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Tesla app update adds actionable notifications, plans for annual FSD/connectivity subscriptions

Tesla has updated its smartphone app to version 4.6 adding some useful new features including actionable notifications and charging stats, and data-miners have found plans for an upcoming cheaper annual subscription to their Full Self-Driving and Premium Connectivity services.

But even with this upcoming cheaper subscription scheme, Tesla has so far shown no interest in ending its practice of charging owners $1k for hardware they already paid for.

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Tesla launches new Powerwall and solar integration in the ‘Tesla Mobile app’

Tesla is launching an updated version of its mobile app and ‘My Tesla’ website today in order to add ‘Powerwall 2‘ and solar system integration.

The new features enable Tesla Powerwall and home solar owners to monitor and manage the “power flow” of their systems directly from the Tesla app – the same one they use to manage their Model S or X if they have one.

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Tesla is about to release its biggest app update yet: Touch ID login, widget integration, and more

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While Tesla’s mobile app was really well-received when it launched back in 2012 and it was ahead of the industry at the time, it hasn’t received much attention from Tesla’s UI and development team over the past 4 years.

In November 2016, CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla is planning a big update for the app coming in late December. It’s now a little late, but Electrek has learned new details about the upcoming app update.

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New ‘Tesla CTRL’ app lets you schedule your Model S functions in advance

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We’ve seen a few third-party apps for Tesla’s vehicles over the years, most notably the ‘Remote S for Tesla’, which let you use your car’s functions with Siri and the Apple Watch. Now we learn of a new app using Tesla’s API tools called ‘Tesla CTRL’, which let’s you schedule your Model S functions in advance.

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Tesla owner tracked stolen Model S via iPhone app, leads to arrest, enjoyment

Tesla-Model-S-third-part-3After a concert last Thursdays night, Katya Pinkowski, a Tesla Model S owner in Vancouver, returned to her car in an underground parking lot to find it missing. Pinkowski told local news outlet The Province that after making sure her Model S didn’t get towed, she called her husband who quickly checked the Tesla App to confirm the location of the vehicle.

Tesla’s smartphone app allows owners to access certain features of their vehicles like climate control, charge state and fortunately for Katya and her husband Cary, real-time location tracking.

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