After browsing the internet for a while to find an answer to my problem (or rather my problems). But did not find anything. If there are already posted solutions, I apologize in advance.
I have been the owner of a Mazda3 built in 2020 for almost 3 months now. I really love my baby and I love driving it so much! But it also has some hiccups.
And what's most annoying are the problems with Android Auto, which I've only been using for 3 months.
My phone is a OnePlus 7 Pro, of course Android Auto is installed on it. And in itself, connectivity is completely unproblematic. I do not know the failures etc., of which a lot is reported.
The problems I have are as follows. (I number them so that the answer may be easier)
1. Control of Google Maps
In the beginning it worked perfectly. For 2-3 weeks now I have had the problem that I can use Google Maps normally after starting Android Auto. I can enter the destination (mostly) and then start the navigation.
But then Google Maps can no longer be controlled. I also have to say that the Mazda3 system does not have a touch display, but is controlled by a rotary push-button (I think it was called that).
So I can jump from field to field by pressing left or right and select by pressing.
This is no longer possible for maps. I can no longer select the card. By pressing left or right, the "cursor" jumps from the far right (for me mostly the track just played in Spotify) directly to the far left to the bar to switch from there to the Spotfy apps or voice input.
However, I can neither press nor turn the middle window of Maps, for example to change the destination, the view etc. or to show me an alternative route.
Navigation continues without problems, I just can't get into the map.
2. Destination entry and navigation are deleted after the start.
Since it is difficult to simply look at the route beforehand in Android Auto and also consider alternatives, I often choose the route in advance on my mobile phone before I connect it, since access to maps on my mobile phone is denied as soon as it reaches the car connected. I have already discovered that when you start the navigation on the mobile phone, it is displayed on the Mazda screen immediately after connection, so that I do not have to do anything else.
Unfortunately, Android Auto loses the route again after a few seconds and shows maps without route guidance.
I have to unplug the cell phone several times and plug it in again (as in old Windows times "switch it of and on again") until it also maintains the navigation.
Sometimes Android Auto gets out of it completely. I presumably overwhelm it.
3. Mazda or phone problem?
Is it a Mazda problem, should I raise it at the dealership? Or is it an Android / OnePlus problem for which Mazda can't do anything?
These are the two biggest problems that of course distract me and absolutely annoy me even while driving.
Does anyone have similar problems or need advice? I would be very happy to receive advice and thank you very much in advance for your help.:)