2020.48.12 Release Notes

Details

Release Date

December 15, 2020

Recent News

Range Display

Tesla Range Display feature in update 2020.48.12
Available Worldwide
M3 2021
Standard Range
Models:
3
M3 2021
Standard Range

Your car will now display a slightly higher range to more accurately reflect the capacity of the battery.

 

Range Display

Tesla Range Display feature in update 2020.48.12
Available Worldwide
M3 2021
Long Range
Dual Motor
Models:
3
M3 2021
Long Range
Dual Motor

Your car will now display a slightly higher range to more accurately reflect the capacity of the battery.

 

Navigation Improvements

Tesla Navigation Improvements feature in update 2020.48.12
Nav Junction Views
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Nav Junction Views

To improve navigation guidance through complicated highway junctions and city intersections, an image of the intersection with the highlighted lane guidance will now be displayed in the instrument cluster.

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To improve navigation guidance through complicated highway junctions and city intersections, an image of the intersection with the highlighted lane guidance will now be displayed in the turn-by-turn instructions on the touchscreen.

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Note: Before this feature can be enabled, the latest version of Navigation maps must be downloaded via WiFi.

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Autosteer Stop Sign and Stop Light Warning

Tesla Autosteer Stop Sign and Stop Light Warning feature in update 2020.48.12
Without HW 3
No Driver Assistance
All HW
Stop Light Warning
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Without HW 3
No Driver Assistance
All HW
Stop Light Warning

Your car may warn you in some cases if it detects that you are about to run a stop sign or stop light while Autosteer is in use. This is not a substitute for an attentive driver and will not stop the car.

 

Dynamic Brake Lights

Tesla Dynamic Brake Lights feature in update 2020.48.12
Models:
3
Y

If you are driving over 50 km/h (31 mph) and brake forcefully, the brake lights will now flash quickly to warn other drivers that your car is rapidly slowing down. If your car stops completely, the hazard warning lights will flash until you press the accelerator or manually press the hazard warning lights button to turn them off.

 

Text Messaging Improvements

Tesla Text Messaging Improvements feature in update 2020.48.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Consecutive messages from the same sender will now be displayed and dictated together for an improved viewing and listening experience. To view conversations, open the Application Launcher and tap Call > Messages.

You can also now double press the right scroll wheel button to easily dismiss an incoming text message, or re-record an outgoing text message.

As usual, to enable text messaging, tap the Bluetooth icon on the top of the display, and enable "Sync Messages".

Note: Due to the limitations of Bluetooth support from your device, you will not be able to send group messages.

 

Unlatching Charge Cable

Tesla Unlatching Charge Cable feature in update 2020.48.12
Available Worldwide
Has Chargeport Door Button Cable Unlatch
Models:
S
X
Has Chargeport Door Button Cable Unlatch

You can now press the small black button to the left of the charge port inlet to unlatch the charge cable when your car is unlocked. This may be particularly useful when charging with charge cables that do not have a release button on the connector handle.

Note: You still have the ability to unlatch a charge cable by using other methods, such as from the vehicle touchscreen, the Mobile App, the connector handle button, or by pressing and holding the rear trunk button on the key fob.

 

QQ Music Improvements

Tesla QQ Music Improvements feature in update 2020.48.12
Models:
S
3
X
Y

We have added the support for shuffling tracks in a playlist.

 

TRAX v0.2

Tesla TRAX v0.2 feature in update 2020.48.12
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Toybox
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
Toybox

TRAX is now redesigned to help you create audio masterpieces with just a few taps. Quickly preview and mix sounds with a new drum machine and instrument selector, or use new tools and volume controls to reorder, loop and mix tracks. To access, open the Application Launcher and tap Toybox > TRAX > Let's JAM.

 

Sentry Mode Improvements

Tesla Sentry Mode Improvements feature in update 2020.48.12
MCU 2 and HW 2.5+
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2 and HW 2.5+

Sentry Mode footage of the last panic event will now be saved to onboard memory. To view or save this clip, plug in a USB device, launch the Dashcam Viewer, and tap the save icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.

 

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.

2024.2.3 Release Notes

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Unlock Button

Tesla Unlock Button feature in update 2024.2.3
Credit @jason_tsla
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 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
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 2024.2.3
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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