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Complete Guide to Using the Tesla App: Maximize Your Experience


Welcome to your comprehensive guide to the Tesla app! Designed to make your Tesla ownership experience smoother and more enjoyable, this guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the app. Whether you're looking to control your Tesla remotely, manage its settings, or explore advanced features, you're in the right place. This guide also features a brief overview of Sentry Pro, a complementary app enhancing the Tesla's security features.

Getting Started

Tesla App in Apple Play Store

1. Downloading the App:

2. Setting Up Your Account:

  • Upon opening the app, you can either sign in or create a new account.

  • To create an account, tap "Create Account" and fill in the required fields.

  • Enable notifications to receive important updates directly on your phone.

3. Adding Your Tesla:

  • Navigate to the person icon at the top right of the screen and select "Add Products".

  • You’ll need your Tesla, its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and relevant documents like a driver’s license or proof of ownership.

  • Connection via WiFi or LTE is required.

  • Adding your Tesla can be instant or take a few days.

4. Phone Key Setup:

  • From the main menu, tap "Set Up Phone Key" and allow Tesla app location access.

  • Pair your phone by placing the keycard on the center console as instructed by the app.

  • Once connected, your phone allows for keyless entry and auto-lock features.

Navigating the App

Tesla App Screen Shots

Main Screen:

  • Customize your Tesla's name by holding down on it at the top left.

  • View battery status, remaining charge time, and access quick controls for frequently used features.

  • Manage notifications, payment details for charging, and shop for Tesla products via the dropdown menu.

Controls Section:

  • Access and customize controls such as unlocking, climate settings, and charging information.

  • Monitor real-time charging details like current power input and set charge limits.

Climate Controls:

  • Remotely manage the car's temperature, activate seat heaters, defrost settings, and more.

  • Special modes like Dog and Camp Mode can be activated to maintain appropriate climate conditions inside the car.

Location and Navigation:

  • View and send directions to your Tesla from your preferred map application.

  • Schedule departure times and manage navigation settings including charging stops.

Scheduling and Charging:

  • Set home charging times according to your schedule and enable settings like preconditioning and off-peak charging to save on costs.

Security and Driving Features:

  • Manage phone keys, add drivers, and customize security settings including Sentry Mode.

  • Sentry Pro enhances security by providing real-time alerts; details on its features and trial offers are included.

Charge Stats and Upgrades:

  • Track charging habits, costs, and savings over different time frames.

  • Purchase upgrades like Enhanced Autopilot or shop for accessories directly through the app.

Service and Roadside Assistance:

  • Request service, describe issues, and schedule repairs through the app.

  • Use the roadside assistance feature for emergencies like flat tires or lockouts.

Additional Features:

  • Explore more detailed information on your Tesla, including software updates and warranty details through the app.

Refer and Earn:

  • Utilize the Tesla referral program to earn rewards by referring new customers to purchase Tesla Accessories and products.


With this guide, you're well-equipped to explore and utilize the Tesla app to its fullest. Make sure to keep the app updated and check out any additional resources or updates to enhance your Tesla ownership experience. Happy driving!

This guide should serve both as a practical resource for Tesla owners and a promotional tool for prospective users, highlighting the ease and benefits of integrating Tesla's technology into their daily routine.


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