2023.20 Release Notes

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Release Date

May 26, 2023

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Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Large text size feature is now available in all supported languages.

To update your settings, go to Controls > Display > Text Size.

Tire Service Mileage

Tesla Tire Service Mileage feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

Go to Controls > Service to see how many miles it's been since your last tire service.

When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, tap 'Reset' to reset the counter.

Windshield Wiper Control

Tesla Windshield Wiper Control feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

Windshield wiper controls have now been added to the list of options that you can control in Scroll Wheel Function.

The steering wheel customization feature lets you control a variety of vehicle settings directly from the steering wheel. You simply long press the left scroll wheel and you can scroll through various settings and options such as HVAC fan speed, rear camera and more.

You can customize the list of options shown, or add the windshield wiper functionality to the list by navigating to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Phone Key

Tesla Phone Key feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented

If you use your phone as a key for your Tesla, the device name that shows up in Bluetooth settings now has a more intuitive name.

The device name used to be a string of 18 characters without the word Tesla anywhere in the name, leaving some users wondering what the mystery may be.

As of this update, the vehicle key will now be displayed as "Tesla" followed by the last six characters of the vehicle's VIN.

New Data Sharing Policy

Tesla New Data Sharing Policy feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

In some regions, Tesla is now displaying an updated Data Sharing policy. The new policy allows you to enable or disable several additional options for data sharing. Enabling some or all of these options allows Tesla to collect additional data from your vehicle to improve Autopilot and other features.

Tesla makes it clear that they do not sell your data, that the data is anonymized, and that it's only used to improve their products. The one exception that Tesla mentions is if there is a 'safety critical' event, which may cause camera data to be linked to your vehicle.

You can allow Tesla to collect data for Autopilot, additional start and end drive data, which includes Summon and Park Assist, data when your vehicle is parked, and cabin camera analytics.

2024.8.12 Release Notes

Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer

Tesla Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Your vehicle alarm now also monitors whether your trailer is plugged in to the hitch.

The trailer alarm sets and turns off along with your vehicle alarm. You can disable this security feature in your vehicle settings at Towing and Hauling > Trailer Alarm.

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Requires UWB Support
Models:
New S
New X
Requires UWB Support

Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. Your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and extend Auto-Present Handles.

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 4.31.0+.

One-Time Charge Limit

Tesla One-Time Charge Limit feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y
CT

If you're planning a road trip, you can choose the One-Time Charge option.

This option appears when you increase the Charge Limit above the daily driving recommendation.

Afterward your vehicle will automatically revert back to your previous daily driving Charge Limit.

View or Reset Tire Mileage

Tesla View or Reset Tire Mileage feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

To see the number of miles traveled since your last tire service, in your vehicle settings go to Service and look in the upper right corner. When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, choose Reset to zero out the counter.

Rear Passenger Headphones

Tesla Rear Passenger Headphones feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Passengers in the back seat can listen on wireless Bluetooth headphones when watching shows or playing games on the rear touchscreen. The rest of the vehicle can continue to listen to other audio from the front.

Pair your headphones at App Launcher > Rear Display > Settings > Add New Device. To listen, turn on the headphones (up to two), open an app in Theater or Arcade on the rear screen, and hit play.

Auto Wipers

Tesla Auto Wipers feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Wipers now have an Auto setting that detects precipitation and adjusts the wiping speed and intensity.

Turning on Autopilot features automatically sets wipers to Auto.

Danger Zones on Your Route

Tesla Danger Zones on Your Route feature in update 2024.8.12
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show danger zones.

To see this route information you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.8.12
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

High beams now adapt to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users, and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlight, your high beams stay on more often for greater visibility at night.

To turn them on, in your vehicle settings go to Lights > Adaptive High Beams.

Editor's note: This applies to vehicles with matrix headlights seen on some of the redesigned Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as the first-gen Model 3 and Model Y. It currently only applies to vehicles in Europe, but Tesla is working on adding support in the U.S.

Speed Cameras on Your Route

Tesla Speed Cameras on Your Route feature in update 2024.8.12
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show speed cameras.

To see this route information, you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y
CT

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Windshield Washer

Tesla Windshield Washer feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The nozzle that sprays your windshield when the left stalk or steering wheel button (model dependent) is held down previously only sprayed the windshield when the wipers were in the lower position.

With this update, the nozzle will spray the windshield any time the button is held for a brief period, regardless of the wiper's position.

Fold Mirrors Button

Tesla Fold Mirrors Button feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The Fold Mirrors button under Controls has been updated to have multiple states. The mirror now has four states:

Fold Mirrors: This button will fold your mirrors and then briefly change to 'Save Location.'

Save Location: If your mirrors were recently folded, then you'll be presented with a Save Location button that will cause the vehicle to always fold its mirrors when it arrives near this location.

Remove Location: If your mirrors are set to be folded at the current location, the button will change to 'Remove Location," letting you remove the automatic folding of the mirrors at this location.

Unfold Mirrors: If your mirrors are currently folded, but not set to fold automatically based on the location, then the button will simply display 'Unfold Mirrors.'

Connectivity Icon

Tesla Connectivity Icon feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla's connectivity icon is now always displayed in the status bar to give you instant access to the vehicle's signal strength.

Prior to this update, the cellular connection icon was only displayed if there was low or no coverage, or if you went into the main Controls menu.

Turn Signals

Tesla Turn Signals feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

The vehicle's turn signal icons are now easier to see at a glance. Instead of the arrow being inside of a circle, the new turn signals are now simple arrows, which better matches other vehicles.

New WiFi Menu

Tesla New WiFi Menu feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

There is a new WiFi menu that makes it easier to connect your vehicle to WiFi. The new menu can be found under Controls > WLAN (WiFi).

The updated menu replaces the old dialog box that appeared when you tapped the WiFi icon at the top of the Controls menu.

The status icons at the top of the screen are still present to let you quickly view whether the vehicle is connected to WiFi and its signal strength.

New Bluetooth Menu

Tesla New Bluetooth Menu feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

Similar to WiFi, the Bluetooth menu is now located under Controls > Bluetooth, instead of an overlay on the screen.

To make additional room for the additional WiFi and Bluetooth options in the left column, you can now scroll the column vertically, with WiFi, Bluetooth and Upgrades being the last options.

The Bluetooth icon will also remain at the top of the screen to quickly let you know whether any Bluetooth devices are conneced.

2024.8.9 Release Notes

Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer

Tesla Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Your vehicle alarm now also monitors whether your trailer is plugged in to the hitch.

The trailer alarm sets and turns off along with your vehicle alarm. You can disable this security feature in your vehicle settings at Towing and Hauling > Trailer Alarm.

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Requires UWB Support
Models:
New S
New X
Requires UWB Support

Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. Your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and extend Auto-Present Handles.

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 4.31.0+.

One-Time Charge Limit

Tesla One-Time Charge Limit feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y
CT

If you're planning a road trip, you can choose the One-Time Charge option.

This option appears when you increase the Charge Limit above the daily driving recommendation.

Afterward your vehicle will automatically revert back to your previous daily driving Charge Limit.

View or Reset Tire Mileage

Tesla View or Reset Tire Mileage feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

To see the number of miles traveled since your last tire service, in your vehicle settings go to Service and look in the upper right corner. When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, choose Reset to zero out the counter.

Rear Passenger Headphones

Tesla Rear Passenger Headphones feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Passengers in the back seat can listen on wireless Bluetooth headphones when watching shows or playing games on the rear touchscreen. The rest of the vehicle can continue to listen to other audio from the front.

Pair your headphones at App Launcher > Rear Display > Settings > Add New Device. To listen, turn on the headphones (up to two), open an app in Theater or Arcade on the rear screen, and hit play.

Auto Wipers

Tesla Auto Wipers feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Wipers now have an Auto setting that detects precipitation and adjusts the wiping speed and intensity.

Turning on Autopilot features automatically sets wipers to Auto.

Danger Zones on Your Route

Tesla Danger Zones on Your Route feature in update 2024.8.9
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show danger zones.

To see this route information you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.8.9
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

High beams now adapt to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users, and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlight, your high beams stay on more often for greater visibility at night.

To turn them on, in your vehicle settings go to Lights > Adaptive High Beams.

Editor's note: This applies to vehicles with matrix headlights seen on some of the redesigned Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as the first-gen Model 3 and Model Y. It currently only applies to vehicles in Europe, but Tesla is working on adding support in the U.S.

Speed Cameras on Your Route

Tesla Speed Cameras on Your Route feature in update 2024.8.9
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show speed cameras.

To see this route information, you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y
CT

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Windshield Washer

Tesla Windshield Washer feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The nozzle that sprays your windshield when the left stalk or steering wheel button (model dependent) is held down previously only sprayed the windshield when the wipers were in the lower position.

With this update, the nozzle will spray the windshield any time the button is held for a brief period, regardless of the wiper's position.

Fold Mirrors Button

Tesla Fold Mirrors Button feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The Fold Mirrors button under Controls has been updated to have multiple states. The mirror now has four states:

Fold Mirrors: This button will fold your mirrors and then briefly change to 'Save Location.'

Save Location: If your mirrors were recently folded, then you'll be presented with a Save Location button that will cause the vehicle to always fold its mirrors when it arrives near this location.

Remove Location: If your mirrors are set to be folded at the current location, the button will change to 'Remove Location," letting you remove the automatic folding of the mirrors at this location.

Unfold Mirrors: If your mirrors are currently folded, but not set to fold automatically based on the location, then the button will simply display 'Unfold Mirrors.'

Connectivity Icon

Tesla Connectivity Icon feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla's connectivity icon is now always displayed in the status bar to give you instant access to the vehicle's signal strength.

Prior to this update, the cellular connection icon was only displayed if there was low or no coverage, or if you went into the main Controls menu.

Turn Signals

Tesla Turn Signals feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

The vehicle's turn signal icons are now easier to see at a glance. Instead of the arrow being inside of a circle, the new turn signals are now simple arrows, which better matches other vehicles.

New WiFi Menu

Tesla New WiFi Menu feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

There is a new WiFi menu that makes it easier to connect your vehicle to WiFi. The new menu can be found under Controls > WLAN (WiFi).

The updated menu replaces the old dialog box that appeared when you tapped the WiFi icon at the top of the Controls menu.

The status icons at the top of the screen are still present to let you quickly view whether the vehicle is connected to WiFi and its signal strength.

New Bluetooth Menu

Tesla New Bluetooth Menu feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

Similar to WiFi, the Bluetooth menu is now located under Controls > Bluetooth, instead of an overlay on the screen.

To make additional room for the additional WiFi and Bluetooth options in the left column, you can now scroll the column vertically, with WiFi, Bluetooth and Upgrades being the last options.

The Bluetooth icon will also remain at the top of the screen to quickly let you know whether any Bluetooth devices are conneced.

2024.8.8 Release Notes

Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer

Tesla Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Your vehicle alarm now also monitors whether your trailer is plugged in to the hitch.

The trailer alarm sets and turns off along with your vehicle alarm. You can disable this security feature in your vehicle settings at Towing and Hauling > Trailer Alarm.

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Requires UWB Support
Models:
New S
New X
Requires UWB Support

Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. Your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and extend Auto-Present Handles.

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 4.31.0+.

One-Time Charge Limit

Tesla One-Time Charge Limit feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y
CT

If you're planning a road trip, you can choose the One-Time Charge option.

This option appears when you increase the Charge Limit above the daily driving recommendation.

Afterward your vehicle will automatically revert back to your previous daily driving Charge Limit.

View or Reset Tire Mileage

Tesla View or Reset Tire Mileage feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

To see the number of miles traveled since your last tire service, in your vehicle settings go to Service and look in the upper right corner. When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, choose Reset to zero out the counter.

Rear Passenger Headphones

Tesla Rear Passenger Headphones feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Passengers in the back seat can listen on wireless Bluetooth headphones when watching shows or playing games on the rear touchscreen. The rest of the vehicle can continue to listen to other audio from the front.

Pair your headphones at App Launcher > Rear Display > Settings > Add New Device. To listen, turn on the headphones (up to two), open an app in Theater or Arcade on the rear screen, and hit play.

Auto Wipers

Tesla Auto Wipers feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Wipers now have an Auto setting that detects precipitation and adjusts the wiping speed and intensity.

Turning on Autopilot features automatically sets wipers to Auto.

Danger Zones on Your Route

Tesla Danger Zones on Your Route feature in update 2024.8.8
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show danger zones.

To see this route information you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.8.8
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

High beams now adapt to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users, and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlight, your high beams stay on more often for greater visibility at night.

To turn them on, in your vehicle settings go to Lights > Adaptive High Beams.

Editor's note: This applies to vehicles with matrix headlights seen on some of the redesigned Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as the first-gen Model 3 and Model Y. It currently only applies to vehicles in Europe, but Tesla is working on adding support in the U.S.

Speed Cameras on Your Route

Tesla Speed Cameras on Your Route feature in update 2024.8.8
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show speed cameras.

To see this route information, you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y
CT

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Windshield Washer

Tesla Windshield Washer feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The nozzle that sprays your windshield when the left stalk or steering wheel button (model dependent) is held down previously only sprayed the windshield when the wipers were in the lower position.

With this update, the nozzle will spray the windshield any time the button is held for a brief period, regardless of the wiper's position.

Fold Mirrors Button

Tesla Fold Mirrors Button feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The Fold Mirrors button under Controls has been updated to have multiple states. The mirror now has four states:

Fold Mirrors: This button will fold your mirrors and then briefly change to 'Save Location.'

Save Location: If your mirrors were recently folded, then you'll be presented with a Save Location button that will cause the vehicle to always fold its mirrors when it arrives near this location.

Remove Location: If your mirrors are set to be folded at the current location, the button will change to 'Remove Location," letting you remove the automatic folding of the mirrors at this location.

Unfold Mirrors: If your mirrors are currently folded, but not set to fold automatically based on the location, then the button will simply display 'Unfold Mirrors.'

Connectivity Icon

Tesla Connectivity Icon feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla's connectivity icon is now always displayed in the status bar to give you instant access to the vehicle's signal strength.

Prior to this update, the cellular connection icon was only displayed if there was low or no coverage, or if you went into the main Controls menu.

Turn Signals

Tesla Turn Signals feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

The vehicle's turn signal icons are now easier to see at a glance. Instead of the arrow being inside of a circle, the new turn signals are now simple arrows, which better matches other vehicles.

New WiFi Menu

Tesla New WiFi Menu feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

There is a new WiFi menu that makes it easier to connect your vehicle to WiFi. The new menu can be found under Controls > WLAN (WiFi).

The updated menu replaces the old dialog box that appeared when you tapped the WiFi icon at the top of the Controls menu.

The status icons at the top of the screen are still present to let you quickly view whether the vehicle is connected to WiFi and its signal strength.

New Bluetooth Menu

Tesla New Bluetooth Menu feature in update 2024.8.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

Similar to WiFi, the Bluetooth menu is now located under Controls > Bluetooth, instead of an overlay on the screen.

To make additional room for the additional WiFi and Bluetooth options in the left column, you can now scroll the column vertically, with WiFi, Bluetooth and Upgrades being the last options.

The Bluetooth icon will also remain at the top of the screen to quickly let you know whether any Bluetooth devices are conneced.

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