TeslaCam iXpand – Tesla Dashcam on iPhone and iPad via Lightning

(60 customer reviews)

A seamless option to view Dashcam and Sentry View recordings directly on your iPhone or iPad by plugging into your Lightning port.

  • Comes fully formatted for TeslaCam
  • “Plug-and-Play” – straight from the envelope to your Tesla
  • Plugs into your iPhone/iPad with a Lightning port
  • Works with the SentryView app or the iXpand Drive app.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – “no questions asked” 30-day returns

Drive comes pre-formatted for TeslaCam – simply plug into your Tesla and it will start recording!

We no longer carry the iXpand drive, but check out our new iOS bundle listed below! You may be interested in:

TeslaCam for iOS Bundle – 256 GB


Please note that the iXpand drive is not designed for dashcam systems and may fail sooner than expected when used in this way. We have had good success with the iXpand so far, but the iXpand will not last as long as our microSD USB option. We like to be transparent! 🙂

Many have asked and now we carry the SanDisk iXpand drive for use with TeslaCam and immediate viewing on your iOS device (with Lightning connector).

This drive now works with the SentryView app that allows for seamless review of your Dashcam and Sentry Mode footage on your iPhone and/or iPad!

Get the SentryView app here: SentryView for iOS

Quickly review footage on the go by plugging the drive into your iPhone or iPad. The app (iXpand Drive) will open automatically and you can review all footage recorded to the drive using Dashcam or Sentry Mode. Very simple!

Why this option?

To be completely transparent, the best option for TeslaCam is this one that uses MicroSD cards that are designed for constant video recording. That said, iOS users with lightning ports ALWAYS ask for an option to view footage on the go. This is the best option we have found.

What steps are required?

  1. Purchase the drive from Pure Tesla (it comes pre-formatted!) 🙂
  2. While waiting for delivery, download the SentryView app or the iXpand Drive app from the App Store
  3. When drive arrives, plug it into your Tesla – no formatting needed, we take care of that for you.
  4. When you're ready to review footage, plug the drive's lightning connector into your iPhone or iPad
  5. The app automatically opens and you can review footage right away!


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.


**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.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Size (GB)

64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB

60 reviews for TeslaCam iXpand – Tesla Dashcam on iPhone and iPad via Lightning

  1. Lisa S. (verified owner)

    Highly recommend easy and quick

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. Christopher Bauco (verified owner)

  4. BJ (verified owner)

    Worked great! No formatting or camera issues. Works smoothly with the SentryView app.

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  5. Isaac Epp (verified owner)

    Works perfectly

  6. Mark (verified owner)

    Thanks for delivering my iXpand to Australia. Next step is taking delivery of my M3LR.

  7. Pierre L. (verified owner)

    Sentry View is as recommended the app to use..,

  8. Kathleen S. (verified owner)

  9. Prado, A. (verified owner)

    Just plug it, and good to use. Excellent customer service. Thank you.

  10. Joann Knittle (verified owner)

  11. John H. (verified owner)

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  12. Kenneth (verified owner)

    Jeff helped me return a drive that I didn’t want and replaced it with the one I wanted. Great follow up and product.

  13. John Doyle (verified owner)

    Order was acknowledged, processed and delivered very promptly. Also needed to make a change to my order which was also handled efficiently and quickly. Much appreciated.

  14. flarinda k. (verified owner)

  15. Lewis Witherspoon (verified owner)

    It works great, love it!

  16. Paul D. (verified owner)

  17. Richard (verified owner)

    This experience was awesome. Works as advertised!

  18. Mark Gold (verified owner)

    The pictured drive was not what I received, so I had to google it to see that it is basically the same thing. It works fine in the car, however the iXpand drive app would not work so I had to pay 7.99 for the SentryView app, which works ok, but I’d rather cumbersome

  19. Flemming S. Olsen (verified owner)

    Fast delivery from US to EU. Plugged right in 🙂

  20. Nancy (verified owner)

    Easy to use. It’s dummy proof.

  21. David Ould (verified owner)

    Just got it today. So far so good. Just need sentry view to include the new back camera view!

  22. Raja (verified owner)

    I have had only a couple of days with this. I love the convenience of it and how seemlessy the product integrates.

  23. Benjamin Sanchez (verified owner)

    Easy as pie!!

  24. David B. (verified owner)

    Arrived perfectly. The quick start card was appreciated as was the follow up emails and survey. First class all the way. Looking forward to the App and the drive together.

  25. Brenda Simon (verified owner)

    This works great & it’s easy to use!

  26. Jim (verified owner)

    It arrived and I plugged into my Model 3 and it worked. It is that easy.

  27. Trwst (verified owner)

    Worked perfect!

  28. Nick T. (verified owner)

    Thanks to Jeff: after a couple of false starts, back-and-forth emails, and talking with Jeff on the phone, and then deleting and reinstalling the smart view app, I was up and running. 10 stars on a five star scale for Jeff! Kudos to TeslaCam iXpand for having available.
    I’ll figure some things out: don’t know why Sentry mode had one video of no car to my right, and the next with a car there, but no video of the car arriving and the driver disembarking.
    The download/compile video arrow is awfully close to the start/stop control in my phone. A real time waster if you accidentally push the arrow.
    How long a video is “compiled”?
    I’ve got to get into the FAQ page and figure it out. But all-in-all, veeerrry satisfies.

  29. Leonie (verified owner)

    Works great. Plug and play. Took awhile to get to the Netherlands (4 weeks).

  30. Joseph P. (verified owner)

    Just as advertised. Simply plug it in and it works.

  31. E Gil (verified owner)

    Very happy

  32. gina (verified owner)

    Im not a computer person. So when I found this product, I was super excited. All I had to do was plug it in. Its perfect. No issues. Works great !

  33. Suzanne L. (verified owner)

    Took a long time to reach me but other than that it’s been great. Wonderful customer service, easy to use product. I’m VERY happy with the product and with Jeff at PureTesla who called me to answer my questions. I even posted my recommendation on my Tesla group FB page!

  34. Edgard F. (verified owner)

    Thank you for the follow up. It works fine for me. I like the 3 views in one. Way better than I used to watch before.

  35. Denis Y. (verified owner)

  36. Roy Creager (verified owner)

  37. Michael V. (verified owner)

    works as advertised. Plug in and it works. Still using the ScanDisk app and determining its funtionality

  38. Nicolae Oprescu (verified owner)

  39. Chad Mortensen (verified owner)

    It’s just amazing how easy it is to use. Just take out of the package and plug into the car. That’s it!

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  40. Mary A. (verified owner)

    Best purchase ever. Plug and play. I feel safe now that my car not only have eyes, now it has its brain to store it. So glad i did not think twice about purchasing this from Pure tesla. Jeff i can not thank you enough!

  41. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Easy to use

  42. Anonymous (verified owner)

  43. Sandra (verified owner)

    Haven’t actually viewed it on my iPhone yet, but it is working well in Tesla. Jeff is terrific and company is good to work with.

  44. Martin D. (verified owner)

  45. Hugh Hebert (verified owner)

    Good product but a little awkward to use

  46. Jowin R. (verified owner)

    The product works great! Jeff is such a great guy as well. Very easy to deal with! Will strongly recommend!!!

  47. Manuel Cuason (verified owner)

    I have tried so many different USBs for my Tesla M3 and almost all of them failed or never worked. I am truly impressed by TeslaCam iXpand. It is exactly what it says on the description: plug-and-play and very easy to use. I can view/download directly to my iPhone XR. Great buy!!!! Highly recommended.

  48. Peter Bernard (verified owner)

    For the first time, I can review camera video instantly in my car. This is fantastic.

  49. Murray S. (verified owner)

  50. Gertrudes T. (verified owner)

    I finally found the right flash drive for my teslacam. Already formatted and working well without any problem. And Jeff is so amazing. Very supportive and responds to emails immediately. Highly recommend this product. Thank you.

  51. Dalibor S. (verified owner)

    This an excellent product with great ease of use with the app. One suggestion would be to have a converter from lightning to USB-C as the new iPad Pros all have USB-C ports for charging.

  52. Michael Wood (verified owner)

    Worked just fine

  53. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Just plug in and it works. Very easy.

  54. Scott R. (verified owner)

  55. Ron B. (verified owner)

    Rec’d quickly and works as advertised. You won’t be disappointed.

  56. Alan (verified owner)

  57. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Worked instantly in the car, but when inserting into phone it took a while to “arrange my content” – and then worked flawless! 🙂

  58. Michael B. (verified owner)

    On my second attempt to get a USB that worked in the Model 3 and with SentryView I decided to go with the Pure Tesla preformatted, pre-tested product. And, it worked with no effort as advertised on the first try.

  59. Michel Jodoin (verified owner)

    Just amazing service ! Thanks !

  60. Robert Reu (verified owner)

    Worked very well as advertised.

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