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Unlock phone with HandsFreeLink

Ghs737

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On my other Acura’s my phone will unlock automatically when I start the car and the HandsFreeLink between my phone and car establishes a connection. My Integra does not unlock automatically. If I want to start Android Auto I must first unlock my phone. Is there a setting I missed somewhere that will automatically unlock my phone when I start t
my Integra?
 

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On my other Acura’s my phone will unlock automatically when I start the car and the HandsFreeLink between my phone and car establishes a connection. My Integra does not unlock automatically. If I want to start Android Auto I must first unlock my phone. Is there a setting I missed somewhere that will automatically unlock my phone when I start t
my Integra?
I have a Pixel and have a passcode on it. I don't need to touch my phone it instantly connects to the head unit once powered on. The phone stays locked while connected.
 
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On my other Acura’s my phone will unlock automatically when I start the car and the HandsFreeLink between my phone and car establishes a connection. My Integra does not unlock automatically. If I want to start Android Auto I must first unlock my phone. Is there a setting I missed somewhere that will automatically unlock my phone when I start t
my Integra?
My phone stays locked even if it connects to the vehicle headunit. This behavior is seen for both Mazda and Subaru vehicles.
 
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I have a Pixel and have a passcode on it. I don't need to touch my phone it instantly connects to the head unit once powered on. The phone stays locked while connected.
Mine is different. I have a Motorola phone, a lower to mid level phone. Android auto will not connect to the car unless I manually unlock the phone. It will sit there forever complaining it can’t connect to the car. When I put in the code to unlock the phone it immediately connects to the car. I am thinking it might be time to upgrade my phone. Even get one with wireless charging.
 

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On an Android 11+ the setting should be called "Smart Lock," and is typically on the security menu with the lock options. The car needs to be registered as a trusted device
 

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Good point. Phones besides the Google Pixels are pretty slow on getting updates. I'm really impressed with the head unit in this car. I just didn't a 600+ mile round trip today and it worked flawless. Stopped about 3 times and it resumed nav each time. No issues with the Android Auto.

Might want to check on the Motorola forum on XDA for help. As always I would recommend a Pixel device for a future phone brand.
 
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Thanks for the feedback. The smart lock feature helps.
 
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