Scanner Automotive on Android Phone!Applications and Software!

Android devices, that fit in the palm of your hand, are already much more powerful than the computers that took man to the moon. It is not surprising then that it is completely possible to use your Android to diagnose problems in your vehicle, using an interface OBD2 and the Android app suitable. Basically, you will need a scanner automotive, only much cheaper. Let us show you how.

Scanner Automotive for Android OBD2

You need a device OBD2 Bluetooth that is compatible with the apps available for Android, and connectivity to the ELM 327, as not all devices are compatible with the best apps. In general, all devices OBD2 are robust, and not as compact as you expect them to be.

OBD2 Scanner Bluetooth: Where to Connect?

In the service manual of your car or in the owner’s manual, is available a guide on where to find where to plug the OBD2 connector in your vehicle. Generally, the connector is docked just below the panel or between the front seats. There are apps in the Android store that can help you to find the point of connection to the OBD. If you do not find, you can also give a connected fast to the dealership or a trusted mechanic, asking this information.

Scanner Automotive Bluetooth Works, But Choose One Which is Compatible With the Vehicle!

In addition to the compatibility with the application, is required the compatibility with the car. Forums, videos on YouTube and the manuals of the manufacturers of the devices OBD2 has several indications of which vehicles they accept, and which will not accept a certain model of scanner. Preferably, purchase a model directly from a supplier in Brazil that have minimum warranty of 6 months for defects.

Fault Diagnosis with Scanner ODB2 for Android

With the OBD2 scanner connected to your Android device, it will be possible to diagnose the problems your vehicle without having to take it to a mechanic. We are talking about problems that may occur in the electronic system of the vehicle because we remember that many cars do not have sensors in some mechanical parts. And the sensor will not tell you what needs to be fixed: it will indicate an error code via the application, which will indicate where the system displays erratic readings. The error code needs to be crossed with the database of an application to the problem is found. Thus, the appropriate repair can be arranged, according to the diagnosis.

Apps OBD2 for Android

Finding the right app is potentially a minefield, as there are many applications that claim to offer diagnostic and monitoring tools, but few that actually deliver what they promise. Many, however, can’t even be compatible with the devices OBD2 more modern. Other only has an interface in English, some were only made for certain models of vehicles. Two tips, however, deserve to be highlighted to find the application under the measure.

The first tip is to get away of the free apps. It is not prejudice, but it is very difficult to find free apps compatible with readers OBD2 that have good compatibility and good bug reports.

The second tip is to look for the applications of large companies of tools and diagnostics. These applications, although they are more expensive, are always dependable. Although many of them are tied to the products and devices of their own companies, some are compatible with other readers.

Our recommendations for applications tester are the ScanMaster Lite and the DashCommand, both available in English. The Carista OBD2 was used by friends for models of vehicles european and japanese.

Fault Diagnosis with Scanner ODB2 for Android

With the OBD2 scanner connected to your Android device, it will be possible to diagnose the problems your vehicle without having to take it to a mechanic. We are talking about problems that may occur in the electronic system of the vehicle because we remember that many cars do not have sensors in some mechanical parts. And the sensor will not tell you what needs to be fixed: it will indicate an error code via the application, which will indicate where the system displays erratic readings. The error code needs to be crossed with the database of an application to the problem is found. Thus, the appropriate repair can be arranged, according to the diagnosis.

Apps OBD2 for Android

Finding the right app is potentially a minefield, as there are many applications that claim to offer diagnostic and monitoring tools, but few that actually deliver what they promise. Many, however, can’t even be compatible with the devices OBD2 more modern. Other only has an interface in English, some were only made for certain models of vehicles. Two tips, however, deserve to be highlighted to find the application under the measure.

The first tip is to get away of the free apps. It is not prejudice, but it is very difficult to find free apps compatible with readers OBD2 that have good compatibility and good bug reports.

The second tip is to look for the applications of large companies of tools and diagnostics. These applications, although they are more expensive, are always dependable. Although many of them are tied to the products and devices of their own companies, some are compatible with other readers.

Our recommendations for applications tester are the ScanMaster Lite and the DashCommand, both available in English. The Carista OBD2 was used by friends for models of vehicles european and japanese.

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