Tesla releases new Model 3 update to manage ‘phone keys’

Tesla went all-in on the phone-based key system with the new Model 3, but it comes with a new set of challenges.

Now the company released a new software update to help manage the feature.

As we previously reported, the Model 3’s user interface and software platform are not entirely completed.

Last month, CEO Elon Musk said that it’s the top priority of Tesla’s software team and it should be completed ‘soon’.

For a while, the company wouldn’t even include release notes with new Model 3 updates since they weren’t really including new features but catching up with missing applications.

This week, Tesla included release notes with the update 2018.4.6 and announced a new ‘manage your phone keys’ feature:

“Do you want to know which phone keys have access to your Model 3? Have you recently lost or upgraded your phone? Now you can see a list on the touchscreen of all your keys and remove the phone keys you don’t want to have access anymore. For added security, we’ll send you mobile app alert whenever a key is successfully added or removed.”

Model 3 owners can see their list of keys by tapping Controls >Locks.

The update also included the same new software Model S and Model X update with a few minor improvements.

You can check out our guide for how the Tesla Model 3 keyless and phone entry work in the user manual.

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