Quickly View TeslaCam Footage from your iOS Device
Pre-formatted for Tesla Dashcam and Sentry Mode
No formatting. No hassle. No kidding.
Compatible with all Tesla vehicles built since September 2017
Extremely reliable USB Drive. Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS, and Android
How to review TeslaCam footage via the free Files app:
Want to see the SentryView app in action? Watch below!
(available on Apple App Store)
real event recorded using Sentry Mode
Not everyone is kind.
Record and document the unexpected...automatically.
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Here's how it works:
The ordering process is simple.
- Complete checkout.
- Get your order notification.
- Review the DashCam/Sentry Mode User Guide while you wait for delivery (link in order confirmation and in My Account). It highlights the tips/tricks of the system.
What our customers say:
Why microSD cards?
The microSD drives we use are designed for Dashcam systems. These cards are rugged, built to withstand extreme heat and cold, which is perfect for being left in a car year round, and have a write speed that far surpasses the minimum Tesla requirement (4 MB/sec).
Regular USB flash drives cannot withstand the constant recording that takes place with Dashcam systems and will fail…probably when you need it the most. microSD cards, specifically those in this package, are up to the task and can handle the burden.
Dashcam and Sentry Mode captures...
…and so much more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tesla vehicles that have AP2.5 hardware or later are compatible with recording video to a USB drive.
AP2.5 hardware started shipping on Tesla vehicles starting in August 2017, with a full conversion in October 2017.
USB recording is NOT compatible with AP1.0 or AP2.0 hardware (vehicles manufactured before August 2017).
No, your Pure Tesla USB drive comes entirely pre-formatted for TeslaCam.
Simply open the package and plug the USB drive into your Tesla. That's it!
One minute of footage has a typical size of 30 MB. Using that metric:
128GB – Approx 71 hours of footage
256GB – Approx 142 hours of footage
International shipments going through customs are subject to inspection and, depending on your countries import policies, may be assessed import fees/VAT upon arrival and are the responsibility of the customer. This only applies to specific countries.
Items that are in stock will be processed and shipped within 1-2 business days.
Items shipped using our Free Shipping option take 3-5 days for delivery (after shipment).
Items shipped using the Priority Shipping option take 2-3 days for delivery (after shipment).
Items that are out of stock (backordered) will be noted on the product page and during checkout.
Dashcam is a system built into your Tesla. When a properly formatted USB drive (like the one we sell) is inserted into the USB port in your Tesla, the car will start recording from the front, left, right, and rear cameras.
The system retains the most recent hour of footage before overwriting itself.
To save footage, simply tap the Dashcam icon (small camera with red dot) and the last 10 minutes of footage will be saved permanently to the SavedClips folder on the drive. It will remain until you delete it.
Sentry Mode, when enabled, monitors your Tesla while it is parked and locked. When a potential threat is detected, the system enters Alert state, which starts the four cameras recording (front, left, right, rear) and also displays a message on the center screen.
If the threat becomes physical (entering vehicle, damage, etc) it will enter Alarm state and will activate the lights, horn, and music in the car.
Video clips from both Alert and Alarm states are saved to the SentryClips folder on your USB drive. The oldest clips overwrite when the drive fills up.
The best of both worlds: our highly reliable and popular microSD drive for TeslaCam recording coupled with the ability to view footage on the go with the included USB to Lightning adapter for your iPhone or iPad. This package works seamlessly with the included SentryView app on iOS (shown in video below).
Included in this package:
- Fully TeslaCam formatted microSD card
- USB A & C reader (microSD card inserted and ready to use)
- USB to Lightning Adapter
- Works with SentryView App (paid app available on Apple App Store)
Enjoy the flexibility of being able to view footage using USB A, USB C, or Lightning connections.
This package allows for seamless review of your Dashcam and Sentry Mode footage on your iPhone and/or iPad using the included microSD card, reader, and lightning adapter! All of which are plug-and-play, both in your Tesla and once you connect it to your iPhone/iPad and open the included SentryView for Tesla app or the Files app.
You will need iOS 13 to view footage on your iOS device. You will need a USA based App Store account to redeem the app code.
Why this option?
For iOS users that want to review footage on the go.
What steps are required?
- Purchase the drive from Pure Tesla (it comes pre-formatted!) 🙂
- When drive arrives, plug it into your Tesla – no formatting needed, we take care of that for you.
- When you're ready to review footage, plug the USB into the lightning adapter, then plug into your iPhone or iPad
- Open the Files app or the SentryView app (optional purchase) and tap PURETESLA or TESLACAM…then view footage!
How do I format the drive when I receive it from Pure Tesla?
You don't have to! The whole idea behind this package is that your drive will come pre-formatted, ready for all TeslaCam activities (DashCam and Sentry Mode). Simply plug in the drive to your Tesla and you're good to go (assuming you have a software version that supports DashCam and Sentry Mode).
Each drive is formatted and tested to ensure it is functioning properly.
All our drives fit in the Jeda Hub Dashcam storage compartment.
*Refunds are not provided for the cost of the SentryView app ($7.99) as the code sent to the customer is irrevocable.
**NOTE: PureTesla sells the initial Dashcam formatting service and guarantees that Dashcam will work upon arrival. Due to the various computer operating systems and Tesla software updates, we are not responsible for drives that are corrupted due to situations outside of our control. That said, we are always happy to help troubleshoot! Hardware warranty is provided through the manufacturer.
**Dashcam and Sentry Mode recording works with Tesla vehicles manufactured since August 2017. AP 2.0 Hardware is currently not fully supported (but stay tuned as that may change).
**International shipments going through customs are subject to inspection and, depending on your countries import policies, may be assessed import fees/VAT upon arrival and are the responsibility of the customer. This only applies to specific countries. International customers will not be able to redeem the app code without a USA based App Store account.