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App Running All the Time

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by mariod, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. mariod

    mariod Member

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    With a recent update, the Tesla app runs all the time in the background, and is always trying to connect. It shows in the status screen on the phone. Is there any way to turn that off? I don't need the app always trying to connect to the car. Only when I need it to. I'm concerned it may not allow the car to sleep. Is the worry unfounded? The platform is android.
     
  2. GregRF

    GregRF Squirrel Power

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    The app always has tried to connect with the car, the only difference now is that it is in your notifications. The car sleeps just fine with the notification (checked just now via TeslaFi). If you don't like the notification, hold down the notification on the drop-down and you can select to turn it off.
     
  3. ewoodrick

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    I believe that the app stays active to function as a key. It isn't trying to keep the car awake
     
  4. angelman

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    What has changed is that on Android at least there is now always a Tesla icon in the notification bar. I guess the idea is that it allows quick access to things like open frunk and locking the car but I am a little OCD about my notifications and it annoys me having it there all the time. that said I don't want to turn off all notifications because some of them I do want to see.
     
  5. angelman

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    Oh I see you are right.. I had not seen this feature before where you can hide that notification in that way on Android.. cool.. thanks for the tip!
     
  6. SomeJoe7777

    SomeJoe7777 Marginally-Known Member

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    This is a new feature introduced in v3.4.4 of the Android Tesla app, and I believe it's been done specifically to solve the phone-as-key problems. On Android, apps that run in the notification bar are given much higher background task priority, this allows the Tesla app to avoid battery optimizations and sleep modes, ensuring it can listen on the BlueTooth connection at all times.
     
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  7. Bandit

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    The Phone Key Status notification can remain enabled but minimized to not bother us. Long-press the notification, press Details, press Phone Key Status and change the Importance from High to Low. The notification will still be there for a quick unlock, minus the icon.
     
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  8. Snow Drift

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    Do you leave the app open (in background) or do you swipe it closed when you don’t specifically need it?

    Is the car constantly being woken up if you don’t manually swipe the app closed?
     

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