Pairing a Bluetooth Phone Tesla Model S

Pairing allows you to make and receive phone calls, access your contact list, recent calls, and more using your Bluetooth-enabled phone hands-free. You can also use it to play media files stored on your phone. When a phone is linked, the Model S may connect to it whenever it is in range.

Follow these instructions for pairing the phone and ensure you are sitting inside the vehicle:

  • Power on the phone and the touchscreen.
  • On the phone, activate Bluetooth so that the device is discoverable.

    Note: On some phones, the rest of the procedure may require you to go to Bluetooth Settings.

  • Press the Bluetooth icon on the touchscreen.
  • Press 'Add New Device' > 'Start Search.' The touchscreen will show available Bluetooth devices within range.
  • On the touchscreen, select the phone to pair with. After a couple of seconds, a randomly generated number will appear on the touchscreen and the phone will also show the identical number.
  • Check both numbers match and confirm the pairing on the phone. 
  • If the phone prompts you, you can verify if the vehicle can access the phone contacts and media files.

When the phone is linked, the Model S connects automatically, and the touchscreen displays the Bluetooth icon next to the phone's name to show that the connection is active.

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