Car Widget APK

Version: 3.1.0 for Android, Windows PC, Mac.

Updated on: 2024-03-07

Author: Alex Gavrishev

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App details

Version: 3.1.0
App size: 11.8 MB
Category: Tools

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App Description:

"Car Widget" makes easier and quicker access to phone features when you're i... read more

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Installation instructions

Car Widget works on any Android devices (requires Android). You can also install and run this application on your PC or Mac by using an Android emulator app. Here's how to do it:

Install Car Widget on Android devices

Select one of the two options below, depending on the type of file you downloaded from this page.

Install APK file

Find and select the APK file. Tap 'Install' when the APK installer menu shows up. Afterwards, complete the installation by following any additional instructions that appear on-screen.

Install XAPK file

To install a .XAPK file, first download and install the Split APKs Installer (SAI) application. Then, open the SAI app and choose the "Install APKs/XAPK" option. Locate the .XAPK file you wish to install and click 'Install.'

Install Car Widget on Windows 10/11 and Mac

This app can be operated on a computer with an Android emulator. While there are various emulators available, this tutorial uses BlueStacks, which is compatible with both Mac and Windows systems.

Installing BlueStacks is straightforward. Simply download the installer from the BlueStacks website and run it. Be aware that the installer is large and setting up the engine might take some time.

If you don't have other programs associated with APK/XAPK file types, BlueStacks will open these files by default. To install an app, either double-click the APK/XAPK file or drag-and-drop it onto the BlueStacks home screen. Then, confirm the installation. Once installed, the app will appear on the BlueStacks home screen.

That's all! You've now successfully installed Car Widget on your PC Windows and Mac using BlueStacks.

If you have any questions, please post them in the discussion section below.

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Older versions

3.1.0 (331002)2024-03-07
3.0.2 (33200)2024-03-07
3.0.1 (33101)2023-12-09
3.0.0 (33005)2023-11-27
2.1.6 (21600)2020-11-07
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"Car Widget" makes easier and quicker access to phone features when you're in the car.
With the widget you can assign one or more screens on your home launcher to be dedicated for usage inside the car.

Unlike Car Home applications, you still will have access to all other screens of your home launcher.

To access widget settings use application shortcut.

HOW TO USE
On any home screen press "menu", then "add", select "widgets" and choose "Car Widget" from the list of available widgets.
You might need to restart the device in order to widget to appear in the list.

Main features:
* 4x4 widget
* 4,6 or 8 big shortcuts per widget
* 5 Skins
* Customization options: background color, opacity, font size and color, icons tint
* Replacement for "Car Dock" / "Car Home" applications.
* Custom icons and titles for shortcuts
* Icon pack support

Available shortcuts (can be expanded by installed applications):
* Applications
* Bookmark
* Contact
* Direct dial/ message
* Directions & Navigation (Using Google Maps)
* Gmail label
* Music playlist
* Settings
* Built-In Shortcuts - (InCar switch, Play/Pause, Next, Previous - Experimental)

Free version includes Trial of the features available in the Car Widget Pro.

Car Widget Pro features:
Automation for your car. Detects when you inside the car and adjusts settings of your phone.

Trigger (possible to combine all of the options):
* Power cable connected
* Headphones connected
* Bluetooth device connected
* Activity recognition

Actions:
* Turn on Bluetooth
* Disable screen timeout
* Adjust screen brightness
* Adjust volume level of media
* Switch off Wi-Fi
* Route call to speaker
* Auto answer (Experimental)
* Autorun App
* Shortcuts in notification bar (Android 4.0)

Limitations:
- It's not possible to unlock the screen from widget
- It's not possible to switch to the specific screen from widget
- Not possible to switch GPS

Permissions:
CALL_PHONE (Directly call phone numbers)- used for direct call shortcut
WAKE_LOCK (Prevent phone from sleeping) - used to disable screen timeout
WRITE_SETTINGS (Modify system settings)- used to adjust brightness settings
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE and CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
BLUETOOTH and BLUETOOTH_ADMIN - required in order to switch Bluetooth state
(Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage) - Backup/Restore functionality

Tips:
* On some devices you have option "Stay awake" (Under Settings -> Applications -> Development), you can enable it if your want to prevent phone from sleeping.

* Landscape mode: Not all launchers allow to use phone in landscape mode, just replace yours with alternative one that supports it (like LauncherPro or ADW).

You can find Car Widget Pro also in androidpit.com market.
(This marketplace has an option for PayPal)

IMPORTANT
Please exercise caution when using this application and do not manipulate your device while driving. Always pay attention to the road.
Add option for 12 and 14 shortcuts
Improve stability
Upgrade libraries