Google may make the necessary Android Auto feature disappear on Android 11

Android 11 is now available for download, and it’s great news not only for mobile users, but also for those who turn to Android Auto for an enhanced experience behind the wheel.

And all of this is because Android 11 unlocks Android Auto Wireless Mode for everyone, meaning that you no longer need to own a Samsung or Google phone to use it. The only requirement now is a compatible head unit and a smartphone running Android 11.

Soon after the Android 11 rollout stopped, some Android Auto users noticed that the calendar app, which Google announced with much fanfare last month, was no longer the case when a new operating system was installed on their devices.

While no one could explain why this happened, Google quickly launched an investigation, and the company circled just a few hours ago to provide more information and an easier solution to Android Auto users.

As it turns out, the Calendar app is disabled on devices where the latest Android Auto version is not installed, and it is actually a workaround as well: just download version 5.6 and you should be good to go.

If you see the ‘Calendar’ app missing on Android Auto after upgrading your Android operating system to Android 11, please update your Android Auto app to version 5.6 to help fix the issue Gradually rolling out over the next few weeks. For those on Android OS 10, the ‘Calendar’ app is readily available after Android Auto version 5.5,A member of the Android Auto team states.

So there you go, if you install Android 11 and the calendar feature is no longer in Android Auto, make sure you are running the latest version of the app. At this point, the latest release is Android Auto 5.6, but Google hopes to roll out another update, most likely version 5.7, later this month or early October.