Close up of phone with Android Auto active in car

How to Set up Android Auto™ in your Mazda

If you have an Android phone and a new Mazda, don’t miss out on the opportunity to get more out of your driving time with Android Auto™. This technology lets you use some of your favorite audio apps, navigation, and more while driving without needing to touch your phone. Continue reading to learn how to set Android Auto™ up in your Mazda.

Where Do I Download Android Auto™?

The first step is downloading Android Auto™. If it isn’t already downloaded on your phone, search for and download it from the Google Play store. Once it’s downloaded, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Prepare your Car to Connect to your Phone

Both your car and your phone should be on, but your car must be parked. Don’t set up Android Auto™ while driving! Use a USB charging cable that is compatible with your phone to connect to the USB port in the front of the vehicle that is labeled with a smartphone icon.

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Your phone should recognize what it is plugged into right away, so follow the prompts on your phone’s screen and agree to enable Android Auto™ on your vehicle’s touchscreen. Grant the necessary permissions and you should be ready to go in a minute or two.

Do I Need to Do All of this Every Time?

In the future, connecting to Android Auto™ should take little more than plugging your phone in. After doing the initial setup, your car and phone should recognize each other and you should have access to all of your compatible applications right away.

What Can Android Auto™ Do?

The possibilities are expanding as time goes on, but the main functions of Android Auto™ are to let you use your phone’s navigation app to find your way, listen to streaming music, audiobooks or podcasts, reply to messages hands-free, and answer and make phone calls without needing to touch your phone.