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The availability and functionality of the InControl Remote smartphone app depends on the specification of the vehicle and the market in which the vehicle is being used.


For further information, refer to the InControl section on the Land Rover website at: www.landrover.com/incontrol.

In order to use the InControl Remote smartphone app features, please complete the following steps:

  1. Create an InControl account. See INCONTROL ACCOUNT SET UP.

  2. Download the InControl Remote smartphone app to a smartphone. See DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING SMARTPHONE APPS .

Available features within the InControl Remote smartphone app:

Vehicle Location:

A map display of the vehicle's parked location and the user's current location.

Vehicle Status:

Displays the latest status of vehicle alerts such as a low engine oil level. Each status gives an indication of the health of each alert, as well as offering advice on how to resolve any alerts.

Beep & Flash:

Locates the vehicle by flashing the vehicle’s lights and sounding an alert.


The driver is responsible for complying with all regulations in force for a specific country, regarding the use of vehicle horns.

Vehicle Security:

Displays the open and closed status of all the doors and windows, and the current alarm setting. Vehicle Security also displays the locked and unlocked status of the vehicle.

Vehicle Security allows the user to lock and unlock the vehicle remotely. If either lock or unlock cannot be performed, the phone screen displays an error message.

When the vehicle is locked remotely, it is secured to the maximum possible level allowed in the market in which the vehicle was intended for original sale.


If any window(s) is in an open position, the vehicle does not lock remotely, unless the window is closed. In some markets, remote closing of the windows is not permitted.

When the vehicle is unlocked remotely, it relocks after 40 seconds if no door or aperture is opened.

Regardless of which screen is currently displayed, if the vehicle's alarm is sounding, a pop-up screen is displayed with an option to reset the alarm.


The driver is responsible for knowing the location of the vehicle and for making sure that the vehicle is secured.

Remote Climate:

Remote Climate allows the engine of an automatic transmission vehicle to be started remotely, and to run for up to 30 minutes. The Remote Climate feature provides a comfortable temperature inside the cabin in advance of the driver entering the vehicle. Press the engine start icon on the Remote Climate section of the InControl Remote smartphone app. A target temperature can be set.

Remote Climate does not function if any of the following conditions exist:

  • The vehicle's fuel level is low.

  • The vehicle's battery charge level is low.

  • The vehicle is not locked and alarmed.

  • A window, door, bonnet, or the taildoor is open.

  • The engine has been manually started.

  • A system error occurs with a required vehicle system.

  • A theft has been reported to the stolen vehicle monitoring centre.

  • The vehicle's alarm is sounding.

  • A crash event has been detected.

  • The hazard warning lights are switched on.

  • The automatic transmission is not in Park (P).

  • The brake pedal or accelerator pedal is pressed.


Some markets may prohibit the use of remote engine starting. The driver is responsible for knowing if this function can legally be used.


Remote Climate is also available for vehicles fitted with a timed climate system. When the vehicle specification does not support remote engine starting, the timed climate system may be used to support cabin pre-conditioning. The condition also applies if the vehicle originated in a market with legal restrictions on remote engine starting.


Displays the most recently completed journeys over 1 km in distance. Providing details of each journey from start to finish.


The Journeys feature can be enabled or disabled via the Vehicle Settings section of the InControl Remote smartphone app, or on the My Land Rover InControl website at: https://incontrol.landrover.com.


Stored journeys can be viewed, deleted, or exported as a .csv file to assist with business expenses.


Displays vehicle information such as the VIN number. Direct calls can be made to the Optimised Land Rover Assistance call centre for breakdown assistance. In the event of a vehicle theft, direct calls can be made to the stolen vehicle tracking call centre, if Secure Tracker or Secure Tracker Pro is fitted.


All calls are chargeable in accordance to mobile operator prices.

Vehicle Settings:

Provides the user access to specific vehicle settings, service and transport modes, and journey preferences.


Service and transport modes are only available for vehicles with Secure Tracker and Secure Tracker Pro.