One of the latest and most anticipated developments in Android Auto is to be able to change the wallpaper instead of having a bland dark background with small color highlights depending on the current app, as shown before.
Now, you can choose from fourteen different backgrounds for Android Auto , as well as turn the background to black, if you don’t like any of them (you can’t use your own backgrounds at the moment). We will tell you how it is done exactly step by step.
Change Android Auto background
Being able to change the Android Auto wallpaper was one of the great novelties of version 6.0 , although it took a few more weeks to reach users. This means that you can finally give the Android Auto interface a personal touch , using the wallpaper that you like the most.
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The good news is that Google has prepared 14 varied wallpapers that look great, and the bad news is that at the moment you can’t use your own images. The backgrounds included are named Mountains, Fibers, Magnification, Graffiti, Seam, Folds, Twilight, Waves, Aether, Forest, Wind, Path, Rotor, Grid, and Black .
Some of the funds available
Changing the background is very simple and you can do it from the screen in the car, without having to touch the mobile at all. First, on the Android Auto main screen, tap on the Settings icon .
The Android Auto settings on the car screen only have a handful of sections, of which the one that interests us is in the General section . Click there on Select wallpaper .
The only thing left is to choose which background you want to use from the list . Every time you touch one of them, you can see how it looks directly on this same screen, without having to do anything else. There is no button to accept changes: whatever you choose, the chosen one stays.
As we have seen, the way to change the Android Auto wallpaper is very simple and it will only take a couple of taps on the car screen (when the vehicle is not in circulation, of course). This is the summary of the complete process:
- Tap on Settingson the main screen
- Press Select wallpaper
- Choose one of the available funds