Turn off Smart Summon standby to minimize battery drain

Turn off Smart Summon standby to minimize battery drain

For those that don't know, Smart Summon uses battery when not in use similar to Sentry Mode if "standby" mode is on (default)

To turn it off:
Go to Autopilot under car's menu -> tap standby mode -> toggle off

This will also get rid of "Come to me" from main screen since standby mode is off, however will show up in summon tab -> smart summon -> tap the target icon at top right.

shawncordell | 5 octobre 2019

Thanks. I didn’t know this.

GHammer | 5 octobre 2019

I haven't seen any additional drain since smart summon. Certainly not anything near to Sentry.

teslamazing | 5 octobre 2019

I have yet to test. I turned it off since day one. For sentry I get about 1 mph.

M3phan | 5 octobre 2019

It technically doesn’t get rid of “come to me“, it just removes the come to me prompt from the app home screen… Come to me is still available under the summon screen

M3phan | 5 octobre 2019

And yes turning off standby mode is a good option, as it doesn’t take all that long to warm up the cameras anyway

teslamazing | 5 octobre 2019

Do u mean “ go to target” cuz that’s not the same ..

M3phan | 5 octobre 2019

Nope. On the summon page, press the target icon top right and it switches to Come to Me

82bert | 5 octobre 2019

M3phan is correct.

teslamazing | 5 octobre 2019

With standby off or on though ? Regardless ?

M3phan | 6 octobre 2019


M3phan | 6 octobre 2019

Actually I typed that too quickly. I only know with standby turned off in my experience. I shall check and see.

teslamazing | 6 octobre 2019

Oh wow your right. I never tapped the target icon. Thanks.

M3phan | 6 octobre 2019


teslamazing | 23 octobre 2019

Bumping since a lot of ppl have been c/o unknown battery drain.

Kathy Applebaum | 23 octobre 2019

Thanks for the bump. I missed this previously.

deankedes | 19 novembre 2019

Actually, the drainage can be up to 18 miles per day according to those like myself who have left the car at the airport between 8 and 18 days and monitored the loss of range. e.g. I parked it at the airport with 161 miles range remaining and 18 days later it read 36. The Tesla folks diagnosed the issue as leaving the Smart Summons on but for now there is no way to turn it off using the phone app! This is clearly a mistake and should be corrected ASAP. It does turn off at 20% battery capacity but it's still a serious concern. I limped at 45 mph without heat and dimmed headlights to a SuperCharger 24 miles away at night when I returned.

EVRider | 20 novembre 2019

@deankedes: Do you disable Sentry Mode when you park at the airport? That uses more energy than Summon Standby, 1-2 miles per hour.

stevenmichelsen | 5 décembre 2019

Yikes! I am in the same boat as we speak - my car is at the airport draining 20+ miles a day keeping smart summon ready to go! Fortunately I calculate I will have a small buffer to get myself to the closest supercharger when I get back. This sorely needs to be a button in the app.

stevenmichelsen | 5 décembre 2019

deankedes, I wonder if Tesla can "reach into" one's car and turn off smart summon standby remotely.

zackify | 9 décembre 2019

Tesla should be smarter than this. Not only should the option to turn it off be in the app, the default should be this:

If my tesla app is more than a mile from the car, it should turn off automatically

Macheung | 26 décembre 2019

This is happening right now for me. Left the car at airport with 50% charge, waiting it drain 5-6% a day since. Called Tesla and confirms that it is smart summon standby that is causing the drain but there is no way to turn off remotely. If it does turn off at 20%, then I should have 15% or so left when I return assuming it reverts to 1-2% a day drain after that. Should be enough to drive slowly to the supercharger 18 mile or so away. This is clearly a major oversight and needs to be remedied, in fact something that drains 5kwh a day should not even be allowed to be defaulted on it remained on for any period of time.

Geo fenced using the app, only turn on if you are within a mile of the car
Turn off after 24 hours
Allow remote control from app