Tesla's Sentry Mode and TeslaCam functions have become extremely popular – and help owners capture some crazy things. The biggest limitation for these features is how you watch footage, but thanks to iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, things will get easier for iPhone and iPad users.
Ideally, Tesla owners will be able to see TeslaCam and Sentry Mode. videos directly to their screens in the car, but this is still not possible. Meanwhile, Tesla's decision is for owners to take the flash drive they use for Sentry Mode and TeslaCam, and plug it into their computer to view the files one at a time.
iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, however, add support for external devices in the Files app. This means you can now include flash drives on your iPhone or iPad to quickly view your files. While some flash drives have allowed this for some time, such as SanDisk iXpand, iOS 1
If you have not already set up Sentry and TeslaCam mode, you will need a flash drive. Almost any flash drive will work, but the bigger it is, the more video you can store. You will then need to format the flash drive in FAT32 using your computer and create an empty folder called "TeslaCam." I prefer SanDisk Ultra Fit because it is a small form factor.
After you set TeslaCam and Sentry Mode up and recorded some frames, you can view this frame using the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Files app.
If you want to see footage on your iPhone or nanapad with Lightning connectivity , you'll need Flash to USB – Adapter. The official Apple adapter is the most reliable bet, but it is also the most expensive bet. Other adapters can work and are available at less than half of Apple's price, but your mileage will vary. adapter. They are pretty cheap and most of them are pretty reliable.
Once you have the required adapter, simply grab the TeslaCam flash drive and plug it into your iPhone or iPad. From there, look for the Files app. Below, touch the "Review" tab and look for your flash drive under the "Locations" heading.
You can now view the recorded and recent videos of TeslaCam and Sentry Mode. You can also delete them easily if you need to free up some space on the flash drive.
As the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 concretes started earlier this month, I held the required adapter in the center console of my model. 3. If I notice a Sentry mode, I can pull out the Flash 3 from the model 3 and plug it in on my iPhone (or iPad) to view the shots quickly. It's much better than having to take the flash drive in my computer and get out of footage, mainly because I was very likely to forget my device and leave it plugged into my computer for a few days.
As I said earlier, this is still not the perfect solution – and the ultimate goal should be to add Tesla support for watching videos directly on the car's display. But this is a much better solution for iPhone and iPad owners to see Sentry Mode and TeslaCam on the go.
iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are in public beta and you can read full instructions on how to install these beta versions. of 9to5Mac. Updates will be launched publicly in stable form in September.