Hmm, thanks for that work around! I had been unplugging the usb cable when I needed other apps!I use Android Auto, but I'm not sure what you mean by locking out.. are you talking about the phone or the head unit in the car? I can be using AA, waze/listening on the phone and still get to my phone apps by using the recent apps button then pressing home. that allows me full access to the apps/phone. Sure it's a little bit of a wonky work around, but it's easy to do on my Note 8.