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How to use Siri and HomeKit to control a Tesla [Video]


The latest third-party system enabling the use of Tesla’s API tools through unofficially supported channels, like the Apple Watch through Remote S, is a method to access a Tesla’s functions through Apple’s Homekit and command the car with Siri.

It was developed by coder Sam Gabbay. As mentioned, Gabbay’s method uses Tesla’s API tools and therefore can only perform the same functions as Tesla’s official app: manage the car’s climate control, lock and unlock the doors, and ‘Summon’ the vehicle if it is equipped with the Autopilot convenience features.

It’s not exactly easy. You’ll need XCode, and have to install four other apps to do the necessary configuring, but Gabbay provides instructions on GitHub and a 7-minute video tutorial, which you can watch below.

The first thing to do is download Gabbay’s app: Energi – Simple Remote for Tesla

Here’s the tutorial to get you started:

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