Automatically Turn on Android Auto when Driving on Pixel 3 XL
Owners of the Google Pixel 2 can choose to automatically engage Do Not Disturb mode when they are in a vehicle, but the Google Pixel 3 XL users are even luckier than that. They can automatically turn on Android Auto when driving. You know that in order to avoid distractions from your phone, setting up Do Not Disturb is a must.
And if you need to see or touch your Pixel 3 XL while driving, use driving mode with Android Auto and nothing could never go wrong. Before actually setting up driving mode, let me be clear about the fact that you can choose for Android Auto to launch either when your phone connects to your car’s Bluetooth or when your phone detects that you are in a moving vehicle.
The first option is clearly better since it will prevent Android Auto from engaging on your phone when you’re, let’s say, riding a bus. But the second one is good too if your car doesn’t work with Bluetooth. So, what are you waiting for?
Automatically Turn on Android Auto when Driving:
- Swipe down notification panel from top of the screen and tap the Settings gear icon;
- Tap Connected devices > Connection preferences > Driving mode;
- Tap Behavior. Here you may choose Open Android Auto or Turn on Do Not Disturb:
to use your phone while driving, tap Open Android Auto;
in order not to use your phone while driving, then you mast tap Turn on Do Not Disturb;
- Now, tap Turn on Automatically;
- It’s time to finally choose how you would like your phone to detect driving. Tap When connected to Bluetooth if you connect to your car via Bluetooth. Or you may choose the option that says When driving is detected, just in case your car doesn’t work with Bluetooth.
If you’ve never used Android Auto up to now, you don’t know what you might be missing. My advice is to give it a shot right away. Android Auto is waiting for you. And since it works on most Android devices, not just Pixels, you have one more reason to test it!