How do I activate Android Auto™* using SYNC®** 4?

SYNC 4 allows you to use Android Auto to access your phone and make calls, send and receive messages, or listen to music. 

Supported devices

  • Wireless connection:
    • Google or Samsung®*** smartphones with Android 10.0
    • Samsung Galaxy S8®, Galaxy S8+®, and Note 9® (all using Android 9.0)
    • All other Android™ smartphones with Android 11.0 and 5GHz Wi‑Fi
  • USB connection: Android smartphones running Android 6.0 or higher, with an active data plan

To activate Android Auto:

  1. Download the latest version of the Android Auto app on your smartphone and other Google™**** apps including Google, Google Maps™, and Google Play™ Music.
  2. Pair your Android Auto-compatible smartphone using Bluetooth®***** or, if required, connect it to a USB port using a high-quality USB cable. A pop-up message will appear on your SYNC screen the first time you connect.
  3. Select Continue.
  4. Agree to the Terms and Conditions on SYNC and on your smartphone. Android Auto will appear on your SYNC screen.

Note: Some SYNC features such as the optional navigation system and SYNC AppLink® will not be available when using Android Auto. 

Back to Activate Android Auto with SYNC

Additional Topics

How do I disable Android Auto on SYNC 4?
Which vehicles are compatible with Android Auto?


*Requires phone with active data service and compatible software. SYNC 4 does not control 3rd party products while in use.  3rd Parties are solely responsible for their respective functionality.

**Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones. 

***Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Samsung Note 9 are trademarks of Samsung.

****Google, Google Maps, Google Play, and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

*****The Bluetooth word mark is a trademark of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.