This app works with any storage device (SSD, SD card, etc) which can be connected to iPhone/iPad and is compatible with iOS 13. to test compatibility, plug in your device (using an adapter) and make sure that its contents will show up in the Files app.
*** Exclusive: This app works with all versions of iXpand USB drives without requiring any adapter (in addition to other storage devices) ***
*** Exclusive: the app allows you to export all four videos (left, right, center, rear) in a single video file.
*** Exclusive: the app shows the location of the sentry event (It requires clips that were recorded after installation 2020.12.5)
*** The app includes an AI-based algorithm which scans the Sentry Clips folder and marks events that are triggered by human movement in the scene (requires a one-time in-app purchase)
This app allows you to view Sentry videos and DashCam videos generated by your Tesla on your iOS device without needing a computer.
- Fully supports v10 features (SentryClips folder and rear camera footage)
- The left, right, center and rear videos are automatically shown next to each other.
- All clips are organized by date and time.
- You can see thumbnail of clips as you browse through videos.
- The app allows you to delete left, right, center, rear videos associated with a time that you choose
- You can also delete all the videos in the Saved/Recent folder in one shot and empty up space on the drive.
Your Tesla must be able to record Sentry/DashCam videos.
You can also obtain pre-formatted USB devices that work with this app here: https://puretesla.com/product/teslacam-for-ios-bundle/
Bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Needs (a lot of) work
I saw a lot of excitement around that availability of this app.
For sure there is a need for something like this until such time as Tesla builds Sentry clip reviewing into the Tesla itself, which I’m sure is coming.
As the developer points out this app only works with a specific Sandisk WiFi capable usb stick, so I acquired one.
The app itself is pretty primitive, it shows the looped video recordings and then shows saved clips. Since the most likely use case for the app is people reviewing video of a recent Sentry activation it would be most helpful if those clips displayed FIRST instead of having to go hunt for them.
When playing back clips I frequently have them halt. The only way to get them playing again is to use the search bar, move it around and sometimes you can get the app to start playing again. This is annoying and I’m pretty sure it’s an app issue since I don’t see these problems when playing the video back from a PC.
You also can’t tap or zoom to a specific recorded camera and have it go full screen, which you really need when trying to see the video better.
Most of my other critiques are related to a UI that looks like it was very hastily put together. More of what I would expect out of a cheap or ad supported free app and not one that is priced similar to full blown apps with much more functionality than this has.
Lot to be desired. Not a premium app.
I was excited to see another product by this developer so went out and got myself the right flash drive. Now I’m left with disappointment. It was priced as a premium app but lacks premium features.
First the USB drive itself is not very good. It needs to disconnect your WiFi and connect to WiFi broadcasted by the USB drive. Also the USB drive can not be in use when being accessed or it will show no files. When there is no files - the app seems to crash which is annoying. (iPhone X)
When it does work - it is slow to access files for playback. The UI is not very friendly - maybe some kind of full screen menu with the date and time would be better but what it has now is an overlay at the bottom half of the screen and it’s annoying to use.
I didn’t read instructions and I tried to delete videos by clicking on the video itself - but looks like you have to click on the date/time on the menu list. Feels very odd and can easily delete clips you don’t intend to.
Overall it is nice to have if you find yourself frequently reviewing videos but it’s more of a novelty app with a lot to be desired. Hoping it will get updated over time with better UI to justify my purchase.
Developer Response ,
the app now also supports iXpand which is much faster.
Works as advertised
I bought this, along with an iExpand drive to able to view sentry events while I was still on location. I also wanted to be able to download vids on scene if (heaven forbid) I ever needed to. I followed the instructions for formatting the drive and everything works as advertised. I had a few questions so contacted the developer through the app. Response was timely and informative. I actually bought 2 iExpand drives so that I can swap them out occasionally and reformat from my PC. This works better for me than trying to use the in-app delete function. Plus it ensures that drives are refreshed regularly.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.