Since maybe 2 weeks ago my Model 3 and phone don't automatically connect when I approach the car like it has before. I don't know if it's the car or my phone, so I've rebooted both a couple of times but no change.
Previous State. I walk up to the car with the phone in my pocket, the phone and car immediately connect (most of the time) and I open the door without any delay.
Current State. I approach the car with the phone in my pocket or in hand, and the doors remain locked. I wait a few extra seconds allowing more time for the handshake to happen, but they still don't connect. I then open the Tesla app on my phone, THEN they connect and I can open the door. I don't know if they would have connected if I continued to wait, but even still, both devices do not connect immediate as before.
Impacts. This is an annoyance and a hassle- ensure I have a free hand to operate my phone and either pocket the phone so I can use that hand to open the door or finagle the phone in my hand so I can also use the door handle.
Has this happened to any now or previously? Any user fixes I can try or is this something on the Tesla side? Note: my phone and other Bluetooth devices connect immediately or nearly immediately (i.e. no connectivity change with other devices). THX.