2023.26.3 Release Notes

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FSD Beta

FSD Beta 11.3.6

Release Date

July 23, 2023

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Blind Spot Camera

Tesla Blind Spot Camera feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Drag your blind spot camera to another location on your touchscreen. After you move the camera window, it will appear in that same position whenever your turn signal is on.

Go to Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

Customize the Scroll Wheel

Tesla Customize the Scroll Wheel feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can adjust settings like brightness and acceleration mode, or perform actions like toggle the camera, raise suspension, open the glovebox, or save Dashcam footage.

Long press the left scroll button to bring up a list of functions and scroll through the list. To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Destination Closing Soon

Tesla Destination Closing Soon feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Navigation now shows if your destination is closing soon or may be closed by the time you arrive.

Spotify Refresh

Tesla Spotify Refresh feature in update 2023.26.3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Play your Spotify music, playlists, podcasts, and audiobooks with a more familiar look and feel.

Go to App Launcher > Spotify. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Bluetooth Game Controllers

Tesla Bluetooth Game Controllers feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
Legacy S
3
Legacy X
Y

Use Bluetooth controllers to play games in Arcade.

To pair a controller, open the Bluetooth panel and follow the instructions.

This feature works best with PS5 controllers. Refer to the Owner's Manual for more information.

Warmer Display Colors

Tesla Warmer Display Colors feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Set your touchscreen to automatically adjust to warmer colors at night.

Go to Controls > Display > Reduce Blue Light.

Automatic Headlights

Tesla Automatic Headlights feature in update 2023.26.3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your lights turn on automatically when windshield wipers are activated and headlights are set to Auto in Controls > Lights > Headlights.

Charge On Solar

Tesla Charge On Solar feature in update 2023.26.3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Charge your Tesla with solar energy if you have a Powerwall. You can choose how much charging comes from solar versus other sources.

To set it up, open the Tesla app for your vehicle, tap the “Charge on Solar” message, and follow the instructions. Requires Powerwall v23.12.10 and Tesla app v4.22.5.

Camera View on Tesla App

Tesla Camera View on Tesla App feature in update 2023.26.3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

You can now see multiple cameras at once when checking your vehicle's surroundings.

To start using this feature, go to your vehicle settings in Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App.

This feature requires Mobile App v4.22.5 and Premium Connectivity.

Vampire Survivors Game

Tesla Vampire Survivors Game feature in update 2023.26.3
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 3

Defend yourself against an onslaught of night creatures to survive until dawn.

To play, shift to Park (P) and go to the App Launcher > Arcade > Vampire Survivors.

Other Updates

Tesla Other Updates feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Recents & Favorites are now in separate tabs in the Media Player.

The sliders to adjust volume, temperature, and charge limit are more precise

Sentry Mode records if someone tries to open a door or trunk when the vehicle is locked.

Access the Owner's Manual and Release Notes more quickly with the new Manual app. Read up on everything from regenerative braking to phone key or maximizing range.

Automatic Navigation shows more details about your destination.

Swiss French keyboard is available.

Availability varies by model and location.

Improved Phone Calls

Tesla Improved Phone Calls feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When you have your climate system set to 'Auto,' the HVAC fan speed may be lowered automatically to reduce cabin noise while you're on a phone call.

Service Mode Improvements

Tesla Service Mode Improvements feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Several new diagnostic screens have been added to service mode. They include the ability to test your steering wheel stalks, scroll wheels, horn and parking brake. You can now view the status and details of your airbags, low-voltage battery and the pitch of your vehicle's cameras.

Service Mode is a mode that's typically reserved for service technicians, although it can be accessed by anyone. It is used to view information and test various aspects of a vehicle.

Supercharging Details

Tesla Supercharging Details feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When charging your vehicle at a Tesla Supercharger, your vehicle will now display more details about the Supercharging session.

On the Charging screen (Controls > Charging), your Tesla will now display the price per kWh you're being charged, as well as the total energy charged.

This is in addition to the Supercharger location and the total cost for the Supercharger session, both of which were added in prior updates.

Photo by Zer

Automatic Navigation Improvements

Tesla Automatic Navigation Improvements feature in update 2023.26.3
Credit BabyTesla/X
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y
Undocumented Change

If you have Automatic Navigation enabled in your Tesla, you'll now be presented with your suggested destination when you enter your vehicle.

The popup on the screen will display your destination, your ETA, battery upon arrival, as well as a photo of your destination if available.

You can begin driving to automatically start the route, or you can cancel the suggested destination.

Note: You can turn on Automatic Navigation by going to Controls > Navigation and enabling Automatic Navigation.

Updated Apps Badge

Tesla Updated Apps Badge feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Similar to the "New" badges that Tesla added in update 2023.12 that signify which features are new in menus, Tesla will now display a blue dot underneath each app that is new or has been updated.

Daily Charge Limit

Tesla Daily Charge Limit feature in update 2023.26.3
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Certain Vehicles
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change
Certain Vehicles

The recommended daily charge level has been updated for some vehicles. Depending on your vehicle, the types of batteries it uses and where it was manufactured, Tesla may have lowered the recommended daily charge limit.

Updated Manual App

Tesla Updated Manual App feature in update 2023.26.3
Credit Tico/X
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Certain Vehicles
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change
Certain Vehicles

Software Release Notes are now part of the Manual App, which already houses the owner's manual and tutorials. The app's icon has also been updated slightly.

You can tab between the three sections of the app by tapping on the names near the top.

The Release Notes' left column has been simplified and now only lists the name of the new feature, instead of the category such as "Climate Control Improvements."

2023.26 Release Notes

Blind Spot Camera

Tesla Blind Spot Camera feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Drag your blind spot camera to another location on your touchscreen. After you move the camera window, it will appear in that same position whenever your turn signal is on.

Go to Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

Customize the Scroll Wheel

Tesla Customize the Scroll Wheel feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can adjust settings like brightness and acceleration mode, or perform actions like toggle the camera, raise suspension, open the glovebox, or save Dashcam footage.

Long press the left scroll button to bring up a list of functions and scroll through the list. To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Destination Closing Soon

Tesla Destination Closing Soon feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Navigation now shows if your destination is closing soon or may be closed by the time you arrive.

Spotify Refresh

Tesla Spotify Refresh feature in update 2023.26
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Play your Spotify music, playlists, podcasts, and audiobooks with a more familiar look and feel.

Go to App Launcher > Spotify. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Bluetooth Game Controllers

Tesla Bluetooth Game Controllers feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Models:
Legacy S
3
Legacy X
Y

Use Bluetooth controllers to play games in Arcade.

To pair a controller, open the Bluetooth panel and follow the instructions.

This feature works best with PS5 controllers. Refer to the Owner's Manual for more information.

Warmer Display Colors

Tesla Warmer Display Colors feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Set your touchscreen to automatically adjust to warmer colors at night.

Go to Controls > Display > Reduce Blue Light.

Automatic Headlights

Tesla Automatic Headlights feature in update 2023.26
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your lights turn on automatically when windshield wipers are activated and headlights are set to Auto in Controls > Lights > Headlights.

Charge On Solar

Tesla Charge On Solar feature in update 2023.26
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Charge your Tesla with solar energy if you have a Powerwall. You can choose how much charging comes from solar versus other sources.

To set it up, open the Tesla app for your vehicle, tap the “Charge on Solar” message, and follow the instructions. Requires Powerwall v23.12.10 and Tesla app v4.22.5.

Camera View on Tesla App

Tesla Camera View on Tesla App feature in update 2023.26
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

You can now see multiple cameras at once when checking your vehicle's surroundings.

To start using this feature, go to your vehicle settings in Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App.

This feature requires Mobile App v4.22.5 and Premium Connectivity.

Vampire Survivors Game

Tesla Vampire Survivors Game feature in update 2023.26
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 3

Defend yourself against an onslaught of night creatures to survive until dawn.

To play, shift to Park (P) and go to the App Launcher > Arcade > Vampire Survivors.

Other Updates

Tesla Other Updates feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Recents & Favorites are now in separate tabs in the Media Player.

The sliders to adjust volume, temperature, and charge limit are more precise

Sentry Mode records if someone tries to open a door or trunk when the vehicle is locked.

Access the Owner's Manual and Release Notes more quickly with the new Manual app. Read up on everything from regenerative braking to phone key or maximizing range.

Automatic Navigation shows more details about your destination.

Swiss French keyboard is available.

Availability varies by model and location.

Improved Phone Calls

Tesla Improved Phone Calls feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When you have your climate system set to 'Auto,' the HVAC fan speed may be lowered automatically to reduce cabin noise while you're on a phone call.

Service Mode Improvements

Tesla Service Mode Improvements feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Several new diagnostic screens have been added to service mode. They include the ability to test your steering wheel stalks, scroll wheels, horn and parking brake. You can now view the status and details of your airbags, low-voltage battery and the pitch of your vehicle's cameras.

Service Mode is a mode that's typically reserved for service technicians, although it can be accessed by anyone. It is used to view information and test various aspects of a vehicle.

Supercharging Details

Tesla Supercharging Details feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When charging your vehicle at a Tesla Supercharger, your vehicle will now display more details about the Supercharging session.

On the Charging screen (Controls > Charging), your Tesla will now display the price per kWh you're being charged, as well as the total energy charged.

This is in addition to the Supercharger location and the total cost for the Supercharger session, both of which were added in prior updates.

Photo by Zer

Automatic Navigation Improvements

Tesla Automatic Navigation Improvements feature in update 2023.26
Credit BabyTesla/X
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y
Undocumented Change

If you have Automatic Navigation enabled in your Tesla, you'll now be presented with your suggested destination when you enter your vehicle.

The popup on the screen will display your destination, your ETA, battery upon arrival, as well as a photo of your destination if available.

You can begin driving to automatically start the route, or you can cancel the suggested destination.

Note: You can turn on Automatic Navigation by going to Controls > Navigation and enabling Automatic Navigation.

Updated Apps Badge

Tesla Updated Apps Badge feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Similar to the "New" badges that Tesla added in update 2023.12 that signify which features are new in menus, Tesla will now display a blue dot underneath each app that is new or has been updated.

Daily Charge Limit

Tesla Daily Charge Limit feature in update 2023.26
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Certain Vehicles
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change
Certain Vehicles

The recommended daily charge level has been updated for some vehicles. Depending on your vehicle, the types of batteries it uses and where it was manufactured, Tesla may have lowered the recommended daily charge limit.

Updated Manual App

Tesla Updated Manual App feature in update 2023.26
Credit Tico/X
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Certain Vehicles
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change
Certain Vehicles

Software Release Notes are now part of the Manual App, which already houses the owner's manual and tutorials. The app's icon has also been updated slightly.

You can tab between the three sections of the app by tapping on the names near the top.

The Release Notes' left column has been simplified and now only lists the name of the new feature, instead of the category such as "Climate Control Improvements."

2023.20.4.1 Release Notes

Tire Service

Tesla Tire Service feature in update 2023.20.4.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

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'.

You can also go to Controls > Service > Wheel and Tire > Tire to input your tire configuration. This tells your car to reset the learned tire settings to improve your driving experience.

Tire Service Mileage

Tesla Tire Service Mileage feature in update 2023.20.4.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
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.

Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.20.4.1
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.

Pinyin Keyboard

Tesla Pinyin Keyboard feature in update 2023.20.4.1
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

The Pinyin keyboard now features an expanded dictionary and other improvements.

Type abbreviated or full input, then select an option from the candidate window. Your most commonly used candidates are shown first, and after you select one, the window shows suggestions based on your choice.

Windshield Wiper Control

Tesla Windshield Wiper Control feature in update 2023.20.4.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

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 2023.20.4.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented Change

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 2023.20.4.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

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.

Navigation Improvements

Tesla Navigation Improvements feature in update 2023.20.4.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When searching for a destination in the vehicle's navigation system, the search results will now display which destinations are open and which are closed.

Photo by Garth Schanock

Set PIN to Drive

Tesla Set PIN to Drive feature in update 2023.20.4.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now enable the 'PIN to Drive' feature directly from the Tesla app. Simply navigate to Security & Drivers, toggle it on and set your PIN.

Having the ability to enable PIN to Drive in the app is useful for owners who may normally not use it, but may want to remotely enable the feature if they lose their key fob or phone.

This feature requires app update 4.21.5 or higher.

View All Cameras

Tesla View All Cameras feature in update 2023.20.4.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now preview more than just the cabin camera in your Tesla. By navigating to Controls > Service, you can now preview all nine (eight on hardware 4.0) of Tesla's cameras. This includes being able to view all the front-facing cameras and B-pillar cameras for the first time.

You can change cameras by tapping the name of the camera at the top of the live video.

Note: These camera views are only here to give customers a better understanding of what their vehicle can see and to confirm that the cameras are working correctly. There is no additional functionality gained from this feature, at this time.

Current Trip Odometer

Tesla Current Trip Odometer feature in update 2023.20.4.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The 'Current Trip' odometer metrics have been updated with this update. Instead of displaying kWh, the Current Trip odometer will now display the number of minutes elapsed since the vehicle was put into drive.

The other odometers, such as 'Since Last Charge', 'Trip A' and 'Trip B' still display kWh.

Passenger Climate Temperature

Tesla Passenger Climate Temperature feature in update 2023.20.4.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The app launcher at the bottom of the screen will now only display the driver's climate setting if there is no one sitting in the passenger seat.

If someone sits in the passenger seat, the passenger temperature setting will automatically appear.

FSD Beta?

Tesla FSD Beta? feature in update 2023.20.4.1
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This update also includes the release notes for FSD Beta 11.3.6, with availability in the U.S. and Canada. It's not clear yet whether FSD Beta is exposed to the end user, but it looks like Tesla is close to, if they haven't already merged FSD Beta updates with regular production updates.

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 Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

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 Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented Change

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 Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

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.

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