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Unable to drive with new iPhone 12

overma07

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Sep 18, 2018
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Phoenix
I just got an iPhone 12. Every time I try to shift into reverse or drive from park I have to use the contact card. I paired the phone many times and the same problem persists. My previous phone was a Pixel 4a. I didn't have this problem with that phone. I did delete the Pixel 4a, so the only connected phone is the iPhone 12.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
 

JPP

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Feb 4, 2013
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1,296
SF Bay Area, CA
Try deleting and reinstalling Tesla app on iPhone 12, and also deleting and re-pairing iPhone to the Model 3 locks & keys and also the Model 3 Bluetooth.
 

Silver Rocket

Member
Aug 21, 2018
100
47
SoCal
I just got an iPhone 12. Every time I try to shift into reverse or drive from park I have to use the contact card. I paired the phone many times and the same problem persists. My previous phone was a Pixel 4a. I didn't have this problem with that phone. I did delete the Pixel 4a, so the only connected phone is the iPhone 12.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
 

Silver Rocket

Member
Aug 21, 2018
100
47
SoCal
Did you make the 12 a key? On the app it asks if you want to. I have 12 pro on Verizon and the key works fine but can’t connect to Bluetooth.
 

araxara

S-P85#3,218 X-LR M3AWD
May 11, 2012
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Tucson, AZ
I just got an iPhone 12. Every time I try to shift into reverse or drive from park I have to use the contact card. I paired the phone many times and the same problem persists. My previous phone was a Pixel 4a. I didn't have this problem with that phone. I did delete the Pixel 4a, so the only connected phone is the iPhone 12.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
I'm not sure exactly what you are referring to as pairing, but Bluetooth pairing will not enable your digital key. You need to add the new iPhone as a digital key. In the Tesla app select Phone Key and press Start.
 
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