Developed by Google, Android Auto is an application that is designed to bring your phone’s functionalities to your car’s display. It was revealed back in 2014 at the Google I/O.

Google developed the application so that Android users do not get distracted while driving. Some of the basic functionalities offered by Android Auto include Music Control, Google Maps, Phone, Web browsing, and SMS.

In case you are unaware, Android Auto is part of the Open Automotive Alliance with NVIDIA as the tech supplier.


The app supports multiple car models from more than 28 car manufacturers and is available in 44 countries, which makes it susceptible to bugs and issues.

Having said that, the app has so many bugs that we have a dedicated Android Auto bug tracker.

Now Android Auto users are reporting another issue where they are constantly getting “Google Maps location needs attention” notification even though they are not using navigation.


Same problem here. This has been a recurring problem since I changed cars in June 2021. When connected to Android Auto in my car, this notification keeps showing up on my phone if the GPS is not activated on the phone (LG Velvet). I never had that problem with my previous car.

@Google, when is this going to be fixed? I deal with this daily. All I want to do is listen to music when I’m driving around town. I don’t need my location on. My screen lighting up literally every second is so distracting while driving.

This is really disappointing since the whole point of Android Auto is to not let users get distracted when driving. Many say that the issue popped up a few months ago and the location notification flashes every other second.

Fortunately, Google acknowledged the issue and said that they have escalated the issue for further investigation.

Hi everyone, Thanks for reporting this issue. We’ve forwarded your issue to the rest of the team. However, it would be helpful if you can share more information for further investigation. We have sent out an email to collect required information, please check your mailbox. Thanks!

We hope Google releases a fix for the annoying Google Maps location notification popup issue since it defeats the entire purpose of Android Auto.

Once Google releases a hotfix, we will update this article to reflect the same so make sure you keep checking this space for further updates.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Android Auto Section so be sure to follow them as well.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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