Tesla now lets you control your car with Apple Shortcuts

Tesla now lets you control your car with Apple Shortcuts

Hey Siri, precondition my Tesla.

Tesla Model 3 interior

Now you can spend less time in your car and more time talking to Siri.
Credit: Sjoerd van der Wal / Getty Images

Apple Shortcuts have just become a bit more useful to Tesla owners.

In the latest version (4.24.0) of its mobile app for iOS, Tesla rolled out support for Apple Shortcuts. A quick memory refresher: Shortcuts is a free app that comes with the iPhone and iPad, allowing you to set up time-saving settings for various actions (or even roll up several actions into one shortcut). You can access them with a tap or by talking to Siri, Apple’s digital assistant.

Apple Tesla Shortcuts

A total of 15 shortcuts are currently on offer, but you can create your own and chain several actions into one shortcut.
Credit: Stan Schroeder/Tesla/Apple

Now, when you open Shortcuts, you’ll see a list of options you can set up for your Tesla. These shortcuts include the ability to lock and unlock your vehicle, start preconditioning the car, enable or disable Sentry and Dog mode, open and close the charging port, boot, and bonnet, and more.

Once you set up a shortcut, you can just leave it there and access it by talking to Siri, or you can add it to the Home Screen (among other options) for easier access.

Since Shortcuts lets you chain several actions into one, you can create more complex commands for your car. For example, I’ve set up a shortcut that locks my Tesla, closes all windows, and enables Sentry mode, all with one tap. And if you want to take this a step further, you can use the Shortcuts app to create Automations, which allow you to run shortcuts when certain conditions are met, such as when you arrive at a certain location or at a specific time of day.

To get this functionality, update your Tesla app on iOS to the latest version.

Stan Schroeder

Stan is a Senior Editor at Mashable, where he has worked since 2007. He’s got more battery-powered gadgets and band t-shirts than you. He writes about the next groundbreaking thing. Typically, this is a phone, a coin, or a car. His ultimate goal is to know something about everything.

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