2022.12.3 Release Notes

Details

Release Date

April 19, 2022

Recent News

Over-the-Air (OTA) recall

Tesla Over-the-Air (OTA) recall feature in update 2022.12.3
Specific Models
Models:
3
Specific Models

We performed an Over-the-Air (OTA) recall remedy of the drive inverter software on your vehicle. The remedy will gradually activate the drive inverter components while your vehicle is charging to further reduce the very low risk of power interruption during a drive cycle. There is no action you need to take, and Tesla will continuously monitor your vehicle's drive inverter following this update.

Range Display

Tesla Range Display feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Plaid
Models:
New X
Plaid

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

Additional Bottom Bar Customization

Tesla Additional Bottom Bar Customization feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New 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.

Disney+

Tesla Disney+ feature in update 2022.12.3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Tesla Theater now supports Disney+. To launch Tesla Theater, tap the Theater icon in the Application Launcher while your car is in PARK.

Navigation Routes

Tesla Navigation Routes feature in update 2022.12.3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Navigation route guidance will now consider your vehicle's width when planning routes. Additionally, the navigation system will use VICS (Vehicle Information and Communication System) data for traffic-based routing.

Child Lock

Tesla Child Lock feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Child Lock can now be enabled for a single rear door. Tap Controls > Child Lock, and select Right, Left, or Both.

Charging Time Estimation

Tesla Charging Time Estimation feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
Legacy X
Legacy S

Estimated charging times are now more accurate by taking into account current battery pack temperature when a vehicle is connected to a Supercharger, or a third-party fast charger.

Additional Mobile App Controls

Tesla Additional Mobile App Controls feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Dog Mode and Camp Mode can now be enabled from the Tesla app. Note: This functionality requires mobile app version 4.7.0.

Tesla Tutorials

Tesla Tesla Tutorials feature in update 2022.12.3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Learn more about your car with step-by-step video tutorials. To access, tap the Application Launcher > Theater > Tesla Tutorials when parked.

Rear Display Improvements

Tesla Rear Display Improvements feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
New X
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The seat heater visualization for the rear display has been updated. The vehicle seats are now displayed in a horizontal orientation, similar to the main display.

If your vehicle is equipped with a third row, you can now adjust the heated seats for the third row from the rear display as well.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your touchscreen is now available in Turkish. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Touchscreen Language.

Browser Improvements

Tesla Browser Improvements feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The web browser in your car has been updated to provide a better experience. The browser is now based off of Chromium 98 instead of Chromium 88, which was released in January 2021. Over the past year there have been various big improvements to Chromium, including a faster version of V8, Chromium's JavaScript engine.

In addition to being updated to a more recent version of Chromium, there have been several improvements made to make browsing easier and more efficient.

You can now also clear your browser's history by navigating to Controls > Service and tapping on 'Clear Browser Data'.

Compass / Always North

Tesla Compass / Always North feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The compass, which can also be used as a button to switch the navigation system between always north or having your vehicle always facing upward, was moved to the top left corner with the v11 update.

With this update, the compass has been moved back to the top right of the screen, where it was originally located.

Superchargers List

Tesla Superchargers List feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

When viewing details about a Supercharger, the diaglog box will no longer be obscured by the list of nearby chargers.

Updated Service Mode

Tesla Updated Service Mode feature in update 2022.12.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

Service Mode has been completely revamped with a new, more intuitive user interface. Information has been reorganized to make it easier to access and more detail is now displayed for any vehicle alerts.

Service Mode is a mode that's typically reserved for service technicians to view specific information about a vehicle such as battery voltage, battery temperature and vehicle fault codes.

It also allows technicians to access certain options for testing that are not normally available for owners.

2022.12.1 Release Notes

Additional Bottom Bar Customization

Tesla Additional Bottom Bar Customization feature in update 2022.12.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New 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.

Disney+

Tesla Disney+ feature in update 2022.12.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Tesla Theater now supports Disney+. To launch Tesla Theater, tap the Theater icon in the Application Launcher while your car is in PARK.

Navigation Routes

Tesla Navigation Routes feature in update 2022.12.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Navigation route guidance will now consider your vehicle's width when planning routes. Additionally, the navigation system will use VICS (Vehicle Information and Communication System) data for traffic-based routing.

Child Lock

Tesla Child Lock feature in update 2022.12.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Child Lock can now be enabled for a single rear door. Tap Controls > Child Lock, and select Right, Left, or Both.

Charging Time Estimation

Tesla Charging Time Estimation feature in update 2022.12.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
Legacy X
Legacy S

Estimated charging times are now more accurate by taking into account current battery pack temperature when a vehicle is connected to a Supercharger, or a third-party fast charger.

Additional Mobile App Controls

Tesla Additional Mobile App Controls feature in update 2022.12.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Dog Mode and Camp Mode can now be enabled from the Tesla app. Note: This functionality requires mobile app version 4.7.0.

Tesla Tutorials

Tesla Tesla Tutorials feature in update 2022.12.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Learn more about your car with step-by-step video tutorials. To access, tap the Application Launcher > Theater > Tesla Tutorials when parked.

Rear Display Improvements

Tesla Rear Display Improvements feature in update 2022.12.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
New X
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The seat heater visualization for the rear display has been updated. The vehicle seats are now displayed in a horizontal orientation, similar to the main display.

If your vehicle is equipped with a third row, you can now adjust the heated seats for the third row from the rear display as well.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.12.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your touchscreen is now available in Turkish. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Touchscreen Language.

Browser Improvements

Tesla Browser Improvements feature in update 2022.12.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The web browser in your car has been updated to provide a better experience. The browser is now based off of Chromium 98 instead of Chromium 88, which was released in January 2021. Over the past year there have been various big improvements to Chromium, including a faster version of V8, Chromium's JavaScript engine.

In addition to being updated to a more recent version of Chromium, there have been several improvements made to make browsing easier and more efficient.

You can now also clear your browser's history by navigating to Controls > Service and tapping on 'Clear Browser Data'.

Compass / Always North

Tesla Compass / Always North feature in update 2022.12.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The compass, which can also be used as a button to switch the navigation system between always north or having your vehicle always facing upward, was moved to the top left corner with the v11 update.

With this update, the compass has been moved back to the top right of the screen, where it was originally located.

Superchargers List

Tesla Superchargers List feature in update 2022.12.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

When viewing details about a Supercharger, the diaglog box will no longer be obscured by the list of nearby chargers.

Updated Service Mode

Tesla Updated Service Mode feature in update 2022.12.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

Service Mode has been completely revamped with a new, more intuitive user interface. Information has been reorganized to make it easier to access and more detail is now displayed for any vehicle alerts.

Service Mode is a mode that's typically reserved for service technicians to view specific information about a vehicle such as battery voltage, battery temperature and vehicle fault codes.

It also allows technicians to access certain options for testing that are not normally available for owners.

2022.8.10.1 Release Notes

Mobile App Improvements

Tesla Mobile App Improvements feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now adjust Charge Current, Scheduled Departure or Schedule Charging at your car's current location from the Tesla app.

Note: This functionality requires mobile app version 4.1.0.

Cold Weather Improvements

Tesla Cold Weather Improvements feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
Legacy X
Legacy S

When you navigate to a Supercharger, improved battery preconditioning delivers a faster charge.

Cold Weather Improvements

Tesla Cold Weather Improvements feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now enable front defrost and maintain your climate settings when clearing ice and snow. As usual, tap the fan icon and select Keep Climate On when parked.

Additionally, when using climate controls on the Tesla App, automatic battery pre-conditioning has been optimized to consume less energy.

Autopark

Tesla Autopark feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
X

Autopark now identifies perpendicular parking spots using painted markings and road edges.

Bioweapon Defense Mode

Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Requires Bioweapon Defense Mode
Models:
S
X
Y
Requires Bioweapon Defense Mode

You can now purge the vehicle of unhealthy particulates before entering your vehicle by turning on Bioweapon Defense Mode from your mobile app.

Note: This functionality requires mobile app version 4.1.0.

Driver Profiles

Tesla Driver Profiles feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Each Driver Profile will now have its own individual Work and Home address. To update, select your profile, tap Navigation and long press either Work or Home.

Customizable App Launcher

Tesla Customizable App Launcher feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Drag and drop your favorite apps to any position along the bottom menu bar for easy access. To customize your menu bar, hold any icon and then drag to reorder. To adjust climate controls such as heated seats and defrost, tap on the temperature or swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

Active Phone Calls

Tesla Active Phone Calls feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now hide your phone call card, allowing you to see the next turn when the navigation turn list is covered. Tap the phone icon on the status bar to show the card again.

Active phone calls will now be displayed in the status bar at the top of the touchscreen. You can answer, hang up or swap calls from the card anytime. Swipe up to dismiss and tap phone icon on the status bar to display again.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your touchscreen is now available in Turkish. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Touchscreen Language.

Traffic Aware Cruise Control Chime

Tesla Traffic Aware Cruise Control Chime feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You will now receive an audio alert when Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is enabled. To disable, tap Controls > Autopilot > Traffic-Aware Cruise Control Chime.

Cold Weather Improvements

Tesla Cold Weather Improvements feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now precondition the cabin from the Tesla app when your battery is at a lower state of charge. Simply turn on the climate from your Tesla app and override the previous setting by tapping "Yes" on the confirmation pop-up window.

Note: To protect your car's battery, climate will remain unavailable under extreme low charge scenarios. This feature requires the Tesla mobile app version 4.4.0 or later.

Manage Dashcam Clips

Tesla Manage Dashcam Clips feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Dashcam
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Dashcam

Easily delete all dashcam video clips directly from the touchscreen by tapping Controls > Safety > Dashcam > Delete Dashcam Clips

Dark Mode

Tesla Dark Mode feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now change to a dark themed display. Tap Controls > Display > Appearance and select Dark.

Hide Map Details

Tesla Hide Map Details feature in update 2022.8.10.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Simplify your navigation app and hide map details by tapping the pin button on the map.

2022.8.3 Release Notes

Cabin Camera

Tesla Cabin Camera feature in update 2022.8.3
Now available in more regions
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Help Tesla improve the intelligence of features that rely on cabin camera by sharing analytics from your vehicle. When enabled, cabin camera data will be shared with Tesla if the vehicle experiences a safety critical event like a collision, or if cabin camera functionality requires diagnostics to perform. This data includes short cabin camera video clips to help us further develop future safety features and software enhancements such as collision avoidance updates. As usual, you can adjust your data sharing preferences by tapping Controls > Software > Data Sharing > Allow Cabin Camera Analytics.

Charging Time Estimation

Tesla Charging Time Estimation feature in update 2022.8.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Estimated charging times are now more accurate by taking the current battery pack temperature into account when a vehicle is connected to a Supercharger, or a third-party fast charger.

Vehicle Preconditioning

Tesla Vehicle Preconditioning feature in update 2022.8.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Vehicle preconditioning accessed via the Tesla app will now remain active up to 30 minutes after a door is opened, making it easier load your vehicle without affecting climate control.

Active Phone Calls

Tesla Active Phone Calls feature in update 2022.8.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

You can now hide your phone call card, allowing you to see the next turn when the navigation turn list is covered. Tap the phone icon on the status bar to show the card again.

Active phone calls will now be displayed in the status bar at the top of the touchscreen. You can answer, hang up or swap calls from the card anytime. Swipe up to dismiss and tap phone icon on the status bar to display again.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.8.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your touchscreen is now available in Czech. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Touchscreen Language.

Boombox

Tesla Boombox feature in update 2022.8.3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Boombox features are now only available while parked.

Autopilot Speed Indicator

Tesla Autopilot Speed Indicator feature in update 2022.8.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

When adjusting the vehicle's maximum speed with Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autopilot, a downward or upward arrow will now be shown to indicate that the maximum speed has been adjusted with the scroll wheel.

Faster Backup Camera

Tesla Faster Backup Camera feature in update 2022.8.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

When Tesla rolled out the v11 update, there were some issues with the backup camera that caused lagging or delayed video while the camera was in use.

This delayed video could make it appear that you had more space between you and the object behind you since the video stream could pause for brief periods.

This update contains fixes to improve the responsiveness of the backup camera in your car.

Cloud Profiles

Tesla Cloud Profiles feature in update 2022.8.3
Availability TBD
Future Feature
Models:
N/A
Future Feature

This is an undocumented change in this release and a future feature that is under development.

Tesla continues the development of 'Cloud Profiles'. Cloud Profiles will let you sync select vehicle profiles across various vehicles. New code related to Cloud Profiles has been found in 2022.8.2 that reveals details on how the feature will work.

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