Android has numerous auto users complaining. What the complaint about? It is reporting that their connection has broken, leaving a “phone not compatible” error following the latest update.
Android Auto 7.8.6 has been launched to users around the world, and it seems to be causing major issues for quite a few people. This is being noted over the past few days.
This is reported on Google’s support forums and highlights over 100 reports from the late four days of having Android Auto stopped working on their device. The issue appears to be affecting dozens of different smartphone models from multiple manufacturers.
Android Auto 7.8 issue: Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip3, S9, S10, S20, S21, S22, and Note 20
Samsung devices like Galaxy S9, S10, S20, S21, S22, Note 20, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z fold 4 as well as devices from Xiaomi, Asus, OnePlus, and even at least one report of a Google Pixel device. These all devices at least have a report regarding them.
The one similar message that users report seems that “phone not compatible” when pairing their device through the Android Auto app. What occurs on the in-car display depends on the specific make and model, but generally, it is an error message of some kind or others.
The issue appears to be independent of the Android version and tied only to the Android Auto 7.8.6 update.
The Google representative said, asking for more specifics on user reports including Android Auto version number, smartphone model, car make/model, and other relevant data in the sense of thread. Notably past three days, Google has maintained silence on the issue only mentioning that the information has been forwarded to the Android Auto team.
According to the 9To5Google sideloading an earlier version of Android Auto may cure the problem, and you can also try enrolling in the beta program. Might some of the problems you are facing being a Galaxy operator.