Remote S: Tesla app for Apple Watch, iPhone & iPad official thread

Remote S: Tesla app for Apple Watch, iPhone & iPad official 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 for Tesla app for their iPhones and iPads as well. For the past two years, the app has been updated, polished and expanded with new features because of the tremendous user feedback. And I want to keep continuing to have those back-and-forth conversations with the users.

So I'm starting this new forum thread to answer all questions, bug reports, UI suggestions, and feature requests for the app. If you agree with a UI suggestion and/or feature request that someone else made, please mention that you agree with it. This will be how I'll gauge the demand for them. If you have any questions about the app, this will likely be where you can find the answers immediately if someone else already asked it.

The app currently works for the Model S & X, and would very likely support the Model 3 as well when it comes out. An Android version of the app isn't available yet, but there is one in the works.

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EVRider | July 2, 2017

@regoapps: Does the Tesla API allow you to determine the version of a pending firmware update, and if so, would you consider adding that info to your app?

regoapps | July 2, 2017

@EVRider The API doesn't give me any information about that. It only displays the current firmware version. I always try to add whatever detail the API will give me. If there's something new in the API, I'm always quick to add it.

NKYTA | July 2, 2017

Yeah, that seems like a long shot after I played with VisibleTesla so many moons ago. Was hoping there was "new" stuff...

bunibunie | July 6, 2017

Please I would like to request for a refund. I see no different controls from the normal Tesla app. I purchased this because you mentioned that the sunroof can be opened and closed but unfortunately, that is not true. If you click on that button, it says "THIS FUNCTION IS DISABLED"

regoapps | July 9, 2017

@bunibunie There's several exclusive features that Remote S has over the official app. Those features are listed in app's description. The ability to open the sunroof fully has been disabled by Tesla fairly recently. A few months ago, it was still possible to do so. The sunroof can still be closed via Remote S and set to the vent position, though. You just can't use the app to open it fully, and no app or program will be able to do it if Tesla doesn't allow it to be done remotely.

risquared | July 10, 2017

Can the summon function go around Tesla's policy mandating to be personally around the car when executed.
Can I summon the car far from it using your app? Yes, I know it is not recommended for various reasons but I know what I am doing on my private grounds plus the car doesn't go far when summoned only 16 ft or so.

lawsteve | July 11, 2017

Ever since I updated to 17.26.26 the Remote S app has not connected to my car. Regular Tesla app is working fine. I have logged out and logged back in to both apps and also rebooted my iPhone 7, but no luck. The Remote S app still registers for the evening befor I applied the update and still shows SW ver 17.17.4. Help?

lawsteve | July 11, 2017

Please ignore my post. After several attempts I was able to connect:

1. Logged out of Remote S
2. Logged out of Tesla App
3. Terminated both programs on the iPhone (hold button and swipe up)
4. Waited a few minutes
5. Logged in on Tesla App
6. Logged in on Remote S

All is well.

regoapps | July 13, 2017

@risquared Remote S doesn't require you to be near the car when summoning. It also removes the need for continuous press for those who don't have that option to disable it.

@lawsteve Thanks for posting the solution. Never had that issue before, but I'll be sure to tell them to do that if they run into it.