Tesla App and iPhone as key on second phone

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TrickorDevice

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Hi all,

I took delivery of my Model 3 yesterday, woo hoo!

I'm all set up but after we left the delivery center I realized I wanted to have my wife add her iPhone as another key. I believe it is best to have our own accounts. For multiple reasons, one of them being so the car knows who is (which profile to use) driving. I've read something about VIN sharing, but couldn't find much online.

Any information or ideas on this?
 

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Hi all,

I took delivery of my Model 3 yesterday, woo hoo!

I'm all set up but after we left the delivery center I realized I wanted to have my wife add her iPhone as another key. I believe it is best to have our own accounts. For multiple reasons, one of them being so the car knows who is (which profile to use) driving. I've read something about VIN sharing, but couldn't find much online.

Any information or ideas on this?
As @MelindaV said your wife can login with your credentials on her phone and she’ll see “Setup Phone Key”!

Side note I don’t think the profile attaches to the key (yet). I could be wrong though...
 

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Thanks to both of you!

So that is what you would recommend? Any advantages to asking for the VIN sharing or anything like that?
 

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Thanks to both of you!

So that is what you would recommend? Any advantages to asking for the VIN sharing or anything like that?
I’m not sure about VIN sharing to speak to it. In my case the car is only in my name and my wife is afraid to drive it and scratch it :)
 
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Your wife has to use your Tesla account- apparently a VIN can only be assigned to one account. My wife and I bought “his and hers” Model 3s on separate accounts, and had to switch them to one account for both of us to have key access to each other’s. If Tesla does get around to linking driver profiles to key, it will still know which of you is which.
 

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Your wife has to use your Tesla account- apparently a VIN can only be assigned to one account. My wife and I bought “his and hers” Model 3s on separate accounts, and had to switch them to one account for both of us to have key access to each other’s. If Tesla does get around to linking driver profiles to key, it will still know which of you is which.

Thanks for the input! We have set up her phone and it seems to be working well.