Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Standby Mode

To keep Model S ready to Summon and reduce the time it takes to warm up, turn on Standby Mode. Touch Controls > Autopilot > Standby Mode. When Standby Mode is turned on, you can conserve Battery energy by disabling Standby Mode at these locations:

  • Exclude Home - Disables Standby Mode at the location you set as Home in your Favorites list.
  • Exclude Work - Disables Standby Mode at the location you set as Work in your Favorites list.
  • Exclude Favorites - Disables Standby Mode at any location in your Favorites list.

NOTE: To conserve energy, Smart Summon automatically exits Standby mode from midnight to 6:00 am. During these hours, a delay occurs as Smart Summon starts up.

NOTE: Additional battery power may be consumed while Standby Mode is active.

NOTE: For details on how to designate a location as Home, Work, or Favorites, see Home, Work, and Favorite Destinations.

Stopping or Canceling Smart Summon

Smart Summon stops Model S whenever you release the button on the mobile app. To resume the Smart Summon session, simply press the Come to Me or Go to Target button again.

WARNING: Always anticipate when you need to stop Model S. Depending on the quality of the connectivity between the phone and Model S, there may be a slight delay between when you release the button and when the car stops.

Smart Summon cancels, and requires you to restart it, when:

  • You press any button on the key fob.
  • A door handle is engaged or a door is opened.
  • You interact with the steering yoke, brake pedal, accelerator pedal, or shift.
  • Model S is blocked by an obstacle.
  • Smart Summon has moved Model S the maximum distance of approximately 475 feet (145 meters) within a 213 foot (65 meter) radius of the phone's location. To move further than this distance, you must shift Model S into Drive or Reverse and then reinitiate an Smart Summon session.
  • Your phone enters sleep mode or loses connectivity to Model S.



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