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We just got a free dealer update to have Android Auto, Apple Car Play and the car now updates itself over home wifi.

Hints, use a short oem cable until you find one that works. The phone has to be connected with as USB to the connector in the armrest to work. We now have Waze, spotify etc.

You have to set up all 3 under settings connectivity if the dealer doesn't do it for you.
 

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If it looks low res, you may have to do this to android phones... I did this months ago for my F-Pace so I can't tell if it needs doing for our E-pace or not.

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just got my FPace back today with the smartphone pack. I'm an Android user (Pixel 3xl).

My first impression of AA was the same as many of you...it looks absolutely terrible on the screen, like non-HD channels on HD tv. To make better use of the screen, the resolution needs to be changed and doing that requires you to access the developer options in Android Auto on your phone (when not connected to the car). Here is the Google Expert response from Android Auto help. My phone gave me 720p and 1080p as options, I went with 1080p and that is what can be seen in my screenshot.

AA outputs the video at 800x480 standard resolution, it also has the option to output at 1280x720 it's up to the headunit to display it.

If the headunit has different aspect ratio, stretching it to full screen, will make the icon's look bad, circles will become ovals and so on.

You can try to force the 720p output but it might result in the device not connecting if that is the case simply revert back to the original output.

To enable to 720p from Android Auto please do the following, without connecting the phone to the car:
1) Open AA
2) Hamburger menu -> About
3) Tap the "Android Auto" header 10 times till you see a toast message saying you are now a developer
4) From the 3 dotted menu in the right top corner select developer options
5) Scroll to the bottom
6) Check the 720p output option.
7) Press the back button

Now connect the phone to the car, if it doesn't connect (due to resolutions not matching) simply disable the 720p option.
 

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Oh, and yes it really really was FREE, and they also fixed the auto-start-stop to work. Yes I'm now doing my bit to save the planet.
 
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What they don't really do is tell you the tricks of using it. They do the update and send you on the way. They don't tell you that if you don't use the AT & T sim you need to set it up to log onto your own wifi. They don't tell you the tricks to get high res on android, or that once you pair your iphone you need to go to bluetooth and click on the i next to the connection and click show notifications and everything else on. I bet there are a lot of not so happy older folks out there.
 

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What they don't really do is tell you the tricks of using it. They do the update and send you on the way. They don't tell you that if you don't use the AT & T sim you need to set it up to log onto your own wifi. They don't tell you the tricks to get high res on android, or that once you pair your iphone you need to go to bluetooth and click on the i next to the connection and click show notifications and everything else on. I bet there are a lot of not so happy older folks out there.

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What they don't really do is tell you the tricks of using it. They do the update and send you on the way. They don't tell you that if you don't use the AT & T sim you need to set it up to log onto your own wifi. They don't tell you the tricks to get high res on android, or that once you pair your iphone you need to go to bluetooth and click on the i next to the connection and click show notifications and everything else on. I bet there are a lot of not so happy older folks out there.
That could change as JLR revamps their dealership model and have more retail people specialize in the actual product
 
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