Car Home Ultra

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About this app

Car Home Ultra is a car dock app that makes it easy to manage your phone while in the car.

It can startup automatically when your car’s BT is detected, and you can always easily get back to CHU by tapping either the home button or the overlay button (see settings->startup options).

Car Home Ultra has many task automation features to setup your phone for use in the car. This includes: Auto Startup, Display Brightness control, volume control, WiFi settings, and more.

More Features:
• Customize an unlimited number of shortcuts to launch apps, direct dial numbers, or even navigate to a specific location.
• Use the media controller to manage any music or podcast app on your phone with big easy to see buttons.
• Keep aware of your speed, location, weather, altitude, and more with the built in data widgets.
• Multiple skins and color schemes for 100s of different looks.
• Automatic Day and Night color schemes to preserve your night vision.
• Automatic Response for SMS messages lets you focus on the road.
• Speed Alarm to help you avoid tickets
• Full Feature List Below

Mark the Geek: "CarHome Ultra for Android - Perfect App for in Car Dock"

Android 4.2+ users can also use Google Voice Commands for a completely hands free experience. See this link for details:

**This is a 30 day trial, if you like the app please purchase CarHome Ultra License for unlimited use**

Data Widgets:
- Speedometer (speaks when pressed)
- Compass
- Altimeter
- Battery Meter
- Clock
- Current Weather Conditions (Speaks when pressed)
- Current Location (Speaks when pressed)

Other Features:
- Integrated Media Controller (Play/Pause, Next, Previous, Artist, Title)
- Unlimited number of custom shortcuts
- Location alerts
- Custom Day/Night color schemes
- Multiple skins and color schemes
- Auto switch between Day/Night based on Sunset and Sunrise
- Set to speaker phone mode when docked (optional)
- Starts CarHome when bluetooth connection is detected
- Auto Bluetooth on with Car Mode (optional)
- Auto Bluetooth off when exiting Car Mode (optional)
- Auto Wifi on/off with Car Mode (optional)
- Displays speed in KPH or MPH
- Displays temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit
- Full Screen Mode
- Support for Icon Packs
- Lock Screen Rotation (landscape, portrait, reverse landscape, and reverse portrait)
- Android 5 Material Design
- Brightness and Display Mode Controls
- Volume Controls
- Tactile Button Response
- Mute Alerts
- 3 Page Type: 6 button, 8 button, and media controller
- Sleep Mode: saves power and reduces heat
- Keep Display On until you exit the app
- Stop music/media on exit
- Android Auto partially inspired by this app (yes, that’s true)

HAVE A PROBLEM? Please send me an email:

App Permission Descriptions:
Device & App History – Required for the new Media Controller feature to detect if a media player is able to accept media requests.

Contacts/Calendar – This is required to setup a direct dial shortcut. Calendar is bundled with the contact permission.

Location – This is required to access the GPS for the speedometer, compass, altimeter, weather, etc…

Phone – This is required for the Direct Dial shortcut.

Photos/Media/Files – This is required for the Debug Log feature. Photos & Media are bundled with the permission, the app doesn’t need those.

Camera/Microphone – The app will need the microphone permission for any voice activated features in the future. It is required right now for the media player visualization feature. Attaching to the audio stream requires the mic permission. Camera is bundled with the mic permission, the app doesn’t use the camera.

Wi-Fi Connection – The app needs this permission to enable/disable Wi-Fi.
Updated on
Mar 7, 2019

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Ratings and reviews

12.1K reviews
Jerry Olson
May 20, 2022
License stopped working - no response The app works well when the PAID license works. Every couple of years the license stops working. In the past, an email results in a quick resolution. No longer. For over a month the app has been nagging about the license, while I'm driving. So far I have received no response to multiple emails.
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Bob Falcone
December 19, 2018
I've had this app for many years and it's been very useful. Now, not so much. I used to be able to use direct dial shortcuts with this app, but they no longer work. When I try to use a direct dial button, I get a "this app may not be compatible with Car Home Ultra" even when I'm using this apps own built-in direct dial feature. I'm using a Pixel 3 with Android version 9. This feature worked fine with my previous phone, the original Google Pixel, which also had Android version 9.
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December 19, 2018
Hi, this is an Android 9 bug. You will need to manually grant phone permission to the app. Send a mail to for details. Thanks
Tom McGrew
July 13, 2019
Has been my go-to dock app for years but when I switched to an LG G6, it became less useful. It seems the app cannot override the G6's auto-off setting for the screen. No matter how I adjust it in the app, the screen will ALWAYS turn itself off after the set time. The only thing that corrects this is adjust the setting to "never" in the phone settings (which is not a solution). This doesn't happen when I'm in navigation for some reason, though. Please fix this!
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What's new

Bug Fixes
Google is forcing the removal of the SMS Auto-Reply feature