My Auto-Start is turned off in my pandora app but it still automatically turns on when connecting to Android Auto. I also have the continue to play music function within my Android Auto app turned off. I don't understand why it keeps running.
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Same issue with Pixel 6 pro. Forcing the app to stop does nothing. Uninstall/reinstall worked until I used the app... Everything is unchecked, still kicks in when Android Auto starts or connects my phone...
I too have the same issue, but its with any Bluetooth connection. I have the do not auto start button selected , but it loads anytime it connects to a Bluetooth source. I do not use android auto in my work truck, just have it as a media source, but it constantly wants to start and play on its own, even when not selected. I just deleted the app off my galaxy note 9 since I am fed up with this happening. You make the app, put a setting in there to stop this, but it makes no difference?
What worked for me is the solution posted above by Jrable on Jan 8, 2023, text of which is copy/pasted here (all credit to Jrable):
"If you have the latest update, you will now see the settings cog at the bottom of the screen. Select settings, then scroll down to start music automatically and turn that off."
I do notice that Pandora is open on my phone when I later disconnect from Android Auto, but it's not playing and not consuming bandwidth - small price to pay.
BTW, when I rent a car with AA and connect my phone, it defaults to playing Pandora in the rental, so it clearly is a result of the vehicle AA settings. But easily fixed.
What worked for me is turning off AA. It's buggy and not too useful anyway. I have everything I need on my phone, just connect BT if I want music. But I'm old(er) and cranky so I keep to the K.I.S.S. approach! 🙂
Lol. I understand that. I guess I'm what they call middle-aged (44). I'm of the opinion that if I have something I want it to work properly. I bought a new truck with AA, so it should work without me having to disable it. I'm not even sure how to connect my phone with Bluetooth without using AA.
I have a 22 Blazer so yours should be the same:
On your truck, disable AA. Go to settings, system, phones. If you only see your phone associated via AA (should indicate not connected), push the 'add phone' button and pair your phone. Now you have it paired via BT and independent of AA.
You should now have a BT option on your main audio screen. If you need further help feel free to message me outside of this thread.