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Tesla's updated iPhone app finally supports actionable notifications

Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y (Image credit: Tesla)

What you need to know

  • Tesla has updated its iPhone app to add support for actionable notifications.
  • Tesla's new app update adds a way for Tesla Insurance policyholders to submit comprehensive claims.
  • A new charging statistics screen has been added to the updated Tesla app.

Tesla has updated its iPhone app to add support for actionable notifications, allowing people to interact with their car without having to open the app proper.

The updated app, which is available in the App Store as version 4.6.0, now allows people to control their car's functions whenever it sends them a notification. Examples seen so far include being able to stop charging when receiving a notification to say that it has stated and being able to disable climate control when a desired temperature has been met.

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The full Tesla app release notes also mention a new Charge Stats screen as well as a way to submit comprehensive claims for Tesla Insurance policyholders.

  • Charge Stats displays your vehicle energy charged and estimated costs
  • Submit comprehensive claims for Tesla Insurance policyholders
  • Support for actionable vehicle push notifications

Those who already have the Tesla app installed will see the update being presented now. Anyone who hasn't yet installed the app can get it from the App Store (opens in new tab) now. It's free, although you'll obviously need a Tesla car to make real use of it. Tesla cars are not, however, free. For those who do already have the car, the Tesla app is undoubtedly the best iPhone app for you.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.