Phone, Calendar, and Web Conferencing

Using the Phone App

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When your phone is connected to Model 3 using Bluetooth (see Bluetooth), and you have allowed access to information on your phone (see Importing Contacts and Recent Calls), you can use the phone app to display and make a hands-free call to anyone listed on your phone.
  • 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.
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    To 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.
  • Touching a phone number shown in a list in the phone app - Contacts, Calls, or Calendar.
  • Using the Model 3 on-screen dialer in the Phone app.
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If it is safe and legal to do so, you can also initiate a call by dialing the number or selecting the contact directly from your phone.
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You can also make a phone call by touching a pin on the map and choosing the phone number (if available) on the popup screen.

Receiving a Phone Call

When your phone receives an incoming call, the touchscreen displays the caller’s number or name (if the caller is in your phone’s contact list and Model 3 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.

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Stay focused on the road at all times while driving. Using or programming a phone while driving, even with Bluetooth enabled, can result in serious injury or death.
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Follow all applicable laws regarding the use of phones while driving, including, but not limited to, laws that prohibit texting and require hands-free operation at all times.

In Call Options

When a call is in progress, the call displays on the touchscreen. To adjust the call volume, roll the left scroll button during a call. Tilt the left scroll button left to mute/unmute and tilt right to end the call.


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The calendar displays scheduled events from your phone’s (iPhone® or Android™) calendar for the current and next day. The calendar is conveniently integrated with the phone app so you can dial into your meeting from a Calendar entry. It is also integrated with the navigation system so you can navigate to the event's location.
  1. Ensure your phone is paired to Model 3.
  2. Ensure you are logged into the Tesla mobile app.
  3. In your Tesla mobile app, touch Profile > Settings > Calendar Sync.
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    To 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.
  4. 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 3.

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. When an event on your calendar takes place within the next hour and has a uniquely specified address, the touchscreen notifies you if there is a better route due to traffic, even when you’re not actively using navigation.

If an event has a uniquely specified address and takes place within two hours of you entering your vehicle and preparing to drive, Model 3 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.