Voice Commands

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For your convenience, Tesla allows you to choose from a variety of languages to use for voice commands. To choose a different language, 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. The following is a non-exhaustive list of actions that you can perform with voice commands:
  • 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, press and release the right scroll wheel button on the steering wheel. When a chime sounds, make your request.

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.
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Your vehicle must be in Park to enable some voice commands (such as Sentry Mode, Dog Mode, etc.).

Climate Controls

Adjust your climate preferences:

  • "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

Modify various controls in your vehicle:

  • "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]"


Listen to media and adjust your playback preferences:

  • "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:

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

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...").