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Upgraded iPhone and traded in the phone and forgot to take key card with me


Active Member
Jul 25, 2019
I went to my iPhone 14 pro pick up appointment at the Apple store this morning.
Having no SIM tray on the new phone, I tried to transfer SIM to eSIM and my carrier is Visible and they could not do it at the store.
I went to my Model 3 to drive home and then remembered the car would not recognize the new iPhone.
But I had traded in the old iPhone at the Apple store after resetting/deleting everything.
The new phone had the Tesla app and I signed on but I had no LTE so I could not unlock it and start it remotely.
Apple store was about 6 minutes away by foot so starting the car with the store wifi would not last long enough for me and potentially someone could just drive the car away.
I had to ask my wife to remotely unlock it and start it for me at promised time (11:30 am).
And I was able to drive it home and add the new phone with the key card.
So if you are like me and don't carry the key card all the time and you are going to trade in the phone at the store, remember to take the key card with you just in case.

But initially, I was panicking and did not think of the remote unlock and start so I asked my wife to bring the key card to my location. lol. She was not happy.

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