The Tesla app puts owners in direct communication with their vehicles and Powerwalls anytime, anywhere. With this app, you can:
- Check charging progress in real time and start or stop charging
- Heat or cool your car before driving – even if it's in a garage
- Lock or unlock from afar
- Locate your vehicle with directions or track its movement
- Send an address from your favorite apps to start navigation in your car
- Allow your passengers to quickly control media
- Flash lights or honk the horn to find your vehicle when parked
- Vent or close the panoramic roof
- Summon your vehicle out of your garage or a tight parking space (for vehicles with Autopilot)
- Update your vehicle software from wherever you are
- Engage with Powerwall: monitor how much energy is stored from solar, used by your home, or exported to the grid
Note: Powerwall features in this app require Powerwall 2
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This release contains minor fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Good App, Few Suggestions
All in all the ability to cool/heat my vehicle, remotely open doors, honk the horn, and view where the vehicle is at at any time is amazing! Light years beyond my last car. That said, a few things I think would add a lot of benefit. 1) When setting a charge limit, let me see percentages on the lines. You guys recommend a specific percentage for extended battery life. Don’t make me guesstimate where that is. 2) allow me to either pick and choose or show more options on the widget. Currently, if I want to open the frunk I’m good; swipe right and tap widget button. If I want to open the trunk I have to open the app, tap controls, then open the trunk. Minor, but if I use the trunk far more than the frunk, it gets frustrating. 3) Allow me to view WiFi connection and signal strength from the app. I have a detached garage. I’m trying to find a better location for my router so that my car gets more than one bar of WiFi. Currently I have to move the router, walk to the car and get in, check it...rinse and repeat over and over. I may end up needing to get an extender, but the app would save me a lot of headache if it just exposed this data. 4) when I have charging set at a scheduled time, it shows correctly in my car, but not on the app widget. i.e. I have it plugged in currently and set to begin charging at midnight. The widget says “charging will begin at 6:33 pm” despite my posting this at 7:20 pm.
Awesome App - Best Cars Ever
Disregard most of the critical reviews here. They are either further evidence of the paid-for shilling by Tesla stock shorts or are having isolated technical difficulties. There are also some entitled people posting about unrelated issues. For example, the guy whose iPhone X isn't working but his friend's iPhone 8 is. I have a X and it works fine.
The app won't work until you pick up your car and they pair the phone with it. With the Model 3, they'll also pair it with your key cards. This isn't Tesla's fault. Until you are actually at the dealer, they still have ownership of the car, even if you've laid for it. Blame the laws, not Tesla.
ENABLE BACKGROUND REFRESH
The biggest potential issue people may have is is that they've disabled background app refresh to save battery. Don't do that! It can't work properly without that, and iOS is much more efficient than it used to be. Go to Settings>background app refresh.
ENABLE LOCATION SERVICES
Go to Settings>Privacy>Location Services. Set the Tesla app to Always. It needs to know where you are for nav/map features to work, and likely for other things as well.
Must be on.
Be mindful that when you're at home, your phone may be on the edge of your WiFi network when you're outside. In the garage, it may have an even worse signal. It will still try to go on WiFi, which means the signal may be worse than with LTE. Maybe try disabling WiFi or get a mesh network like Orbi.
I don’t have any problems that these others are
My experience has been great with no occurrences of issues that others leaving bad reviews mention. I think it is very device and location specific, meaning phone make/model, cell tower connectivity between phone and vehicle, WiFi/internet service (if involved in the connection equation), and potentially needing to reset the mobile phone altogether. Specifically, I have never had username/password/logout issues, so it can’t be the app is poor or my experience would be consistent with theirs.
Coming from a Camry XLE and the Toyota Entune app (which is a total joke and worthless piece of crap that literally makes you type username/password EVERY time and no option of TouchID) the Tesla app is used DAILY almost hourly, whereas I would open Entune once a month to see if it had actually become useful or even worked yet. (It never became useful or worked).
For the one user who mentioned they wish it would have Siri or other automation, just buy the “RemoteS” app in the App Store. You can create Siri shortcuts and literally tell your car what to do.
Tesla shouldn’t be the sole developer of mobile app enhancements, just core functions. They just need to provide the capability and documentation for developers to access core functions, which they have done and are available on the web. Learn development or start a campaign to acquire the development. Otherwise use the feature request function in the car.
- Tesla, Inc.
- 52.7 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Tesla, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
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