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Why can the Tesla app open the frunk but not the trunk?

El0n

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Sep 21, 2019
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Why is the shortcut on the Tesla app to open the frunk? Isn’t the trunk much more utilized?

Ant way to change the shortcut?
 

Wennfred

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Apr 4, 2019
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I have the Auto Open Frunk mod so when I’m returning to the car with groceries I pop it open using the App. The Frunk also has the bag holders, I use those a lot.

Fred
 
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El0n

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Sep 21, 2019
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Because to open the trunk you have to manually lift it and there is a button on your car, under the lid. So, there is no need to get your phone out to open the trunk, why put a button there on the shortcut app.

Very true and you are very smart
 

SD_Engnr

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Mar 24, 2016
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Why is the shortcut on the Tesla app to open the frunk? Isn’t the trunk much more utilized?

Ant way to change the shortcut?

The trunk has a physical release button, while the frunk does not. Thus, the shortcut for the frunk. You can still use the app to open the trunk, it's just one more click into the "Controls" menu. Much easier than adding an auto-opening NFC tagged do-hicky.
 

sduck

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Nov 6, 2017
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I just got the new fob, and didn't think I'd like this aspect of it, but I've used it to open the trunk and frunk several times in the days I've had it - very handy!
 

Runt8

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This is legit. I would totally use this .. if i knew how. LOL Any directions on how to add the NFC tags?
He had some instructions in the comments:

  1. Grab yourself a set of NFC215 tags from Amazon

  2. Download the ‘Remote for Tesla’ app

  3. Assuming you have an iPhone on iOS13 launch the ‘Shortcuts app’, hit the automation tab and create a new personal automation.

  4. Tap NFC

  5. Scan an NFC tag and name it

  6. Choose apps and find the Remote for Tesla app

  7. Choose open the frunk command (I decided for no confirmation open)

  8. Test it then place the NFC tag as pictured here: NFC tag Model 3 Frunk
 

3Krazy

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Mar 15, 2019
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Why is the shortcut on the Tesla app to open the frunk? Isn’t the trunk much more utilized?

Ant way to change the shortcut?
YOU CAN open the TRUNK from the Tesla app version 3.10.0. Under the "Controls" tab, you can open both frunk AND trunk. However, the Trunk open button does not appear on the home screen of the app as the Frunk open button does. Odd.
 
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Garlan Garner

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Mar 31, 2016
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YOU CAN open the TRUNK from the Tesla app version 3.10.0. Under the "Controls" tab, you can open both frunk AND trunk. However, the Trunk open button does not appear on the home screen of the app as the Frunk open button does. Odd.

Did you read the OP's question?

They didn't ask if you CAN or CAN'T open the trunk from the app.
 

DopeGhoti

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Aug 28, 2019
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I don't even go into the app. If you expand the notification in Android, you get a shortcut right there for Unlock, Front Trunk, and Rear Trunk.
 

anti

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I don't even go into the app. If you expand the notification in Android, you get a shortcut right there for Unlock, Front Trunk, and Rear Trunk.
Yes, this is THE way to open the frunk. No confirmation and you don't even need to open the app or unlock your phone. For the trunk I always just lift it open.
 

DopeGhoti

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Can someone elaborate on "expand the notification in Android"? I use Android, but not sure what that means.
Tap the downward pointing chevron in the Tesla app notfication, and it will expand, and look like this:
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yerEVan

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Dec 29, 2018
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Did you read the OP's question?

They didn't ask if you CAN or CAN'T open the trunk from the app.
Honestly the title is a bit misleading, so i thought the same thing when i first read it. Also, the question in the body does not specify the home screen. I guess by typing “shortcut”, you could assume that though.
 

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