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Two phones linked to one car?

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by ratsbew, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. ratsbew

    ratsbew Member

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    How does it work for my wife and I to both have the Tesla app on our phones?

    Does my wife need her own Tesla account or should she log into the app with my credentials?

    Will the service center have to link her phone/account to our VIN?
     
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  2. terrywhite

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    And to add to that. If I buy a Model 3 for my daughter, but it’s in my name is there a way to have my MS and the Model 3 in my phone, but just the Model 3 in hers (under her login)?
     
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  3. Daniellane

    Daniellane Active Member

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    We have both a Model S and Model 3.
    Just one account (email address)
    It’s all very seamless
    At delivery they walked us through the process of pairing each phone for use as a key to our Model 3 before we left.
    I don’t recommend separate accounts nor am I sure that is possible unless you have multiple cars.
    Although it may not pertain exactly to your situation
    Here is a video screen recording of the app showing how it easily switches between cars by swiping left or right.
     
  4. andremc

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    Both my wife and I have the app on our phones, and are logged into my account. They’ll show you how to set it up at the service center, but it’s really easy. Once the vin is tied to your account, you log into the app, then press a few buttons in the car. 3 minutes, tops.

    For your daughter, I believe you can transfer the car to your daughter’s account after purchase. It would be similar to her “buying” a used Tesla. Just have Tesla link to her account.
     
  5. lairdb

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    As an IT Guy, it gives me the heebie-jeebies to have two people sharing credentials, so we did it the (slightly) harder way.

    At delivery, we had to use the original account on both phones. (I've seen reports that the delivery clerk can promptly enable a second account to access the same VIN, but our guy was a little scattered, so we went with same account at first.) A day or three later, I emailed servicehelpna to add the VIN to my wife's account. Took about 17 days for them to reply that they had done so.

    Now, she signs in with her account, and has equal control access to that car. Only visible difference is that she doesn't have a loot box.
     
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  6. ewoodrick

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    Supposedly it can be done, delivery specialist indicated so, but I still haven't figured out how to get the two account linked.
     
  7. Canuck

    Canuck Well-Known Member

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    One thing it does, is it allows you to track each other -- which makes visiting my girlfriend a hassle... ;)
     
  8. T34ME

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    Bicycle.
     
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  9. andremc

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    Yep. That’s when you use the ICE. The girlfriend doesn’t get to ride in the Tesla anyway
     

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