Many Australian electric car drivers have had problems installing the Ampol AmpCharge app on relatively new Android phones despite nothing being wrong with their phone.
As you can see by the comments below a lot of EV drivers were not happy about this situation, especially if they arrived at an Ampol AmpCharge location with not much battery left and they desperately needed to charge their car.
Until a few days ago the Ampol AmpCharge app for Android hadn’t been updated since mid-2022.
Thankfully Ampol took the feedback on board and have released a refreshed version of their app as of December 2023.
A contact at Ampol AmpCharge told me they’ve now resolved the issue and the AmpCharge app is available to download for the latest version of Android.
I can confirm that it installs fine on my Pixel 8 Pro phone running Android 14, as you can see in the screen shots below.
If you had a payment method saved before in the Ampol AmpCharge app then you probably have to add it again like I did.
Reader Mark messaged me to say he had to manually clear app data and app cache to get the new Ampol AmpCharge app to work and he noticed some other differences:
- No mention of Plug n Charge
- No logins / account required