AutoMate for Tesla 4+

Controls for Model S, X, 3 & Y

Jaren Hamblin

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 275 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Remotely control your Model S, 3, X & Y from your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch! The included Apple Watch app features dozens Watch-Face Complications. Remotely control your car using Siri from your iPhone and Apple Watch! You can even remotely control your car during a text conversation using the iMessage app!

AutoMate requires a paid subscription.

Full Feature List:

iPhone/iPad App
• Lock/Unlock Doors
• Flash Lights
• Honk Horn
• Open/Close Trunk/Frunk
• Open Charge Port Door
• Remote Start/Keyless Driving
• Valet Mode with Face ID/Touch ID support
• Speed Limit Mode with Face ID/Touch ID support
• Start/Stop HVAC
• Set Temperature HI, LO, or Custom
• Toggle Seat Heaters
• View driver, passenger, and inside temperatures
• View battery level
• See charge rate and estimated completion time
• Set Charging Limit to Standard, Max or Custom
• View Supercharger locations on map
• See locations near you or your vehicle
• Get directions to your car
• Customizable Force Touch Shortcuts
• View raw vehicle data and export as .csv
• Siri Controls

iMessage App
• Image of your vehicle
• Charge Status
• Inside Temperature
• Lock/Unlock Doors
• Start/Stop Charging
• Open/Close Trunk/Frunk
• Open Charge Port Door
• Start/Stop Charging
• Start/Stop HVAC
• Flash Lights
• Honk Horn

Apple Watch App
• Charge Status
• Lock/Unlock Doors
• Open/Close Trunk/Frunk
• Start/Stop Charging
• Open Charge Port Door
• Set Charge Limit
• Remote Start/Keyless Driving
• See car on map and get directions
• Adjust Temperature
• Controls List
• Watch-Face Complications
• Siri Controls

Siri Controls - say things like:
• "Is my car locked?"
• "Lock my car"
• "Unlock my car"
• "How many miles does my car have?"

• Battery Ring widget (requires iOS 14)
• Media Remote widget

Vehicle Compatibility: Model S,3,X,Y

• AutoMate requires a paid subscription which can be purchased or renewed through the app
• Subscription lasts for 1 year
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

Privacy/Security notice: This app only communicates directly to Tesla's servers when sending login credentials and commands. No identifying information is stored on AutoMate servers.

Disclaimer: This software and documentation do not come from nor is endorsed by Tesla Motors Inc. Use this app at your own risk. The author does not guarantee its proper functioning. This app attempts to use the same interface used by the official Tesla apps. However, you are responsible for any changes to your car caused by using this app. Use of this app can move or change settings to your car and we are not liable for any damages to you, your car or any other object in conjunction with the use of this app.

Special Thanks: Sanchez Torres and Yeri Flor for Images and UI design.


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What’s New

Version 2.6.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
275 Ratings

275 Ratings

DadOfG5 ,

Still in Trial - so far, OK

Great interface. I’m still in 1 week trial. Would give 4 stars to start off but launching app doesn’t automatically launch my car. Says “Change” in upper right corner, and “Waking” eventually does show at top of screen. However I suppose it hangs there because if I press on “Change” the can then select my car and the app launches into my cars view and data.

Should auto launch a specified car, or the car of only one is available. Should not have to manually do this. Or am I missing a setting somewhere? ...I did look but couldn’t figure out

Director Daniel M:) ,

One of the few times I’ve rated a product here...

I really like this. I’m pretty cheap for someone who invested in a Tesla (looked for over two years for a used one I could pretend to afford and even made sure to drive for Lyft to make up the difference in car payments/insurance), so wasn’t sure about the (comparably super cheap) annual dollar or so subscription…. Like, I really discussed with my wife if I should purchase that (and actually emailed the developer to ask questions, who was nice and responsive:) Because I generally do not purchase paid apps- let alone phone or software subscriptions... But really, using it is one of the three main things I do on my Apple Watch (monitor my heart and skip back on podcasts when driving while leaving Waze on)… Setting the air-conditioning, charge levels, etc.… Super convenient and cool to do with my watch (even though The Tesla iPhone app is great:)…. Tesla’s main thing is delivering the future today, and this just works very well towards that:-)…. It’s also nice to show off to people and inspire them towards the future of great design and (eventually) hopefully a better impact on the environment...

Skykid14 ,

A handy way to control my Tesla!

I got this app primarily because it includes an Apple Watch app that has exactly the features I’ve been waiting for. The watch faces show me the charge level and drives me range, and even allow me to operate the AC. The ac control is going to come in handy because summer is here and it’s great being able to cool the car off before getting in. I’m going to get a lot of use out of that feature, so having that control on my watch is perfect!

Its cool that the iPhone app shows charging stations near me. I often charge up at work, but this is a necessity when I’m on the road traveling for business.

This is a wonderful app that completes the “Tesla experience”!


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App Privacy

The developer, Jaren Hamblin, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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