Tesla App 4.8 Release Notes

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Release Date

April 26, 2022

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Manage Leases

Tesla Manage Leases feature in update 4.8
Available Worldwide

Manage lease returns and ability to transfer car ownership in select countries.

Service

Tesla Service feature in update 4.8
Available Worldwide

View status and updates of open energy service cases.

Supercharger Details

Tesla Supercharger Details feature in update 4.8
Undocumented Change
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change

In some regions, the list of Supercharger locations will now display the maximum power output for each station. This will let owners better plan their charging stops to minimize wait times.

The list of Superchargers has also been increased.

When tapping on a particular charging location, you will now see additional information about the location. In addition to being able to send the location to your car, you can also see the address of the Supercharger and nearby amenities.

Instant Vehicle Data

Tesla Instant Vehicle Data feature in update 4.8
Future Feature
Available Worldwide
Future Feature

A new API was found in this update that will be used for cached vehicle data. In a future update your car will send information not only when requested, but also before it goes to sleep.

This change could allow for several big improvements in the app.

This change will allow the API to contain the latest vehicle data without having to wake up the vehicle.

This will likely mean that once you open the app in a future update, it'll be able to fetch car informaiton without having to wait for the vehicle to wake up first.

You'll instantly have the latest battery state of charge, range, open door/window information, odometer reading and everything else.

This change will also allow the vehicle to sleep longer, therefore reducing energy consumption known as phantom drain. It's possible that in the future Tesla will not wake up the vehicle once you open the app like it does today.

Instead Tesla may wait to see if the owner is only checking on the vehicle or if they're going to send a command to the vehicle such as turning on the climate system.

This will be a very positive change that will allow you to instantly have access to the vehicle's latest data without having to wake it up or cause some energy lose.

Non-Tesla Charging

Tesla Non-Tesla Charging feature in update 4.8
Future Feature
Available Worldwide
Future Feature

As Tesla expands non-Tesla charging support to more countries and more locations, you'll soon be able to see a list of all Superchargers that support charging non-Tesla vehicles.

In the Tesla app you can currently view a list of nearby chargers by navigating to the Location section. Each Supercharger shows you the maximum speed, the number of free stalls and the distance from your vehicle. Tesla may simply let you filter this list in the future by the Superchargers that support charging non-Teslas.

Tesla App 4.7.2 Release Notes

Sign Up for Tesla Insurance

Tesla Sign Up for Tesla Insurance feature in update 4.7.2
Undocumented Change
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change

You can now sign up for Tesla Insurance directly in the Tesla app. By using Tesla Insurance your rate will be dependent on your driving habits. Tesla will monitor key metrics such as following too closely or harsh braking and use these factors to determine your monthly rate.

Tesla Insurance is now available in five US states, including Arizona, California, Illinois, Ohio and Texas. More states are expected to be added this year.

To sign up for Tesla Insurace in the Tesla app by tapping on your profile icon on the top right corner and choosing the Get Tesla Insurance card.

Powerwall Settings

Tesla Powerwall Settings feature in update 4.7.2
Available Worldwide

Reorganized Solar and Powerwall settings to focus on your Home.

Powerwall Storm Watch

Tesla Powerwall Storm Watch feature in update 4.7.2
Available Worldwide

Storm Watch status and event opt-out for Powerwall.

Details:

Additional information is now displayed in Storm Watch. It now lists individual events and lets you opt out of recharging your Powerwall using grid power.

Tesla App 4.7.1 Release Notes

Climate Drawer

Tesla Climate Drawer feature in update 4.7.1
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The drawer in the climate section of the app is now slightly higher, partially revealing the 'Defrost Car' button. This should increase the discoverability of the additional functions hidden in the drawer.

The drawer contains buttons to defrost your vehicle and to turn on 'Cabin Overheat Protection'. It also includes the ability to turn on 'Bioweapon Defense Mode' if your vehicle is equipped with the feature.

Recent findings in software update 2022.8.2 reveal that Tesla will also add support for turning on Dog Mode, Camp Mode and Climate Keeper directly in the app. These new features will also be added to the climate drawer.

Powerwall Settings

Tesla Powerwall Settings feature in update 4.7.1
Available Worldwide

Reorganized Solar and Powerwall settings to focus on your Home.

Powerwall Storm Watch

Tesla Powerwall Storm Watch feature in update 4.7.1
Available Worldwide

Storm Watch status and event opt-out for Powerwall.

Details:

Additional information is now displayed in Storm Watch. It now lists individual events and lets you opt out of recharging your Powerwall using grid power.

Tesla App 4.7 Release Notes

Powerwall Settings

Tesla Powerwall Settings feature in update 4.7
Available Worldwide

Reorganized Solar and Powerwall settings to focus on your Home.

Powerwall Storm Watch

Tesla Powerwall Storm Watch feature in update 4.7
Available Worldwide

Storm Watch status and event opt-out for Powerwall.

Details:

Additional information is now displayed in Storm Watch. It now lists individual events and lets you opt out of recharging your Powerwall using grid power.

New Languages

Tesla New Languages feature in update 4.7
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The app is now localized into several new languages including Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian and Slovenian.

Auto Seat Temperature

Tesla Auto Seat Temperature feature in update 4.7
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

This is an undocumented change in this release.

When going into the climate section of the app, you can now see whether automatic heated/cooled seats are enabled. You can also turn off the automatic seat temperature and adjust the seat manually.

When automatic seat heaters are enabled, you'll see the temperature that the seat is set to and 'Auto' will be displayed underneath.

Cooled Seats

Tesla Cooled Seats feature in update 4.7
Undocumented Change
Cooled Seats
Models:
S
X
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Cooled Seats
Models:
S
X

This is an undocumented change in this release.

You can now cool your seats directly from the app. If you have your seat temperature set to auto it'll automatically switch between cooled and heated seats for you.

If you prefer to not use automatic seat heaters, you can pick from heated or cooled seats by tapping on the seat.

Additional Actionable Notifications

Tesla Additional Actionable Notifications feature in update 4.7
Undocumented Change
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

There are now additional actionable notifications that let you adjust various features directly from the notification.

Climate Keeper, Dog Mode, and Camp Mode

Tesla Climate Keeper, Dog Mode, and Camp Mode feature in update 4.7
Future Feature
Available Worldwide
Future Feature

Tesla continues to incorporate additional features into its app. Soon we will have the ability to not only turn on Climate Keeper, but Dog Mode and Camp Mode directly from the app as well.

Camp Mode is also a great way to keep your car's music playing after all the doors have been shut.

Release Notes in the App

Tesla Release Notes in the App feature in update 4.7
Future Feature
Available Worldwide
Future Feature

It looks like Tesla is preparing to display vehicle release notes directly in the app, instead of just in the vehicle. You can expect these release notes to be specific to your vehicle and match the release notes in your car.

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