2023.2.301 Release Notes

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Release Date

March 27, 2023

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Auto Steering Wheel Heat

Tesla Auto Steering Wheel Heat feature in update 2023.2.301
Available Worldwide
Certain Heater Types
Models:
3
Y
Certain Heater Types

Set your steering wheel heater to regulate its temperature automatically based on the climate control set temperature. To access steering wheel heating controls, tap the temperature settings to bring up the climate control panel.

Sentry Mode Lighting

Tesla Sentry Mode Lighting feature in update 2023.2.301
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
3
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

When a threat is detected, Sentry Mode will softly pulse the headlights to indicate that your vehicle is recording video. The pulsing stops after 60 seconds or when the vehicle is unlocked.

Speed Assist

Tesla Speed Assist feature in update 2023.2.301
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 3

Speed Assist now leverages your car's cameras to detect speed limit signs. This improves the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads and highways in select countries. Detected speed limit signs will be displayed in the driving visualization.

Mahjong

Tesla Mahjong feature in update 2023.2.301
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

The relaxing tile match game has been elevated with a clean, modern design, smooth animations, and calming sounds. Match identical tiles. A tile is playable if it is open on the left or right and isn’t covered by another tile. Continue pairing tiles to clear the board and your mind! To access Mahjong, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade.

Mahjong has been added to a new region with this update. It's now available in South Korea, as well.

Thai Voice Navigation

Tesla Thai Voice Navigation feature in update 2023.2.301
Available Worldwide
Southeast Asia
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Southeast Asia

Your navigation voice guidance is now available in Thai. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Voice Navigation Language.

Handwriting Keyboard

Tesla Handwriting Keyboard feature in update 2023.2.301
Models:
3
Y

Enter text by writing characters with your finger. To use handwriting recognition, tap the handwriting icon from the keyboard, then write characters in the blank input field.

WeChat Mini Programs

Tesla WeChat Mini Programs feature in update 2023.2.301
MCU 3
Models:
3
Y
MCU 3

Use the variety of services provided by WeChat Mini Programs. To launch WeChat Mini Programs, tap Application Launcher > WeChat Mini Programs, then choose a Mini Programs from the list.

Mango TV

Tesla Mango TV feature in update 2023.2.301
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

Mango TV is now available, allowing you to watch videos and livestreams from the center display while parked. To launch Mango TV, tap Application Launcher > Theater Mode > Mango TV.

Improvements to Service Mode

Tesla Improvements to Service Mode feature in update 2023.2.301
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla has added a new option to its Service Mode. Under the 'High Voltage' menu, there is now a Charging menu in addition to the HV System option. You'll now be able to see information regarding your vehicle's charging system.

The charge port section will display whether there's a cable connected, whether it's latched, or if the button on the cable is being pressed.

The battery section will display the state of the vehicle's battery management system as well as the minimum and maximum coolant temperatures detected.

Note: Tesla's Service Mode is meant to only be accessible by certified service technicians.

Supercharger Prices

Tesla Supercharger Prices feature in update 2023.2.301
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

When viewing Superchargers nearby, the vehicle will now display the cost per kWh in addition the location, distance, speed and number of stalls available at the Supercharger.

The cost per kWh displayed may be time-based and could change depending on when you arrive. To preview your cabin camera feed go to Controls > Service and tap on Preview Camera.

Photo by Luiz Carvalho

View Cabin Camera

Tesla View Cabin Camera feature in update 2023.2.301
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented

You can now see a live view of your vehicle's cabin camera while within the vehicle.

You can now view your vehicle's cabin camera feed while in the vehicle. This is useful to see what the cabin camera captures, as well as being able to preview your video feed before beginning a Zoom meeting.

To preview your cabin camera feed go to Controls > Service and tap on Preview Camera.

Seat Heater Icons

Tesla Seat Heater Icons feature in update 2023.2.301
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

If you set your seat heaters to be in the vehicle's launcher, they will now display gray heat 'waves,' even when they're turned off.

Suspension Menu

Tesla Suspension Menu feature in update 2023.2.301
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
X
Undocumented

The 'Suspension' menu for vehicles equipped with an air suspension has been redesigned. The adjustment for ride height is now at the top of the menu, next to the vehicle's image.

Photo by Luiz Carvalho.

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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