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Firstly, thanks to y'all for help in getting my questions answered on properly getting Android Auto set up and functioning properly. Unfortunately, I am seeing now a second level of issues. Kinda like the seven levels of hell, perhaps? Anyway....

* First up, Google Voice volume level is an issue. I've seen the advice to adjust volume when the GoogleLady(tm) (or GoogleMan(tm)) is speaking.....trouble is, sometimes that option is available, and sometimes it isn't ......and what I'm actually doing is changing the volume of the app or the radio that happens to be muted while Google is in use. If I'm not careful, the volume of that app or radio will be quite loud once Google is done doing its thing. So -- the volume for just Google alone sometimes can/sometimes can't be changed. TBH, I'm not even sure why this is a thing....this is a bug/feature I can't imagine anyone asked for. Why in the world would I want to adjust the playback volume for Google independently of whatever I'm listening to???

* Next, this next issue seems to present itself with both Spotify and AntennaPod. So, either of these apps can be in use, and when a text message comes in, I have Google replay that message (like I said above, volume on playback is hit or miss), and then when the app resumes play, there is >zero< audio output. Only way to get audio back is to turn off/turn on the infotainment system, or double-tapping the microphone in the lower-right hand corner of the screen. Either option is inconvenient, to say the least!

Last, we live in an equestrian community with a gate to the development (keeps the loose horses in, or so they say). Anyway, the VW Infotainment voice announces "warning, limited access ahead".......any way to make her stop? Ideally, would like to mute all stuff from VW Infotainment and just hear Google/Android Auto/my apps at a "normal" volume. I got this one -- I think! I found the option inside of the Navigation to mute all route guidance.

For comparison's-sake I have android auto in my 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Uconnect-based).....I have none of these issues in that vehicle! No need to set Google audio independently, it takes the same audio level as whatever I have playing. And I don't have to do anything once I am done sending a message....whatever I had playing resumes from where it left off. The VW implementation of Android Auto is seriously affecting how much I like my Taos.

Thanks in advance, Taos-fam!!
 

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Firstly, thanks to y'all for help in getting my questions answered on properly getting Android Auto set up and functioning properly. Unfortunately, I am seeing now a second level of issues. Kinda like the seven levels of hell, perhaps? Anyway....

* First up, Google Voice volume level is an issue. I've seen the advice to adjust volume when the GoogleLady(tm) (or GoogleMan(tm)) is speaking.....trouble is, sometimes that option is available, and sometimes it isn't ......and what I'm actually doing is changing the volume of the app or the radio that happens to be muted while Google is in use. If I'm not careful, the volume of that app or radio will be quite loud once Google is done doing its thing. So -- the volume for just Google alone sometimes can/sometimes can't be changed. TBH, I'm not even sure why this is a thing....this is a bug/feature I can't imagine anyone asked for. Why in the world would I want to adjust the playback volume for Google independently of whatever I'm listening to???

* Next, this next issue seems to present itself with both Spotify and AntennaPod. So, either of these apps can be in use, and when a text message comes in, I have Google replay that message (like I said above, volume on playback is hit or miss), and then when the app resumes play, there is >zero< audio output. Only way to get audio back is to turn off/turn on the infotainment system, or double-tapping the microphone in the lower-right hand corner of the screen. Either option is inconvenient, to say the least!

Last, we live in an equestrian community with a gate to the development (keeps the loose horses in, or so they say). Anyway, the VW Infotainment voice announces "warning, limited access ahead".......any way to make her stop? Ideally, would like to mute all stuff from VW Infotainment and just hear Google/Android Auto/my apps at a "normal" volume. I got this one -- I think! I found the option inside of the Navigation to mute all route guidance.

For comparison's-sake I have android auto in my 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Uconnect-based).....I have none of these issues in that vehicle! No need to set Google audio independently, it takes the same audio level as whatever I have playing. And I don't have to do anything once I am done sending a message....whatever I had playing resumes from where it left off. The VW implementation of Android Auto is seriously affecting how much I like my Taos.

Thanks in advance, Taos-fam!!
So one solution I found was in the Google assistant settings itself. If you change the setting in speech output in the Assistant and Voice output settings, you can change it to hands free only. Now I don't use the assistant normally unless I'm in my car, but this seemed to make it louder. You should then be able to adjust the volume during the message it's reading without making the music you were playing louder. I hope that helps
 

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So one solution I found was in the Google assistant settings itself. If you change the setting in speech output in the Assistant and Voice output settings, you can change it to hands free only. Now I don't use the assistant normally unless I'm in my car, but this seemed to make it louder. You should then be able to adjust the volume during the message it's reading without making the music you were playing louder. I hope that helps
So don't know if this thread is still alive but here's a fix for increasing GV assistant volume. In android auto, in the car, go to maps, settings, guidance audio, play test sound. As the assistant is talking then increase the volume to your preference.
 
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