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11-01-2019 02:25 AM
Montkun Yeah, I found that out about the phone controlling the switch when I factory reset mine. Now mine switches as it should too, so I'm guessing it's a fault in the way the app uses the car sensor.
10-31-2019 02:27 PM
jamzpond I realize I owe a reply as I'm the one who started this thread. The update must have worked, Montkun, because the display now does show in Night Mode though only with the phone setting that switches from day to night at the time I select (in this case, 6 p.m.). Previously the display had switched automatically when it got dark, which was my original problem. The phone setting changes not just the auto display but the phone dipslay itself; before, the phone display seemed to function separately from the auto display. I can live with it.
10-19-2019 05:24 AM
Montkun So after doing the factory reset on my phone, which I generally do a few times a year, I decided to set my Android Auto to let the car determine day or night mode. It still doesn't work for me showing the bright white map at 9:45 pm, but when I switched over to letting the phone determine day or night it worked just fine.

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09-29-2019 08:41 PM
Montkun The infotainment dimmer settings are independent from the dashboard lights, you have to go into the "Settings" on the head unit to adjust it.
09-29-2019 02:24 AM
Dmtscravey I have a Samsung phone and my night mode on Google maps always clicks on after dark. But when I'm not using Android auto my infotainment Center does not dim with the rest of the dash it stays bright white all the time. I always thought this was a little odd and that it should dim with the dimmer knob for the dash panel but it does not.
09-16-2019 01:12 PM
Montkun I just noticed that there was another update on September 3 for Android Auto, maybe they corrected the issue with daytime and nighttime. I'm not sure because I haven't defaulted my settings, but it could be worth a shot.
09-01-2019 03:56 PM
jamzpond Traxy and Montkun, I'm learning you're likely both correct. I connected my wife's iPhone and achieved Night Mode with no issue. So it is likely something with the phone, which shows a system update on July 10, soon after which this problem started. Android Auto offers in-app "help and feedback" so I may learn more there. Thanks for your comments!
08-30-2019 02:26 PM
Montkun Apparently it's a bug that appeared in the last couple Android Auto updates, saw a Reddit page with the same issue listed concerning Android Auto itself, not vehicle based at all. Best solution anyone else had there was enabled Developer Mode and manually forcing either day or night mode.
08-29-2019 07:48 PM
Traxy I take it all back. Driving tonight with the reminisce of ERIN it was dark early, lights came on as soon as I drove off around 18:30 but NAV screen was still white. So not related to the Ambient sensor at all. It turned black at 19:10 which means it isn't tied to sunset either, so you got me, now I'm puzzled all to ****....
08-29-2019 08:53 AM
Traxy I happened to be out last night before dusk and I was watching for the flip and both switched at the same time. When the lights turned on the navigation switched to the dark screen.
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