2022.28.5 Release Notes

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Release Date

November 1, 2022

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Alternate Routes

Tesla Alternate Routes feature in update 2022.28.5
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 2022.28.5
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 2022.28.5
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 2022.28.5
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 2022.28.5
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 2022.28.5
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 2022.28.5
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 2022.28.5
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 2022.28.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

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 2022.28.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

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 2022.28.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

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 2022.28.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

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 2022.28.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

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 2022.28.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

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 2022.28.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

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 2022.28.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

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 2022.28.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

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

2024.2.7 Release Notes

Time Until Charging Starts

Tesla Time Until Charging Starts feature in update 2024.2.7
Models:
3
Y

When you arrive and plug in, if your vehicle battery has not warmed up enough, you’ll now see how long it will be until DC fast charging starts.

Estimated Battery Range Update

Tesla Estimated Battery Range Update feature in update 2024.2.7
Models:
3
Y

Your estimated battery range now incorporates additional characteristics related to battery aging over time.

Supercharging in Cold Weather

Tesla Supercharging in Cold Weather feature in update 2024.2.7
Models:
3
Y

If you’re heading to a charger in colder conditions, use the vehicle Navigation to route there. In addition to preparing the battery, this now automatically starts warming the charge port inlet.

Other Tips for Charging in Cold Weather

When You Plug In — Clear away ice and other debris from your charging cable connector and charge port, and check that they’re fully connected.

When You Unplug — After charging in frozen conditions, if you can’t unplug, try warming the charge port inlet:

In the Tesla app, you can turn on Defrost Car, or in the vehicle, turn on the Rear Defrost. Alternatively you can prepare ahead of time: In the Tesla app, go to Schedule > Departure, or in your vehicle settings, go to Charging > Schedule > Settings > Preconditioning.

If warming alone is unsuccessful, you can pull the manual release (in the trunk) to disengage the charge port latch.

See your Owner’s Manual sections on Cold Weather Best Practices and Charging.

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Requires UWB Support
Models:
New S
New 3
New X
C
Requires UWB Support

Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. So your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and open Automatic Doors.

In the Tesla app, choose Phone Key > Upgrade and follow the instructions. After setup, keep your iPhone Settings for Nearby Interactions on for Tesla. Requires iPhone 11+ and Tesla app 4.29.5+.

Reminder to Plug In at Home

Tesla Reminder to Plug In at Home
 feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You'll now receive a reminder on your phone to plug in your vehicle when you park at home with less than half of your Charge Limit.

To receive this notification, you must have your Home location set and have charged there previously.

Your vehicle's location is not shared with Tesla (see tesla.com/privacy).

Improved Ride and Handling

Tesla Improved Ride and Handling feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Models:
C

Get a more consistent response on different road surfaces and greater comfort on rough winding pavement in Sport Mode or when Custom Ride & Handling is set to Focused. Also expect reduced pitch and body roll in Off-Road Mode.

In your vehicle settings, go to Dynamics to choose your Drive Mode.

Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

Tesla Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

 feature in update 2024.2.7
Models:
S
3
X
Y

As the remedy for US Recall 24V-051, this update to your vehicle software increases the text size of three telltales.

After installing this vehicle software update, you don't need to take any further action for this recall.

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.2.7
Models:
New 3

The high beams now adjust to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlights, the high beams can remain on longer, enabling better visibility at night.

To turn it on, go to Lighting > Adaptive High Beam in your vehicle settings.

Editor's note: This addition is currently only for the new Model 3 and does not add support for matrix headlights on other vehicles. This feature's release notes have been translated from German. Thanks to dracon on TFF Forum.

However, new documents in Europe reveal that matrix headlight support is coming in a future update in some regions.

More Efficient Charging

Tesla More Efficient Charging feature in update 2024.2.7
4680 Battery
Models:
3
Y
C
4680 Battery

Your vehicle now adjusts to the power level of each DC charging station. So battery preconditioning when you're navigating to a charger, and then charging, can be more efficient.

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Unlock Button

Tesla Unlock Button feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

To make it easier to unlock the vehicle for others, Tesla has added a contextual unlock button that appears in certain situtations.

If the vehicle is locked and there is someone inside the vehicle, an 'Unlock Vehicle' button will now appear when someone tries to open the vehicle from the outside.

Trips Menu Redesign

Tesla Trips Menu Redesign feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla has redesigned the Trips menu under Controls > Trips. The new design features 'Reset' buttons directly next to the trip meter instead of all the way at the bottom.

The 'Show in Trips Card' is now aligned right on the same row, allowing all trip meters fit on the screen without having to scroll.

Each trip meter is now easier to read at a glance as well. The details for each trip meter are now grouped in a darker gray color.

Supercharging Tips

Tesla Supercharging Tips feature in update 2024.2.7
Credit @TeslaNewswire
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

In the Charging menu, Tesla provides various tips when Supercharging such as not taking up adjacent stalls since some Superchargers share power between neighboring stalls.

Another tip has been added. Tesla states that water vapor coming out of the car while Supercharging in cold conditions is normal. Recently some owners have been confusing the steam that is emitted from the vehicle for smoke.

Supercharging Tips can be accessed by going to Controls > Charging and tapping on Supercharging Tips.

PIN to Drive

Tesla PIN to Drive feature in update 2024.2.7
Credit @TomislavKraljX
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The PIN to Drive keypad that apears when you enter the car has seen some minor design changes.

All Apps Menu

Tesla All Apps Menu feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The All Apps menu [...] will now display all apps available, even if they're docked at the bottom of the display. Previously, the menu would only display apps that weren't pinned as favorites.

Additional Vehicle Info

Tesla Additional Vehicle Info feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The Additional Vehicle Information menu under Controls > Software will now display if your vehicle is capable of 3rd-party NACS DC charging.

It sounds like not all vehicles may not be capable at charging at all future 3rd party NACS DC chargers.

Software Version in App

Tesla Software Version in App feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

With this update, the vehicle's software version displayed in the app will also display additional information.

Tesla recently added the software version hash to the software version at the bottom of the app, and with this update they're also displaying the vehicle's software version number, such as v11.1 as part of the version field.

2024.2.6 Release Notes

Time Until Charging Starts

Tesla Time Until Charging Starts feature in update 2024.2.6
Models:
3
Y

When you arrive and plug in, if your vehicle battery has not warmed up enough, you’ll now see how long it will be until DC fast charging starts.

Estimated Battery Range Update

Tesla Estimated Battery Range Update feature in update 2024.2.6
Models:
3
Y

Your estimated battery range now incorporates additional characteristics related to battery aging over time.

Supercharging in Cold Weather

Tesla Supercharging in Cold Weather feature in update 2024.2.6
Models:
3
Y

If you’re heading to a charger in colder conditions, use the vehicle Navigation to route there. In addition to preparing the battery, this now automatically starts warming the charge port inlet.

Other Tips for Charging in Cold Weather

When You Plug In — Clear away ice and other debris from your charging cable connector and charge port, and check that they’re fully connected.

When You Unplug — After charging in frozen conditions, if you can’t unplug, try warming the charge port inlet:

In the Tesla app, you can turn on Defrost Car, or in the vehicle, turn on the Rear Defrost. Alternatively you can prepare ahead of time: In the Tesla app, go to Schedule > Departure, or in your vehicle settings, go to Charging > Schedule > Settings > Preconditioning.

If warming alone is unsuccessful, you can pull the manual release (in the trunk) to disengage the charge port latch.

See your Owner’s Manual sections on Cold Weather Best Practices and Charging.

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Requires UWB Support
Models:
New S
New 3
New X
C
Requires UWB Support

Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. So your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and open Automatic Doors.

In the Tesla app, choose Phone Key > Upgrade and follow the instructions. After setup, keep your iPhone Settings for Nearby Interactions on for Tesla. Requires iPhone 11+ and Tesla app 4.29.5+.

Reminder to Plug In at Home

Tesla Reminder to Plug In at Home
 feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You'll now receive a reminder on your phone to plug in your vehicle when you park at home with less than half of your Charge Limit.

To receive this notification, you must have your Home location set and have charged there previously.

Your vehicle's location is not shared with Tesla (see tesla.com/privacy).

Improved Ride and Handling

Tesla Improved Ride and Handling feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Models:
C

Get a more consistent response on different road surfaces and greater comfort on rough winding pavement in Sport Mode or when Custom Ride & Handling is set to Focused. Also expect reduced pitch and body roll in Off-Road Mode.

In your vehicle settings, go to Dynamics to choose your Drive Mode.

Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

Tesla Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

 feature in update 2024.2.6
Models:
S
3
X
Y

As the remedy for US Recall 24V-051, this update to your vehicle software increases the text size of three telltales.

After installing this vehicle software update, you don't need to take any further action for this recall.

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.2.6
Models:
New 3

The high beams now adjust to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlights, the high beams can remain on longer, enabling better visibility at night.

To turn it on, go to Lighting > Adaptive High Beam in your vehicle settings.

Editor's note: This addition is currently only for the new Model 3 and does not add support for matrix headlights on other vehicles. This feature's release notes have been translated from German. Thanks to dracon on TFF Forum.

However, new documents in Europe reveal that matrix headlight support is coming in a future update in some regions.

More Efficient Charging

Tesla More Efficient Charging feature in update 2024.2.6
4680 Battery
Models:
3
Y
C
4680 Battery

Your vehicle now adjusts to the power level of each DC charging station. So battery preconditioning when you're navigating to a charger, and then charging, can be more efficient.

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Unlock Button

Tesla Unlock Button feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

To make it easier to unlock the vehicle for others, Tesla has added a contextual unlock button that appears in certain situtations.

If the vehicle is locked and there is someone inside the vehicle, an 'Unlock Vehicle' button will now appear when someone tries to open the vehicle from the outside.

Trips Menu Redesign

Tesla Trips Menu Redesign feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla has redesigned the Trips menu under Controls > Trips. The new design features 'Reset' buttons directly next to the trip meter instead of all the way at the bottom.

The 'Show in Trips Card' is now aligned right on the same row, allowing all trip meters fit on the screen without having to scroll.

Each trip meter is now easier to read at a glance as well. The details for each trip meter are now grouped in a darker gray color.

Supercharging Tips

Tesla Supercharging Tips feature in update 2024.2.6
Credit @TeslaNewswire
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

In the Charging menu, Tesla provides various tips when Supercharging such as not taking up adjacent stalls since some Superchargers share power between neighboring stalls.

Another tip has been added. Tesla states that water vapor coming out of the car while Supercharging in cold conditions is normal. Recently some owners have been confusing the steam that is emitted from the vehicle for smoke.

Supercharging Tips can be accessed by going to Controls > Charging and tapping on Supercharging Tips.

PIN to Drive

Tesla PIN to Drive feature in update 2024.2.6
Credit @TomislavKraljX
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The PIN to Drive keypad that apears when you enter the car has seen some minor design changes.

All Apps Menu

Tesla All Apps Menu feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The All Apps menu [...] will now display all apps available, even if they're docked at the bottom of the display. Previously, the menu would only display apps that weren't pinned as favorites.

Additional Vehicle Info

Tesla Additional Vehicle Info feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The Additional Vehicle Information menu under Controls > Software will now display if your vehicle is capable of 3rd-party NACS DC charging.

It sounds like not all vehicles may not be capable at charging at all future 3rd party NACS DC chargers.

Software Version in App

Tesla Software Version in App feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

With this update, the vehicle's software version displayed in the app will also display additional information.

Tesla recently added the software version hash to the software version at the bottom of the app, and with this update they're also displaying the vehicle's software version number, such as v11.1 as part of the version field.

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