Sometimes, when you finish work, you just want to get straight home. While modern technology makes transport and navigation far easier than ever, you can now also store your address.
This isn’t a particularly new feature – sat navs have had it for ages. However, it’s essential to know how to do it on your car’s individual system. On Teslas, saving your address helps with Sentry a mode configuration, too.
This article will run you through how to set and change your home address on the Tesla Model 3.
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Why add your home address on the Model 3?
Tesla’s navigation system uses Google Maps, which is widely regarded as excellent. Automatic Navigation on the Model 3 also picks up your driving trends and common destinations, meaning it probably knows where you live already.
For example, if you get in your car at the stored Work location between 3pm and 11pm on a weekday, the Automatic Navigation will automatically enter your stored Home address as the destination.
You can turn Automatic Navigation on or off by:
- Go to Controls.
- Choose Navigation.
- Turn Automatic Navigation on or off.
Aside from navigation improvements, adding your home address in your Model 3 helps with configuring Sentry Mode.
Sentry Mode uses charge from the batteries. By setting Sentry Mode to off while you’re at home, you’ll waste less power. Storing your home address means you can do this.
How to set your home address in the Tesla Model 3
Putting your home address in the Model 3 is incredibly simple. Here’s how to do it if you don’t already have an address stored.
The Tesla display shows a map all the time (except when the car is in Reverse).
- Press Navigate (at the top of the screen).
- Tap Home.
- Enter your home address.
- Press Save as home.
The Model 3 has now saved your home address.
How to change your home address in the Model 3
If you want to change your home address – for example, if you’ve moved house or you’re living with friends for a little while – this too will take you no time at all.
- Select Navigate (in the top left).
- Press and hold the Home button.
- You need to hold this down for a couple of seconds. Give it a moment.
- The Set your home address box comes up again. You could either:
- Select Clear. This erases your stored home address. It leaves the feature blank, so the Home button won’t direct your Tesla anywhere.
- Enter a new address directly into the bar. Choose Save as home.
The next time you press Home, the map will begin directions to your saved address.
If you haven’t stored an address, it will prompt you to enter one.
How to travel home using the Tesla Model 3’s Home button
Once you’ve stored your home address following the above methods, traveling home is easy.
- Press Navigation.
- Select Home.
- Follow the on-screen directions to get home. If you’re traveling on highways and it’s safe to do so, why not turn on Autopilot?
Should you store your home address in a car?
There are certain risks associated with storing your home address in your car. For example, if someone steals your Tesla keys, they’ll also have access to your house.
In reality, if you don’t erase your travel history, anyone can see the locations to which you regularly travel. Storing your address in Home makes little difference for an in-built car sat nav.
It comes down to a balance of convenience and security. Store your home address (or don’t) in your Model 3, depending on which is more important to you.
Here’s a pdf from the Tesla Model 3’s owner’s manual for your consideration: