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Android Auto finally got a customizable home screen

Android Auto is an excellent platform that helps bridge the gap between a driver’s phone and their car’s control center, and now it’s getting better.

The latest Android Auto beta update adds an interesting amount of customization to the widgets. Now, instead of the usual static layout that users are used to, the widgets are interchangeable and can be customized to best suit the driver’s needs.

Show Android Auto running in the car.

This means that if the driver wants the navigation menu to be on the right side instead of the usual left configuration (as shown in the image above), they can do so. Likewise, the music player and other tools can be switched from one side to the other with just a few clicks. Overall, the change is quite welcome and makes Android Auto a better resource to rely on while driving.

Fortunately, changing the Android Auto layout is very simple and can be done either on your Android smartphone or your car’s Android Auto screen. To change the display configuration on the Android Auto screen, select the application screen icon (the nine dots forming a square) in the lower left corner. Then open a file settings application and select Change the interface or design. In the Layout menu, you can select the widgets you want to be closer to the launcher, the media widget or the navigation widget.

While the update isn’t anything huge, it’s a frequently needed quality-of-life change that makes the Android experience more customizable and accommodating. It’s worth noting that you won’t have the option to customize your widgets’ placements if you’re not an Android Auto beta tester. We hope that the feature will be available to all Android Auto users soon as it already seems like a welcome change. If you want to make sure that your device and car will get the feature as soon as it becomes publicly available, make sure that automatic updates are turned on.

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