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At what Point Does the Tesla App on a Smartphone Become Linked to Your Car?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Brunton, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Brunton

    Brunton Pontificating the obvious

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    Does it happen only when delivered, does the Delivery Center do it prior to delivery as part of the prep work, does it link before leaving Fremont, or ...?
     
  2. msnow

    msnow Active Member

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    When you pick up your car you will sign the finalized purchase agreement that says you now have it. At that point your DS will enter it in the computer. A few hours later (4-12) hours you will be able to have the app connect.
     
  3. murphyS85

    murphyS85 Member

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    Mine happened about an hour after I arrived at home with the car. It's definitely not going to happen before you take possession of the car.
     
  4. JackSim

    JackSim S 90D

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    In my experience, it is not linked before you take delivery. I checked the app numerous times a day for about one month for nothing. :smile:

    When I picked up my car (11 days ago) the Delivery Specialist told me it could take some time for the app to be linked to my Tesla. He had to "activate it". He told me it should be working in the evening (it was early in the afternoon). Maybe two hours later I checked and the car was there.
     
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    islandbayy Active Member

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    When I did the paperwork for my 90D 2 weeks ago, after signing the papers, my DS (THANKS JAMES T.) went and punched some things in his computer. At that point, it was almost instant. Though, my 2013 trade didn't get removed for a day or so, I think until they had the title in their hands.
     
  6. bryanle1

    bryanle1 Member

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    It took about a day after I took delivery of my CPO to get linked to my MyTesla app.
     
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    mikeash Active Member

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    Supposedly they used to link the car a lot earlier, but people kept honking the horns and flashing the lights while the car was in transit, so they stopped doing that.
     
  8. Brunton

    Brunton Pontificating the obvious

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    Yeah, I can understand the temptation to do that!

    Thanks everyone!!
     
  9. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    It's when you sign in to MyTesla via the 17" screen.

    That links the car to your account/phone.

    So, yea, that won't happen until you are in the driver's seat.
     

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