One of the most repetitive and annoying tasks of cell phones occurs when we have to turn on the bluetooth when we get up at night, in order to get all the benefits of counting the cell phone for our car. However, this has its days numbered, as google has developed a tool that allows us to turn on the bluetooth of the cell phone when we get into the car without having to worry about anything else.
Artificial intelligence is on our side to do more things with our phone without worrying about it. It will just be a matter of using the function on our android smartphone and enjoy its possibilities. An option that is relatively new and therefore important to know in which terminals it can be used.
What is the purpose of automatically connecting the phone to the car
Before going through all the following steps, it is important to know the possibilities that this option offers us. As mentioned above, the most important thing is that we save time and forget another function of the smartphone, but also for other points like the following are crucial:
- We don’t need to carry the bluetooth with us all the time, if it affects the battery.
- we can answer calls with the car handsfree without complications.
- Android auto works automatically when we get into the car.
How can we make it work on android phones?
To use this option, we must follow a strict sequence, otherwise it will not work as desired. Also, we must be patient, since this function does not work immediately after getting into the car. However, it takes a few seconds for the terminal to recognize that we are driving, using the sensors and positioning.
Pair the phone and the car
The first thing you need to do is to connect our android phone to the bluetooth of the car. This does not have to be integrated by default. However, it may be a radio that we have paired with the car or a bluetooth adapter that we have installed. To say it does, you just have to go to settings> Go to connections and pair it. After you have used it and checked it the music or bluetooth calls works correctly, we can turn off the bluetooth and continue with the steps.
Activate the option on the phone
Now we come to the crucial point where we configure and activate the option that allows us to turn on bluetooth while driving. This option is displayed on android phones without customization layers as we will show them. But later we will see what happens to all the others.
First we enter settings and access connected devices. Next, click on "connection settings" and finally enter the so called driving mode here we will find everything necessary to put it into operation.
Inside we can find the option "activate automatically" choose the one that will be responsible turn on bluetooth in car with the help of this driving mode. As you can see in the pictures, two options are disabled, including the activation of bluetooth when it is detected that the user is driving. If we are interested in having bluetooth always on, we can also do this with the power of the device and benefit from the following options that we will see.
More options added to the driving mode
On the first tab of the driving mode we have a main option that allows us to select the behavior of this driving mode. In doing so, we can only specify whether android auto should be turned on while driving or if the mode should not be disturbed start . We remember that the mode "do not disturb" mute the calls of all contacts except our favorites and therefore those that are usually important because they do not disturb us during the concubine, although we have our hands free.
Problems with automatic activation of bluetooth
If after all the steps we are still not able to use the function enable bluetooth connection automatically next to our car it may be that one of the systems to identify the movement in the car is not active. This can be mainly the android gps positioning, which is necessary to determine the speed at which we are moving and to determine if we are driving the car. To solve this, you just need to lower the quick access bar on android.
If the problem persists, we must mistakenly check if the bluetooth is enabled in the cell phone after moving with the car, because the problem may be in the car that can not connect to the cell phone even though bluetooth is enabled. In this case we can delete the binding and repeat again to fix it.
Which phones are compatible?
Currently, the option has been developed under the strictest secrecy and appears only on certain android phones without customization layers such as google pixel, motorola and nokia models, all with android 11. This means that on xiaomi phones with MIUI, huawei terminals with EMUI and in many others it is still impossible to activate this driving mode that allows you to turn on bluetooth automatically.
when can we use it on other phones?
As in the rule, google first develops advanced technologies to test and offer them to android users. Later, however, they will be published by a large number of users and put into operation by the developers, so that each brand can integrate them in its own way . This makes us think that perhaps with android 12 the driving mode and thus the option to automatically activate bluetooth will extend much more to find out, we can only wait.
Is there an alternative
Although there are many applications or alternative options that allow you to do countless things on android, in this case, there is no option that allows us to turn on the bluetooth when we get into the car beyond the official option developed by google. We can use android auto automatically only when it recognizes our car. However, this forces us to turn on the bluetooth or always on.