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Is anyone else running Android Auto? I have constant issues with the Waze app cutting out. The screen flickers and it can't find the GPS. Google Maps works fine.
 

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Is anyone else running Android Auto? I have constant issues with the Waze app cutting out. The screen flickers and it can't find the GPS. Google Maps works fine.
Mine works fine.

I recently upgraded phones though.

With my old phone (First gen Pixel) I had a harder time getting GPS signal than I do with my new one (Pixel 3)

I blame the fact that the phone was inside the center console and thus had the GPS signals blocked.

The flickering is weird. I've never seen or heard that before.

Make sure you have a good cable.

For the GPS signal, as a test, try running with the phone outside of the center console and see if that helps. At least then you know the cause.
 

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That's likely a memory crash on your phone. If you have too many apps running, Waze may be shutdown by your phone.
Reddit says there's a waze update in October that is doing this to many users of Android Auto.

I cleared cache and reinstalled.
 

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Reddit says there's a waze update in October that is doing this to many users of Android Auto.

I cleared cache and reinstalled.
Interesting.

Google Play says mine is up to date. My version is 4.56.0.2

What version do you have?
 

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Interesting.

Google Play says mine is up to date. My version is 4.56.0.2

What version do you have?
I'm not sure but clearing the cache did nothing.

Waze works fine before I plug it into Android auto. Once I get to Android auto it's choppy and you lose signal
 

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I'm not sure but clearing the cache did nothing.

Waze works fine before I plug it into Android auto. Once I get to Android auto it's choppy and you lose signal
Hmm.


Do you have any other Android devices you can test it with? Would probably be good to confirm whether it is an issue with your phone, or if it is an issue with the car.

If it is a car issue, they should take care of it under warranty...
 

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I hate to ask the obvious IT questions that everyone hates.... But did you uninstall and reinstall?
 

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Running it with a Note 9 and very few issues. Every once in a while I'll have to restart my phone. No screen problems.
 

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GPS via Google Maps working fine for me on my Note 9. For what it's worth, I leave the center console sliding cover closed and rest my phone on there, perhaps that helps with signal?

My only issue lately is with Amazon Prime Music - previously I could tap the microphone on screen and say "play album name by artist" and it would work. Now when I try that it says "just so you know you can set a default music player in Assistant settings..." and it won't work. In settings, there's no option to make Amazon the default music provider (thanks, Google). So now I have to say "play album name by artist on Amazon music" and it will work. Just a little annoyance that I get to contend with for not being all-in on the Google apps, I guess.

EDIT - The above problem of mine was resolved by clearing cache on the Google app (on my phone). Guess it wasn't a conspiracy on Google's part... just a glitch.
 
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