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So I like android auto, and I also like wireless charging. I have a base model 2016, so I have a wireless charging cradle which is great. In order to get android auto working, it requires me plugging into the USB anyway.

Is there a way to get AA working over bluetooth/wifi? According to this article it supposedly was in the works:
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11700174/android-auto-update-wi-fi-support-ok-google-io-2016.

Personally I don't think this will work for me, since my galaxy S7 edge barely charges using my QI charger with the screen on, I can't imagine data streaming over WiFi would help the battery stay charged and the unit from overheating. In the future I hope to have the phone screen off at least, but I use Waze and that isn't supported yet in AA.

I think its silly that the Volt Premier has a wireless charging slot, without the ability to use the android auto feature. And whats the point of a wireless charging slot if you need to sequester your phone into your center console anyway, for me the benefit of wireless charging is easy access - grab and go. I suppose putting it into the center console works for people who just want their phone out of the way and don't use it for navigation, but I don't see the wireless feature being as critical.
 

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No Android Auto or Apple Carplay units out right now support wireless and my 8 ball says that GM is unlikely to pay Bosch(the OEM of our head unit) to add that feature into currently sold Mylink units

the Volt's Qi/PMI mat is a literal joke, search on this forum, almost no one can get it to work reliability :(
 

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A very UNFUNNY joke bakedpotato when combined with the usb out in the open instead of in the console.

Hoping the idiot responsible for this PITA was transferred to South Korea to work for Daewoo.
 

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I love the new Volt and AA but I really need to get it to work with WIFI. I normally used a plug in the USB port to protect it from pocket lint (already replaced a Note 5 with bad USB port) and I really hate having to plug in a wire every time I use the car. I thought I could get away with the magnetic cables (you put a plug in your phone's USB and then magnets and pins make the connectin easily and safely since the magnets break apart easily instead of your phone). But AA is apparently *VERY* sensitive to the quality of the USB cable. It would only work for about 5-10 minutes without losing connection and having to restart.

I did change out my Otterbox and USB cable to a different phone case with a built in plug and use a short braided Anker cable as recommended on the AA forums and now it works flawlessly. But... There's still that pesky plug.

I know google announced WiFi support but I haven't anything if Chevy would support it. In theory it could since we know it has WiFI in the car (for the hotspot).

If you got the Premier package with built-in wireless phone charging it's even more of a kick in the teeth since you still have to plug in to use AA.
 

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I love the new Volt and AA but I really need to get it to work with WIFI. I normally used a plug in the USB port to protect it from pocket lint (already replaced a Note 5 with bad USB port) and I really hate having to plug in a wire every time I use the car. I thought I could get away with the magnetic cables (you put a plug in your phone's USB and then magnets and pins make the connectin easily and safely since the magnets break apart easily instead of your phone). But AA is apparently *VERY* sensitive to the quality of the USB cable. It would only work for about 5-10 minutes without losing connection and having to restart.

I did change out my Otterbox and USB cable to a different phone case with a built in plug and use a short braided Anker cable as recommended on the AA forums and now it works flawlessly. But... There's still that pesky plug.
My "solution" to the wireless charging issue was updating my dock, instead of using a wireless clip in charger I designed a 3D printed holder. The dock has a USB port and the phone slides in from the top, making plugging into USB rather effortless. The USB also charges the phone faster and has less issues with overheating.
http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?276073-3D-printed-drop-in-smartphone-dock-for-my-Volt
 
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