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How to update Android Auto

Keep Android Auto up to date with the latest navigational features.
August 27, 2023

For the most part, Android Auto and all your other Android apps will automatically have the latest software on your smartphone. However, if you’re setting up Android Auto for the first time or somehow missed an update, you may have to take a trip to the Google Play Store to update it manually. Here’s everything you need to know about keeping Android Auto up to date.


To update Android Auto, open the Google Play Store and search "Android Auto". You can see when the latest version was released under the What's New section and tap Update if it hasn't been downloaded automatically.


How to update Android Auto

Android Auto should update on its own, and if it is not up to date, your vehicle’s display should ask you to update the app when you connect your phone to your car. You can also update the app manually.

How to update from the Play Store:

  1. Launch the Google Play Store.
  2. Search for “Android Auto”.
  3. Select the Android Auto app to enter its page.
  4. If there is an available update, you should see an Update button. Tap on it.

How to update Android Auto to a new beta release

As a beta tester, you gain early access to new Android Auto features before they are released to everyone. However, beta-testing versions of the app can be less stable, and some features might not work correctly. These features are in the testing stages, after all.

Want to be a guinea pig for Android Auto? Let’s find out if you can.

How to join the Android Auto beta program:

  1. Launch the Google Play Store.
  2. Search for “Android Auto”.
  3. Select the Android Auto app to enter its page.
  4. Scroll down to the Beta section. Note that space is limited and may be full already, as it was when writing this article.

You can check back at the Play Store to see if there is any open space for beta testing. If you are a beta tester and want to opt out, you’ll see the option to Leave the program under the same section on the Play Store. You’ll then have to uninstall the Android Auto beta app from your phone to reinstall the basic Android Auto app.


You don’t need to connect to your car to update the app. Since it is a smartphone app, you must update it from the Google Play Store on your mobile device. The app should update automatically to save you time.

Ideally, Android Auto should automatically install the latest software whether or not you are a beta tester. However, you may need to update manually sometimes.

Yes, the apps you connect to Android Auto will auto-update, just like the other apps on your phone. Nothing to worry about here!

At the time of writing, the latest version of Android Auto rolled out in August 2023. It is on version 10.2.633224.