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Multiple driver profiles?

YForMeee

MYP-White w/White - OD 6/20, VIN 8/3, Delivery 8/6
Jun 20, 2021
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I’ve heard Tesla has driver profiles that can be tied to your phone and key cards. Just curious how that works when both my husband and I are in the car at the same time? We will definitely have our phones and most likely the back up key cards in our wallets.

Also for the app, should my husband and I have separate Tesla accounts; or share one? We will both be driving the car pretty much evenly….
 
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jcanoe

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Oct 2, 2020
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Before setting up profiles first finish setting up your account. Tesla supports two-factor authentication (2FA) for Tesla accounts. You should enable 2FA on your account to help prevent someone from hacking into your Tesla account. If your Tesla account is hacked someone can add additional key cards, locate your vehicle, change the account settings including password.

Tesla 2FA requires one of the following: Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator or Authy (uses the Google Authenticator and adds some useful enhancements such as an optional recovery password if you have to restore your Authy credentials, i.e. restore Authy credentials to a new phone.) If you have never used an authentication app before it is very easy to set up. Download the app of your choice to get started. Tesla has information on how to turn on 2FA on your Tesla account. Once you log in to your Tesla account using the Tesla app on the phone, unless you log out of your Tesla account you should not have to re-enter your credentials to use the Tesla app. (When you want to log into your Tesla account on the web, i.e. to check on the status of your order, etc. or to order items from the Tesla online store you will need to enter the code provided by the Authentication app that you installed on your phone before you can access your Tesla account.)

This leads to the answer to one of your questions; each user should have their own Tesla account. Once you have set up the primary Tesla account you can add additional users to the Tesla vehicle.

By default the Tesla has one driver profile. You can also create an Easy Entry profile that positions the seat and the steering wheel for easier entry and exit from the driver's seat. You can create additional user profiles. The Tesla vehicle can associate one driver profile with the phone. If you use the card key the Tesla vehicle will default to the last driver profile that was used.

Bluetooth; there are two separate BT connections that are on the phone. The first is for using the phone as a key. The second is for BT streaming audio, phone. In the Tesla vehicle BT settings you can select one BT connection to be primary for audio streaming, phone calls.
 
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Fraslin

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We just got ours setup and it works well with one exception: Spotify accounts. Super annoying that it is not linked to profile so one needs to go through Bluetooth
 

Fourdoor

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By default the Tesla has one driver profile. You can also create an Easy Entry profile that positions the seat and the steering wheel for easier entry and exit from the driver's seat. You can create additional user profiles. The Tesla vehicle can associate one driver profile with the phone. If you use the card key the Tesla vehicle will default to the last driver profile that was used.

Bluetooth; there are two separate BT connections that are on the phone. The first is for using the phone as a key. The second is for BT streaming audio, phone. In the Tesla vehicle BT settings you can select one BT connection to be primary for audio streaming, phone calls.

You can also associate individual key cards with the driver profiles. If I use "my" key card it sets the car to my driver profile, if my wife uses "her" key card it sets the car to her profile.

Also, as you mentioned if one of you uses the Tesla as a daily driver and the other uses it occasionally, you can set the daily users phone as the "primary" and if both phones are present it will "chose" to recognize the primary phone. I know it does this for Bluetooth phone access, audio streaming etc... not sure if it affects phone as key behavior, do you have experience with that? So far our MYP always goes to my driver profile when both of us are in the car but my wife hasn't driven it yet :D

Keith
 

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