Users can now unlock the phone while using Android Auto

Android Auto is adding a 'swipe up to unlock' gesture that lets you use your phone while connected

Now, instead of just showing the Android Auto logo, the app has dialog instructing the user to "Swipe up to unlock".

Android Auto really comes in handy for users who own a vehicle which supports the platform.

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.

Google has yet to officially announce this feature or state why they've added it. Also, as the phone cannot be unlocked, the person other than driver also couldn't use the phone. The Android Auto users can not unlock their smartphones after they get connected via Google's OS. The only way to use your phone when it is connected to Android Auto is the use of voice.

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Android Auto is one of the more popular implementations of Android on devices, but it's been somewhat restrictive with Google claiming certain restrictions are to do with safety.

However, now users can finally unlock their phone while it is connected.

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

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