I like the new UI and the updated app works as well as the old one. However, it really is a missed opportunity to provide much needed functionality. For example, the ability to switch on the rear screen / mirror defrost, control fan speed or reset the climate control to full auto, and switch on the seat heaters. Less critical but nice would be the ability to send a route to the sat nav. I look forward to the next update.
So the new GUI update is nice but there is no new functionality after all this time and on top of that personally I enjoyed having the more detailed information in the charging category showing the Watts, Amps, etc. Also I own two Model S cars and ever since I updated this app I am no longer receiving any of the standard alerts in the app. Already tried disabling/enabling turning off/on all alerts under the app settings to no avail. That sucks!
This app no longer displays the passenger's side front & rear doors! My passenger exited the vehicle & failed to close his door completely. The result was that the doors did not auto lock & all doors were left unlocked over night with the lights glowing from the door handles! The old version would have displayed the passenger's side door opened as soon as I opened the app & I could have corrected the problem. I will update my review once this is corrected.
Never connects. Need to select Location tab or kill app from activity stack, otherwise you get stuck with a loading spinner. I've tried reinstalling, but it doesn't fix the issue. Surprised there isn't more active development with this app.
Lovely UI uplift which brings consistency to the current in car design look and feel. I echo some of the frustrations of the other users though in that the functionality largely remains the same. Great features would be route planning that one can send to the car (including charge stop options), preheating the battery, heated seat, steering wheel & wiper controls, rear windscreen heater, front windscreen demister, integrations to other apps, widgets, complete control over charging currents and schedules as in the car, global window open/close. I could think of more, but these would really be great features as some exist in competitor's offerings like BMW and I hate being outdone by fossil fuel guys 😉
Updating my review with new UI. Thanks Tesla for getting it right with fresh look. A lot of reviews continue to criticize lack of functionality but these users will never be happy. Curious how many other auto companies even have an app? Think about it. Cheers!
The Tesla app has been completely redesigned to streamline access to important information and controls.
- Access frequently used controls with one tap on the home screen
- Use keyless driving quickly with Fingerprint Authentication