Google Maps links on phone won’t open on Android Auto screen

New updates are added at the bottom of this story …….

The original story (published November 26, 2021) follows:

Google Maps is one of the best navigation software available on the Internet. It’s so popular that over a billion people use the service every month to get from one place to another.

Unsurprisingly, the developers are working hard to bring new features and keep the data as accurate as possible. However, some bugs and issues appear because the maps are constantly being updated.

That being said, a lot of those who use Google Maps when driving say they can’t send links from their phone to the Android Auto screen. It’s really serious publish because people prefer to use their phones to select their destination or set the route.

Since the feature is unusable, people say it causes big inconvenience and makes driving less safe, which is what Android Auto is designed for.

Some say they tried to clear the data from the Google Maps app on their phone and link their device to Android Auto, but that doesn’t solve the problem at all. It looks like the issue appeared after a recent Google Maps update.

Unable to send Google Maps links from phone to Android Auto screen

Same here i have a samsung galaxy s21 ultra at the time it did android auto update but stopped working. I can no longer click a map link on my phone and have it sent to the main unit. He also stopped reading messages and the music is a total mess. I’m a mobile computer scientist and I depend on how these features work, it’s actually the main reason I use an Android is for google maps and the ability to send that data to the car.

Same problem, I am an Uber driver and use google maps as they just show up on my head unit last week. Last night I was unable to navigate using Android auto. Will google fix this i guess this bug makes no sense because if you unplug your ph and let the address show on it then plug it back in it works. The pain in my has too many addresses to keep pulling and pulling The old way was just to click navigate and send it to my main unit

Luckily, a community specialist came out and said they forwarded the issue where Google Maps can’t send phone links to the Android Auto screen to the developers.

Hello everyone, Thanks for reporting this issue. We have passed your issue on to the rest of the team. We will contact you if we need more information. Thank you!

Additionally, some Android Auto users report that voice commands no longer work after saying “Hey Google” or “Ok Google”. User reports suggest that the device recognizes the trigger but takes no voice input afterwards.

This makes it impossible for many to use voice commands while driving. Additionally, users suggest that they are able to respond to text messages, thereby eliminating the possibility of connection and microphone issues.


Same problem with my Pixel 6 -Android 12 and 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE. How can I help solve the problem. All notifications on the Pixel are enabled as well as on the Camry main unit. Sometimes he accepts the voice, says he sends the message, and then nothing happens. To help

I have exactly the same problem. Using the Galaxy s21 and Harley infotainment main unit. It was working great, but recently stopped. It’s extremely frustrating

Once again, a community specialist indicated that he was aware of the problem and had passed the information on to the developers.

Hi everyone, Thanks for reporting this issue. We have passed this issue on to the rest of the team. We will update with more information when it becomes available. Thank you!

That being said, we’ll update this space when Google fixes the aforementioned issues, so be sure to stay tuned. In the meantime, you can take a look at our dedicated Android Auto bug tracker to see what issues are currently affecting users.

Update 1 (December 13)

4:47 p.m. (IST): One of the affected users shared a workaround to the Google Maps link not opening on the Android Auto issue. You can also try this obvious workaround and see if that helps.

Android Auto uninstalled, reinstalled and reconfigured when connecting with the car for the first time. Problem solved (Source)

To note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Google Maps section, so be sure to follow them as well.

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