As hypothesised, it appears from my experiments that it's an antenna sensitivity issue. If I place my phone/butt within a few centimeters of the door, the car will unlock. Disappointing, as that is rather inconvenient. I'd rather not have to body slam the car.
i just learned i left my option of walk away lock turned off from my window tinting man. so at the dealer last night they nearly took the car for service until he asked about that last minute. goes to show these cars are smart so best to first consider human fallacy or error before concluding its tesla fault.this happens to me 50% of the time.
I just don't understand how you guys are having such problems. I mean, I'm not saying you don't have these issues, I'm just not sure how you are.
I've used an iPhone 6, 6s, 8, and two XR's on my car, using various flavors of IOS 12 and now 13, and I have only had one instance of having to handle the phone in order to have the car unlock, and that was due to an improper phone setting.
Are you guys that are having issues absolutely sure you have your phones setup correctly? There are only a few people reporting issues, while the vast majority of us are not.
So there is something wrong with your setup... either a hardware or software issue with your phone, or a problem with your car. Because when the hardware is good and the software is setup right it works. Every time.
I don't keep my phone in a rear pocket though, always in a front pocket. Wife keeps hers in her purse.
TL;DR: It will work every time if you have your software setup and no hardware issues. If it's not working for you, keep diving into it and find what's holding you up.
I sometimes keep my phone in my back pocket, but this morning it was in my front pocket.
I suspect that, despite the denials of my service center, there is a problem with my car. It is an early build, so they may have changed the antenna design subsequently, or the antenna may be bent, or loosely screwed. I don't know if the SC has the tools to even diagnose such an issue.
If you fiddle with the phone, does it then work? If so, it’s probably not the car.
I’m guessing that the people who think it works well with an iPhone, are the people who have Air-buds or a Apple Watch️.
Because both of those things probably keep your iPhone Bluetooth active even when it’s in your pocket.
I wish there were a setting or an app or some other way to get my iPhone to keep the Bluetooth on for 10 minutes after it goes in my pocket.
So the how would you explain why, 100% of the time, I have to pull my iPhone out of my pocket (grocery bags in both hands) and tap to wake to get my Model 3 to see my phone?
Do you think perhaps, the BlueTooth LE does not transmit what Tesla requires?
Does BT LE transmit, receive, or both?