Android Auto app adds an option to disable notification sounds while driving
Android Auto allows you to integrate your smartphone with your car, with the driver’s safety of paramount importance. While it’s great for allowing you to control your music, have navigation guidance, get weather reports, and more whilst driving, it’s not unheard of that it can distract a driver. Until now, for example, every time you received a notification you would hear it through your car’s speakers. That’s obviously of great annoyance if you’re trying to focus on driving, especially if you get a lot of notifications. In version 5.0.500224 of the Android Auto app, though, there’s finally an option to switch the sound from notifications off.
While this feature took a long time for Google to add, it’s not quite free of all distractions yet. Even when the sound is off, notifications will still show on your car’s screen until they are dismissed. According to some users, notifications are stuck on the screen even when the sound for notifications is switched on. Still, the feature is exactly what many had been requesting for a long time. No longer will your music be interrupted by an untimely notification, and nor should you be distracted by a constant binging of notifications while you’re driving if you don’t want that.
If you don’t have the feature yet, be sure to update to the latest version of the Android Auto application to give it a try. Hopefully, Google can fix the stuck notifications bug soon!