With Android 11 finally available for earlier devices, it goes without saying that many people rush to install it, especially because it brings so many improvements on so many fronts.
But on the other hand, as far as Android Auto users are concerned, updating their devices on Android Auto seems to be a Russian roulette, as they may lose the required functionality in their cars.
First, it is a calendar app that suddenly disappears for some. Google has already confirmed that this only happens on devices not running Android Auto 5.6, so the solution here is to only update to this latest version of the app.
Again, this is a cut of music playback across all players, including Spotify and YouTube Music. An official fix does not exist here, but some say that disabling Android Auto’s wireless mode does the trick.
And now, users complain of broken phone calls, as it is not possible to make or receive calls on Android Auto after updating the phone to Android 11.
“It is now impossible to make or receive phone calls in Android Auto. All calls are rerouted to the phone with the option of using the car head unit. Tried a new USB cable and the issue continued. I used wireless Android Auto and the issue still continues. The only thing that worked was returning to Android 10 on the August security patch,“Owner of a Google Pixel 4a that recently explained Android 11 on Google’s forums.
So technically, it happens that whenever you try to make a call or someone calls you, the audio is not sent to your car’s speakers and the phone UI is only visible on mobile devices.
Needless to say, this is not necessarily good news for Android Auto as it is making it more difficult to make or receive calls behind the wheel, so hopefully Google is already looking into it and working on a fix Used to be.