The ability to connect wirelessly to Android Auto has been available for a few years, but it has only become widely used in recent times. In the latest app update, Google has made the decision to remove the toggle that allowed users to easily turn off the wireless connection feature in Android Auto.
Google has recently released the latest update for Android Auto, version 8.7, which has caused a change in the settings menu. The update removes the toggle for “Wireless Android Auto” that was previously available in the settings menu. This toggle was located under the “System” section, directly above the option to turn off Google Analytics. This change is also present in Android Auto 8.8, which is available to some beta program participants.
In the past, this toggle was disabled by default in many cases, requiring users to go into their settings to use wireless adapters for Android Auto, such as AAWireless. Now, Google appears to have enabled the toggle by default, but this also removes the option to turn off the functionality.
It’s important to note that this change does not affect the usage of wireless Android Auto. Users will still be able to connect to their car and use the feature as usual, but they will no longer be able to turn off wireless Android Auto on their device. This could be a frustration for some users who wanted to turn off the functionality on one device to allow another device to connect. However, the connection can be blocked by turning off Bluetooth or activating airplane mode on the device while the other device is connecting.