Phone, Calendar, and Web Conferencing
Using the Phone App
- Calls: Displays recent calls in chronological order with the most recent call listed first.
Messages: Displays message in chronological order with the most recent message listed first. You can view, send, and receive text messages. Instead of typing a text message, touch the microphone button on the right side of the steering wheel to enter text using your voice.WarningTo minimize distraction and ensure the safety of occupants as well as other road users, do not view or send text messages when the vehicle is in motion. Pay attention to road and traffic conditions at all times when driving.
- Contacts: Contacts are listed in alphabetical order and can be sorted by first name or last name. You can also choose a letter on the right side of the list to quickly scroll to the names that begin with the selected character. When you touch a name on your contacts list, the contact's available number(s) displays on the right pane, along with other available information (such as address). Touch the contact's number to make a call.
- Favorites: Displays the contacts from your phone that you have identified as Favorites.
- Calendar: Displays calendar entries from your phone (see Calendar). If an entry includes a phone number or an address, you can make a phone call, or navigate to a destination, by touching the corresponding information in the calendar entry.
Making a Phone Call
You can make a phone call by:
- Speaking a voice command (see Voice Commands). Voice commands are a convenient, hands-free way to call or text your contacts.
- Selecting a contact or recent call from the menu on your right scroll button (see Using Right Steering Wheel Buttons).
- Touching a phone number shown in a list in the phone app - Contacts, Calls, or Calendar.
- Using the Model S on-screen dialer in the Phone app.
Receiving a Phone Call
When your phone receives an incoming call, the instrument panel and touchscreen display the caller’s number or name (if the caller is in your phone’s contact list and Model S has access to your contacts).
Touch one of the options on the touchscreen to Answer or Ignore the call. Depending on the phone you are using and what speakers you used for your most recent call, your phone may prompt you to choose which speakers you want to use for the incoming call.
In Call Options
When a call is in progress, you can display the call menu on the instrument panel by pressing the top button on the right side of the steering wheel. Then roll the right scroll button and choose an option (see Using Right Steering Wheel Buttons). To adjust the call volume, roll the steering wheel's left scroll button during a call.
- Ensure your phone is paired to Model S.
- Ensure your are logged into the Tesla mobile app.
- In your Tesla mobile app, touch NoteTo ensure you have access to all of the calendar's features, it is recommended that you use the most recent version of the mobile app.
- On your phone, go to Settings and allow access/give permission to share your calendar with the Tesla mobile app. The mobile app can then periodically (and automatically) send calendar data from your phone to Model S.
If a calendar event includes an address, a navigation arrow displays to indicate that you can touch the address to navigate to the event's location.
If an event has a uniquely specified address and takes place within two hours of you entering your vehicle and preparing to drive, Model S automatically routes you to the event's address (see Automatic Navigation).
Touch an event's information icon to display all notes associated with the event. If the notes include one or more phone numbers, the information icon shows a phone icon and the calendar displays the first phone number found. Touch to initiate a phone call. You can also initiate a phone call by touching any number in an event's notes popup screen (this is especially useful for conference calls). If notes include a web link, you can touch the link to open it in the Web browser.