How to Use Android Auto with Alfa Connect

Alfa Romeo Connect close-up

Using Android Auto and Alfa Connect, drivers can connect their Android phone to their Alfa Romeo vehicle and enjoy a wider variety of services and features. Wondering how to use Android Auto inside your Alfa Romeo vehicle? Below, we’ve put together an easy-to-follow guide to help drivers set up Android Auto with Alfa Connect. 

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Step 1: Download the Android Auto App

Utilizing Android Auto requires Android phone users to have the Android Auto application installed. To set up the app, phone owners must first install it via the Google Play Store. Once installed, drivers will be able to set up the app with their compatible vehicle of choice. 

Step 2: Connect Your Phone Via a USB Cable  

To set up Android Auto with your Alfa Romeo vehicle, the vehicle must be at a complete stand-still, with the handbrake engaged. Connect your phone with the Alfa Romeo vehicle’s infotainment system via a USB cable. If a notification appears on your phone requesting additional permissions, grant access to continue the setup process. 

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Step 3: Select Your Connection Mode 

Once your Alfa Romeo vehicle identifies a connected device, the infotainment display will prompt the driver to select a connection mode: Android Auto, Media, or Charge Only. Select the Android Auto option, and the Alfa Connect system should begin to display your phone’s applications. 

Manually Make Phone Calls With Android Auto 

Drivers can safely make phone calls while driving with Android Auto. Simply touch the Phone icon on the infotainment system’s touchscreen to begin. To make a call, drivers must first scroll through their contact using a rotary knob or the touchscreen’s scrollbar. Once a contact is selected, drivers can place a call. 

Use Voice Commands 

Using Google Assistant’s voice command system, drivers can safely access their favourite Android Auto features. Press and hold down the voice button located on the steering wheel. Then, drivers can ask Google Assistant to play a song, make a call to a phone contact, provide directions, and more. 

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