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This is how you customize the Android Auto home screen

Maybe you have a car that works with Android Auto for the first time, or you just want to get even more out of the interface. Check out this tip about customizing the Android Auto home screen.

Customize Android Auto home screen

Android Auto is your daily companion in the car. The system starts automatically as soon as you connect your phone to Android Auto, with a cable or without a cable. As soon as you search for a certain app, you will enter the so-called App Launcher of Android Auto. You can see it below. By default, you will find the icons of the apps that you have on your phone that are suitable for Android Auto. In addition, there are a number of standard apps such as Phone and Settings.

Explanation: this is how you customize the Android Auto home screen

Do you want to take care of all those icons on the Android Auto home screen? Then follow the steps below to adjust them via the Android Auto settings.

  1. Open the Settings on your phone
  2. Tap on Connected devices
  3. Tap on Connection preferences
  4. Tap at the bottom Android Auto
  5. Tap below General on Customize launcher
  6. Check or uncheck the apps to show them in Android Auto or not
  7. Press and hold the six dots to move the app

If desired, you can adjust the order of the apps to alphabetical or a custom order.

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You now know how to set which apps appear in the App Launcher on the Android Auto home screen. And also how they appear in the Launcher on the car screen. But there are even more useful options in the settings of Android Auto. You can also immediately add a shortcut to the home screen in the same screen. You can then call a contact or activate an Assistant action with one tap on the screen. This way you can immediately call your girlfriend when you are on your way home from work. Or open the garage door via an Assistant command when you enter the driveway.

Explanation: this is how you add a shortcut to the Android Auto home screen

  1. Open the Settings on your phone
  2. Tap on Connected devices
  3. Tap on Connection preferences
  4. Tap at the bottom Android Auto
  5. Tap below General on Customize launcher
  6. Tap at the top Add shortcut to the Launcher
  7. Choose Call a contact or An Assistant action
  8. Follow the steps

Android Auto

Android Auto is Google’s special operating system for your car. The system was announced by Google in 2014 and launched in 2015.

More Android Auto tips

Have you set everything up as desired? Then you can also customize the wallpaper of Android Auto. We explain how you do that here. In addition, we have found a number of settings in Android Auto that you want to adjust immediately.

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