Connect and use Surface Duo in your car

Applies to: Surface Duo

Use your Surface Duo in your car to make hands-free calls, get directions, messages and more. To get started, pair Surface Duo to the Bluetooth system in your car. The specific steps vary by car manufacturer, so see the documentation for your car or visit the car manufacturer’s website for specific details.

Pair Surface Duo using Bluetooth in your car


  1. When you’re safely parked in your car, on your car’s Bluetooth system, find the Bluetooth device pairing option or something similar, and then follow the voice prompts.
    Many times, you can get to this Bluetooth device pairing option from the main menu on your car’s system.
  2. When prompted by your car’s system, on your Surface Duo, swipe down from the top of the screen, then tap and hold Bluetooth  in quick settings.
  3. Tap Pair new device, then tap the name of your car’s system.
  4. If you were prompted to enter a PIN for your car’s system, enter that same PIN on your Surface Duo, then tap Pair.

Use Surface Duo in your car


Use your Surface Duo and the Android Auto app to make hands-free calls, get directions, listen to music, and more in your car. You can download the Android Auto app from the Google Play Store.

Some car manufacturers support Android Auto, so you can plug a USB cable into your Surface Duo and your car’s system, and then use Android right on the display that’s in your car. To find out more about which cars support it, see the Android Auto site.

Remember, when using your Surface Duo in your car, make sure you’re safe to use it.