In a game-changing move, Tesla has rolled out a new software update introducing Ultra Wideband (UWB) support for its Phone Key feature. Designed to enhance the functionality of the Tesla app, this update, available in version 4.29.5 and above, caters specifically to iPhone users with model 11 or later.
The Phone Key feature allows Tesla owners to lock and unlock their vehicles seamlessly without the need for a physical key. The introduction of UWB technology brings a new level of precision and efficiency to this process, surpassing the capabilities of traditional Bluetooth.
Ultrawideband (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. So your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and open Automatic Doors.
Tesla owners looking to benefit from this upgrade must ensure they have both a Tesla vehicle equipped with Ultra Wideband support and an iPhone with UWB capabilities. The step-by-step instructions for enabling the updated UWB key can be found in the Phone Key section of the Tesla app.
While currently exclusive to iPhone users, Tesla has hinted at potential future support for Android devices with UWB capabilities. However, it’s important to note that this latest feature does not integrate with Apple’s car key feature in Apple Wallet.
Despite this limitation, Tesla’s move to embrace UWB technology represents a positive stride towards enhancing the overall user experience for its vehicle owners. This advancement addresses occasional recognition issues and aims to provide unprecedented accuracy in accessing Tesla vehicles.
For more information and to take advantage of the new capabilities, Tesla owners are encouraged to upgrade their Tesla app to at least version 4.29.5 and follow the outlined steps in the Phone Key section. The future looks promising as Tesla continues to innovate and refine its features for an optimal driving experience.