At CES 2018, Google announced wireless Android Auto with wide viewing angles and the support of JVC KENWOOD electronic company. Another highlight is Google will soon set Google Assistant default on Android Auto. Since the announcement of these new Android Auto feature, many developers have started working to test the new function. If you want to test this feature, then you will need to enable Developer Mode in Android Auto first.

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In order to use CarStream (previously YoutubeAuto) or to add any other customization on Android Auto, you will have to turn on Android Auto’s Developer Mode to test anything unofficially. Fortunately, it is pretty straightforward to active Developer settings, which is hidden inside the Android Auto app. Let’s find out how to do it now!

How To Enable Developer Mode in Android Auto

How to Enable Android Auto’s Developer Settings

Step #1. Open Android Auto app on your smartphone.

Step #2. Tap on hamburger icon at the top left corner to get the menu.

Tap on hamburger icon in Android Auto AppStep #3. Tap on “About”.

Tap on About in Android Auto AppStep #4. Now persisting tap on “About Android Auto” at the top until you get the prompt with “Developer mode enabled. Access it using the overflow menu on the top right”.

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Tap on About Android Auto until you get prompt with Developer mode enabled in Android Auto AppStep #5. Tap the three-dots at the top right corner and select “Developer Settings” to open Developer Mode on Android Auto.

Tap on three dots and select Developer settings in Android Auto AppYou’re done!

Once you reached to the Developer Mode, you will get several options to enable day/night mode, disable ANR Monitoring, allow audio latency dump, turn on Unknown sources, and lot more options to customize the Android Auto app.

Final Words

This is how you can simply activate Developer mode on Android Auto. Hope now have the complete idea to unveil the Android Auto’s Developer feature. Have you enabled Android Auto Developer Mode? Want to share what you are testing on Android Auto? What other features do you wish to add in the Android Auto? Just drop comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.