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iPhone Tesla shortcut icons

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  1. DaveW

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    Made these for myself after installing the Tesla Remote app and getting some Siri shortcuts setup, thought I'd share them incase anyone wants to do similar :)

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    These are really cool. How do you get them to work?
     
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    I’ve personally used Tesla Remote, but I believe other apps offer similar and I think you can also do it completely manually if you can generate an access token, I went for the easy route :)
     
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    I got the Tesla Remote app but can’t find shortcuts. Don’t know if I’m being silly
     
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    You might have to download that too, it’s an official Apple app: ‎Shortcuts
     
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    I already had that. It just won’t give me the option to add it. Maybe it’s my iOS 13
     
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    Just tried on iOS 13 myself and get the same as you, must have locked it down!
     
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    Tesla Remote updated today to fixed iOS 13 shortcuts and also the bug I reported about the wrong heated seat being used on the Model 3 (passenger instead of driver) :)

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    Good job

    I downloaded it again and been playing with it. It’s really powerful stuff and it can be configured with Siri (which is not very useful) but you can swipe left and get all your shortcuts in Widget.

    so far I’ve created a few including:

    1. Start charge at 00:30 and stop at 04:30. Trying to programme it to warm battery 30 minutes before calendar event (I work shifts and it’s on my calendar).
    2. Lock car and flash lights
    3. Stop charge and unlock port (for when I get my Pod-Point)
    4. Defrost — when morning alarm stopped, will give option if outside temperature <1, to set heating to high and turn on defrosters and heat up seats.

    we can create thread here of people’s shortcuts because they CAN be shared :)
     
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    Do I need the remote for Tesla app? Could you please share your shortcuts? Very cool!
     
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    Updated to include Demist and Vent (inc close) :)
     
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    You can do it without the app via Siri shortcuts and cars API.

    I have a shortcut “Prepare to Charge” opens the frunk to get my type 2 cable and opens the charge port.

    Can activate via my watch or phone.
     
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    Any decent guides you’d recommended for doing it that way?
     
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    Yeah I used a combination of a couple of Reddit/GitHub posts. I liked the one that didn’t store your account credentials inside the shortcut.

    It gets your authentication token and stores it somewhere of your choice either notes or iCloud Drive, but you can copy and paste it manually if you prefer not to store it there. This expires every 45 days so you need to run the shortcut again to refresh it, so the stored note solution is a little more elegant as it updates all the other shortcuts you make.

    From there I just edited one of the templates commands to change the API call to do what I wanted. It checks if the car is awake and loops that command until it's awake. Once it's awake it submits the actual command to the car, and you can daisy chain multiple ones together like the frunk and charge port in my example.

    If you have an Apple Watch it seems they broke shortcuts in iOS13 but I hope they get it fixed soon. I get a 'shortcuts unavailable error'. Also be aware you may want to add an authentication phrase to a shortcut or only enable Siri when phone is unlocked for some security.

    Further reading:

    dburkland/ios_shortcuts
    More Siri/iOS Shortcut Controls! : teslamotors
     
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    Love those - thank you!!
     
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    My pleasure, a welcome distraction this morning doing the new Sentry ones :)
     
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    Looks like I can't edit the original post, or even the one above :)

    I've most all my Tesla related blog entries to a new domain, the icons are now found here: Tesla shortcut icons - TeslaEV.co.uk
     

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