Pioneer is one of the first names drivers address when it comes to performing a major unit upgrade in their cars, as the company offers a wide range of products that are believed to fit most cars out there.
The latest generation of Pioneer headunits comes with Android Auto and CarPlay support, and some of them even allow wireless connections for added convenience.
If you have previously experienced Android Auto wireless issues in your car when using a Pioneer headunit, check for software updates, as the company has released a new firmware version that will specifically improve the way you connect without cable.
According to a support document published by Pioneer, which we also attach below as a PDF, the new firmware version is aimed at six different main devices, and you will find the full list at the end of the article. There are three different focus areas for this firmware update, namely Android Auto wireless connections, USB storage device connection and other errors.
In other words, there are improvements for all three departments, and for Android Auto users, installing this firmware update should allow for a more reliable experience when connecting the main unit without cable.
Pioneer has not provided any specific information about the Android Auto update, but if you have previously experienced a problem with the wireless mode, there is a chance that it is gone after installing this version.
Instructions for installing the new firmware update are available in the built-in PDF document, but it is worth knowing that everything will copy the new version on a USB drive and then start the setup from the main unit. The process takes no more than a few minutes, after which the main unit restarts to complete the installation and you are done.
The main devices that receive the new firmware update are as follows: