24 September 2021
Google’s Android Auto is getting wallpaper support, which means you will be able to change that default wallpaper that has been living on the planet for years now. As per 9to5Google, Google is adding 14 new wallpapers to its Android Auto, making a total of 15 wallpapers to choose from.
These new wallpapers are based on car/travel themes like the textures you would find in the cars such as stitched leather, carbon fiber, and more. As noted by the folks who have tried the new option, the existing wallpaper on Android Auto that is there since 2020 redesign is now called “Mountains.” Other categories are named “Fiber,” “Amp,” “Stitches,” “Cordoba,” “Pleats,” “Dusk,” “Waves,” “Ether,” “Forest,” “Wind,” “Trail,” “Rotor,” “Grille,” and “Black.” Note that Android Auto still does not allow for fully customizable wallpapers. You can only choose from these 15 wallpapers.
These wallpapers are available once you update your Android Auto to version 6.1. Once updated, you will see the “Choose wallpaper” option right inside the Settings app. To change the wallpaper, simply visit the Settings app on your car’s Android Auto home screen and look for “Choose wallpaper.” You will then see all the wallpaper categories listed on the screen.
Google does not update the Android Auto app on the cars too often. What you see currently is a complete redesign from the previous version. It does not look too raw anymore. In fact, it has a pretty cleaner yet elegant UI, which is something mandatory for an infotainment system.
Let us know using the comments section below if you are liking the new wallpapers on your infotainment head unit.