Viper SmartStart

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About this app

Start, locate and control your car from virtually anywhere with your Android phone!

“Making the cloud-connected car a reality”

"Without a doubt, one of the coolest apps I've ever seen"

With the release of its all-new 5th generation Viper SmartStart app, connecting with and controlling your vehicle is easier than ever – including real time status via the updated dashboards, and control via your Wear OS smart watch!

- Add a Viper SmartStart GPS module to the Viper remote start or security system in your car so you can start, lock and unlock your car from virtually anywhere. You can also locate your car, share its location with your friends or family, and get safety notifications if your Viper SmartStart-protected car is speeding or goes where it's not supposed to go.

- For the ultimate connected car experience, install a complete Viper SmartStart Digital System and you’ll also get engine runtime and real time status on your choice of app dashboard. Get notified if your vehicle sets a diagnostic code, or check your fuel, battery, or odometer right in the app!

- All 4G LTE GPS modules come with a free 30-day GPS trial so you can check out the cool features right away, and there’s even an option for a year of free Basic service. Step up to Secure service to get 2-way control confirmations or add GPS or Small Fleet & Family for the ultimate in car control and monitoring along with extended warranty and theft protection.

The sleek, modern dashboards of Viper SmartStart 5.3 mobile app give you fingertip control over the following features of your installed Viper remote start or security/remote start system:
- Lock/arm
- Unlock/disarm
- Remote car starter
- Trunk release
- Panic
- Aux channels

Follow these three simple steps to get Viper SmartStart:
1) Download the free Viper SmartStart app
2) Get a SmartStart system installed in your vehicle
3) Set up your account, and start using your SmartStart system

Viper SmartStart also includes Viper Motor Club, providing convenient 24/7 access to our nationwide roadside assistance network. Just press a button in the app to get connected for towing due to breakdown or accidents, or assistance with a dead battery or flat tire. Member roadside assistance is free with Secure or higher level service plans and pre-registration. Even if you don’t sign up, you can use the guest program for the same great service at a fixed cost.

Latest features:

- Real time status on your favorite dashboard! Check the remote start runtime or whether your doors are locked and more instantly just by opening the app! (digital systems only)

- Monitor the battery, odometer, and fuel level in the extended Status page (requires a digital system, some features may not be supported on all vehicles)
- Convenient widget for one-touch command execution from your home screen
- Start, lock or unlock your car using your Wear OS smart watch, or send other commands.
- Receive alert notifications on your phone and Wear OS smart watch
- Four user-selectable dashboards and launch page settings – now you can customize the app for the way you use it
- Modern dashboard “swipe up to start” feature eliminates accidental remote start commands
- Map page integrates GPS and SmartPark features seamlessly – locate your vehicle, or track down where you parked
- Manage notifications: Each user can select how they want to receive alerts or other notifications. Choose from push alerts with custom sound effects, email, or SMS (SMS alerts may not be available outside North America)
Updated on
Apr 16, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

11.7K reviews
Yolanda Ayala (LaFawnduh)
March 26, 2024
I've had this app for years and never had an issue. I recently upgraded my phone to a GalaxyS24 Ultra and now I'm getting no push notifications. Emails and texts come through with no problem, but the notifications from the app aren't working. I've already troubleshooted on the Samsung side and nothing is working. I don't know if now it's on Viper side to provide some sort of compatibility update so get my notifications to pop up. I already tried uninstalling and reinstalling amongst other things
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Tommy Bundy
February 20, 2023
Late October 2015 update is a good attempt to improve, but little attention paid to detail. 1. Requires an advanced degree to figure out where the check status or refresh capability is. I found it once, by accident, but haven’t been able to find it since. Should be available on the main screen. 2. Cannot “backout” of the app on Samsung Galaxy. Pressing the arrow back (lower right button) does nothing. Only way to close is by holding down the home screen button and closing that way. Good attempt, but this stuff is the basic blocking and tackling.
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November 20, 2015
Hi Tommy, Thanks for the detailed feedback. Status is located below the car select menu, tap car name to access. Refresh button is across from Status title. Exit via back button will be added shortly, for now use home or swipe from recent apps page. App was designed to be left in background esp. for SmartKey users. Thanks, SmartStart dev team
A Google user
February 6, 2020
Got the system thinking that it would alleviate my cold mornings, but so far it's been a bit of a disappointment. Its not 100% reliable, or even 70% on whether the car started or is unlocked. I was getting false returns on the app, so I took it back to the installer and they repositioned it in the dash in order to get a better signal, But I still find myself standing outside my car repeatedly trying to get it to open. Needs Bluetooth or remote antenna!! Update 2/2020: Same problems, with it!
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