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Android Auto

Set Up Via USB cable

You can connect your Android device to your vehicle's MMI using a USB cable. To do this, plug the USB cable into the USB-C charging port under the drivers armrest as described in your Bentley handbook. (For trouble-free use, use an undamaged original cable from the phone manufacturer without a USB adapter or a corresponding cable.)

1. The installation may differ depending on the vehicle type. Please find out from your vehicle logbook or from your Bentley dealer whether wireless installation is possible in your Bentley.
2. You can obtain information about compatible mobile phones from your Bentley partner. Please contact your Bentley partner for information on country availability. Bentley has no influence on which applications are displayed via the Bentley smartphone interface. The respective providers are responsible for the content and functions displayed within the applications.
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Set up via mmi

To be able to connect your smartphone and utilise your apps easily and conveniently via the MMI of your Bentley, simply follow the steps below:

Note: this process is only compatable with smartphones with Android 8.0 or higher
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Click the play button below to watch a video animation tutorial on the Android Auto set-up via MMI.  

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step 1

Select "Phone Apps" on the display of your MMI. After selecting this, the screen in Step 2 will appear.  

Note: Please ensure that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are both enabled on your phone.  
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step 2

A Bentley_ID is then shown on the display of your MMI. (You can also find the Bentley ID in the device list of your smartphone).

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step 3

Then select "new connection" on the display of your MMI and go to pair new device on your smartphone or select the Bentley ID from the device list. The vehicle system will search for your device, if it appears on the display of your MMI, select Accept.

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step 4

You will receive a request on your Android smartphone as to whether it would like to connect to the MMI. If the displayed Bentley MMI ID matches the ID displayed on your smartphone, select connect and confirm the connection on your smartphone.

After the pairing code has been accepted and pairing was successful, the pop-up in Step 5 will be displayed automatically. After this pop-up has been accepted Android Auto will begin automatically.

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step 5

After first time connection, a pop-up will appear and Android Auto should start automatically.  

Note: if a device has previously been connected, then this will become visible to select within the Bentley smartphone interface.  


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step 6

Open Android Auto in the MMI and follow the system's instructions.  After the connection has been established, your apps are shown on the MMI display and can be conveniently controlled from there.

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After you have successfully connected your smartphone to the MMI, you can now use selected smartphone apps directly via the MMI of your vehicle. Only apps of the phone you are using that are supported by Android Auto can be displayed. The apps available for Android Auto can be found in the Google Play Store.

  • You can now operate your smartphone apps directly from the touch display of your MMI, the rotary pushbutton or the buttons of your steering wheel.
  • To access the Bentley main menu, go to the home button in the side bar of your MMI touch display.
  • You can access the Android Auto main menu by pressing the home button in the projection.
  • If you want to switch to the main functions of your MMI, select in the menu of the projection the Bentley icon.
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Google assistant

Before you can use the Google Assistant in your Bentley, you must activate Google Assistant in the settings of the smartphone you are using.

  • To activate Google Assistant in your vehicle, simply say "Hey Google" or long press the voice control button on the steering wheel in a compatible vehicle. You can also activate Google Assistant by tapping the microphone icon in the Android Auto projection in the MMI display.
  • Plan your day with the Google Assistant: If you've given Permission to the Google Assistant, the Assistant will give you information about your day, traffic on your way to work, or you can have unread messages read to you.
  • Google Assistant not only shows you the way to your destination, but also gas stations, supermarkets, and restaurants along your route.
  • With Google Assistant you can easily play your favourite music by voice command.
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With Google Maps and other navigation apps, you can not only display the desired route in the MMI of your Bentley, but also get notifications about current traffic situations in real time in your vehicle. You can also ask Google Assistant to search for refuelling opportunities on the route.
  • Find routes
  • Real-time notifications
  • Find a parking space
  • Find charging stations
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Stay connected even while driving. With the Google Assistant, you can use voice to answer phone calls, read messages or reply to you without having to take your hands off the wheel. This will reduce distraction and still keep in touch.

  • Phone calls
  • Messages
  • Chat-Apps
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Always well entertained: Don't give up your favourite music while driving. With Android Auto, you can play your favourite music in your Bentley from your smartphone or the latest podcast via streaming services.

  • Streaming music
  • Listen to the news
  • Playing Audiobooks
  • Listen to your favourite podcast
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What requirements does my smartphone have to meet so that I can use Android Auto via Bluetooth in my Bentley?

To use via Bluetooth, you need an Android smartphone with an active data volume and 5 GHz Wi-Fi support and a current version of the Android Auto™ app.

Which Bentley models have Android Auto?

Bentley Bentayga.

Why can't my Android smartphone be connected to the MMI of my Bentley?

If your smartphone does not connect to the MMI of your vehicle, please try the following:

  • Check that the latest version of the Android Auto™ app is installed on your phone.
  • Disable your Wi-Fi/Bluetooth in your smartphone and then re-enable it.
  • Quit other active Wi-Fi connections.
  • Restart your Smartphone.
  • Make sure that the Bentley smartphone interface is activated in the vehicle.
  • Make sure the USB cable is functional and replace it if necessary. Use the original cable or a corresponding one.
  • Check if the USB port is free of dust or other contaminants, if not, clean the port and try again.
My voice commands are not recognized. What can I do?

Check if your Internet connection is active and reduce background noise.