Android Auto It is one of the best things that has happened to the Android ecosystem in recent years. The possibility of using the mobile phone and its applications in complete safety while avoiding dangerous attitudes has turned out to be a success on Google’s part. The bad thing is when we start to find problems and errors in its operation. One of the brands that most failures of Android Auto presents is Xiaomi but fortunately there is a solution.
The most common problem that usually appears on Xiaomi phones working with MIUI is that, directly, Android Auto does not start. Despite plugging it into a compatible car by cable, there is no way to see our mobile apps on the car screen or, on rare occasions, it is likely that some other error will appear.
If you think that the fault is in the ROM or in the hardware of the phone, you are going astray. The cause of your ills are the dual Xiaomi apps.
Fix Android Auto on your Xiaomi
Error in the app itself
Dual apps allow you to work, as its name suggests, with two apps at the same time with different credentials. This is the trick that allows you to use two different WhatsApp accounts on your mobile, for example. However, by activating these options we can interfere with Android Auto, which displays an error message even when opening the app without being connected to the car.
The solution to this problem is not to reinstall Android Auto, as the error will be repeated constantly, but to clear the cache of the Google Services app from the Settings> Installed Applications> Show all applications> Google Play Services> Clear Data and Clear Cache.
Tara do it again, try to open the navigation app on your mobile and check if the error continues to appear.
Failure to connect mobile and car
The most classic and uncomfortable error that appears when connecting your Xiaomi to the car through the USB cable is Communication Error 16. This gives no more explanation than to warn that there is a problem for which we must disconnect the phone.
Again, the culprit behind the appearance of this message is in the dual Xiaomi apps, which is why you will have to uninstall them from the phone by clicking on them and deleting them. Then you have to delete all traces of them from Settings> Dual applications> Configuration icon> delete dual application accounts.
After waiting a few seconds we press Delete and restart to clear the cache memory of the mobile once the phone is switched off and on. After waiting for the mobile to be active again, we connect it to the car and we can use Android Auto.
What if you want to use dual apps with Android Auto?
You have to get mad. That easy. As reported in the MIUI forum “At the moment there is no solution to have dual applications that require installing Google Play services.”
For the moment, until Xiaomi does not work on it in depth, if you want to use Android auto you must deactivate the dual MIUI apps.