I can speak from personal experience when I say that Android Auto worked flawlessly on my own Galaxy S23 Ultra, despite the fact that I had to manually pair my phone with my car’s Bluetooth, which Auto usually takes care of automatically. Having said that, Samsung has done this before. Similar complaints were made at launch for the Galaxy S22 series of last year, with problems with wired and wireless connections resulting in a black image on in-car displays. Although a patch was released on beta channels in May, it wasn’t until August that it was applied to all impacted devices.
Fans have made an early complaint on Reddit and Google support forums as Galaxy S23 units slowly make their way into the wild prior to a formal launch on Friday. According to 9to5Google, S23 devices and Android Auto aren’t getting along well. Users have reported problems with Bluetooth pairing after the vehicle is turned off, problems wirelessly syncing with cars, and missing permissions that prevent the phone from properly connecting.