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Leaving phone in car

Hi,

Has anyone got a good system to get a warning when you leave your phone in the car?
It has happened a few times now to me that I would put my phone on the charger pad (new 2021 model 3) but then forget it there and got out.
Hours later when trying to use my phone I would recognise that my phone isn’t in my pocket. During that time the car would have been unlocked with an iPhone in there that acts as a key to drive the car.

You get so used to the car locking itself that you don’t check after a while. The Apple Watch should warn when it loses contact to the iPhone but unfortunately it doesn’t do that. I’ve tried one app that is supposed to do that a while ago but I was getting far too many ‘false positives’ that I’ve deleted the app again.
 
Don't have a wallet or a fancy watch. When everything is done with the phone - including checking the time and paying - you wont forget.

Same here. I really don’t need to carry a wallet or keys.

...but, I still carry my wallet for:
Extra credit cards (in case of a glitch with my “primary plastic” in my iPhone case)
Rare need for cash
Business Cards
ID on my body, should I get separated from my phone... especially in an emergency.

and... Tesla key card, in case my phone isn’t recognized.

Most days, I never use my wallet at all.
 

Dilly

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Same here. I really don’t need to carry a wallet or keys.

...but, I still carry my wallet for:
Extra credit cards (in case of a glitch with my “primary plastic” in my iPhone case)
Rare need for cash
Business Cards
ID on my body, should I get separated from my phone... especially in an emergency.

and... Tesla key card, in case my phone isn’t recognized.

Most days, I never use my wallet at all.
Me too. Don’t need the wallet but always take the Tesla key card ...just in case!
 

Adopado

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Aug 19, 2019
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4,434
Scotland
Newbie question....Is it possible to put the card key wrapped in aluminum somewhere under the car so you could get to in the car an emergency ? Sort of like hiding a spare key. If you take it in the mountains and want a back up ?

Yes, you could stash key card ... no need to wrap it in foil as it only works when in contact with the A-Pillar and centre console.
 
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