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Tricks for getting Summon to connect?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by MosquitoFloss, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. MosquitoFloss

    MosquitoFloss Member

    Apr 1, 2016
    Los Angeles
    I'm finding my success rate to get Summon working, in a reasonable amount of time, to be about 50%. Often times it hangs in "connecting" mode for quite a while and then asks to reconnect. Other times it says the vehicle proximity sensor is covered, wherever that is. I've tried opening the trunk or operating the door handle, which means the car is certainly recognizing the proximity of my iPhone, but that seems to confuse the system even more.

    The times that I'm guaranteed to not connect is when the request follows me saying to a friend "Hey, check this out..."
    Then I fumble with the phone for so long that it ends with "Nevermind, get in."

    Anyone found a quick and easy way to ensure a connection to use Summon more reliably?
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  2. RyanF

    RyanF Member

    Mar 27, 2016
    Summon never works for me if my car and phone are connected to my home WiFi. If I turn off WiFi on my phone it’ll work 100% of the time.
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  3. Stratto

    Stratto New Member

    Aug 24, 2018
    St Louis
    Same problems for me ... and the "summons has been cancelled because the proximity sensor on your phone is blocked" really was confusing. Check that any screen protector is clean and isn't blocking the sensor.
  4. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

    Sep 19, 2017
    Los Angeles, California
    It's more like 30% for me. I noticed it works better when connected via cellular data rather than Wi-Fi, even if the WiFi connection is more stable for some reason.

    As for proximity sensor, are you sure it wasn't talking about the phone and not the vehicle? That sensor is usually next to the earpiece speaker on the phone next to the front facing camera. I get that error only if I accidentally cover my phone's front with my hand or put it in my pocket. I'm guessing they did that so that you don't accidentally move your car with summon while your phone is in your pocket.
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  5. rhaekar

    rhaekar Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    San Diego
    It's pretty annoying. I have to close the app and restart it which kind of defeats the purpose. Sometimes I'm trying to save time by pulling my car out of the garage to load it up but I end up standing in front of my car messing around with my phone to get it to work. It'd be faster to just get in and pull it out myself.
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  6. WileyTheMan

    WileyTheMan Peanut Gallery Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    Los Gatos, CA
    Definitely not perfect, but it's just a party trick for me at this point.

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