How To Setup Android Auto in my INFINITI QX50
What is Android Auto?
As the world becomes more and more fast-paced as the years go by, staying connected digitally is more important than ever. INFINITI is aware of this and for that reason, they decided to equip several of their vehicles with Android Auto compatibility.
In most of the new vehicles we offer here at INFINITI of Mobile, you’ll find that Android Auto comes standard and we take pride in that for a number of reasons. Safety has always been our number one priority and because of this, we are thrilled to have such an intelligent infotainment system equipped in our vehicles. With Google Assistant capability, Mobile area drivers can easily make hands-free phone calls, seamlessly send and receive text messages, and shuffle through music all while maintaining a tight grip on their steering wheel.
How Can I Connect My INFINITI QX50 to Android Auto?
If Android Auto is not already installed on your mobile device, you will need to download it from the Google Play Store in order to use this feature with your INFINITI QX50. Once Android Auto has been fully downloaded, go ahead and launch it on your mobile device, being sure to follow all the prompts to set up the application. Next, connect your Android device to the USB port located in front of the cup holders of your vehicle.
The start-up information screen should now appear on the display, asking if you would like to use Android Auto. Simply click yes.
Once your device has been connected, touch the icons at the bottom of the display screen to access the apps. These icons include:
- Google Maps – Voice-guided directions
- Phone Dialer – Dial a number manually or from the contacts in your phonebook
- Home – To view a list of your recent actions and apps
- Media – Access compatible media and audio apps
- Exit – Exit Android Auto and view the other screens
For hands-free operation, you can press and hold the voice command button on your steering wheel or the microphone icon on your Android Auto screen. Through verbal command, you can access music, text messages, navigation directions, as well as a variety of additional apps.
If you’re an Android user, it’s likely that you will want to utilize this feature every time you enter your vehicle, but if not, you can easily deactivate this feature in the settings menu of your XQ50 to use the standard INFINITI infotainment system.