Crazy high vampire drain with TeslaFi app

Crazy high vampire drain with TeslaFi app

In the 3 days after I started using the TeslaFi app (default settings, did not change polling intervals etc.), I had 30 miles of vampire drain between overnight and parking. In the 3 days after I got rid of it, I have zero net drain (one day -1, one day 0, the third day strangely a 1 mile gain overnight). Anyone else observe this? Regardless of tinkering around with the polling interval, the app just doesn't seem worth it.

hokiegir1 | July 2, 2018

It's set to poll every minute by default, which doesn't let the car sleep. If you change that to at least 11 minutes, it allows the car to go into it's normal sleep cycle. That said, I just added it (had seen the polling interval here before, so set mine up that way from the start), more because we are about to take a long trip and I was curious. I'll probably delete my token when we get back.

Tesla-David | July 2, 2018

I have been using TeslaFi app for 2 years now for our MS85D & now our M3 over past 5 months, and are only seeing about 2 miles of vampire drain per day, so heck your settings page to see what your sleep settings are. Also, you can ask for help from the support page. They have been very helpful.

Bartman4 | July 3, 2018

I’ve been using the TeslaFi sleep mode and see 2-5 mike per day loss.

Rutrow S | July 3, 2018

The Tesla app seems to drain my phone!!! I had to plug in twice today.

Passion2Fly | November 25, 2018

Anybody knows how to delete the TeslaFi token so the server is not polling the car anymore? Thanks!

SalisburySam | November 26, 2018

@vijay0129 and @Passion2Fly, before giving up completely on TeslaFi, know that I and many more do not experience the vampire losses that you do from this app. There may indeed be other reasons for the drain, but if it is caused by TeslaFi, it can be fixed. I would suggest reaching out to them to help you through this.

For me, TeslaFi has been terrifically useful, capturing lots of data and displaying it in many meaningful ways I’m only now starting to appreciate after almost 5000 miles on my Model 3 delivered last July. It is certainly not a necessary app for Model 3 enjoyment and use, but it is tremendously helpful. And no, I’m not getting a free subscription for this shameless shill for them. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

Passion2Fly | November 26, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, but I wasn’t complaining about the app... I just want to know how to remove the token if I ever need to do it... is it easy? Thanks!

hokiegir1 | November 26, 2018

@Passion - You click "delete token."

cmh95628 | November 26, 2018

I have not yet tried TeslaFi. Can you please tell us your top three things you like about it? I might try it to have my car pre-heated each workday morning. I expect this is able to be scheduled via TeslaFi. Please confirm.

hokiegir1 | November 26, 2018

@Cmh -- I'm not @SS, but I've also liked the data I've gotten. I haven't managed to get scheduled preheating to work, though I haven't put much effort into it, so I'd expect it's user error on my side. I *love* the monthly summary where it shows how many miles driven, total at home charges, total supercharges, total non-home charges. I also like the daily summary showing efficiency. And the battery health 100% estimates.

I also currently know hubby is trying to surprise me with a christmas present early -- because he has the car and I saw where he stopped. ;)

Is it a "required" app? Not at all. But it's definitely nice for a data geek.

goatea | January 9, 2019

How do you ‘delete token’ where is this?

david.sahn | January 9, 2019

I had terrible battery drain with Remote S app. I have deleted the app. The developer has not responded to my inquiries about the problem. Disappointing, especially since it was $10.

drbob | January 12, 2019

I haven't had any problems with phantom drain using TeslaFi - love the detailed data it provides.

I'd suggest giving it a try. Get 4 weeks free if you use my referral link (vs 2 without ):