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These third-party apps are explained in more detail further on in this post.
The best third-party Tesla navigation app depends on your preferences, but some of the most popular ones include A Better Route Planner, Tesla Waze, and Google Maps. These apps provide alternative routes, charging station locations, real-time traffic updates, and energy usage estimates to enhance your driving experience. It’s worth trying a few different options to see which app works best for you.
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How To Use Tesla Navigation
The navigation map shows on your Tesla’s touchscreen at all times, except when it is in reverse.
When you want to find your way to a place on the map, simply tap on the search bar in the corner. You have a few options to choose from. You can type in the destination you’re looking for, send the destination from your phone, or even give a voice command if you prefer. You can also search for addresses, landmarks, businesses, and more.
Now, let’s say you tap on the search bar. You’ll see some additional options to make your search easier:
- If you have saved Home or Work locations, you can quickly select them
- If you need to find a charging spot for your battery, you can pick a Charging destination
- If you recently searched for a place, it will be right there at the top for you to select.
- If you have any locations marked as Favorites, you can choose them too
- And if you’re feeling hungry, you can easily find popular restaurants, or if you’re up for an adventure, you can explore popular destinations like museums or amusement parks using the Lucky and Hungry options.
That’s it! Just tap on the search bar, choose your preferred option, and you’ll be on your way to your desired location.
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You can easily interact with the map using your fingers:
- If you want to move the map around, just hold your finger on the screen and swipe in any direction you want to go.
- To rotate the map, use two fingers and twist them in the direction you want the map to turn.
- If you want to zoom in or out on the map, use two fingers and either spread them apart to zoom in or pinch them together to zoom out. It’s like making a big gesture to get closer or farther away on the map.
Use Waze With Your Tesla
This tip applies if you have a problem with your Waze and notice that the first few words always go missing whenever there is a verbal message. You can just go to another page on your iPhone instead of closing the app. You can also go into Waze and change the settings that the speaker of the phone is used instead of the speaker of the car (via Bluetooth).
How To Show Waze In Your Tesla
- Turn on your vehicle.
- On the touchscreen, tap on the “Entertainment” icon.
- Tap the “Web” icon.
- Once your web browser boots up, go to Tesla Waze.
- Tap on the gear-shaped settings icon in the bottom left corner of your touchscreen.
- Customize your Waze settings to the correct zoom level and learn about the icons used to show speed traps.
- Look at the map to see the speed traps in your area.
If you’re using your in-car navigation and don’t always want the navigation to have the voice on, you’ll have to dig into the menu to turn the voice navigation off or on. You can just use the voice command “Turn Off Voice Navigation” or “Turn On Voice Navigation”. That way you can turn the voice navigation on or off using your voice. This might save you a lot of effort in the long run.
Use Google Maps In Your Tesla
You may be wondering, ‘Does Tesla Have Google Maps?’
How To Use Google Maps on Tesla:
- If you haven’t already, download the Tesla app and pair it with your vehicle.
- Open the Tesla app and select the car that you want to share the map with.
- Leave the Tesla app running and open the Google Maps app.
- Plan your route with Google Maps.
- Tap the “Share” button on your Google Map.
- Select the red Tesla icon in the pop-up sharing menu.
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Alternate Routes and Other Cool Features
One of the main reasons people use third party navigation apps on their Tesla is for the alternative routes. These apps can show you alternative routes that may be quicker or have less traffic, and even find third-party charger stations for you.
Another useful feature of these apps is the ability to see the energy usage for your current route, and also to plan your route according to the energy consumption. This is especially useful for Tesla drivers who may be worried about running out of charge on a road trip.
Additionally, some apps allow you to see real-time traffic incidents, and elevation changes and also provide turn-by-turn directions. These apps are a great alternative to the in-built Tesla route planner, which may not show the most optimal route depending on the market region or the current traffic situation.
Supercharger Stops and Additional Features
Another great feature of some of the best third-party navigation apps for Tesla is that they can help you find the nearest Tesla Supercharger location and plan your route accordingly. This way, you don’t have to worry about idle fees at non-Tesla charging stations.
These apps can also help you track your charging session, and also show you the estimated time of arrival and the energy consumption for your route. This is a very useful feature for EV drivers who are planning long road trips and want to make sure they have enough charge to reach their destination.
Finally, some apps come with additional features like the ability to share your location with your friends and family or access the media player on your Tesla. These features can greatly enhance your Tesla driving experience and make your road trips even more enjoyable.
How To Change Work Address in Tesla
Changing your work address in your Tesla is a breeze and can save you time on your daily commute. Here’s how you can do it:
- Adding a Favorite Destination: If you frequently drive to a particular location, like your workplace, you can add it as a favorite. To do this, simply touch the navigation search bar on your Tesla’s screen, select “Favorites,” and choose the option to add a destination. You can name it or keep the default name, then tap “Add to Favorites.” Your workplace will now appear in your list of favorite destinations for quick access.
- Deleting Recent or Favorite Destinations: If you need to remove a recent or favorite destination, it’s just as easy. Open the destination list, find the entry you want to delete, and press and hold it until an “X” appears. Tap the “X” to remove it from the list.
- Setting Home and Work Locations: Tesla makes it even more convenient by offering dedicated options for your home and work locations. Under the navigation search bar, you’ll find the icons for Home and Work. Simply touch the respective icon and enter the address. You can save it as your Home or Work location, and from then on, you can navigate to these places with a single touch.
Remember, if you decide to sell your Tesla, it’s recommended to delete your Home and Work locations for security reasons. You can delete them individually or perform a factory reset to erase all personal data, accessible through the Controls > Service > Factory Reset menu.
Updating your work address in your Tesla is a simple process that can enhance your daily driving experience and save you valuable time on your commutes.
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