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New Text Message Capability? How do I enable?

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by bigroccrek, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. bigroccrek

    bigroccrek Member

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    Anyone know how to enable the car to read text messages? Haven't been able to get it to work. Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. RayK

    RayK Active Member

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    I believe that the recommendation is to re-pair your phone with the car.

    edit: Oh, and enable notifications.
     
  3. ChrisH

    ChrisH Active Member

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    click enable notifications by clicking the Bluetooth symbol in the upper right of the screen.
     
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  4. btownalset

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    You’ll need to update your phone connection on the touchscreen. There’s a toggle switch...I can’t remember exactly what it’s called.

    If you are using an iPhone, you need to enable notifications on the Bluetooth connection.
     
  5. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Don’t need to re-pair. Click on the Bluetooth in the car (top right of screen) and the Bluetooth in the phone and enable all the new message options on both sides.

    Note it may keep the car awake if your phone is nearby all the time. Noticeable in TeslaFi emails/logs
     

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