This informative easy to follow video will help explain how you can control certain smartphone features and apps via your SYNC 3 System like music, phone calls, messaging, Google Maps, live traffic updates and more.
The power of SYNC 3 plus Android Auto
Android Auto helps you control some apps from your smartphone using the touchscreen. You can also talk to Google™ using the voice command button on your steering wheel. Once you’re connected, you’ll access apps that can help you make calls, listen and reply to text messages, and play your music and podcasts. Google Maps also provides voice-activated navigation, live traffic information, and estimated travel time.
For a full list of compatible Android Auto apps go to Google Play.
*Android Auto is compatible with Android smartphones running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher. Most core features require a data plan or are enhanced by a data connection.
Connect your smartphone
Note: You must enable Android Auto in your vehicle before you connect your phone via a USB cable.
Once you’re connected, Android Auto will appear in the touchscreen, giving you access to your phone, text, Google Maps, and other apps. When connected to Android Auto, your smartphone screen may be locked out. Android Auto does not control any of the standard functions in your vehicle.
* For the exact location of USB ports, please consult the Owner Manuals for your vehicle.
SYNC 3 functionality
When you’re connected to Android Auto, many SYNC 3 features, such as the optional Navigation system and SYNC® AppLink™, will be unavailable. You can, however, access a limited number of SYNC 3 features by pressing the Tachometer icon in the bottom right corner of the touchscreen. This takes you to an integrated view that allows you to use certain SYNC 3 and Android Auto features. To exit this view and return to Android Auto, press the Android Auto icon in the Feature Bar.
Note: SYNC does not control Android Auto while in use. Google is solely responsible for Android Auto functionality.
Data plan usage
When you use Android Auto, you may potentially use your own data plan when accessing apps and features, such as Google Maps and others. Data usage varies by smartphone. Use the following as a guide* of typical usage when connected with Android Auto:
See the AT&T Data Calculator for more examples of data usage.
*Examples based on averages and are estimates only. The actual amount of data used for these activities can vary. The definition of standard definition streaming is streaming at 533 kbps and for HD streaming is 2000 kbps. Note that 1 MB = 1,024 KB, and 1 GB = 1,024 MB.
Disable Android Auto
You can disable Android Auto from the SYNC 3 screen. To disable Android Auto, press the Settings icon in the Feature Bar, then press the Android Auto Preferences icon (you may need to swipe the touchscreen to the left to see it), and select the smartphone you want to disable. When the next screen appears, select the drop down arrow, and press Disable on the following screen to confirm your selection.