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Remote S: Tesla app for Apple Watch, iPhone & iPad official support and feature request thread

Remote S: Tesla app for Apple Watch, iPhone & iPad official support and feature request thread

In 2015, I created an iOS app for Tesla so that Apple Watch users could control their Teslas from their watch. Since then, a large percentage of Tesla owners have started using my Remote S app for their iPhones as well since it connects faster, exposes more car stats, keeps a location history, shows charging information from your last session, and has less restrictions when using Summon/HomeLink (no need to be near the car and no need to hold down the button). There's also Siri Shortcuts support so that you can do things like open your trunk by talking to Siri, combine commands in the Shortcuts app, and even summon your car by talking to your watch (see video: https://youtu.be/jPsidqqUb_k).

I'm starting this new forum thread to answer all questions, bug reports, UI suggestions, and feature requests for the app. The app currently works for the Model S, 3 & X.

Download link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id991623777?mt=8&at=11l4Ui

TranzNDance | September 26, 2018

This morning, I requested a Homelink Trigger on the watch. Siri said she'd tap me once she was ready but that didn't happen by the time I approached the garage so I just cancelled. It brings me back to the time when Siri was first introduced and it was a let-down because the latency was so long that it wasn't usable. Remote S is awesome but Siri's performance makes the experience less useful. I have a Series 3 Watch and iPhone 6S.

regoapps | September 26, 2018

3.5.4 has been uploaded to Apple which fixes the watch app for those on watchOS 4, and adds the ability to change the charge limit and switch cars via Siri Shortcuts. Here are some notes for Siri Shortcuts that I've written up after playing around with it some more:

For those not seeing all the shortcuts: To get the full list of available shortcuts on the phone, go to the Remote S settings, and then tap on Siri & Search and then tap on Shortcuts. If you go to Siri & Search directly from the Settings app without first going to the Remote S settings page, then you will see a shortened list of available shortcuts rather than the full list.

For those who use the Shortcuts app: If you go to the Shortcuts app, you will see a shortened list of Remote S shortcuts if you tap the Search bar, scroll down and tap on the Remote S. If you want to use a shortcut in the Shortcuts app but it's not in the shortened list, then you should create and use the shortcut at least once from the full list. After that, it will appear in the Shortcuts app if you do a search for "Remote S". Please note that the shortcuts created through the Shortcuts app might not work on the Apple Watch.

For those having trouble getting Siri to work on the Apple Watch: Try creating the Siri commands through the Siri & Search section of Remote S' settings page on the iPhone first. Shortcuts created through the Shortcuts iPhone app may not currently be supported on the Apple Watch. For those on the original Apple Watch and can't update to watchOS 5, your Apple Watch can still support a limited number of Siri commands without setting up a phrase for them. Those commands are (these can be phrased differently):

"Unlock my car"
"Lock my car"
"Honk my car's horns"
"Flash my car's lights"
"What is my car's battery level?"
"Is my car charging?"
"Is my car locked?"

@Jbhill When you try HomeLink and Summon, keep the iPhone version of Remote S open (making sure that the car icon on the top is a solid white) and see if any error messages pop up after Remote S opens on the Apple Watch. If it doesn't show an error message and the command worked, then it means that everything should be working and you're good to go. Now try it again with the iPhone locked or the app closed and it should still work. It doesn't work with it opened or closed, then try using the HomeLink/Summon buttons from the force touch menu at the last page on the Apple Watch version of Remote S. Do those work? If not, then your watch isn't communicating properly with your iPhone. Perhaps re-pairing the two would fix it or restarting the watch.

@packpike The background refresh isn't going to help you there. It only does a refresh once every few hours or so (maybe even less). It does sound like your car is somewhat asleep, even though it's not fully asleep (perhaps some kind of energy saver setting is on or something). In any case, try telling the car to wake up first before giving it a Start AC command if the Start AC commands keep failing. There's a Siri Shortcut for waking up your car. If you have the Shortcuts app, you can create a combined Shortcut that does the following: try to wake up your car first, then add a script to wait a certain time like 30-60 seconds, then finally add the Start AC command. Or you can try stringing a bunch of "Start AC" commands together into one Shortcut through the Shortcuts app. One of them is bound to start working. There's no harm in attempting to start the AC even though it's already on. So if you string 10 of them together, fire one after the other, and one of them works, then it doesn't matter if the others also work or fail.

@jgarder I suspect that the problem is that shortcuts created by the Shortcuts app doesn't work on the Apple Watch yet. Try creating the shortcut through the Siri & Search settings in the Remote S settings instead. If you DID create it through there and not the Shortcuts app, then there's something else wrong. It might be that the Apple Watch hasn't yet learned your custom shortcuts phrases yet from your iPhone (someone else reported that it took them a whole day before it transferred over). I suspect that changing the phrases to something else may cause them to sync up faster. Also make sure that both devices are on the same iCloud account because that's how they sync shortcut phrases together.

@TranzNDance I hope the performance improves for you. Is the wifi signal not very strong near your garage? Perhaps the weak signal caused Siri to slow down, since Siri needs the internet to operate and so does Remote S. The next time you try it out, open Remote S on the iPhone and see if the car icon on the top is a solid white when you try to trigger HomeLink via Siri on the watch. If it's just an outline of a car, then it means that Remote S has trouble connecting to Tesla's servers and that might clue you in on what's going on. I know that when I get too far from my wifi router to get to my garage, Remote S struggles to keep connected to Tesla's servers.

Jbhill | September 26, 2018

I rebooted both the phone and the watch, and tried the Homelink command again with the app open on the phone. Still get the same “checking with the app” message one the phone, no apparent activity or messages on the phone app. The car icon is fully white. The Homelink button on the force touch menu on the watch does work fine. And the Siri command for Homelink does work on the phone, just not on the watch.

TranzNDance | September 26, 2018

Yes, I was a few houses down from my house, returning from a walk dropping off my son at school and planning to drive to work. I have the Chamberlain app on my Watch that I have been using to open the garage door as I approached it. It has taken a few houses walk before the app connected and opened the door. I was hoping to use voice on the watch to do the same thing. I suppose I can start the process earlier, but then I might have the weak signal issue. I have the cellular version of the Watch.

regoapps | September 26, 2018

@Jbhill Okay, that sounds like something is wrong with those particular Siri Shortcuts on the Apple Watch. I'm going to go ahead and buy an Apple Watch that works with watchOS 5.0 so I can test it out in the real world. I've been using the Apple Watch simulator on the MacBook and HomeLink with Siri on the watch has been working fine. But maybe there's something wrong with what I coded for a real world Apple Watch. Unless someone else can confirm that the HomeLink on the apple watch works, I'll find myself an Apple Watch at the Apple Store and do more testing.

@TranzNDance Has the HomeLink shortcut via Siri on the Apple Watch ever worked for you? The poster above you has been having problems with it, so I'm wondering if it's an isolated incident or it's something wrong with my code.

packpike | September 27, 2018

Thanks. I’m creating a Shorcut like you suggest and I’ll let you know how it works. However, I don’t see the ‘wake up’ shorcut command in the Siri & Search. No energy savings enabled by the way.

packpike | September 27, 2018

Never mind, I found the Wake command.

Jbhill | September 27, 2018

Just had my first chance to use the app on a trip—love it! I’m wondering why the usage and charge information section looks different than what is shown on the user guide. Instead of battery info, mine says mph, which is negative, so it is apparently really amps. Instead of usage, mine says Net Power. Rated range and Ideal range are the same number, and there is no Estimated range. Did you change things and not yet update the help info?

regoapps | September 27, 2018

I bought the Apple Watch Series 4 earlier today and got a chance to play around with it with Remote S, and this is what I learned:

1) The HomeLink/Summon commands worked via Siri on the Apple Watch. It opens the Apple Watch app and then the garage opened a few seconds later. It does take quite a while for the action to happen (probably 10 seconds or so), so it didn't seem like it worked. But it did work eventually. I'm going to create a YouTube video on it later to show you guys.

2) Shortcuts made in the Shortcuts app work on the Apple Watch through Siri. I created a shortcut via the iPhone Shortcuts app called "Leaving Home". It does the following three commands in order (with Show When Run turned off): Wake Up Tesla, Unlock my car (no confirm), and Keyless Start. I enabled Siri for it in the shortcut's settings. I gave it the phrase "Leaving Home". I opened up my watch, and then said "Leaving Home" to Siri on my Apple Watch. Siri said things like "I'll tap you when I'm ready". After a few seconds, it said that it'd continue if I open the Shortcuts app on the iPhone with a "Siri Settings" button on the bottom that didn't seem to do anything if I tapped it (Apple bug?). BUT, I went and checked the app, and the car did unlock and keyless start was enabled. So the Shortcut I made did work via Siri, even though it contained three commands combined.

3) Using shortcuts made through the Shortcuts app sometimes fails if the car is asleep/not taking commands. When I press the Play button on the shortcut in the Shortcuts app, it says "Unknown error occurred". This seems to happen if nothing polled the car or no commands were given to it for a few hours. And this seems to happen to my Tesla even though I have "Always Connected" turned on. So instead, I have to add the "Wake Up Tesla" command to the Shortcut before it runs the shortcut. And then it runs just fine. To add the "Wake Up Tesla" command to the Shortcut, I had to create a phrase for it via Remote S' settings->Siri & Search->Shortcuts and then use it once. The command then showed up in the Shortcuts app's search when I did a search for "Remote S" after a while. The alternative is to run the shortcut again after it fails, because any command seems to wake up the car (except it'll fail to do the command the first time sometimes).

This leads me to think that any Siri command could potentially fail on the first try, since nothing was polling the car prior to the command. This was never an issue when running the apps, because they poll the car when it's running. This gives me an idea on how to make Siri more robust with the Siri commands (it will try to wake up your car first if it's been a while since your car had any polling or commands sent to it). So for those of you having issues with Siri not always working on the first try, my next update will fix that, and remove the need to give Shortcuts a "Wake Up Tesla" command first. But for now, before I create my next update, you can add your own temporary fix by issuing the "Wake Up Tesla" command first before every Shortcut made in the Shortcuts app.

@packpike Did adding the Wake command to the beginning of your shortcuts work? Because that fixed the issue for me. Read what I wrote above (point 3 especially). I'm going to integrate the Wake command to each Siri command in the next update so that you don't need to add it in the future. It would work even better than adding it to the Shortcut, because it would be smart enough to know that the car is already awake and not issue the wake command if it doesn't need it.

@Jbhill That guide is out of date. I haven't had a chance to update it. As for the mph, that's how many range miles are being added or subtracted from your battery. Negative would mean that x range miles per hour is being used. This would happen if your car is doing something like driving or turning on the AC. If it's a positive mph, then it's probably charging or getting a regen from the regen braking. Do you have the Model 3? The Model 3 doesn't have 3 different ranges to see. Only the Model S and X do.

Jbhill | September 27, 2018

Yes, I have a Model 3. Thanks for the clarification!

packpike | September 28, 2018

The next update that you mention sounds great. I did get it to work (2 for 2 so far, and will try again at lunch). I created a shortcut with a Wake, Turn on AC, Pause 10 seconds, Turn on AC, Turn on AC. I added the command 3 times per your previous recommendation. The downside of this process is that the watch vibrates with useless updates while executing and I don’t get the nice Remote S confirmation note that it’s working.

regoapps | September 28, 2018

@packpike I don't think you need the additional Turn on AC commands if you are already giving it a "Wake" command at the beginning. Just the first Wake plus the Turn on AC should be enough. But I could be wrong. Let me know how it goes.

Jesperj | September 28, 2018

This may be an FAQ, but as I can't find the FAQ, I'll ask here.

Is it possible to be able to unlock and drive the car without having the key fob, or my phone, with me at the time. In other words, if you have a cellular Apple Watch, could it use the cellular connection to control the car without being able to reach the companion phone app?

To test this out this morning, I turned off my phone and then tried using the app. It launched and and didn't give me any errors, but nothing happened when I clicked unlock or start on the watch. It didn't throw any error messages, but nothing happened.

Is this supposed to work?

packpike | September 28, 2018

I updated my shortcut to be Wake, pause 5 seconds, turn on AC. I tried it before lunch and it worked. I'll make sure that I don't mess with the app any and try again this afternoon.

jgardner | September 28, 2018

@regoapps I tested the Apple Watch Siri functionality further. Should you able able to execute items that are in the Suggested Shortcuts section without first enabling them by tapping the plus symbol? I'm able to execute some Remote S Suggested Shortcuts that are under Siri & Search for Remote S without first adding them to My Shortcuts (ex., Lock Tesla, Unlock Tesla, Honk Horn). However, any custom shortcuts that appear under My Remote S Shortcuts won't execute from the Apple Watch (v3). They do execute fine from the iPhone though. In general, are you supposed to activate the Siri command by tapping the "+" symbol first?

regoapps | September 28, 2018

@Jesperj I've heard mixed things about the cell network for the Apple Watch. Some users have said it worked, and some said it didn't work, and some said it didn't work at first but then later on it worked. I own an Apple Watch Series 0 and 4, and both apps work without the iPhone on. But then again, I'm also using the WiFi and not the cellular, even though my Series 4 is capable of cellular (I don't have a cell plan for my watch, otherwise I'd try that out myself). See if your Apple Watch works while connected to the WiFi with the phone turned off. It should work, because the Apple Watch has been coded to work without the companion app. Only HomeLink and Summon require the companion app for technical reasons. If it works on WiFi but doesn't work on cellular, then let me know which carrier is the Apple Watch on. Perhaps if there's a pattern, then we'll know that a certain carrier is the one blocking certain internet connections, because I can't make sense of the randomness besides the carrier doing some kind of blocking of certain web addresses from working.

Keep in mind that you can also set up Siri Shortcuts to unlock the car with your voice on the iPhone. So you could also leave your phone in your car as a back-up plan and shout Siri commands to it to unlock the car for you. Worst case scenario would be to borrow someone's smart phone and log into the Tesla app and unlock the car. If you do any of this stuff, I would also make sure to park in a spot where the car receives a cell signal.

@packpike Can you try it without the 5 second pause after the Wake command? I don't think it's necessary.

regoapps | September 28, 2018

@jgardner The following Siri commands are already pre-made for the iPhone and Apple Watch and don't need any prior setup:

"Unlock my car"
"Lock my car"
"Honk my car's horns"
"Flash my car's lights"
"What is my car's battery level?"
"Is my car charging?"
"Is my car locked?"

For all the other commands, you will need to set it up through Siri & Search first by tapping the "+" and adding a phrase.

Jesperj | September 28, 2018

Thanks for the response @regoapps. I did some more testing. Here's my setup:
Apple Watch Series 4, cellular
Service for the watch provided by T-Mobile. FWIW, T-Mobile HQ is about a mile away so I have pretty good coverage here. My watch says three bars in the parking garage.

I turned off my phone and left it and the keys to my MS in my office and walked down to the parking garage three floors below. I verified when I was down there that I couldn't communicate with the phone from the watch.

It turns out it does work, but the latency is so long that I didn't realize it worked before. The first time I pressed "unlock" in the watch app it took three minutes before the car reacted. Eventually it did get a little faster, but response time in the car to actions from the watch were still taking 20-30 seconds before the car reacted.

The second time I tried this, using the same method, something odd happened.
1. Press unlock. Car didn't immediately respond
2. Press "operate trunk". Car didn't immediately respond
3. Press unlock again. Car didn't immediately respond
4. After about 90 seconds, the trunk opens. Doors are still locked
5. Press "operate trunk". After 20 seconds or so the trunk closes
6. For about a minute after the trunk closed the app on the watch shows the trunk as still being open. This was the part that struck me as odd, but it seems to indicate that the car status update latency from Tesla's servers to the watch is the primary problem.
7. Press unlock again. After 30 seconds or so the doors unlock
8. Press lock. After another 30 seconds, the doors lock

So it works. However, the latency between operations and when anything happens is very long and there are no indications that anything is in progress or whether it succeeded. Obviously, this could be on Tesla's end, but it makes the feature harder to use. If there were at least an indication that communication with Tesla's servers was working, or that the action was pending, that would be useful.

TranzNDance | September 28, 2018

Could you please add a shortcut option to charge to 80%?

I looked but couldn't find a way to use Shortcuts to run a shortcut on specific days of the week. For example, I would like to charge more for the weekend and less for daily driving. Is it possible with current tools?

Thanks!

BnC | September 29, 2018

@regoapps it would be great to expose car state, such as the current odometer and location, to Siri Shortcuts. I'd use it to create commands to log work use to a Notes file ("start work use", "finished work use") and have it log date, odometer, location, and maybe charge.

sshah1230 | September 29, 2018

Hello,
I've entered the Remote S complication on the Infograph 8-complication watch face on the LL, but it shows a car with four - dashes ( - - - -). Is there a way to fix this? What is it supposed to show/say here? Can it say remote S? Is it a bug ?
Thank you!

regoapps | September 29, 2018

@Jesperj Thanks for testing the cellular Apple Watch. How's the latency with other apps? I'll see what I can do with displaying whether a command is pending. There's so little real estate on the watch that I didn't have something before, but I'll see if I can squeeze it in somewhere.

@TranzNDance Charge to 80% shortcut already exists, but you have to take extra steps to have it show up in the Shortcuts app. To do so, you have to create and use the charge to 80% shortcut via the Siri & Search setting in the Remote S setting. Then you have to go to Shortcuts' search bar and type in "Remote S". Then charge to 80% should show up as one of the four recent shortcuts used on Remote S. If it doesn't show up, use the shortcut via Siri again, and/or wait for the search results list to update. I wish that the full list of shortcuts would show up in the Shortcuts app, but they seem to limit it to 30 shortcuts displayed only annoyingly. As for your second question, I'm not sure about how to use the Shortcuts app fully myself as well since it's new to me, too. From what I can tell, there's no way to schedule a Shortcut to run on a certain day of the week. But there is a "if" script conditional where you can have a shortcuts run different commands based on the "if" condition.

@BnC Okay, I'll see what I can do.

@sshah1230 It's not supposed to have any data, and Apple put dashes there by default if there's no data. I suggest using any of the other complications, because that the corner complication is the only one that has those dashes put in by Apple. I'll see if I can figure out a way to get rid of them.

sshah1230 | September 29, 2018

@ regoapps, do you have other areas for complications that work on the infograph?
There's no way to write Remote S there? When I click the complication, it shows 'Remote S' for one second before going to the next screen.

Thank you for this amazing app!

regoapps | September 29, 2018

@sshah The four circles in the center of the infograph called sub-dials have a Remote S complication as well. But I'll change the dashes to say "Remote S" in the next update.

TranzNDance | September 29, 2018

Thank you so much for the clarification. You included details in the update but I didn't think it applied to me since I was able to get the earlier updates. The Shortcuts user experience has a lot of room for improvement.

packpike | September 29, 2018

@regoapps:Yes, it works without the pause. I look forward to you building the ‘wake up’ into the command so that I don’t have to use a custom shortcut. I’ve been thinking about just issuing 2 separate commands so that I can get the Remote S feedback instead of the generic shortcuts messages.

TranzNDance | September 29, 2018

I was able to create a Siri shortcut in the Settings app to charge to 80%. However, I can't get it to appear in the Shortcuts app. What counts as using the shortcut? I also used Siri command to change charge to 80%.

I want to create a shortcut so I can add it to the widgets list.

RAFellows | September 29, 2018

I have 2 Tesla's, both controlled by Remote S (and the Tesla App). I want to use the new iOS12 Shortcuts to command the cars via Siri, but how do I control which car gets the command? I wouldn't want to open Frunk or Trunk and have it open it on the wrong car and I don't want to have to select the car on the Remote S App first.

packpike | September 29, 2018

Use the swap shortcut then the command. So for me I keep my MX as primary in the app because that’s what I’ll be controlling the most. If I want to control my wife’s MS I would tell Siri to swap cars first then use the command (unlock,etc). After I’m done I issue the swap command again so that my MX is back to primary.

regoapps | September 29, 2018

@TranzNDance it doesn’t always show up immediately. I had to close the Shortcuts app from the multitask, and then say the Siri phrase I created for the command to Siri. Let Siri complete the command. And then opened Shortcuts back up, and it appeared there after I did a search for keyword “Remote”.

@RAFellows you can either create a Siri phrase for the “Switch to next car” command, which grabs a list of the car’s available and then switches to the next car on the list. Or better would be to use the “Switch to (car ID)” command (better because it’s faster). The car ID is a bunch of numbers that identify your car to Tesla’s servers. A Siri shortcut is created for it whenever you switch to that car on the iPhone app. Create a phrase for it or add it to your Shortcuts app. When you switch to another car, a “Switch to (car ID)” command will be created for that car and replaces the previous command. It will not replace the command you added to Siri & Search or Shortcuts. It only replaces the one on the list of “Suggested Shortcuts”. So in your Shortcut in the Shortcuts app, add the command to switch to the car you want first, and then add the command you want it to do.

eric.zucker | September 30, 2018

Why aren’t all commands accessible from shortcuts ?

In particular I would like to program an action ‘prepare trip’ which sets the charge level to 90 or 100 then starts charging.

What would also be great is a button to open the passenger door(s). Kids running to the car, would like to open the sidewalk side doors without the ones on the traffic side opening.

Another useful one is setting the suspension height remotely. My 80yo mother in law is short, has trouble walking, and can only get into the car if it’s ‘very low’.

Your app just rocks ! Integration with Shortcuts is the most brilliant thing ever. Congrats !

regoapps | September 30, 2018

@eric.zucker They're all accessible in Shortcuts. Which ones aren't? If you set your charge limit to 90 or 100, your charge will start automatically to get to 90 or 100. No need to manually start the charge. As for the other stuff, there isn't a way to do so via an app.

regoapps | October 1, 2018

Version 3.5.5 was uploaded to Apple. It'll be available shortly. Here's the changelog for it:
- Siri Shortcuts are now more robust, because it will attempt to wake your car and it will retry the command automatically on failure.
- Rearranged the suggested shortcuts so that more shortcuts would appear in the Shortcuts app. See the previous update version notes to see how to get the rest of the shortcuts to appear in the Shortcuts app.
- The HomeLink and Summon shortcuts on the Apple Watch now work even if you're already on any of the pages on the Apple Watch.
- The MaxCool and MaxHeat shortcuts now run twice as fast.
- HomeLink and Summon now work on the Apple Siri Shortcut even if user confirmation is required.
- Shortcuts created through the Shortcuts app now work on Siri via Apple Watch. Make sure that you have the latest watchOS and that you're paired and connected with your iPhone.
- The Keyless Start shortcut now no longer reports as "failed" if the Keyless Start is already enabled.

golfgypsy | October 1, 2018

When I ask Siri to “unlock the car” - I get asked, “which app would you like to use? Tesla or remote s”. How can I avoid this? Same thing happens with other requests like ‘honk the horn’ or ‘flash the car lights’.

golfgypsy | October 1, 2018

When I ask Siri to “unlock the car” - I get asked, “which app would you like to use? Tesla or remote s”. How can I avoid this? Same thing happens with other requests like ‘honk the horn’ or ‘flash the car lights’.

regoapps | October 1, 2018

@golfgypsy If you go to the Remote S settings, then Siri & Search and then Shortcuts, you can add a custom phrase to each of those commands that have a conflict with the Tesla app. If you then say that exact phrase, Siri will know that you want Remote S to run it, and then it'll avoid asking which app you want to use. Unlock/Lock/Horn/Lights are the four commands that the Tesla app can do via Siri, and that's it.

golfgypsy | October 1, 2018

@regoapps Thanks for your help. That worked perfectly.

eric.zucker | October 2, 2018

@regoapps, i’ve set the car to charge from 10PM onwards. Changing the charge level during the day only takes effect at the next charge occurrence.

Usually if I’m about to leave for a long trip in the morning I charge to 80% at night, then when I wake up top it up so it doesn’t stay for long with a full battery.

Reading the comments I managed to set it up. Use the command once, then it’s listed in the recently used commands, and I added it to my shortcut.

A little cumbersome, but beyond your control, and the workaround works.

packpike | October 2, 2018

Did the latest app update get held up by Apple? I haven’t seen an update available since 9/28.

regoapps | October 2, 2018

@packpike The newest update it out now. Most likely the App Store is cached on your device and not showing it. If you drag the screen down on the Updates tab, you should be able to refresh it and Remote S' update should be there for you to update. You're going to like the new update. It makes Siri Shortcut work so much more reliably.

@eric.zucker The newest update fixes this and shows the rest of the charge levels in the Shortcuts app.

nikoshak | October 2, 2018

I have a very basic problem that I'm sure has an obvious answer: I can't find the Remote S watch app on my Apple Watch Series 4. I've never seen an app that has an accompanying watch app not install properly. I have Shortcuts that work perfectly, even when issued as Siri commands to the watch. But I don't see "Remote S" in the list of watch apps. I've tried uninstalling Remote S from my iPhone and re-installing, but still don't see it. It's not in the list of installed apps or available apps in the Watch app on my phone.
Any suggestions?

nikoshak | October 2, 2018

I have a very basic problem that I'm sure has an obvious answer: I can't find the Remote S watch app on my Apple Watch Series 4. I've never seen an app that has an accompanying watch app not install properly. I have Shortcuts that work perfectly, even when issued as Siri commands to the watch. But I don't see "Remote S" in the list of watch apps. I've tried uninstalling Remote S from my iPhone and re-installing, but still don't see it. It's not in the list of installed apps or available apps in the Watch app on my phone.
Any suggestions?

regoapps | October 2, 2018

@nikoshak Restart your devices? Restarting your devices usually fixes most issues like this.

nikoshak | October 2, 2018

@regoapps yep, knew I'd feel dumb after an easy fix. All good now. Thanks.

PrescottRichard | October 2, 2018

Super useful app. Well done regoapps!

A note to anyone wanting to create a shortcut using the Shortcuts app- you have to download that app ‘Shortcuts’ from the App Store. Then you can create one phrase that does multiple things, and not only in Remote S.

I’m still figuring out the Homelink part but having one phrase to unlock the car and allow remote start is handy.

packpike | October 2, 2018

I’ve been refreshing my App Store every hour or so since yesterday, but it finally showed available this afternoon. I installed the new update and got rid of my own shortcut and I am now using the built in command to start the AC. So far it is two for two. I will try it again tomorrow with a long break in between to see if the wake up issue is truly gone. Thanks for all of the great updates over the last few days. I bought the Watch specifically for this and it is definitely worth it now.

JPPTM | October 2, 2018

New bug with latest build 3.5.5 (installed today). I have 3 Teslas, 2 Model S and 1 Model 3. on the iPhone XS on iOS 12, on the main screen at the bottom, I can see the Battery read Estimated miles. In the 3, the word Estimated says battery and the value is nan kwh, not a number.

Anything I can send you to help?

Love the app--I got it the first day you had it out...and this app is one of the major reasons to have an Apple Watch.

regoapps | October 2, 2018

@JPPTM Thanks. That number should be filled after you've charged your car. But thanks for reporting the bug, since it should display nothing at all if it can't figure out the number. It's hard to test my app against a Model 3 when I don't own one myself. But from what I know, they removed the "Estimated miles" from the API for the model 3, and the Ideal and Rated miles are exactly the same. Is this correct? I should probably start a new thread in the Model 3 forum to get feedback/testing specifically for the Model 3, now that the 3 is starting to become more widespread.

regoapps | October 3, 2018

For my next update, I'm planning on exposing the car stats via Siri Shortcuts. The car's charging/plugged in/range/time left to charge/battery level stats are already exposed when you ask Siri "What's my car's charge?" or "Is my car plugged in?" I'm wondering if you guys have any other stats you'd like me to expose before I just cherry pick my own group of stats.

Epg0 | October 3, 2018

After downloading latest version, all siri commands I use (open, close, chargeport, climate on/off, set charging to x%) work flawless with siri , remote S app, watch4 and model S. Thank you so much for all your development work in the last few days. I love the end result!

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