Tesla Updates Mobile App to Set Charging Limits Easier

Tesla updated its mobile app this week to add some tweaks to make it easier to set charging limits for your vehicle.

The Tesla iPhone app, as shown below, now has points along the charging slider for rates of 50%, 60%, 70%, 80% and 90%.

When move the slide across these charging points, it easily ‘sticks’ to adjust and there’s also haptic feedback if your smartphone supports it when you land on a specific charging percentage.

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When it comes to charging behavior, Tesla recommends your ‘Daily’ range to be up to roughly 90%. We keep our daily charge set at 80%. Tesla says charging up to 100% is best saved for longer road trips.

Owners with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries such as Model 3 Standard Range can charge to 100% daily, at least once per week says Tesla. You can check if your Model 3 has an LFP battery by going to Controls > Software > Additional Vehicle Information in your car.

“We recommend plugging in as often as possible,” says Tesla, as your vehicle will always use a tiny bit of battery even when idle.