Google enables "Swipe to unlock" gesture for Android Auto phones

Android Auto lets you use your phone with a swipe

Yes, now you can just swipe up and unlock your phone even when it's connected to Android Auto. This feature is confirmed by the Google.

The Android Auto feature on phones has a restriction in place to encourage safe driving, which renders the phone inaccessible to anyone as soon as it has been connected to the car's infotainment hub. When enabled, instead of attempts to unlock the device simply displaying the Android Auto logo, it now displays instructions to "Swipe up to unlock". This additional upward swipe will be required for each unlock as long as the phone is connected to the auto.

The company hasn't yet disclosed the change, but it's been spotted by a number of Redditors (h/t Engadget), who report seeing the feature show up in the last day or two. Now, Google is allowing users to swipe to unlock the phone when it's in Android Auto/Car Mode...

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What do you think about this new change? When you will swipe you can access your home screen easily.


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