Voice Commands

Enjoy more seamless control of your vehicle with Tesla voice commands. Leveraging a natural language processor that helps interpret your request and translate it to an action for your vehicle, voice commands enable you to control certain features without the typical rigid constraints of using specific words or phrases.

Like most features, voice commands will continue to improve over time in both functionality and performance. Note that while the opposite of some commands may not be listed, they may still be available.

To initiate a voice command for your Model S and Model X, tap the voice button on the upper right side of the steering wheel. On your Model 3 and Model Y, tap the microphone button on the touchscreen or press the right scroll button on your steering wheel. When you hear the tone, speak your command.

Available commands include most features that are managed by the touchscreen with the exception of driving-related commands. For example, you can’t shift between drive modes. If you’re unsure of whether a feature can be controlled with voice commands, we recommend first locating the action within the touchscreen to confirm.

Certain high data usage vehicle features require at least Standard Connectivity, including maps, navigation and voice commands. Access to features that use cellular data and third-party licenses are subject to change. Learn more about Standard Connectivity and any limitations.

Topic Command
Apps and Settings "Open browser/phone/camera/lock settings..."

"Search Google for the weather..."

"Go to tesla.com..."
Vehicle Controls "Activate sentry mode"

"Increase screen brightness"

"Turn on windshield wipers/increase wiper speed"

"Fold/unfold side mirrors"

"Open charge port"

"Lock doors"
Climate Controls "Set the temperature/fan..."

"Turn on the air conditioning/dog mode/camp mode..."

"Make it warmer"

"Set the driver’s seat warmer to..."

"Decrease fan speed..."

"I’m cold"

"Turn on recirculate"
Navigation "Go home/to work/to the airport..."

"Take me to the school/the park..."

"Zoom in"

"Turn on satellite mode/traffic..."

"Display Superchargers/Destination Chargers..."

"Stop navigation"

"Mute voice guidance"
Phone "Call home/Franz/Syd..."

"Text message David"
Media "Open music, Netflix/YouTube..."


"Search for..."

"Mute media"