Hyundai Kona Android Auto Auto-Connect

I own a 2024 Kona equipped with the latest infotainment system featuring wireless Android Auto. However, I’ve encountered an inconvenience where Android Auto fails to connect automatically. Each time, I find myself having to manually initiate the connection by selecting “Screen Projection” and picking my phone, which happens to be the only device registered to the vehicle. Upon consulting my dealer, they claimed this behavior is intended.

I’m curious if others who own a 2024 model are experiencing the same issue. Despite having “Start Android Auto Automatically” enabled in the settings and attempting to reset the profile, the connection doesn’t establish automatically. On the bright side, Bluetooth connectivity with my phone is seamless. Can anyone confirm whether they also need to manually connect their phone every time, or does the screen projection start automatically for you?

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