Car Mode APK

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Last updated: 2019-11-11 01:35:51
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Safe Drive with Phone, Music, Navigation, Messaging

Car Mode apk

APP Information

App Download Version10.1.23.5596175 (10123)
Updated2019-11-11 01:35:51
Apk Size32.83 MB
App DeveloperSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android and up

Download Car Mode APK

App Description

Car Mode is android,automotive,drivelink,auto,vehicles,mode, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4 by 11 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Car Mode APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 292079+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Car Mode is an app for safe, hands free in-vehicle service that really makes a difference in driving. 
The app has been designed to conform to the safety regulation set by Automotive industry standards. 

※ Compatible Vehicles: MirrorLink enabled cars

1) Safe use of the most used features in vehicle such as Music, Navigation and Phone 

2) Easy to check text messages, schedule using Text to Speech 

3) Connect to supported navigation applications (Sygic / as of now)
※ Some navigations including Waze are not supported in Mirrorlink 

4) Seamless use of 3rd party music apps in the Car Mode with essential control over the app

5) Easy to check and reply new incoming messages over 3rd party IMs by enabling Text to Speech and Speech to Text features (Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Messenger, Skype, Viber Messenger, BBM(blackberry) / as of now)

6) Easy access to Music, Weather, Calendar, Contacts through widgets on the left of the Home screen

7) Record parking location through GPS infomation, Photos or Voice memo 

We use the Apache License v2.0 and BSD License. 
You may obtain a copy of the License at and

※ App permissions
The following permissions are required for the app service. For optional permissions, the default functionality of the service is turned on, but not allowed.

[Mandatory Permission]
• Contacts: Used to get caller information when you receive calls while driving.
• Phone : Used to answer and decline calls while driving.
• SMS : Used to read text messages and send replies while driving.
• Storage : Used to save your parking information.
• Camera : Used to add pictures to your parking information.
• Location : Used to provide weather information.
• Calendar : Used to check your upcoming events.
• Microphone : Used to listen for voice commands while driving.

※ IF no response while Connecting USB with Mirrorlink supported car, please proceed with the following procedure.
There is a DAP certificate issue in these models S10(SM-G970, SM-G973, SM-G975), S10 5G(SM-G977), SM-G887, SM-A908, SM-A805, SM-A705, SM-A305, SM-J415, SM-A202 and SM-G398.
1. please search word ”Mirrorlink” in Galaxy apps and update Mirrorlink 1.1 to v1.4.90 or later 
2. settings→Apps→(menu) show system apps→Samsung MirrorLink 1.1→Storage→CLEAR DATA
3. please reinstall certificate by connecting USB with Car( install will be done automatically in device notification )

App ChangeLog

  • ※ Some navigations including Waze don't support Mirrorlink
  • ※ Supports music and navigation,etc ( refer to Settings->Help->Available apps )
  • 1. auto brightness, auto rotate issue fixes
  • 2. automatic wake up issue on playing music fixes
  • 3. driving mode is be enabled automatically when connected to car via bluetooth

App Screens

Car Mode Screenshot 1Car Mode Screenshot 2Car Mode Screenshot 3Car Mode Screenshot 4

Reviews From google play store

Basic and no map interface Basic and no google map interface

Needs the option to disable notifications. I dont ever want to be notified when i arrive somewhere. Just remeber and shut up. Let us disable the notification. Thats the only reason i wont install it. The damn notifications. I want the location saved but no notification about it. Doesnt need the notification, and doesnt need to be locked so we cant disable it.

Saying not network

I've been experimenting with Car Mode since Drivemode went offline in the UK in September. It has several niggles that I'd love to see addressed. First is app choice. I use a Satnav called Copilot which isn't supported. I've tried using Sygic (which I also own), but instead I have to use an uglier Sygic Car Connected version which is always nagging to upgrade. Can't you add these other apps to the list? Also - music apps are limited. I can't add Amazon music or BBC Sounds and because the app prevents access to the app drawer on the phone, if I want to use them I have to start them before I connect the phone to the car. Niggles which, if overcome could make this app very good. Thanks

Couldn't get this to work at first. If you are on android 9 you need to go into mirrorlink settings. Go into storage. Clear cache then clear data. Switch phone off and back on then install mirrorlink link apps including car mode ,sygic nav etc if you have it. It won't work unless you follow these also need to" install new apps" on your car head unit in mirrorlink otherwise it won't show up on the screen


Its been a week since I'm trying to figure out solution how to correct speech speed. No matter I play Music or use Google Assistance or Navigation voice instructions, everything play with speed of x4 etc. It makes no sense at all. I couldn't see much settings options on device or on my Samsung Note 8. Overall experience with audio or text is really bad.

Spotify, that's all it needs

The voice service doesn't work with my Samsung Galaxy S8. Also I do not get the Gear menu on that app. I can type and tap who I want to text and call, but the voice activation doesn't work. I do not have car mode link on my phone and don't know how how to activate the voice service

Message too noisy.

Really weak app. Considering the importance of handsfree, half the time this app does not respond to my voice commands. Sorry but I'm going to remove.

Car mode not working in Galaxy S10. It used to work fine with S7. The home screen is not showing.

Fail on android 9, before i update android version was perfect Now voice doesn't come out from car speakers but from phone

Car mode completely breaks my ability to use mirrorlink. However when I use mirrorlink without it it tells me to download car mode?

Now since the car mode started working it's not showing Google maps on the car display it's only showing in my phone

I like that I can see the map in the car's screen, but you're forced to use SYGIC which sucks. Mirroring is not allowed which means you can only use approved apps... The voice input always get my words wrong. I could just use mirroring! It would be awesome

Couldnt play FM radio after connected to carmode. Is there any ways ???

Hello , i have samsung galaxy S10+ and Suzuki S-Cross (SX4) . When i have my phone conected to my car with car mode the phone app( calling someone) i can hear through my car speakers , but if y use samsung music player the songs plays through phones speakers . I havent used google maps so far but if my music dosent hear throught car speakers i think maps wont to . Can u pls check that out? Thanks

This apps is not helping at all.. waze and google map will not work (not even appear in the app list) when connected to mirrorlink. What is the purpose of this app if it can't do navigation on car screen?

Need sirius xm

Why Waze isn't available in Car Mode. The app looks better that Android Auto but without Waze is useless to me.

App is good but cant change track with the controls on steering wheel.

Mirrorlink work before I installed the app after installation mirrorlink will get disable i flow the instruction to delete data but still the same I try reboot the phone and still the same any ideas how to fix the issue I'm suing Samsung not 9


Music app in auto mode is USELESS. It does offer to access music library by artists and then you have to choose songs instead of albums. AFTER I CHOOSE ARTIST, I want to be able to choose artists' album. Your answer does not make sense, it's not possible to choose music player in Car Mode. You get some generic player. I have Samsung music player and VLC and they both do exactly what I need. Also Locations are USELESS as they don't show you SAVED locations in Google maps, only contacts' addresses

Cant even use xm radio. If you're going to build an app at least build an app that is compatible with many other apps and not just a few Samsung apps. This is what gives you a very very low rating!

It keeps thinking I'm talking to it when I'm not... 4 times in one trip across town. When I do talk to the app... I have to repeat myself multiple times. How am I supposed to send the dumpstate whatchagigger to you? My phone won't allow me to email it and you didn't say???

does this application support connectivity with honda wrv using my samsung A70?

Car Mode broken Mirrorlink (S10+Subaru). UPDATE#1 Still broken, latest Samsung MirrorLink 1.1 improved the situation. If I uninstall Car Mode and clean MirrorLink 1.1 storage as instructed then MirrorLink shows up in my HU and I can see CarStub App which tells me to install Car Mode, once Car Mode is installed and I reconnect my phone then the phone shows as connected to MirrorLink but the HU icon remains grayed out.

Wheres the old app gone!? 👎

Mirrorlink says i need to install this app. Once installed, mirrorlink no longer functions. It doesn't even show up as a mirrorlink compatible app on my Subaru. Update: sent the logs as requested to the developer email but never got a response.

This app does not support Google maps and pretty much defeats the purpose of installing the app. Can you let me know/recommend any navigation app that I can use in India? I tried Sygic, but didn't like it.

Great app hamstrung by lack of Spotify support.

After upgrade became worse, no connection established between Samsung note 5 fan edition and Peugeot

Nothing works tried to make a call and the noise was unbearable had to disconnect. Google maps needed. If I could give this app a minus I would as 1 star is way to much

I couldn't use any map navigation with it. Do you recommend any app. Using note 8 ?

Not bad

Need waze

No amazon music why

Need spotify


We NEED Google maps and what's app

no waze suppoted

Meh not that good very limited

Its slowly getting better, just needs Spotify

Where did the settings option go? I've uninstalled the app and reinstalled it, and the settings icon is no longer there, so I can't set it up to work with my vehicle. Very annoying.

I cant use audiomack its a music app and i listen to music while i drive so i ill change the rating once u allow me to use my app



Very basic access to phone features, android auto already provides more connectivity. Pointless having both installed.

I don't see any navigation app when the phone is connected with car. When the Car mode is running on the phone mode I can see the Google maps and Wase. Where is the problem...anybody?

Samsung car mode not compatible with the latest hp Note 10. Stupid right?

Voice function is abysmal. Tried both uk and us voices and get the same negative response. Totally useless and frustrating. Spotify and sygic apps on their own work perfectly fine with my Honda civic and Galaxy S10

I have Installed Applications which are supported by Mirror Links and recommended by Car Mode. But 3rd Party Applications are not reflecting On Car Device. But Applications are reflecting in Mobile Device when i open Car Mode App. Please help me how to run these Apps

I cannot get the Google map on car mode

Would of have 5 stars but theres no option to add spotify

Voice doesn't work properly

Please add Bixby or Google Assistance to the voice commands; Galaxy S-voice (or whatever it's called) is really depressing to use. Also, please add a shell app that works as a Google Maps client; it blows my mind that a full mirroring of offline Google Maps (using the popular trick I won't mention here), in spite of all the bugs, navigates way better than the Sygic option. If this hack works, I'm sure you guys can well develop a mirrorlink-certified navigation app that is just as capable.

I am using Samsung A70 and Navigation apps are installed maps and also has HERE. But I am unable to see any navigation app once after connecting to my car and it just simply saying as no navigation apps installed. Can you please help me toward using my navigation apps in carmode app.

The current version shows navigation apps added to the car mode on phone. But when connected to car via mirror link. Many of the apps go missing. Like music and navigation apps.

Not bad but not amazing (yet) pleas etry to get music apps like spotify... otherwise, connecting was super easy and all works perfect on my VW Arteon 👍🏻 maps also pretty good (even in Turkey) 😁

The application seems pretty bare bones when I connect to my car via cable, the functionality I get is probably less than what I have when I connect via bluetooth, there are little to no supported applications. I dont see the use of this application honestly, like isn't it just possible to just mirror the phone onto the screen without having to modify much of the applications on my phone?

I loved the way this worked, but app compatibility seems limited. I think it didn't recognize Spotify when I tried it last. Just doesn't feel like it's well maintained, which is a shame.

Doesn't work with android auto

I cannot see any reason at all that I can't use my Google maps on the vehicle screen, it's not as if its a special app you have to use, cmon Google its literally a 'mirror' from the screen, and the thing is Google maps is free to use, can we call Google SKY as they do that, sort it out for heavens sake!! I want to use Google maps on my vehicles screen which safely allows me to view it without having to wedge my phone somehow in the vehicle, surely you are preventing safety!! sort it out!

2018 Subaru Forester connects to mirrorlink but the only app available is carmodestub, none of my other certified apps show up. When I tap install Car Mode and follow the instructions my phone is no longer recognized by my car. I cleared storage for Car Mode and the Samsung mirrorlink app but no luck. Same results on 2 galaxy phones.

Have a Samsung S10+ and a 2016 Subaru liberty. I can press the mirror link button before installing car mode, but it says to install car mode. Once car mode is installed, the mirror link option is greyed out. Is there any way to get this to work? I've tried clearing all data and trying again but have the same behaviour again. Please fix this bug. (update) have sent through logs. Still not working after update that should fix s10 issue. Happy to send logs again.

No support for Spotify. I mean c'mon!

doesn't work with waze... useless, should certify waze for free!

Can't get it to work on my Galaxy Note 8. Currently I'm in the USA and I can't connect to my Dodge Charger (2019). It keeps throwing a "Communication Error 16". My wife's Galaxy Note 3 does work just fine.

Not working, not useful, complicated, all on all a shame for Samsung.

It would be nice if Spotify was also an option for music.....

The app does not seem to allow google maps as an option for navigation

As soon as start the car put in drive it goes off doesnt work

Horrible. I would like to give some advice where things are wrong but it would take to long. Just start the app design from scratch

Support waze

Please add waze

Useful app

Does not include one of the essential apps that competitors like android auto use for example spotify which which brings me back to android auto although I enjoy the rest of the system better than android auto.

I was surprised to find this app while messing with my phone in the car. I have bern waiting for something like this. Please upgrade the microphone feature. All i get now is i didn't understand what you said no matter what. That makes the best features useless. Also please use a better navigation app than sygic, and allow other apps to be added.

Never could get it to connect to USB to display in my vehicle. Only can connect via bluetooth which does not help navigation

This is a useless app. It activated when i start the car, and nothing happen no matter what i try.

Okay, but without better Bixby integration and spotify/audible, it's just okay.

no Google map, what is this app for?

I thought we were past S-Voice? If Samsung incorporates Bixby and/or Google Assistant I might reinstall it. I liked the simplicity of it. I tried using S-Voice three times and it couldn't understand me once. It also activated itself to listen for voice input at random times as I was listening to an audiobook.

good work

no volume on the YouTube or any music app

when will Spotify be supported music app in car mode?

음악 들을 때 보이스가 살아나요 고쳐주세요

Works and thank you for great customer service

Great l like it.

very helpful while on driving mode. speaking your message instead of using the keyboard is very ideal

no soundcloud no maps

Very limited access to the apps you can use on this. Would be alot better if it allowed access to other navigation apps such as waze and Google maps... No access to podcasts or music apps. Not sure why it isn't supported as android auto and carplay for iPhones have these features.

No help at all..just annoying...

Do not work, freezes ..

it's a useful app. a little slow.

Almost useless!

google voice can be supported?

i unsatisfied . paid sygic and no maps icon.


requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

send sticky broadcast
Allows the app to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Excessive use may make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

change network connectivity
Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

disable your screen lock
Allows the app to disable the keylock and any associated password security. For example, the phone disables the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enables the keylock when the call is finished.

expand/collapse status bar
Allows the app to expand or collapse the status bar.

force stop other apps
Allows the app to forcibly stop other apps.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

close other apps
Allows the app to end background processes of other apps. This may cause other apps to stop running.

manage activity stacks
Allows the app to add, remove, and modify the activity stacks in which other apps run. Malicious apps may disrupt the behavior of other apps.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

read calendar events plus confidential information
Allows the app to read all calendar events stored on your phone, including those of friends or co-workers. This may allow the app to share or save your calendar data, regardless of confidentiality or sensitivity.

read call log
Allows the app to read your phone's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read sensitive log data
Allows the app to read from the system's various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the phone, potentially including personal or private information.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

read sync settings
Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

receive text messages (MMS)
Allows the app to receive and process MMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.

receive text messages (SMS)
Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.

receive text messages (WAP)
Allows the app to receive and process WAP messages. This permission includes the ability to monitor or delete messages sent to you without showing them to you.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

send SMS messages
Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners' knowledge
Allows the app to add, remove, change events that you can modify on your phone, including those of friends or co-workers. This may allow the app to send messages that appear to come from calendar owners, or modify events without the owners' knowledge.

write call log
Allows the app to modify your phone's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. Malicious apps may use this to erase or modify your call log.

modify your contacts
Allows the app to modify the data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific contacts. This permission allows apps to delete contact data.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

modify secure system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's secure settings data. Not for use by normal apps.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

edit your text messages (SMS or MMS)
Allows the app to write to SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious apps may delete your messages.

toggle sync on and off
Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.

set an alarm
Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.

read your Web bookmarks and history
Allows the app to read the history of all URLs that the Browser has visited, and all of the Browser's bookmarks. Note: this permission may not be enforced by third-party browsers or other applications with web browsing capabilities.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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