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how to keep wifi to automatically stay on after leaving garage

how to keep wifi to automatically stay on after leaving garage

Now that premium connectivity trial is over, I've been using my iphone hotspot, but getting it to connect to Tesla wifi in car is a bit laborious since the wifi in the car automatically turns off when i leave the garage. So I have to go to the wifi settings, turn the wifi on and then find my iphone hotspot. My other devices (ipad) connect automatically to my iphone hotspot without having to do anything. Any one have a solution? Would rather not buy the premium connectivity since I always have my iphone in the car.

rahulblr | 2020年1月18日

I have the same issue. Need an easy way to switch over to my phone hotspot when available.

Robocheme | 2020年1月18日

Why not have the default wifi be your phone's hotspot? And then switch it to your home's wifi when you see an upgrade available.

EVRider | 2020年1月19日

@Robocheme: The issue is that the car disconnects from WiFi as soon as you switch out of Park, so your workaround won’t help. Maybe now that more people will rely on hotspots while driving, Tesla will address the issue.

hokiegir1 | 2020年1月19日

The garage itself is irrelevant. Wait until you've out the car in gear before connecting and it should solve the problem.

Atoms | 2020年1月19日

Maybe Tesla needs to identify WiFi type for entries. Like Home WiFi or Hotspot WiFi, or Public WiFi.

FISHEV | 2020年1月19日

"Wait until you've out the car in gear before connecting and it should solve the problem."

I'm assuming you mean "get the car in gear". You don't even have to be in gear, just get in the car and tap the Wifi button which should be in LTE mode when no Wifi. I do my updates that way all the time.

That said it can be problematic connecting my iPhone 7+ ATT and iPhone 8+ Verizon phones as hotspots. Tesla hates Verizon and connecting to the Verizon iPhone can be impossible. Tesla will just not accept the password. Sees the phone but just won't connect. With ATT it works much better and only occasionally doesn't remember the pwd and will accept it easily if it does.

Not sure I understand why you'd want it to stay connected to Wifi if you are not in the car. You should still have your LTE connection to communicate with the car while parked.

hokiegir1 | 2020年1月19日

@fish - I meant put the car in gear...but phone typos. And the OP wants to use wifi instead of premium connectivity while driving. As soon as you go into gear, it goes out of wifi and onto LTE, but if you wait to connect until you are *in* gear, if will use the hotspot while driving.

hokiegir1 | 2020年1月19日

@fish - I meant put the car in gear...but phone typos. And the OP wants to use wifi instead of premium connectivity while driving. As soon as you go into gear, it goes out of wifi and onto LTE, but if you wait to connect until you are *in* gear, if will use the hotspot while driving.

FISHEV | 2020年1月19日

"As soon as you go into gear, it goes out of wifi and onto LTE..."

Never watched it that close but I thought I was able to connect to iPhone and leave in Wifi as a I drove and as it downloaded update. I'll test it next update notice as I have to connect to iPhone hotspot to update.

calvin940 | 2020年1月21日

FISHEV, EAGLES, Whatever, you are a very sad and pathetic individual. Please leave and go haunt any of your other preferred auto vendors. Nobody wants you here. You are not welcome. You contribute nothing except lies and absolutely horrible math skills. Go away.

bernasfa | 2020年1月21日

Situation: garage NO LTE, WIFI OK. Tesla drop off the wifi connection after x time; you can maintain it to switch on the sentry mode. Pay attention, the energy consumption (if the car is not connected), especially in winter, increases dramatically.

EVRider | 2020年1月21日

Some of you are missing the point. When you switch out of park, the car automatically disconnects from WiFi. While you’re in gear, you can tap the LTE icon to reconnect to WiFi (your hotspot), and it will stay connected. People would like to just stay connected to WiFi when they shift into gear, without having to manually reconnect.

rxlawdude | 2020年1月21日

@EV, nice, succinct summary of the issue. This seems like a pretty easy software fix.

I'm still trying to figure out why the charge port door won't open when the phone key is clearly connected and in range (trunk opens, doors of course open). It requires me to open a door, close the door, then open the charge port.

This is totally different from the Model S, which allows the port to open without opening doors, even when the car's locked.

EVRider | 2020年1月21日

@rxlawdude: I can open my charge port when I have the phone key without unlocking anything else first. Once in a while it doesn’t work, but most of the time it does. Could it be where you keep the phone in your pocket?

spuzzz123 | 2020年1月22日

When model 3 is asleep, you can’t open chargeport even if phone is in range. Workaround is to slightly depress back left passenger door handle...not enough to open door but it will wake the car up. Then press your mobile charger button and the chargeport will open.

gmr6415 | 2020年1月22日

@spuzzz123, I've noticed the same, but I've also noticed that if I walk up to the car and just stand there for a few seconds I can hear the contactors make contact. At the point the car is waking up, and I can open the charge port door using the button in the end of the cable.

spuzzz123 | 2020年1月23日

Thanks gmr I will try it some time. If the wait isn’t too long might be an even better workaround.

lbowroom | 2020年1月23日

are you saying that you can stream slacker and get satellite maps with your hotspot?

finman100 | 2020年1月23日

satellite maps are puported to NOT work when using wi-fi and driving around. confirmation of this is what i'm also looking for. I do miss the satellite map since i'm no longer doing the $10/month for premium connectivity. I am giving it a month and will decide if it's worth it.

hokiegir1 | 2020年1月23日

I have heard (I have lifetime premium, so not positive) that you can definitely stream music, but I'm not positive on the maps.

jonnyg | 2020年1月31日

Slacker streaming works on hotspot. If Tesla support is reading this, I suggest making the process to get to use my iPhone as hotspot less cumbersome and have a feature to automatically find it, if possible. Currently, once I pull out of the garage, I have to tap on the LTE icon on Tesla screen, turn WiFi to ON (I think the WiFi switches off automatically once start driving), then go to setting screen on iPhone, turn hotspot off and on again, and wait for iPhone hotspot to appear on Tesla screen.

Bravedog | 2020年2月5日

By using a hotspot, you get all premium services except for satellite images and highlighted traffic congestion.
As others have mentioned, in order to use the hotspot, you have to manually turn on wifi on the car every time you put the car in drive. This is annoying and can be unsafe.

I understand that immediately switching to LTE when in drive prevents disconnection. However, for those without premium data, it doesn't really make sense. Having an option to avoid switching to LTE when in Drive would be very helpful. Or, be able to tell the system which connections are Hotspot. That way, it knows to never disconnect when a hotspot is detected.

rob | 2020年3月12日

Agree with Bravedog, it is extremely unsafe which is why Tesla appears to be taking the route that wifi shouldn't be used while driving. All of it seems to be a ploy to collect for premium connectivity which is frankly offensive to me because as bravedog mentioned its literally satellite maps and traffic congestion. You still get traffic rerouting regardless you just don't see it on map. Apparently slacker tesla account won't work either.

EVRider | 2020年3月12日

Having to connect to WiFi after switching to drive is inconvenient, but not unsafe. Just do it before you actual start driving.

ronmitro | 2020年3月14日

I have a new Model 3 AWD . I bought it3/12/20. To date I still can’t get premium connection in my car even though it states in my account I have it. Also bought the accel boost. 40hrs later no download. I hit refund. Ant advice?

ronmitro | 2020年3月14日

I have a new Model 3 AWD . I bought it3/12/20. To date I still can’t get premium connection in my car even though it states in my account I have it. Also bought the accel boost. 40hrs later no download. I hit refund. Ant advice?

wiscy67 | 2020年3月15日

I do the same as described as @johnnyg

"Currently, once I pull out of the garage, I have to tap on the LTE icon on Tesla screen, turn WiFi to ON (I think the WiFi switches off automatically once start driving), then go to setting screen on iPhone, turn hotspot off and on again, and wait for iPhone hotspot to appear on Tesla screen."

It has to be done every time you put the car in gear. There must be an easier way to use your phone as a hotspot.

Psionic | 2020年3月31日

I just got an email indicating that my "premium" connection was ending. That was a sad shock. I've been experimenting with my hotspot from my phone, and am finding it a huge pain. I'm glad I found this forum that describes the issue and some workarounds. But... Tesla, please address this issue? I don't want the bad feeling of being forced to pick up a subscription in order to "solve" that bad hot spot functionality. Everything else about this car so far has been a dream. This seems a weird sore point. Thanks!

ShaunyD | 2020年4月26日

OMG! I have been using my phone as a hotspot to download updates for the past year and never knew you could be connected while driving.

Thanks to everyone for contributing to this thread.

lbowroom | 2020年4月26日

“That was a sad shock.”

Why?

Tesla, please address this issue?“

What issue?