Tag: MirrorLink

Real multitasking on your Android!

Floating Apps for Auto

FA for Auto: Cable is the key!

The cable causes a lot of problems when connecting phone and car via MirrorLink. A myth exists that the original cable supplied along with the phone must work correctly. In many cases, it’s not true. While standard cables are suitable for typical usages, they are not ideal for fast data transfer that is necessary for…
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Floating Apps for Auto

Supported cars for Floating Apps for Auto

  To benefit from Floating Apps for Auto in your car, both your device and your car must support MirrorLink 1.1. Generally, cars with MirrorLink 1.1 manufactured after 2014 are well supported. Please note that MirrorLink is optional equipment and it may not be available in all models of supported brands. If you are not…
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How to enable/disable Floating Apps quickly with Quick Settings Tile

How to enable/disable Floating Apps quickly with Quick Setting Tiles

There is also a video on Floating Apps’ Youtube channel describing this feature so if you prefer it, just visit the link and you don’t need to read all the text :-). This feature is one of the most often requested one. It’s even more important for Floating Apps for Auto as in this case…
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Floating AdBlock

Version 4.8: New app, Floating Buddies and many improvements

Working hard on the next version, we haven’t published blog posts for some time. Don’t worry, we are going to fix this now as there is a lot to introduce in the version 4.8. There is a new app called Clipboard that is useful for managing your copy-paste actions There is a new feature called…
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Floating Apps 4.7

Version 4.7: Many changes across the app

Floating Apps 4.7 is here and it comes with many improvements across the whole app. There are so many new things, that this article is split into more parts, so there is enough space to not only provide the list of them but also add a few tips on how to benefit from them. 1.…
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Floating Google Maps

Version 4.7: New Google Maps with route finding!

Until now, floating Google Maps was just a small tool to check “where the heck I am” or to quickly find an address. It’s no longer true! New Google Maps allows choosing starting point or destination by just clicking on the map or by searching address. It’s not necessary to choose the starting point; it’s enough…
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MirrorLink & installed apps

MirrorLink & installed apps

  MirrorLink limitations Please understand that MirrorLink blocks launching normal installed apps and it’s not our fault. MirrorLink is designed to do it and it actively tries to stop you from running other than certified apps! It’s possible to run only some apps, and it also depends on your phone and vehicle. Usually, it needs…
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Floating Apps for Auto: Here go floating buttons!

Floating Apps for Auto: Here go floating buttons!

If you experiment with the full MirrorLink, you probably miss Android’s standard keyboard on your infotainment screen. In the new version of Floating Apps for Auto (4.6), there is a solution for it! 1. Open the main app and tap Floating Buttons in the menu. 2. Using Floating Buttons needs extra permission to access Accessibility…
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Floating Apps for Auto: Copy feature in the floating keyboard

Floating Apps for Auto: Copy feature in the floating keyboard

When the car is moving faster than 5-6 km/h, the standard phone’s keyboard cannot be used over MirrorLink. That’s pretty irritating. Floating Apps comes with its floating keyboard that can be used only with built-in floating apps. It’s not possible to “inject” texts into other apps. However, it’s possible using the system’s clipboard and copy-paste…
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All about Floating Apps for Auto

All about Floating Apps for Auto

  Questions & Answers, Compatibility & Problems •  Using floating apps in your car •  MirrorLink, connecting the phone and the car, basic usage •  Supported cars for Floating Apps for Auto •  FA for Auto: Cable is the key!   Guides & How-To’s •  MirrorLink & installed apps •  Complete Guide: How to use Floating Apps for Auto in your…
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