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canrage
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Post by canrage » Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:10 pm

I’ve had my new ID3 for 24 hours now and first impressions are really good. The dealership did a great job on the handover and I’m getting to grips with my first EV. But I feel a bit creeped out about online mode and VW being able to basically track wherever I go.

I don’t want to sound like a member of the tin hat brigade, but do folk keep their cars in online mode all the time? Scared to turn it off in case I can’t connect again. :?

Tried searching the forum for similar chat but couldn’t find anything so apologies if I’ve missed a post.

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Post by Leccy » Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:43 pm

Can’t say I gave it a lot of thought, natural for current generation cars like these to be online, it gets updates to its operating system and apps that way (just like a phone), you communicate with the car from the app that way. These types of services will just keep getting more comprehensive. VW apps have privacy and permissions all over them, wouldn’t be concerned.
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Post by Utumno » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:19 pm

canrage wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:10 pm
I’ve had my new ID3 for 24 hours now and first impressions are really good. The dealership did a great job on the handover and I’m getting to grips with my first EV. But I feel a bit creeped out about online mode and VW being able to basically track wherever I go.

I don’t want to sound like a member of the tin hat brigade, but do folk keep their cars in online mode all the time? Scared to turn it off in case I can’t connect again. :?

Tried searching the forum for similar chat but couldn’t find anything so apologies if I’ve missed a post.

You’re worried about being tracked, but you think that by enabling something called “offline mode” you’re disabling the eSIM?

If so, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

If you don’t want to be tracked, don’t buy a vehicle with an eSIM in it. Or a mobile phone.

You’re overthinking it 😀
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canrage
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Post by canrage » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:25 pm

Hahaha! Suspected I might be…!

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Post by scott28tt » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:53 pm

Yes I leave it online, otherwise none of the features of the app would work.
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Post by Anduain » Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:37 am

Still offline today, may be something wrong at the other end.
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Post by Southwellpeter » Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:10 pm

Keep it online, otherwise some features won't work and you wont get the software updates
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