And So It Begins: Android Auto Audio Skipping Is the First Headache of 2021
Some users claim disabling power saving on Samsung smartphones and choosing a shorter cable helped bring things back to normal, but on the other hand, one Toyota owner claims they took the car to the dealership and got their USB port replaced.
“I had the same issue with CarPlay on my 2020. I also noticed that when I touch the USB port or pull on the cable a bit, it would disconnect for a few seconds. I took it to the dealership and they replaced the USB port, which fixed the issue,” they say.
But while this seems to suggest a hardware problem is to blame, there’s a bigger chance it’s all happening on the software side, and a proper update mixed with a new and shorter cable should help improve the music listening experience on Android Auto.
For now, however, there’s no magic workaround, and the only thing you can do is to just try out these recommendations and see if they make any difference.
In the meantime, Google is working on Android Auto 6.0, a major update for the app that could go live as soon as this month. The new version is expected to introduce several highly anticipated new features, including support for wallpapers, thus allowing users to choose a new background for the UI in their cars.