Voice Commands

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Voice commands are not available in all languages. To choose the language you want to use for voice commands, touch Controls > Display > Voice Recognition Language.
Use voice commands to easily control settings and preferences without using the touchscreen. Voice commands are designed to understand natural requests. Use them to:
  • Adjust climate preferences.
  • Tweak the windshield wiper speed and frequency.
  • Control various aspects of your vehicle.
  • Navigate to a location.
  • Call a contact.
  • Interact with apps and settings.

To initiate a voice command, fully press the microphone button on the right side of the steering yoke (or steering wheel). When a chime sounds, make your request, then Model S provides onscreen responses.

Arrow pointing to the microphone button.

Examples of Voice Commands

Here is a list of example voice commands. This is not an exhaustive list. Tesla is constantly working to improve voice commands.

Climate Controls

Adjust your climate preferences using voice commands:

  • "Make it cooler"
  • "Make it warmer"
  • "Turn on/off the driver's seat heater"
  • "Cool down the passenger"
  • "Direct airflow to my face"
  • "Sync climate"
  • "Increase/decrease the fan speed"
  • "Turn on/off rear defroster"
  • "Set the temperature/fan..."
  • "Turn on recirculate"

Windshield Wipers

Update the windshield wiper speed and frequency based on changing road and weather conditions:

  • "Speed up the wipers"
  • "Increase/decrease windshield wiper speed by..."
  • "Turn on/off the wipers"

Vehicle Controls

You can also modify various controls in your vehicle using voice commands:

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Your vehicle must be in Park to enable some voice commands (such as Sentry Mode, Dog Mode, etc.).
  • "Sentry Mode on/off"
  • "Keep my car safe"
  • "Lock/unlock the doors"
  • "Turn on Dog Mode"
  • "Fold/unfold the mirrors"
  • "Open/close charge port"
  • "Start/stop charging"
  • "Open service settings"
  • "Open the glovebox"


To call or text a contact on your Bluetooth-connected phone (see Phone, Calendar, and Web Conferencing), say:

  • "Call [contact name/phone number]"
  • "Text [contact name/phone number]"


To listen to and adjust your media preferences, say:

  • "Listen to [song name]"
  • "Lower/raise the volume"
  • "Skip to next"
  • "Pause/play song"
  • "Change the source to [media source]"

To improve voice command recognition accuracy, provide multiple cues in your command, such as artist and song.

Apps and Settings

Easily navigate through your apps and settings using voice commands:

  • "Open [Toybox/browser/theater/phone]"
  • "Search for..."
  • "The screen is too bright"
  • "Show me the Owner's Manual"

Some apps and settings are only accessible while in Park.

You can also file a bug report by saying "Report" , "Feedback", or "Bug report".

For more information on voice commands, go to https://www.tesla.com/support/voice-commands.

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To support ongoing quality improvements, Tesla captures and processes voice command transcriptions (such as “set the temperature…”). Audio voice recordings are not collected, and transcriptions are not associated with your Tesla account or with your vehicle's identification number. To further protect your privacy, voice commands containing personal data are not captured (such as "Navigate to..." or "Make a call to...").