2021.12.25.6 Release Notes

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Release Date

July 21, 2021

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Sky Force Reloaded

Tesla Sky Force Reloaded feature in update 2021.12.25.6
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Availability TBD
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y

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 2021.12.25.6
Models:
S
3
X
Y
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 2021.12.25.6
Offgrid Charging Supported
Models:
N/A
Available in specific regions
Offgrid Charging Supported
Models:
N/A

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 2021.12.25.6
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y

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

Cabin Camera

Tesla Cabin Camera feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Cabin Camera
Models:
3
Y
Available in specific regions
Cabin Camera
Models:
3
Y

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 2021.12.25.6
Cabin Camera
Vision Only
Models:
3
Y
Available in specific regions
Cabin Camera
Vision Only
Models:
3
Y

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 2021.12.25.6
Limited To Certain Model Years
Models:
N/A
Availability TBD
Limited To Certain Model Years
Models:
N/A

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

Redesigned Phone UI

Tesla Redesigned Phone UI feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The in-car phone app has been redesigned to make it easier to navigate and show you more information. The app now features two-panes to let you more easily navigate contacts and messages. The phone dialer has also been moved to the Calls tab.

Browser Loading Screen

Tesla Browser Loading Screen feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This is an undocumented change in this release.

When using the car's web browser a splash screen will now be shown that includes a progress bar to let you know that the browser is loading.

Bluetooth Audio Progress Bar

Tesla Bluetooth Audio Progress Bar feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This is an undocumented change in this release.

When streaming audio over Bluetooth, the car will now display a progress bar in addition to the time remaining to further help you understand how far along you are on the current track.

2022.24.1 Release Notes

Blind Spot Camera

Tesla Blind Spot Camera feature in update 2022.24.1
Models:
3
Y
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Adjust the placement of your blind spot camera on your display by dragging the camera feed. The camera feed will appear in the same position when your blinker is active. To enable, tap Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

Tesla Profiles

Tesla Tesla Profiles feature in update 2022.24.1
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Keep your settings and preferences synchronized across all supported vehicles using your Tesla account, including:

- Mirror, seating and steering wheel adjustments

- Autopilot, driving and climate control preferences

- Navigation, media and data sharing preferences

You can set up your Tesla Profile from Driver Profile settings and change your profile picture from the Tesla Mobile app.

Traffic Along Route

Tesla Traffic Along Route feature in update 2022.24.1
Premium Connectivity
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Premium Connectivity
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Any slow traffic conditions along your navigation route are now shown prominently as part of the route line on the map Note: This feature requires Premium Connectivity.

Disable Sentry Sounds

Tesla Disable Sentry Sounds feature in update 2022.24.1
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

To prevent disturbing neighbors, you can now disable the sounds made by Sentry Mode. Mobile app notifications will still be delivered. To enable this setting on the touchscreen, tap Controls > Safety > Sentry Mode > Disable Sentry Sounds.

Driver Profiles

Tesla Driver Profiles feature in update 2022.24.1
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Any navigation recents or favorites will now be saved to the active driver profile.

Auto Rear Climate Controls

Tesla Auto Rear Climate Controls feature in update 2022.24.1
Models:
New S
New X
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Rear climate controls can now be set to Auto. Tap on the climate icon > Auto on the rear screen, or Rear > Auto on the center display climate popup. When Auto mode is enabled, the fan speeds will adjust automatically in order to reach the desired temperature.

Additional Bottom Bar Customization

Tesla Additional Bottom Bar Customization feature in update 2022.24.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now add vehicle controls such as defrost, windshield wipers and seat heaters to the bottom bar. Long press any app icon to enter edit mode, then drag the desired control to the bottom bar.

Regenerative Braking

Tesla Regenerative Braking feature in update 2022.24.1
Regen Backfill
Models:
New S
New X
Regen Backfill
Models:
New S
New X

Your vehicle can now automatically apply regular brakes for consistent deceleration when regenerative braking is limited due to battery temperature or state of charge. To enable, tap Controls > Pedals & Steering > Apply Brakes When Regenerative Braking Is Limited.

Turn Signals

Tesla Turn Signals feature in update 2022.24.1
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y

In order to create additional room for the Blind Spot Camera, the vehicle's turn signals have moved up to the top of the screen. They're now located above the regeneration/acceleration line and will appear between the gear indicator and battery icon.

Blind Spot Camera

Tesla Blind Spot Camera feature in update 2022.24
Models:
3
Y
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Adjust the placement of your blind spot camera on your display by dragging the camera feed. The camera feed will appear in the same position when your blinker is active. To enable, tap Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

Tesla Profiles

Tesla Tesla Profiles feature in update 2022.24
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Keep your settings and preferences synchronized across all supported vehicles using your Tesla account, including:

- Mirror, seating and steering wheel adjustments

- Autopilot, driving and climate control preferences

- Navigation, media and data sharing preferences

You can set up your Tesla Profile from Driver Profile settings and change your profile picture from the Tesla Mobile app.

Traffic Along Route

Tesla Traffic Along Route feature in update 2022.24
Premium Connectivity
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Premium Connectivity
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Any slow traffic conditions along your navigation route are now shown prominently as part of the route line on the map Note: This feature requires Premium Connectivity.

Disable Sentry Sounds

Tesla Disable Sentry Sounds feature in update 2022.24
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

To prevent disturbing neighbors, you can now disable the sounds made by Sentry Mode. Mobile app notifications will still be delivered. To enable this setting on the touchscreen, tap Controls > Safety > Sentry Mode > Disable Sentry Sounds.

Driver Profiles

Tesla Driver Profiles feature in update 2022.24
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Any navigation recents or favorites will now be saved to the active driver profile.

Auto Rear Climate Controls

Tesla Auto Rear Climate Controls feature in update 2022.24
Models:
New S
New X
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Rear climate controls can now be set to Auto. Tap on the climate icon > Auto on the rear screen, or Rear > Auto on the center display climate popup. When Auto mode is enabled, the fan speeds will adjust automatically in order to reach the desired temperature.

Additional Bottom Bar Customization

Tesla Additional Bottom Bar Customization feature in update 2022.24
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now add vehicle controls such as defrost, windshield wipers and seat heaters to the bottom bar. Long press any app icon to enter edit mode, then drag the desired control to the bottom bar.

Regenerative Braking

Tesla Regenerative Braking feature in update 2022.24
Regen Backfill
Models:
New S
New X
Regen Backfill
Models:
New S
New X

Your vehicle can now automatically apply regular brakes for consistent deceleration when regenerative braking is limited due to battery temperature or state of charge. To enable, tap Controls > Pedals & Steering > Apply Brakes When Regenerative Braking Is Limited.

Turn Signals

Tesla Turn Signals feature in update 2022.24
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y

In order to create additional room for the Blind Spot Camera, the vehicle's turn signals have moved up to the top of the screen. They're now located above the regeneration/acceleration line and will appear between the gear indicator and battery icon.

2022.20.8 Release Notes

Tire Configuration

Tesla Tire Configuration feature in update 2022.20.8
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
3
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
3

Reset the learned tire settings directly after a tire rotation, swap, or replacement to improve your driving experience. To reset, tap Controls > Service > Wheel & Tire Configuration > Tires.

Car Colorizer

Tesla Car Colorizer feature in update 2022.20.8
MCU 2
Models:
Legacy S
Legacy X
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Models:
Legacy S
Legacy X

Customize how your car appears on the touchscreen and mobile app with the Car Colorizer. Change the color of your car's exterior by tapping Controls > Software > Colorizer icon, or using Colorizer in the ToyBox.

Polish Voice Navigation

Tesla Polish Voice Navigation feature in update 2022.20.8
EU Maps
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
EU Maps
Models:
S
3
X
Y

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

Turkish Voice Navigation

Tesla Turkish Voice Navigation feature in update 2022.20.8
EU Maps
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
EU Maps
Models:
S
3
X
Y

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

Cabin Camera

Tesla Cabin Camera feature in update 2022.20.8
MCU 3
Models:
Y
MCU 3
Models:
Y

The cabin camera above your rearview mirror can now determine driver inattentiveness and provide you with audible alerts, to remind you to keep your eyes on the road when Autopilot is engaged. Camera images do not leave the vehicle itself, which means the system cannot save or transmit information unless you enable data sharing. To change your data settings, tap Controls > Software > Data Sharing on your car's touchscreen. Cabin camera does not perform facial recognition or any other method of identity verification.

Cabin Camera

Tesla Cabin Camera feature in update 2022.20.8
MCU 3
Models:
New S
New X
MCU 3
Models:
New S
New X

The cabin camera above your rearview mirror can now determine driver inattentiveness and provide you with audible alerts, to remind you to keep your eyes on the road when Autopilot is engaged. Camera images do not leave the vehicle itself, which means the system cannot save or transmit information unless you enable data sharing. To change your data settings, tap Controls > Software > Data Sharing on your car's touchscreen. Cabin camera does not perform facial recognition or any other method of identity verification.

Speed Assist

Tesla Speed Assist feature in update 2022.20.8
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Speed Assist now leverages your car's cameras to detect speed limit signs. This improves the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads and highways in select countries. Detected speed limit signs will be displayed in the driving visualization.

Online Radio

Tesla Online Radio feature in update 2022.20.8
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your internet radio service provider has been switched to EtherealSound, providing an improved selection of radio stations and content for your drive.

Sentry Mode

Tesla Sentry Mode feature in update 2022.20.8
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Sentry Mode continuously monitors your car's surroundings while it's locked and parked. When enabled, the car automatically enters the Standby state with its cameras and sensors remain powered to detect potential threats and trigger an appropriate response state: Alert or Panic. To enable Sentry Mode, go to Controls > Safety > Sentry Mode.

If a minimal threat is detected, such as someone leaning on your car, Sentry Mode switches to the Alert state, displaying a message on your touchscreen indicating that cameras are recording.

If a major threat is detected, such as someone breaking a window, Sentry Mode switches to the Panic state. In this state, the touchscreen increases to maximum brightness, and you receive a notification on your mobile app.

To save the video clip captured while in Sentry Mode, you must insert a formatted USB flash drive into one of your USB ports beforehand. Sentry Mode requires more than 20% battery to operate. If your battery falls below 20% while the feature is active, Sentry Mode turns off and you receive a notification on your mobile app.

Note that Sentry Mode is designed to enhance the security of your car, but cannot protect your car from all possible threats.

Editor's note: This feature only applies to Israel. Sentry Mode has been added with some minor modifications to support local laws (no sound when the alarm sounds). If you already have Sentry Mode, it will continue to be available as it was before.

Seat Belt System Enhancement

Tesla Seat Belt System Enhancement feature in update 2022.20.8
Only Certain Model 3 Years
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Only Certain Model 3 Years
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

This enhancement builds upon your vehicle's superior crash protection - based upon regulatory and industry standard crash testing- by now using Tesla Vision to help offer some of the most cutting-edge seat belt pretensioner performance in the event of a frontal crash. Your seat belts will now begin to tighten and protect properly restrained occupants earlier in a wider array of frontal crashes.

Tesla Adaptive Suspension

Tesla Tesla Adaptive Suspension feature in update 2022.20.8
Raven
Models:
S
X
Raven
Models:
S
X

Tesla Adaptive Suspension will now adjust ride height for an upcoming rough road section. This adjustment may occur at various locations, subject to availability, as the vehicle downloads rough road map data generated by Tesla cars. The instrument cluster will continue to indicate when the suspension is raised for comfort. To enable this feature, tap Controls > Suspension > Adaptive Suspension Damping, and select the Comfort or Auto setting.

Green Traffic Light Chime

Tesla Green Traffic Light Chime feature in update 2022.20.8
Traffic Control
Basic Autopilot
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Traffic Control
Basic Autopilot
Models:
S
3
X
Y

A chime will play when the traffic light you are waiting for turns green. If you are waiting behind another vehicle, the chime will play once the vehicle advances unless Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autosteer is active.

Note: This chime is only designed as a notification. It is the driver's responsibility to observe their environment and make decisions accordingly.

Editor's note: This feature no longer appears to require EAP or FSD.

Improvements to Energy Prediction

Tesla Improvements to Energy Prediction feature in update 2022.20.8
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Tesla is making further improvements to its navigation energy prediction. Tesla already took HVAC use, speed, outside temperature and more into account when predicting its vehicles' range. Recently in update 2022.16 Tesla added even more parameters such as wind speed and direction, humidity and more.

However, with this update, Tesla is bringing it to a whole new level. Your vehicle will now more accurately predict its range by also considers the number of passengers in the vehicle, the vehicle's tire pressures, the amount of current being drawn out of USB ports and more.

Bluetooth Menu

Tesla Bluetooth Menu feature in update 2022.20.8
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y

The Bluetooth menu has been updated to make it more obvious which device is connected and new device icons have been added.

Previously Tesla used to show a Bluetooth logo to the right of the device name. The logo would be blue if the device was connected or gray if it wasn't.

The Bluetooth icon has been replaced with a device icon, presumably so that Tesla can support various types of devices in the future, such as Bluetooth headphones and Bluetooth controllers.

If a device is connected, it will now display the text 'Connected' underneath the device name, along with a green dot.

Photo credit: @tesla_adri/Twitter

HomeLink Buttons

Tesla HomeLink Buttons feature in update 2022.20.8
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y

With the introduction of v11, Tesla added HomeLink controls that appear when you're geographically close to one or more of the HomeLink devices.

The buttons feature a label underneath them that up until this update displayed whether tapping the button would cancel the the auto-open feature or activate the HomeLink device.

With this update Tesla has swapped these labels. The Activate or Cancel (if auto-open is turned on) text will now appear inside of the button, and label given to the device such as 'Left Garage' will now appear underneath the button.

Image by SparkyTX on TeslaMotorsClub

Battery at Arrival

Tesla Battery at Arrival feature in update 2022.20.8
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Tesla's navigation system will once again display your estimated range upon arrival at your destination near your estimated time of arrival.

Regenerative Braking

Tesla Regenerative Braking feature in update 2022.20.8
Undocumented Change
Models:
N/A
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
N/A

Tesla's 'Apply Brakes When Regenerative Braking Is Limited' feature was initially included in the 2022.16 update, but it was only available on a limited number of vehicles.

With update 2022.20.6, Tesla now appears to be rolling out this feature to additional vehicles. Users are reporting that their vehicle has received this feature after updating to 2022.20.

If the feature was added to your vehicle you will see it added under the 2022.16 release notes, or you can check by navigating to Controls > Pedals & Steering and look for the 'Apply Brakes When Regenerative Braking Is Limited' option.

Tesla's release notes for this feature from 2022.16 say:

Your vehicle can now automatically apply regular brakes for consistent deceleration when regenerative braking is limited due to battery temperature or state of charge. To enable, tap Controls > Pedals & Steering > Apply Brakes When Regenerative Braking Is Limited.

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