Model S iPhone App available now

Model S iPhone App available now

I know the Android app was available a few days ago. I just searched again on the iPhone app store and found the Tesla Model S App. You sign in with the same email and password as this website and it automatically links to your car. The menu includes Home, Controls, Charge, Climate, and Location across the bottom of the screen.

Home - shows current status, can sign in and out there.

Controls - vent roof, lock, unlock, honk horn, flash lights

Charge - switch from standard to max range, start and stop charging

Climate - shows current interior temp, turn climate on and off

Location - map view of the car location, direction to get to the car (goes to Maps app)

Thumbs up so far! | February 6, 2013

For those worried about use of simple passwords on the forum and on the app, when you first use the app, if the password is too simple, it forces you to create a new stronger password. Remember it, as you'll need it next time you login to Tesla's site too!

For app login, it also uses your email not your forum name. While usually your email is not all that private (I'm sure you've given it out many times), it's also not public on the Tesla site.

Brian H | February 6, 2013

Remember the xkcd lesson: password strength is a direct function of length. All the special characters etc. don't matter a d***.

Lesson: make it easy for YOU to remember, but long.

jandkw | February 6, 2013

Just download. My MS is in the shop for tinting and I can see exactly where the car is, my driver door is opened now and the temperature is 69 deg. exactly what the temperature I set when I left my car. I didn't want to play with the other functions to scare the installer and can't wait to pick up my MS tomorrow to play with it. Great app.

DouglasR | February 6, 2013

Hey! I didn't realize that the app actually shows when doors are open, etc. My car is currently having the 2nd charger installed, and I can see that the frunk, trunk, and driver's door are open. I can also see that climate control is set to blow air at the feet and dash. I am certain it would also show when lights are on, charge port is open, etc.

Brian H | February 6, 2013

Beep out the "Charge!" cadence on the horn, and see if anything happens. :P

DouglasR | February 6, 2013

"Shave and a haircut . . ."

Michael S | February 7, 2013

The Android App ROCKS!!

The charge state monitoring is particularly usefull.

dtaubert | February 7, 2013

Until we have support for delayed charging...

Now I plug in the car when I get home, stop charging from the dash, and then use the iPhone app to start charging as I'm getting into bed. A little better.

akikiki | February 7, 2013

Regarding the comments about warming the interior does not warm the battery. None of us designed this dream, but from thinking about how the designer would do things, the car's climate control probably runs from the 12 volt battery, and doesn't have any control over the car's larger battery. Maybe later they will offer both separately?

Marcel.vdbosch | March 9, 2013

Does anybody know when the tesla app will be available by app stores out of the US?

Kind Regards,
Marcel (Europe RN 422 Signature Performance)

jeroens | March 9, 2013

I guess when the first deliveries start. I just downloaded it with an USA account (not that it is of any use yet)

jcastellan | March 9, 2013

Just downloaded the Tesla Model S mobile app for Blackberry Z10.....unbelievable! I am lost for words. Thank-you Tesla for such an integrated car app and so up to date for the new Z10.
I was immediately updated on all the vital stats of my car and I could also see the exterior temp.
Now I can continue to be a 24 hr salesman for Tesla when I show off my car app.
Great job!!

sunnysailor | March 9, 2013

Has anyone had problems with the map showing the exact location of the car (iphone)? My phone shows where the car was when the application was installed. The current street name location of the car shows up on another screen but not on the map. I don't have the tech package.

jcastellan | March 9, 2013

Is there a way to get the same info on the app onto my desktop? While working, I would like to be able to check on my baby from time to time!

sancann | March 28, 2013


I just got the Blackberry Z10 but can't find the Model S app. Can you offer assistance in finding the app for download?

nuritk | March 28, 2013

This car keeps getting better. Don't you love the fact that you don't even look at the price of gas anymore - it doesn't matter. I'm not a car buff but I'm a techie and LOVE the car!

GeekEV | March 29, 2013

@sunnysailor - I don't have the tech package either, but the car location has always been spot on for me. I can see down to the exact parking space and whether I parked crooked or not! Maybe try deleting and reinstalling the app.

fthompson | April 3, 2013

We were able to log in to the app a few days ago but can't anymore. App says email/password is incorrect. We have tried several times, using the same password as for our MyTesla account.

The registered email address has a hyphen in it...

Any ideas?

TSLAPWR | April 3, 2013

I had the same problem, Tesla told me to take the exclamation mark I had in my password out and use a number instead.
Re-setup my password and it worked. It originally work with an exclamation mark.

nickjhowe | April 3, 2013

FWIW I still have an exclamation mark in my PW and it still works fine. @fthompson - are you using email/pw or username/pw? Whichever you are using, try the other one.

2-Star | July 2, 2013

The app now knows about my car! Until this morning it always said that no car was registered to this account after I entered my email address and password. Now it shows my VIN (P13769) and the endlessly spinning wheel, sometimes ending with a notice to turn on Remote Access in the car. Hopefully this means my car is nearing production, or maybe even that it has actually been born! My Delivery Window is 7-18 to 8-1 in Southwest Harbor, Maine. I understand that it will be shipped to the Service Center in Boston, then trucked to SWH.

BTW, it would be nice if the iPhone app would permit landscape viewing on an iPad (or TMC would introduce an iPad version of the app). I often keep my iPad in the landscape position, attached to a Logitech Keyboard Cover.

emd1234 | July 2, 2013

The app let me sign in for the first time this morning, with the spinning icon. It let me look around the app. Then, later this morning it stopped working and now says that my car may not be ready. Has this happened to anyone else?

tgeppe | July 2, 2013

Tesla Model S. Just saw it in App store.

wood2905 | July 2, 2013

I cannot get the ap to connect to my car
when I go to the Control-settings-vehicle as instructed there is no option to turn mobile ap on?

help please

hsadler | July 2, 2013


'I cannot get the ap to connect to my car
when I go to the Control-settings-vehicle as instructed there is no option to turn mobile ap on?'

It gets turned on at the car. Normally off till delivery to keep someone from honking the horn, etc - a safety for Tesla workers.

The fact that you got this far means your car has been born.

18Wheeler | December 11, 2013

You should be able to heat your seats and change the driver profile from the app.

vespadirk | December 25, 2013

Any suggestions on how to register/link my car to my profile?
I bought the car secibd hand and have enabled remote access in the car but when I start the app I get a message saying: your account does not have any mobile enabled vehicles. So the question is: how do I cinnect my car to the account?

wolfpet | December 25, 2013

It takes about 20 hours for your car to become visible in the app. Call Tesla if you still can't see it tomorrow.

Brian H | December 26, 2013

Second-hand will definitely need TM intervention, I think.

katlouie | April 16, 2014

I have my car but it won't link to my account. Does anyone know how to get it linked?

Ohmman | April 16, 2014

Patience, usually - they say it can take up to 24 hours. Or a call to service.

Nuts4MS | April 17, 2014

Did you enable it under the control section on your touch screen?

pinnacle_fitness | April 17, 2014


agreed changing driver profile from the app is a much needed addition!

sem.peters2000 | December 6, 2014


--I was wondering if the autopilot can drive in (for example) Holland? Because there are different signs than in America.

--How many Tesla's are there sold by now?

--Are there plans for a model S with a longer range?

--Is supercharging TOTALLY free?


-Gman- | December 6, 2014

--...if the autopilot can drive in (for example) Holland? Because there are different signs than in America.

A: yes, but it goes 30% faster since the speed limits there are km/hr; Stand in front of the forward camera holding a sign with an umlaut on it to calibrate Autopilot for Europe.

--How many Tesla's are there sold by now?

A: 37

--Are there plans for a model S with a longer range?

A: you don't need longer range in Holland; just get in the driver's side, and out the passenger side, and you'll be halfway across your country.

--Is supercharging TOTALLY free?

A: no; you must mail me a dollar each time you supercharge.


hillcountryfun | December 6, 2014

Nice Gman!!

Q -I was wondering if the autopilot can drive in (for example) Holland? Because there are different signs than in America.

A - Yes, I'm sure the recognition software has an easier time switching between languages and symbols than we do.

--How many Tesla's are there sold by now?

A - Most folks believe they passed the 50,000 mark back in October 2014

--Are there plans for a model S with a longer range?

A - Only Elon and Elon's housekeeper know the answer to this but I would not expect it until the Model 3 comes out in 2017 or 2018

--Is supercharging TOTALLY free?

A - How about this answer, there are no additional payments or fees due from using the supercharger after you've purchased the car (assuming you bought an 85 or paid for the SC service on a 60).

It's an amazing machine, pull the won't be sorry.