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Where are you from? Los Angeles

What car do you drive?  Tesla Model 3

What's the longest trip you've taken in your EV?

I haven't hasn't as of yet taken any trips in my Tesla. Just found this page in and this application and I am trying my best to understand how it works. My biggest difficulty thus far has been trying to find a basic how-to. How to save the trips and bring them back how to register my Tesla for data gathering. How to change from kilometers to miles.

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There isn't really a basic how-to available, but feel free to ask for help on specific items on the forum, there are a lot of people willing to help!

For your questions:

  • To save and restore a trip - Plan your trip, then on the plan page click "Save Plan".  To reload that plan, go to the waypoint listing and click "Saved Plans", you should see your saved plan in that list.  You can edit the trip name there to something more easy to remember.  Clicking on that plan pulls it back up.
  • To register MyTesla - Go to "Show Settings > Show More Settings > Live Car Connection > MyTesla Login".  You'll be prompted to input your credentials and offered a choice of how to share your data.  If you select "36hr Background Sharing", we'll poll your car for 36 hours and reset that timer any time you open / log into ABRP.
  • To synchronize your settings - Register for ABRP under "Show Settings > Show More Settings > Synchronize Settings > ABRP Login", anywhere you log in you'll have access to the last set of settings you planned with, and all your saved plans.  We don't store your MyTesla credentials on our servers, though so you'll have to re-enter that on any device you want to see live data on.
  • Swapping units - "Show Settings > Show More Settings > Imperial | Metric" click on the imperial radio button to swap to Miles / Fahrenheit and other freedom units.

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Thanks so much for the response.  Just like anything else it will take time to fully understand how the software works in conjunction with the car.  A video tutorial would be helpful.  I am sure there are a number of people that give up on the software because it is not as intuitive as some iOs and Android apps.  I think sometimes us technology guys forget that a lot of people don't have the time or the desire to figure out the technology.  If the desire is to spurn user ship I think it would be beneficial to provide tools for new people, and those who are not as literate when it comes to technology.  My pain point came when I try to plan a trip an hour or two before leaving after I learned that the software existed. Because of the limited time I just gave up because I couldn't find what I needed in one place.

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the same for me: impossible to erase the wrong places, and the software added places I never asked to go...

Finally I got unable to go on neither to go back... that's frustrating, especially when it's not your language, because I'm french.

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Hi.  I love this app, but synchronization is not working for me.  I log in with my username (same as my login for this forum), and I don't see plans I created on another device.  I'm wondering if it has to do with cookies.  In my Tesla, there's a button for me to click, on the ABRP screen, to authorize the use of cookies, but nothing happens when I click it.  Tesla browser is now much better than it used to be, but maybe Tesla browser doesn't allow cookies.  (But synchronization also doesn't seem to work when I switch from a Macbook to a PC laptop.)  It sure would be nice if I could plan a complex route, and conveniently access it in my car's browser.  Also, when I send the next step of the route to the car, Tesla Navigation doesn't seem to realize that it's a Tesla Supercharger destination.  I'm thinking it would be better if it knew that.  Like, for making sure the battery is warmed up for charging.  But maybe on a long trip, the battery is ALWAYS warm enough, when you get to a Supercharger??  Maybe I don't really even need Tesla Navigation anymore.  Especially if I could access my pre-planned routes.  Please advise...

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My "Sync Problem" is not a problem anymore...  Not sure why it seemed like a problem before.  Now I see my plans on all sorts of devices - iPhone, Linux, Kindle, laptops.

This app makes no attempt to give you turn-by-turn directions, right?  That might be nice, but I can use the regular Tesla Nav for that. 

One thing that is great about this app is how you can configure it, with the efficiency, reference speed, top speed, etc.  Lots of flexibility.  I love the waypoints, the round-trip planning, how you can configure waypoints for how much charge you will start with, the charger power at the waypoint (so you know how long you need to stay there before proceeding with your trip). This way if you use destination/RV camping charging up to 100%, it takes it into account.  This is quite a fun and helpful app.  I donated a bit, and encourage others to do it too.

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