via the send feedback options in Auto, Maps, and the OS - is there anything else I should be doing?

    Thanks!
    06-15-2016 11:19 PM
  2. chrisliphart's Avatar
    It happens to me too. I tried clearing data on Maps and Android Auto, but I still have the same issue. Sadly, navigation with Android Auto is key to me, so I'll have to roll back to Marshmallow.

    I did want to add that I was able to get turn-by-turn directions on Android Auto by opening Maps on my phone before plugging it in, starting navigation, and then plugging my phone in. On the Android Auto home screen, the notification of next turn and ETA show up as normal, but tapping on it crashes Maps, just like hitting the Maps icon. It's not perfect by any means, but if you're dead-set on running the beta and Android Auto, that's about as good as it's going to get until Google fixes it.
    06-16-2016 06:45 AM
  3. bjrosen's Avatar
    Yes I'm seeing the same thing on my 6P connected to my Chevy Volt. I did a factory reset and that didn't help, it's really broken.
    06-16-2016 03:32 PM
  4. ptkelly's Avatar
    Just curious. I'm driving a 1998 Nissan pickup. Where are you "plugging in" your cell phone to the car?
    06-16-2016 04:03 PM
  5. bjrosen's Avatar
    The phone is plugged into a USB port on the car. My car (Chevy Volt) has two USB ports next to the 12V power port.
    06-16-2016 04:11 PM
  6. ptkelly's Avatar
    The phone is plugged into a USB port on the car. My car (Chevy Volt) has two USB ports next to the 12V power port.
    And the USB port connect the phone to?
    06-16-2016 05:15 PM
  7. bjrosen's Avatar
    Android N uses the car's display, speakers and microphone. It runs on the phone and casts to the car's display.
    06-16-2016 07:28 PM
  8. ptkelly's Avatar
    Thanks.
    06-16-2016 08:03 PM
  9. bjrosen's Avatar
    I downgraded to M and AA is working there. However I noticed that Maps doesn't look as good as it did on N Preview 3, is that my imagination or do others see that also?
    06-17-2016 12:16 PM
  10. chrisliphart's Avatar
    I downgraded to M and AA is working there. However I noticed that Maps doesn't look as good as it did on N Preview 3, is that my imagination or do others see that also?
    It does look different. I can't place my finger on it now that I'm on MM, but there is something different about it.
    06-20-2016 07:36 AM
  11. RockingCPA's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem as everyone else regarding Android Auto. I just got a new Accord and have been using Google maps via AA, instead of the built-in Honda GPS, which isn't nearly as good. This is now a safety issue, as I will have to hold my phone to use maps. I really do NOT want to roll back to Marshmallow. Does anyone know if you can go back to Preview 3, until they release v9.31, which is supposedly going to fix AA?
    06-20-2016 10:54 AM
  12. chrisliphart's Avatar
    So Maps v9.31 was released last night (Maps 9.31.0 APK Download by Google Inc. - APKMirror). Has anyone installed it with Preview 4 to see if that fixes AA? I don't want to upgrade and then have to blow my phone away to drop back to MM if it doesn't work.
    06-22-2016 07:14 AM
  13. RockingCPA's Avatar
    I downloaded and installed it late last night from that link. Everything in AA seems to work, now. I just started up the car in the driveway and used voice commands to get directions. Everything worked perfectly in the driveway, so I'm assuming the navigation will function properly, as well. If I don't post back, then it's perfect. YAY!! I'm glad I fought my tendency and managed to find a little patience, rather than going back to Marshmallow. Google, please don't break your own apps again. I've learned my lesson about jumping all over beta updates.
    06-22-2016 11:33 AM
  14. bjrosen's Avatar
    I can confirm that Maps 9.3.1 works. It's still in beta as of Sunday so you will have to side load it. I signed up as a beta tester for Maps but nothing happened so I just side loaded. The procedure for sideloading is simple, just transfer the apk to your phone via ES FileExplorer, disable Unknown Sources under Security, and then click on the apk in ESFileExplorer and select Install. Don't waster your time with cables, that's unnecessary.
    06-26-2016 03:41 PM
  15. chrisliphart's Avatar
    I got 9.31 without being signed up for the Maps beta, right through the Play Store, so I didn't have to sideload. You can thank Google and their rolling updates for that. That said, Maps in Android Auto on DP4 works perfectly for me now. I'm glad to be back on the N beta, as there are a lot of features that I actually use (Night Mode, Split Screen, Expanded Notifications, etc).
    06-27-2016 09:01 AM
  16. Vikas Dhar's Avatar
    Thanks for the information. I've also run into this after the latest Android N update. It crashes immediately so it is not as if you can start navigating. Unfortunately, not being able to navigate to sort of a deal.
    06-27-2016 09:11 AM
  17. chrisliphart's Avatar
    If you aren't seeing the 9.31 update for Maps on your phone, you can sideload it from here. That'll fix your issues.
    06-27-2016 01:48 PM
  18. bjrosen's Avatar
    Thanks for the information. I've also run into this after the latest Android N update. It crashes immediately so it is not as if you can start navigating. Unfortunately, not being able to navigate to sort of a deal.
    Try doing a factory reset. Navigation is working fine for me on Preview 4 on my 6P.
    06-27-2016 07:50 PM
  19. bjrosen's Avatar
    It transpires as well. I took a stab at clearing information on Maps and Android Auto, yet despite everything I have the same issue. Unfortunately, route with Android Auto is critical to me, so I'll need to move back to Marshmallow.

    I wanted to add that I could get turn-by-turn bearings on Android Auto by opening Maps on my telephone before connecting it to, beginning route, and after that connecting my telephone to. On the Android Auto home screen, the warning of next turn and ETA appear as ordinary, yet tapping on it crashes Maps, much the same as hitting the Maps symbol. It's not impeccable by any methods, but rather in case you're never going to budge on running the beta and Android Auto, that is about tantamount to it will get until Google fixes it.
    @mobileappstesting
    What phone do you have? What car?
    06-28-2016 09:25 AM
  20. bjrosen's Avatar
    As expected, 9.31.2 works on Preview 4.
    06-28-2016 02:55 PM
  21. Vikas Dhar's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion, I will give a try to it and hope my problem resolves.
    07-29-2016 04:19 AM
  22. bjrosen's Avatar
    The telephone is connected to a USB port on the auto. My auto (Chevy Volt) has two USB ports alongside the 12V force port.
    AA has been working fine for me with nearly the same setup, 2017 Volt and a Nexus 6P. The problem with DP4 was cleared up with the first update to Maps, I've never had a problem on DP5. I suggest that you do a factory reset on your phone if you are having problems.
    08-09-2016 07:52 AM
  23. theduder's Avatar
    Mine is working on DP5 - just got a rental car with AA.
    08-21-2016 03:27 PM

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