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WatchLa App (Apple Watch App)?


Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums
Nov 28, 2018
Riverside Co. CA
Hi, I've seen a video showcasing a new app for Apple Watch called Watchla. I haven't seen much discussion about it. Anyone use it? How safe is it to use given that it will have access to my car?

As safe (or not safe, given your perspective) as any other app etc you create a token and give to.

Here is a thread about third party apps written by someone here, with a lot of information on the general topic of giving your credentials to a third party app.

That post is very out of date. Software/Hardware engineer here as well (over 25 years). All services now have to use the Tesla authentication system that authenticates at Tesla’s website when using 2-factor authentication. Setup 2 factor authentication for your Tesla account (its easy and frankly everyone should do it) and whatever app/service you use will only ever get an oauth token which has an expiry and needs to be constantly refreshed to work.

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