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Revolutionizing Keyless Entry: Tesla’s New Phone Key Update with UWB Technology for iPhone Users


Feb 11, 2024
Tesla Improves Key Features Using iPhone’s Ultra Wideband Technology

Tesla has recently announced a major update to the Phone Key feature for iPhone users. The new development incorporates Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology, which allows vehicles and iPhones to communicate with unprecedented accuracy. This update is outlined in Tesla’s latest software update, version 2024.2.3.

To access the update, Tesla advises users to upgrade their Phone Key via the Tesla app. This involves switching from Bluetooth to UWB connectivity. The upgrade requires an iPhone 11 or later model with UWB, as well as the latest Tesla app version 4.29.5 or higher.

The deployment of this feature is currently selective, available for the latest Model 3, 2023 Model X, and the Cybertruck. These models are equipped with the necessary UWB technology. However, despite the inclusion of UWB frequencies in the certificates of conformity for all refreshed Model S and Model X vehicles, these models do not yet have access to the upgraded Phone Key feature. Additionally, this update is exclusively beneficial to iPhone users, as some Android devices equipped with UWB are not supported.

This update reflects Tesla’s commitment to leveraging advanced technology to enhance user experience specifically catering to

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