How do you use voice control on a Tesla?

Tesla is one of the most advanced luxury cars on the market. One of the outstanding features that Tesla comes with is voice control. This function allows the Tesla owner to operate several functions by speaking instructions instead of pressing physical buttons on the car. But how do you use voice control on a Tesla? 

Using voice control on a Tesla varies from one Tesla model to another. To initiate voice control on a Tesla Model 3, you will have to press the microphone button on the touchscreen or press the right scroll button on your steering wheel. When you hear the tone, you can speak your command.

Unlike the voice control on the Tesla Model 3, the process of initiating the voice command on the Tesla Model S and X varies a bit. You will have to tap the voice button on the top right side of the steering wheel. Like in the Tesla Model 3, you will speak your command when you hear the tone.

It is worth knowing that not all Tesla controls can be commanded by the use of voice control. However, most of the features that are managed by the touchscreen can be commanded via voice control. On the contrary, features related to driving cannot be commanded. For instance, you cannot command your car to change drive modes. 

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Another thing that you cannot control using the voice control feature is adjusting your suspension ride height. So, before you can command any function on the touchscreen using the voice control function, you need to find out whether it is applicable or not. 

What are the common commands that you can initiate using voice control on a Tesla?

There are various voice commands that you can initiate on your Tesla and they include: 

  • In apps settings, you can make several voice commands, such as open browser, camera, phone, or lock settings. Additionally, you can go to or search Google for the weather.
  • In car controls, you can open the charge port, increase wiper speed or turn on windshield wipers, folding side mirrors, or even lock doors.
  • In navigation, you can command the car to go home, to work, or airport. Besides, you can use voice control to stop navigation, zoom in, mute voice guidance, take me to school, or turn on satellite mode or traffic. 
  • In climate controls, you can command the car to set the driver’s seat to warmer, turn on to recirculate, set the temperature or fan, decrease fan speed, turn on the air conditioning, and much more. 
  • In media, you can initiate things like open music, play, mute media, and search for, using voice control. 
  • On phone, you can call home or text a person. 

Overall, there are many things that you can initiate by using voice control. And as stated earlier, there are some features that you cannot control using voice commands. 

What is the Tesla voice command?

Voice command is a natural language processor that helps understand the question and translate it into action for your Tesla. This function also enables you to control several functions without restrictions on the use of particular words. 

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Can I control my Tesla using voice bots or chatbots? If so, which voice bot is the best?

Yes, you can control your Tesla using a voice bot. For instance, you can connect your Tesla with Alexa and command it to flashlights, start or stop the climate system, honk, or even start or stop charging. On the other hand, you can use Siri to know your car’s charge, honk, lock or unlock the car, flash headlights, and so much more. 

Depending on your needs, both Alexa and Siri are two exceptional voice bots that you can use to command your Tesla. However, Siri is the better chatbot for people who want accuracy, while Alexa is best suited for those who want a voice bot with multiple functions. Nonetheless, you can also use Google Voice Control.


Can you use Siri with Tesla?

Yes, you can use Siri with Tesla. However, you must have an iPhone and you should connect Siri with your car to use it. Additionally, your phone and car should be turned on to enjoy this service. This applies the same to Alexa and Google Voice. 

Do I need a Wi-Fi connection when using Alexa or Siri?

Yes, you need internet while using Alexa or Siri voice bots. But if you’re using Google Voice, you don’t need the internet. You need internet because the microphone on the gadget you’re using records your command. The recording is sent over to the cloud via the internet. Hence, if you don’t have internet, the digital voice control won’t work. 

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How do I play Amazon music on Tesla?

The best way to do this is by playing it through Bluetooth. But before that, you will have to download the Amazon Musci App on your mobile and choose it through Bluetooth. 

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What are some of the common commands that you can use on a Tesla through Siri?

If you have connected your Tesla to Siri voice bot, there are several commands that you can use to control your car. Some of them include checking your car’s charge, flashing the headlights, locking or unlocking your car, when to charge the car, searching for your car, battery charge, and honking. 

How do you connect Tesla to Alexa?

First of all, you will have to download the Alexa App on your mobile phone. Next, you will enter the Tesla account password or email to connect your account with your car. Note that your Tesla account information is only utilized to create a token. So, if you already have a token, you can enter it directly. 


How you use voice control on Tesla depends on the car’s make and model. If it’s a Tesla Model 3 & Y, you will have to press the microphone button on the touchscreen or the right scroll button on the steering wheel. 

On the other hand, if it’s the Tesla Model S or X, you will have to click the voice button in the top right corner of the steering wheel. And when you hear a tone, say your command to allow voice control to get to work. 

Edwin Odipo

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