2021.12.25.5 Release Notes

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Release Date

July 17, 2021

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Sky Force Reloaded

Tesla Sky Force Reloaded feature in update 2021.12.25.5
Availability TBD
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Sky Force Reloaded is the spirit of the classic arcade shoot 'em ups, captured with modern visuals and design. Meaty explosions, incinerating lasers, colossal bosses and diverse aircrafts to pilot.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2021.12.25.5
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now select Finnish and Croatian as your language. To update your language setting, tap Controls > Display and select the desired option from the Language drop down menu.

Note: Your vehicle must be in PARK to change languages.

Tesla Powerwall Coordination

Tesla Tesla Powerwall Coordination feature in update 2021.12.25.5
Available in specific regions
Offgrid Charging Supported
Models:
N/A
Offgrid Charging Supported

Your vehicle coordinates with Powerwall for enhanced charging during a power outage, without exceeding the energy and power capabilities of your Powerwall system. Powerwall continuously responds to the changing power needs of your home and will slow or stop your car's charging, keeping your home loads powered. During a power outage, your car will charge from the Powerwall whenever it is above the threshold set in the Tesla mobile app. You can change this threshold to balance your home and transportation energy needs, putting you in full control of your energy ecosystem. Powerwall can also use surplus solar to charge your vehicle during an outage if you keep your car plugged in while the sun is shining.

Tesla Toybox

Tesla Tesla Toybox feature in update 2021.12.25.5
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Due to local regulations, Boombox, TRAX, and Rainbow Road has been removed from your car.

Cabin Camera

Tesla Cabin Camera feature in update 2021.12.25.5
Available in specific regions
Cabin Camera
Models:
3
Y
Cabin Camera

Help Tesla continue to develop safer vehicles by sharing camera data from your vehicle. This update will allow you to enable the built-in cabin camera above the rearview mirror. If enabled, Tesla will automatically capture images and a short video clip just prior to a collision or safety event to help engineers develop safety features and enhancements in the future. As usual, you can adjust your data sharing preferences by tapping Controls > Safety & Security > DATA SHARING > Allow Cabin Camera Analytics.

Note: Cabin camera images and video clips will not be associated with your VIN to protect your privacy.

Cabin Camera Updates

Tesla Cabin Camera Updates feature in update 2021.12.25.5
Available in specific regions
Cabin Camera
Vision Only
Models:
3
Y
Cabin Camera
Vision Only

The cabin camera above your rearview mirror can now detect and alert driver inattentiveness while Autopilot is engaged. Camera data does not leave the car itself, which means the system cannot save or transmit information unless data shared is enabled. To change your data settings, tap Controls > Safety & Security > Data Sharing on your car's touchscreen.

Range Display

Tesla Range Display feature in update 2021.12.25.5
Availability TBD
Limited To Certain Model Years
Models:
N/A
Limited To Certain Model Years

Your vehicle's range estimation has been modified to better represent real-world conditions.

2022.36 Release Notes

This is an early look at this update's release notes. There could be other features included that are not shown below.

Energy App

Tesla Energy App feature in update 2022.36
Available Worldwide
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

Learn more about your vehicle's energy consumption with the updated Energy app. You can now:

- Monitor the amount of energy used while driving and parked.

- See how much energy is consumed by different vehicle components, driving behaviors, and environmental conditions.

- View energy used in comparison to trip projection and the battery indicator.

- Receive personalized suggestions for using energy more efficiently.

Supercharger Additional Details

Tesla Supercharger Additional Details feature in update 2022.36
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

The redesigned Supercharger map popup will now display historical site occupancy in addition to the associated charging fees when available. To view these details, tap on any Supercharger pin that is in the vicinity of your vehicle.

Car Left Open Notifications

Tesla Car Left Open Notifications feature in update 2022.36
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Car Left Open Notifications will now notify you when the doors have been accidentally left unlocked.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.36
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now select Lithuanian as your touchscreen language. To update your language settings, tap Controls > Display and select your preferred language from the Touchscreen Language' drop- down menu.

2022.28.2 Release Notes

Alternate Routes

Tesla Alternate Routes feature in update 2022.28.2
Select Vehicles
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Select Vehicles

View up to three routes when navigating to a destination. Quickly compare the total travel time and traffic information for each route.

Note: Traffic information is only displayed with Premium Connectivity.

Editor's note: Tesla is rolling out Alternate Routes selectively. The feature is enabled by Tesla remotely and not all vehicles will receive it at the same time. Tesla appears to be gathering feedback before rolling out the feature to everyone.

Theater Mode

Tesla Theater Mode feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

Full screen Theater Mode can now be minimized, allowing access to vehicle controls without video playback interruption. Tap the minimize button on the top left corner of the window to toggle full screen mode.

Status Bar

Tesla Status Bar feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

A status bar with select quick controls has been added to the top of the touchscreen map.

Sonic

Tesla Sonic feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
No Data Front USB Ports
Models:
3
Y
No Data Front USB Ports

Jump into the original Sonic the Hedgehog! Use the supersonic spin attack or defy gravity to defeat Dr. Eggman as the fastest hedgehog of all time. To access Sonic in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

Cat Quest

Tesla Cat Quest feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
No Data Front USB Ports
Models:
3
Y
No Data Front USB Ports

Leap into a grand adventure of dragons, magic and cats to pursue the evil Drakoth and your catnapped sister. To access Cat Quest in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

Cuphead

Tesla Cuphead feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
No Data Front USB Ports
Models:
3
Y
No Data Front USB Ports

Traverse strange worlds with new weapons and powerful super moves to repay your debt to the Devil with this classic run-and-gun action game. To access Cuphead in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

Portuguese Voice Navigation

Tesla Portuguese Voice Navigation feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Select Regions
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Select Regions

Your navigation voice guidance is now available in Portuguese. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Voice Navigation Language.

Smart Summon

Tesla Smart Summon feature in update 2022.28.2
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Smart Summon allows your vehicle to remotely drive to you or a location of your choice, maneuvering around objects and stopping as needed. To activate Smart Summon from the Tesla app, select Summon from the menu and hold "Come to Me," or set a destination on the map and hold "Go to Target."

Note: To use Smart Summon in this region, please stand within six meters of the vehicle.

Radio Icon

Tesla Radio Icon feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The radio icon has also been updated to be more ambiguous with this update. The traditional analog radio markers have been flipped so that they now run vertically instead of horizontally.

The letters 'FM' have also been replaced with a generic circular icon so that it's more inclusive of other supported bands such as DAB, which is supported in many parts of the world.

Spotted by @roslan3d

HomeLink Buttons

Tesla HomeLink Buttons feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The HomeLink buttons have once again been relabeled. When pulling up to your garage door, the buttons will once again be labeled with the name you've given your garage doors (top photo). However, if you have auto-open or auto-close enabled, then you will see the 'Cancel' text inside of the button for the specific door that will be opened or closed. The rest of the buttons will still show their given labels (bottom photo).

Photo by daniel454/Not a Tesla App forums

Safety Menu Reorganized

Tesla Safety Menu Reorganized feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The vehicle options under Controls > Safety have been slightly rearranged. Sentry Mode, PIN to Drive and Glovebox PIN have moved up. This allows you to quickly enable or disable them without needing to scroll.

Suggested Destinations

Tesla Suggested Destinations feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When tapping on the 'Navigate' button, you will now be presented with various suggested destinations. You will receive up to three suggested destinations that will appear at the top of recent destinations. These suggestions will automatically change depending on various factors.

Dark Mode

Tesla Dark Mode feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The dark mode color scheme has been adjusted so that various screens now use lighter gray tones. For example, prior to this update the car visualization and apps like the media player both used the same dark gray color for the background.

However, with this update Tesla has changed the background color of apps from a dark gray to a much lighter gray so that they stand out from the vehicle visualizations.

Photo by @ ClemensBecher

Tesla Theater Status Bar

Tesla Tesla Theater Status Bar feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

With this update Tesla introduces the ability to minimize Tesla Theater, allowing you to access vehicle menus and settings without leaving your streaming video.

Previously while streaming video in full screen, there was a quick access bar at the top of the video that could be revealed by tapping near the top of the screen. This status bar lets you access some vehicle controls without leaving the video. Video controls such as cabin temperature, screen brightness and volume could easily be changed.

Since you can now minimize a full-screen video without leaving the video app, Tesla has mostly removed the options that once appeared at the top of a video.

When tapping near the top of the screen, the number of options has been reduced to minimize theater, a back button and the state of charge of your battery.

A gray line has also been added to the top of the screen to let you know that you can now swipe down on the full-screen video to access other car functions.

Photo by @ ClemensBecher

Phone Icon

Tesla Phone Icon feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

When you're on a call in the vehicle, the green phone icon will now always remain visible in the status bar, regardless if the phone card is hidden or not. The icon in the status bar has also changed shape slightly, going from a pill shape to a square.

Photo by Corey2002 in the Not a Tesla App forums.

Vehicle Alerts

Tesla Vehicle Alerts feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

Some vehicle alerts will now contain an arrow that could be tapped for additional information.

Tapping the arrow will open the vehicle's manual to the appropriate section and display additional details regarding the alert.

Photo by @StianWalgermo

Battery Calibration

Tesla Battery Calibration feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

Your vehicle will now display 'Calibrating,' when charging is nearing completion. This will be displayed for all vehicles, regardless of their battery type.

Photo by @roslan3d

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