- Various improvements to the User Interface
- Enhancements to improve performance
Ratings and Reviews
Works great with my 2018 Camry
I was skeptical about his app, after reading so many negative reviews. However, I gave it a shot anyway and I’m so glad I did. It works flawlessly with my 2018 Toyota Camry XSE. I’ve never had any issues with it not connecting or failing to communicate with my car. I’ve even used the remote start feature from my office, which is about 100 yards away from the parking lot, and it worked great. I also love that I get an alert on my phone if I’ve forgotten to lock the car. And it’s easier to lock it with the app (since I’m already looking at my phone) than to go dig my key fob out of my purse. What a fantastic app.
This is a really disappointing option to replace my viper remote start. In literally a few seconds I used to push one button and within a few seconds I had confirmation that my Prius had started. Doors automatically locked when I used the viper remote start. Now I have a new Camry with remote connect. Frequently I get a message that my request was unable to be processed. It may be my door was not locked. I then lock the car via the app. Then I get a message that my request was successful. Then if I push start car, oops , not so fast. Can not process request. Wait a bit and try again, success. What used to take 3 seconds and one step takes a minute or more with several steps. And this is when I have a good signal on my phone and when the car has a good signal. On more than one occasion. While away from the city, hiking, dining etc... not able to connect at all, even when I can make a phone call and send text. Really poor system.
It ok could be better
Obviously this app could use a lot of modifications.
For instance let’s say a parents own the car but there child(ren) are the ones that drive the car. Yes it is useful for the parent to have full access to the car via remote app, but the kids that drive the car should be able to have access to those same features of the app.
The parent will be the primary owner of the account and has the power to set those restrictions, and the kids will have the app on their phone as well so they could turn on or off the car if they are getting out of class or work and warm up or cool down the car before they get there.
To add to this modification the primary holder of the account can enter the kids phone number/cell Bluetooth I.D. so that the car recognizes who is driving I.e. so the parent knows who is driving.
Food for thought Toyota. The features are cool but should also extend to other members of the family so that a parent may also set different boundaries depending who is driving.
Also add an on/off switch on notifications so that I won’t be bothered when someone else besides myself Is driving. Really annoying.
Last but not least, allow certain apps from the phone to mirror on to the dashboard screen. Not cool I can only use scout and not Waze or google.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
Get things done within this app using just your voice.