Many users of Android Auto sessions have been plagued by the “search GPS” problem recently.
Many users have noticed a “Search GPS” issue with Google Maps on Android Auto, which involves multiple car models, smartphone models and Android Auto versions.
However, this issue does not occur when using Google Maps apps other than Android Auto. And, beyond that, there are ways to mitigate it. Users report that the issue only occurs when the phone is put to sleep and the screen is turned off.
Some users have solved the problem by changing the Google Maps permissions on their Android devices to ensure that the app’s location permissions are set to “always allow. Others have mitigated the problem by turning off Optimize Battery Usage.