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Porsche Connect Activation Guide

What is Porsche Connect?

Porsche Connect has been developed as a proprietary communication and connectivity system, helping you stay current on news events along with incoming text messages and calls, navigate your way through traffic, and stay linked to your Porsche vehicle. Porsche Connect turns your smartphone into the perfect remote control for your Porsche, from locking the doors to accessing vehicle information.

Porsche Car Connect is available across the Porsche lineup. Porsche Connect Plus is standard on 911, Panamera, and Cayenne models. Porsche Connect and Porsche Connect Plus are optional equipment on 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman, and Macan models.

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Porsche Connect® Activation

Some of the steps below are necessary before your vehicle is delivered, so that Porsche Car Connect (PCC) can be activated for your Porsche:

Step 1: Register on the Porsche Connect customer web portal at Your user details are recorded and during the login process you will conclude a license agreement with the service provider Vodafone Automotive.

Step 2: Second, you will receive confirmation by email and text message. When you log into the customer web portal for the first time, you will also need the confirmation code that was sent to you in the text message.

Step 3: On the customer web portal, you will also be able to download a document with an installation code for your Porsche. You must give this installation code to your authorized Porsche dealer, along with your insurance documents, before your vehicle is delivered.

Step 4: Product activation can only be carried out by an authorized Porsche dealer. Once you have handed the installation code to your authorized Porsche dealer, the product will be activated before delivering your vehicle.

Step 5: Next, install the Porsche Connect app on your smartphone and connect to your Porsche vehicle. Once connected, you will automatically be sent an activation code by text. You need this activation code to activate the app. After you have installed and activated the Porsche Connect app on your smartphone, you can use Porsche Connect for your vehicle.

Vehicle Statistics

The Porsche Connect App for your smartphone and your Apple Watch® gives you access to a wealth of information pertaining specifically to your Porsche. With Porsche Connect, you can monitor your average speed and fuel consumption, travel time or distance covered, from anywhere and at any time.

Speed fencing and Geofencing

Set customized alerts to notify you if your Porsche has exceeded a speed limit that you have set. Verify the exact location of your vehicle and set geographic boundary limits – all with the touch of a button.

Hybrid Battery and Charge Management*

Available on Porsche E-Hybrid vehicles, view the state of your hybrid’s charge, remaining charge time, and both the purely electric and overall remaining range.

*For Porsche E-Hybrid models only.

Remote Control of Hybrid Functions

Easily control hybrid-specific functions of your Porsche conveniently with your Apple Watch® or your smartphone. Perfectly program your air conditioning to match your daily routine. Define exactly the time you would like charging to be completed each day to fit your daily schedule.

Safety Services

In the event of an accident, your vehicle will instantaneously transmit information about your vehicle and location to emergency services. You can also directly contact Porsche Assist from your Porsche Connect App should you need roadside assistance.

Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS)

Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS) protects your Porsche with an independent theft-detection feature. Should your vehicle ever get stolen, this system will notify you to the exact location and time while simultaneously notifying law enforcement.

Vehicle Status and Carfinder

Worried that you left your sunroof open? Porsche Connect gives you the ability to check the status of your vehicle. Check and see if windows are closed or open and whether your vehicle is locked or unlocked. If you can’t remember where you’ve parked, the app can activate the horn or lights to help you find your way. It can also provide detailed directions directly to your Porsche.

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