Adding a new phone key on Tesla Model 3 

Note: To add a new phone key, Bluetooth must be enabled and the phone must have the Tesla mobile app installed and connected to the vehicle’s Tesla Account.

  • While sitting in the vehicle, open the Tesla mobile app and select the appropriate vehicle (if there are multiple vehicles associated with the account), then touch 'Phone Key' > 'Start.'
  • Scan an already-authenticated key card or key fob on the key reader behind the cup holders on the top of the center console.
  • When the mobile app notifies you that the pairing was successful, touch 'Done.' The key list on the touchscreen ('Controls' > 'Locks') displays the new phone key. The name of the phone key is determined by the name used in the phone’s settings.