How to Make Android Auto More Reliable on Weak Wi-Fi (Like In Your Driveway)


Weak Wi-Fi connections are incredibly frustrating when using Android Auto. Because of its voice-driven interface, it can’t process commands when the connection is weak—especially if the connection is just strong enough to connect, but too weak to actually use. Fortunately, with one toggle your life with Android Auto will get significantly better.

Here’s my scenario: I hop in the car, fire up Android Auto, drop the hotword, and tell Auto to play a song or send a text. I wait while Assistant spins around, trying to figure out what I want it to do—then get the “This internet connection isn’t strong enough…” error. Awesome.

It’s because I’m still in the driveway and connected to my home Wi-Fi. Now, Android is supposed to be smart enough at this point to…

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