The latest Android Auto (version 8.7) update adds several cool features, such as the Coolwalk UI, WhatsApp calls, Digital Car Key sharing, bug fixes, and other improvements. With new features, Google removed the option to turn On and Off Wireless Android Auto. There is no option available in the Android Auto settings menu to turn it off.


It is still possible to disable wireless Android Auto if you want to connect your device to your vehicle’s Head unit via cable. Google moved the Wireless Android Auto On/Off option to Android Auto’s developer options menu. So you will need to unlock the developer mode first to get the on/off toggle.


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Here is how to enable developer options in Android Auto and disable Wireless Android Auto.

How to Enable Developer Mode in Android Auto?

1. Open the Android Auto app on your phone.

2. Now, scroll down until you see the app version.

3. Tap on the app version repeatedly until you see the Allow Developer Settings popup window.

4. Tap OK to enable Developer mode.

Enable Android Auto Developer Mode

You have now enabled Developer mode in Android Auto. Now you can access various settings, including the option to turn off Wireless Android Auto. Here is how it is.

How to Turn Off Wireless Android Auto?

1. Open the Android Auto app on your device and enable Developer mode as described above.

2. Now, tap on the three dots menu at the top right corner and tap Developer settings.

3. In the Developer settings, find the Wireless Android Auto option and tap on it to turn it off.

Turn off Wireless Android Auto

That is all how to enable developer mode in Android Auto and turn off the wireless Android Auto option.

You can find several settings in Android Auto Developer mode. For example, an option to enable day and night mode, share screenshots, and more. However, not all options are for your daily use and sometimes may break the functions of Android Auto.

If you want to turn developer mode off, tap on the three dots menu button at the top and tap Close developer mode.

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