Tesla App 4.29.5 Release Notes

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Release Date

February 2, 2024

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Powerwall and Tesla Solar Widgets

Tesla Powerwall and Tesla Solar Widgets feature in update 4.29.5
Available Worldwide

New iPhone and iPad widgets are now available for the Powerwall and Tesla Solar. There are two new widgets available for Tesla energy customers. The vehicle widgets remain the same as the previous release.

The small energy widget displays the amount of solar energy generated and the Powerwall's state of charge, while the large widget adds a model of the home and also displays the amount of electricity used for the day.

Shortscuts App Improvements

Tesla Shortscuts App Improvements feature in update 4.29.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Undocumented

Scripting in the Apple Shortcuts app on iOS now features the ability to enable or disable Tesla's phone key. This allows you to create automations that allow you to alter the useability to use the phone key based on location or other variables.

Recently, Tesla also updated the Shortcuts app to include Cybertruck-specific functions such as the ability to turn on/off the bed lights, power outlets and open and close the tonneau cover.

Powerwall Status Messages

Tesla Powerwall Status Messages feature in update 4.29.5
Available Worldwide

Tesla says that they have improved system status messages for Powerwall in this update.

Tesla App 4.29 Release Notes

Key Cards

Tesla Key Cards feature in update 4.29
Available Worldwide
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Tesla has redesigned the Security & Drivers section. Instead of a large image at the top, there is now a list of each feature.

Tesla has also added the ability to reset your phone key or add a new key card using the app.

Commemorative Cards

Tesla Commemorative Cards feature in update 4.29
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Undocumented

With this update Tesla hints at an upcoming release of commemorative cards. These could be collectible cards or achievements for performing certain actions or reaching specific vehicle milestones, such as driving 50,000 miles or using pre-conditioning for the first time.

The outline of the cards was discovered in the app's source code by Tesla_App_iOS. They reveal that there will be rare variants (gold) and regular versions of each card, although it doesn't offer any hints at what will be featured on each card. It could feature specific Tesla products or special achievement logos similar to Apple's fitness badges on Apple Watch.

However, the images are only in Chinese, so it's not clear whether this feature would be exclusive to China.

Improved Phone Key

Tesla Improved Phone Key feature in update 4.29
Credit BenNastovski
Available Worldwide
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Some users have recently been prompted to allow the Tesla app to access their motion and fitness activity. According to Tesla's app product manager, this allows the app to more readily know when the phone is moved, instead of relying solely on location.

If your living space is near where your vehicle is parked, this can reduce unexpected unlocking of the vehicle due to proximity.

Tesla App 4.28 Release Notes

Multiple Wall Connectors

Tesla Multiple Wall Connectors feature in update 4.28
Available Worldwide
Wall Connector
Undocumented
Wall Connector
Undocumented

If you have multiple Wall Connectors, you'll now see multiple garages, one for each Wall Connector in the Home section of the app.

Show/Hide Superchargers

Tesla Show/Hide Superchargers feature in update 4.28
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
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Undocumented

There is a new Superchargers icon in the Location section of that app that lets you easily hide or show nearby Superchargers.

When you tap show Superchargers, the app will automatically zoom out to give you a broader view of all nearby chargers.

Ask Tesla Service

Tesla Ask Tesla Service feature in update 4.28
Undocumented
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Undocumented

The Service section of the app now has an 'Ask a Question' option, letting users simply send a message to Tesla service with a question regarding one of their products.

Other Changes

Tesla Other Changes feature in update 4.28
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
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Undocumented

The app includes several other smaller changes:

- The vehicle's software version at the bottom of the app now includes the version hash as well.

- The font for the battery's percentage is now bold.

- Notification settings for Tesla energy products has a new icon.

Car Animation

Tesla Car Animation feature in update 4.28
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
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Undocumented

While the app is trying to connect to your vehicle, you'll now sometimes see this an animation of a blank vehicle with a glowing effect.

More Cameras in Live Camera View

Tesla More Cameras in Live Camera View feature in update 4.28
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Undocumented
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Undocumented

When you view your vehicle surroundings from the Tesla app, now you'll have access to the left and right pillar cameras.

On your vehicle touchscreen, go to Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App. Then you can view from the app on your phone.

Live Camera is end-to-end encrypted and can't be accessed by Tesla. Requires Tesla vehicle software update 2023.44.30+ and Premium Connectivity.

Electric Rate Plan

Tesla Electric Rate Plan feature in update 4.28
Undocumented
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Undocumented

Under the Home section of the app (if you have a Wall Connector or Solar), you can now select your electric rate plan.

Multi-Stop Trips

Tesla Multi-Stop Trips feature in update 4.28
Models:
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X
Y

Plan a multi-stop trip and send it to your vehicle.

Available in select countries. Requires vehicle software 2023.44.30+.

Tesla App 4.27.5 Release Notes

Waypoints Navigation Support

Tesla Waypoints Navigation Support feature in update 4.27.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
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Undocumented

The trip planner feature in the app now supports waypoints for multi-destination routing.

After entering a location, you can now tap on 'Edit Trip' to add additional stops along the way. Trip Planner allows you to add up to four stops, and it'll automatically determine your route and needed charging stops along the way.

The Schedule section under 'Leave Now' has also received a minor update. You can now easily choose a departure or arrival tap without having to turn off the 'Leave Now' option.

Supercharger Photos

Tesla Supercharger Photos feature in update 4.27.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
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Undocumented

Supercharger locations now include photos of the location at the bottom of the listing.

You can swipe between the user-shared photos to become more familiar with the location of the chargers in the plaza or parking area.

Supercharger Photos

Tesla Supercharger Photos feature in update 4.27.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
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X
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Undocumented

Supercharger locations now include photos of the location at the bottom of the listing.

You can swipe between the user-shared photos to become more familiar with the location of the chargers in the plaza or parking area.

Improved Phone Key

Tesla Improved Phone Key feature in update 4.27.5
Credit BenNastovski
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
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3
X
Y
C
Undocumented

Some users have recently been prompted to allow the Tesla app to access their motion and fitness activity. According to Tesla's app product manager, this allows the app to more readily know when the phone is moved, instead of relying solely on location.

If your living space is near where your vehicle is parked, this can reduce unexpected unlocking of the vehicle due to proximity.

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