Tesla 2022.44 Software Updates and Release Notes

Last updated 01-Feb-2023

Tesla 2022.44 software release including Bugfix, Bugs Introduced in release, Energy App, Extras, Language, Seat Belt System Enhancement, Sentry Mode, Xref Release numbering, Always Rainbow Road, Apple Music, Auto Turn Signal, Bluetooth Games Controllers, Climate Control Fan Speed, Confirm Phone Call Transfer, Contact Lookup/Search, Dog Mode, Emissions Testing Mode via Mobile App, Exclude Automatic Door Opening at Home, Highlights of 2022.44.25.1/2, Mahjong, Media Controls (and information cards), MyQ, Rear Screen Control, Route Guidance, Scheduled Light Show, Steam, Track Mode, Zoom Meetings, FSD Beta v10.69.25 (2022.44.25.5), Full Self Driving (Beta) Suspension, Bugfix (2022.44.30), Bugfix (2022.44.30.1), FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 (2022.44.30.10), FSD Beta 10.69.25.1 (2022.44.30.5), China specific release, Handwriting Keyboard, Mango TV, WeChat Mini Programs.

Tesla issue a new significant software update or release to the cars typically every 4-6 weeks. For each of these significant releases there may be many permutations, but the release notes rarely change between these subversions. Rather than list the same content multiple times, we aggregate the release notes into a release family. You can select the more specific changes for a minor release by clicking on it's number although these are often just bug fixes.

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Software release: 2022.44

Including 2022.44.100, 2022.44.2, 2022.44.25, 2022.44.25.1, 2022.44.25.2, 2022.44.25.3, 2022.44.25.5, 2022.44.30, 2022.44.30.1, 2022.44.30.10, 2022.44.30.5, 2022.44.30.8, first seen around Dec-2022 and currently installed on ~ 78.88 % of cars.
Click on any version number for specific release notes.

2022.44 Always Rainbow Road

Always Rainbow Road

Allow your driving visualization to show Rainbow Road when Autopilot is active. To enable, tap the Application Launcher > Toybox > Rainbow Road > Always Rainbows.

We imagine this is a feature you will soon get bored with afterr the Christmas period

2022.44 Apple Music

Apple Music

Stream over 100 million songs and 30,000 playlists ad-free. Listen to your entire library, discover more music, and tune into live radio stations. To access Apple Music, tap the Apple Music icon in the Application Launchers. scan the QR code with yout mobile device, and login with your Apple ID.

Note: A Premium Connectivity subscription is required to stream Apple Music over a cellular connection.

Some had hoped to see Dolby Atmos as part of this update however this does not appear to be the case, nor does the ability to download to the car like Tidal. It also doesn't even seem to buffer the next track. This might be a shuffle thing where the next track isn't chosen until the last one finishes, but unless you have a great cellular connection, this can cause a delay between tracks. You can also get the problem when you change connectivity type, ie WiFi to Premium Connectivity. A further gripe is it doesn’t seem to remember any ‘clean’ filters on playlists which may cause embarrassment, you need to apply the filter in the car.

The good however, it has shuffle!. The QR Code sign in is also very convenient, and much easier than a user name and password.

2022.44 Auto Turn Signal

Auto Turn Signal

Turn signals are automatically deactivated when a lane change, branch or merge has been completed. How to activate: Tap Touchscreen > Controls > Light > Auto Turn Signal

This is likely to be regionally locked to open some countries to comply with local regulations.

2022.44 Bluetooth Games Controllers

Bluetooth Games Controllers

Use Bluetooth controllers to play games in Arcade Mode. To pair a controller, open the Bluetooth panel and follow the on-screen instructions.

2021+ Model S and Model X only, hopefully will also be available to at least the Ryzen equipped Model 3 and Model Y cars as the number of data enabled USB ports was reduced significantly a year or so back.

2022.44 Bugfix

Bugfix

Bugfix.

See Release Notes 2022.44 for the release notes family

2022.44 Bugfix (2022.44.30)

Bugfix (2022.44.30)

Bugfix, what appears to be a further bugfix release to the holiday release. The release notes currently reference 2022.44.25 despite this being 2022.44.30

See Release Notes 2022.44.25 for details of the release base.

2022.44 Bugfix (2022.44.30.1)

Bugfix (2022.44.30.1)

Bugfix to 2022.44.30. The release notes still currently reference 2022.44.25.

See Release Notes 2022.44.25 for details of the release base.

2022.44 Bugs Introduced in release

Bugs Introduced in release

The following may be hardware or country specific

  • Temperature display seems to give wildly fluctuating temperatures at times, especially when cold. Possibly linked, the Auto Defogging seems to now stay on much longer, even accounting for the colder weather in the northern hemisphere. We suspect the outdoor temperature may be a parameter to the auto defogging control.
  • Sentry, defaults to not using the cameras. Not so much an issue, but something to be aware of if you like to use camera based detection, something useful in car parks. It’s easy to turn them back in.
  • Charging preconditioning seems to now not sufficiently heat the battery in the cold even after an hours drive with the V3 supercharger set as the destination. This seems to be an adverse consequence of the efficiency changes made in recent releases. Our screen shots elsewhere in the release notes were taken after such a journey.
  • Cabin Overheat Protection temperature can fail to accept a lower temeprature when setting it from the App.

2022.44 China specific release

China specific release

Release 2022.44.30.8 appears to be a specific release for the market in China. The features include many features we have already seen in NA and Europ, plus some specific features purely for China which we list under the release 2022.44.30.8

2022.44 Climate Control Fan Speed

Climate Control Fan Speed

Adjust fan speed intensity while remaining in AUTO climate by selecting between 'LO', 'MED', and 'HI' from the fan intensity selector on the climate control popup.

The automatic climate previously stopped when the fan speed was adjusted. It now maintains the temperature while allowing you to select the desired fan speed.

AlI Tesla cars except 2012-2020 Model S and Model X

2022.44 Confirm Phone Call Transfer

Confirm Phone Call Transfer

Active phone calls from a mobile device connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth will now request confirmation before transferring audio to the vehicle.

This is not automatic for privacy reasons.

2022.44 Contact Lookup/Search

Contact Lookup/Search

Search for contacts from a connected Bluetooth device. To access, tap the Application Launcher > Phone > Contacts > Search icon.

The ability to search for contacts in your address book whilst in the car has always been available via the phone app. We've even got a video on how to do it, and select a contacts address as a Nav destination so we're still puzzled as to what functionality this is providing that wasn't there before.

2022.44 Dog Mode

Dog Mode

View the interior camera from the mobile app while using Dog Mode or Sentry Mode. To enable Live Camera, tap Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App.

Note: This feature requires Mobile App version 4.15.0+ and Premium Connectivity. All Tesla cars with Cabin Camera, certain countries only

2022.44 Emissions Testing Mode via Mobile App

Emissions Testing Mode via Mobile App

Emissions Testing Mode (Fart mode) can now be used from the Mobile App. Long press any quick controls icon from the home screen and drag the 'Fart' icon to the top row.

Note: This feature requires Mobile App version 4.15.0+.

For more information on how to add the icon to the quick controls, check out the instructions for adding the remote door opener as the process is the same.

This may only be available in certain countries.

2022.44 Energy App

Energy App

Learn more about your vehicle's energy consumption with the updated Energy app. You can now: Monitor the amount of energy used while driving and parked, see how much energy is consumed by different vehicle components, driving behaviours, and environmental conditions, view energy used in comparison to trip projection and the battery indicator, receive personalized suggestions for using energy more efficiently.

A by product of this is when rapid charging, including supercharging, the energy reaching the car displayed on the screen is now the total (gross) energy being received and not just the (net) energy reaching the battery.

This has been available in many countries for a while, but is now available in more countries including Hong Kong.

2022.44 Exclude Automatic Door Opening at Home

Exclude Automatic Door Opening at Home

Disable Automatic Doors on your vehicle while parked at home. To disable, tap Controls > Locks > Automatic Doors > Exclude Automatic Door Opening at Home.

We're not sure if the intention here is an extra security feature which helps prevent attempts unauthorised access, so simply reduce phantom door opening when you just wish to walk past your car. Either way, it appears limited to the 2021+ Model S and Model X.

2022.44 Extras

Extras

  • Charging information and advice has been added which now informs you why your charge speed may be reduced. The messages appear both on the app and in the car Tesla charging cold battery message
    Tesla charging battery almost full message
  • Charging options now include many more 3rd party charge point locations in Europe Tesla charge point locations

2022.44 FSD Beta 10.69.25.1 (2022.44.30.5)

FSD Beta 10.69.25.1 (2022.44.30.5)

The FSD City Streets Beta has been merged into the 2022.44 Holiday release

See Release Notes 2022.44.25 for details of the Holiday release base.

The specific update for FSDb is largely a repeat of previous release notes, including:

You can enable Full Self-Driving (Beta) by tapping 'Control' > 'Autopilot' > 'Full Self-Driving (Beta)' and following the instructions.

Full Self-Driving is in early limited access Beta and must be used with additional caution. It may do the wrong thing at the worst time, so you must always keep your hands on the wheel and pay extra attention to the road. Do not become complacent. When Full Self-Driving is enabled your vehicle will make lane changes off highway, select forks to follow your navigation route, navigate around other vehicles and objects, and make left and right turns. Use Full Self-Driving in limited Beta only if you will pay constant attention to the road, and be prepared to act immediately, especially around blind corners, crossing intersections, and in narrow driving situations.

Your vehicle is running on Tesla Vision! Note that Tesla Vision also includes some temporary limitations, follow distance is limited to 2-7 and Autopilot top speed is 85 mph.

Failure to comply with the instructions, or cause a "strike" may result in your inclusion in the FSDb programme from being withdrawn. This includes the use of defeat devices, failing to pay attention, or any other activity the car detects that put you or other road users at risk.

One specific change that appears to have first been seen with release 2022.44.30.5 is change to the suspension warning and the introduction of a two week ban. Anyone that gets sttikes or fails to obtain the necessary safety score should find any issues clearing after a few weeks.

2022.44 FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 (2022.44.30.10)

FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 (2022.44.30.10)

Bugfix to FSDb software v10.69.25.1

See Release Notes 2022.44.30.5 for details of the wider release base.

2022.44 FSD Beta v10.69.25 (2022.44.25.5)

FSD Beta v10.69.25 (2022.44.25.5)

Musk had suggested the V11 FSD City streets Beta release would be out before year end however it looks like this will be next year and those on the FSDb pilot will get this unifying release which includes everything in the holiday release plus the latest FSDb code. The release notes are familiar, and only repeated here for completeness.

  • Upgraded the Object Detection network to photon count video streams and retrained all parameters with the latest autolabeled datasets (with a special emphasis on low visibility scenarios). Improved the architecture for better accuracy and latency, higher recall of far away vehicles, lower velocity error of crossing vehicles by 20%, and improved Vulnerable Road User (VRU) precision by 20%.
  • Converted the VRU Velocity network to a two-stage network, which reduced latency and improved crossing pedestrian velocity error by 6%.
  • Converted the Non VRU Attributes network to a two-stage network, which reduced latency, reduced incorrect lane assignment of crossing vehicles by 45%, and reduced incorrect parked predictions by 15%.
  • Reformulated the autoregressive Vector Lanes grammar to improve precision of lanes by 9.2%, recall of lanes by 18.7%, and recall of forks by 51.1%. Includes a full network update where all components were re-trained with 3.8x the amount of data.
  • Added a new "road markings" module to the Vector Lanes neural network which improves lane topology error at intersections by 38.9%.
  • Upgraded the Occupancy Network to align with road surface instead of ego for improved detection stability and improved recall at hill crest.
  • Reduced runtime of candidate trajectory generation by approximately 80% and improved smoothness by distilling an expensive trajectory optimization procedure into a lightweight planner neural network.
  • Improved decision making for short deadline lane changes around gores by richer modeling of the trade-off between going off-route vs trajectory required to drive through the gore region
  • Reduced false slowdowns for pedestrians near crosswalk by using a better model for the kinematics of the pedestrian
  • Added control for more precise object geometry as detected by general occupancy network.
  • Improved control for vehicles cutting out of our desired path by better modeling of their turning / lateral maneuvers thus avoiding unnatural slowdowns
  • Improved longitudinal control while offsetting around static obstacles by searching over feasible vehicle motion profiles
  • Improved longitudinal control smoothness for in-lane vehicles during high relative velocity scenarios by also considering relative acceleration in the trajectory optimization
  • Reduced best case object photon-to-control system latency by 26% through adaptive planner scheduling, restructuring of trajectory selection, and parallelizing perception compute. This allows us to make quicker decisions and improves reaction time.
  • Introduced foundational support for model-parallel neural network inference by sharing intermediate tensors across Systems on Chips (SOCs) to improve road edge and road line prediction consistency through changes to TRIP compiler, inference runtime, and inter-processor communication layer.
  • Improved handling of traffic control behavior in dense intersection areas by improving the association logic between traffic lights and intersections.
Press the "Video Record" button on the top bar UI to share your feedback. When pressed, your vehicle's external cameras will share a short VIN-associated Autopilot Snapshot with the Tesla engineering team to help make improvements to FSD. You will not be able to view the clip.

See all the 2022.44 release notes for the rest of the holiday release contents.

2022.44 Full Self Driving (Beta) Suspension

Full Self Driving (Beta) Suspension

The FSD City Streets Beta gives a lot of autonomous potential to the driver while still being a level 2 system. As such, inappropriate use is a risk and Tesla are reinforcing their warnings. This includes detection of steering defeat cheats where some owners were attaching a weight to the steering sheel to fool the car into thinking the steering wheel was being held. The release note message follows:

For maximum safety and accountability, use of Full Self-Driving (Beta) will be suspended if improper usage is detected. Improper usage is when you, or another driver of your vehicle, receive five 'Forced Autopilot Disengagements'. A disengagement is when the Autopilot system disengages for the remainder of a trip after the driver receives several audio and visual warnings for inattentiveness. Driver-initiated disengagements do not count as improper usage and are expected from the driver. Keep your hands on the wheel and remain attentive at all times. Use of any hand-held devices while using Autopilot is not allowed.

The warning drivers get looks like this: Tesla FSD Warning

2022.44 Handwriting Keyboard

Handwriting Keyboard

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.

Understood to be a China only feature.

Highlights of 2022.44.25.1/2

Our video on 2022.44.25.1 covering all the main features including some undocumented ones, and whats missing.

Language

You can now select Thai as your touchscreen language. To update your language settings, tap Controls > Display and select your preferred language from the 'Touchscreen Language' drop- down menu.

Thai voice controls are likely to follow within 6 months.

2022.44 Mahjong

Mahjong

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.

This is potentially limited to Model 3, Model Y and 2021+ Model S & X

2022.44 Mango TV

Mango TV

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

Understood to be a China only feature.

2022.44 Media Controls (and information cards)

Media Controls (and information cards)

The location of the media controls within the display has been moved closer to the driver's seat for easier operation by the driver. You can also swipe up to access 'Favorites and Recents' and 'Sources'. Swipe up to access 'Recents & Favorites' and 'Sources'. Swipe left or right to also access trips and tire pressure information.

These information cards were a feature many missed when they were removed as part of the V11 make over last year and are a welcome return.

This feature is only for the Model 3 and Model Y and places a mini media controls panel in a similar location to where the temporary Lights and Wipers control panels appear when actioned. When the media display isn't visible, a new media icon appears in the bottom row of icons.

2022.44 MyQ

MyQ

myQ Connected Garage door openers are now supported. Monitor and control your garage door remotely using your vehicle’s touchscreen. To set up, tap Controls > Locks > myQ Connected Garage > Link Account, and follow the instructions.

AII Tesla cars except 2012-2020 Model S and Model X)

Note: Your vehicle will automatically recognize all existing garage doors if you already have a myQ account.

A MyQ subscription for vehicle use may is required (goto https://www.myq.com/auto/tesla#details for details), as will Tesla Premium Connectivity. Obviously, you also need a MyQ enabled garage door or other device such as gate.

Rear Screen Control

Control the rear screen directly from the front seats. Select between front and rear displays as the preferred audio source, or completely lock the rear screen. To access, tap the Application Launcher > Rear.

Note: Theater Mode controls are only available while parked.

This is obviously only available to 2021+ Model S and Model X as they are the only cars which have a rear screen. We are yet to confirm if the feature is also linked to the new wider rear screen that were introduced earlier in 2022.

2022.44 Route Guidance

Route Guidance

The readability of the map on the screen has been improved. Route guidance has also been redesigned to emphasize the next travel direction.

Next turn and lane guidance is displayed at the top of the screen, while information such as estimated travel time and arrival fare has been moved to the bottom.

We like these changes, the larger font is welcome.

2022.44 Scheduled Light Show

Scheduled Light Show

Schedule the Light Show for up to 10 minutes in advance or watch a multi-car orchestra by setting them to start simultaneously. Celebrate New Year's with the Auld Lang Syne show or create longer custom shows.

To access Light Show, tap the Application Launcher > Toybox.

2022.44 Seat Belt System Enhancement

Seat Belt System Enhancement

With the help of Tesla Vision, seat belts will begin to tighten and protect properly restrained occupants earlier in a wider array of frontal crashes.

Seat belt pretension was first introduced in release 2022.20 and is a feature available on most cars today, largely due to either regulation or a feature the various safety rating systems such as NCAP look for. In an accident sitution, even fractions of a second can help to secure the occupants of a car better before impact.

This appears to be a re-release of the existing feature, presumably with some under the cover enhancements which hopefully nobody will need to test.

2022.44 Sentry Mode

Sentry Mode

Sentry Mode now allows for even greater customization, including

  • Camera-Based Detection, which allows users to disable use of cameras to detect threats.
  • Sentry Mode Clip Length, which allows users to specify the length of the clip when a potential threat is detected.
To adjust Sentry Mode settings, tap Controls > Safety > Sentry Mode

Sentry mode can now operate in two modes, either using the external cameras which was often a source of annoyance, trees blowing in the wind, people walking past the car etc all triggering false alarms, and now just using the regular intrusion sensors of the car in much the same way as the alarm. In this second mode, the vehicle will save clips to the USB drive if an intrusion is detected and (presumably, Tesla have not been specific), the alarm sounds. This is a welcome half way house between Sentry and just the alarm.

This change follows on from 2022.24 where the sounds could be turned off, and the ability to turn on Sentry Mode and Dog Mode at the same time. We have predicted that sentry mode will start to include the interior camera, and that this would be remotely visible. We still suspect this will happen, of not in this release, then shortly.

It is worth noting that after the update, most people are finding it defaults to the new setting and the traditional "Cameras included" detection is turned off. Please check your settings after installation if you use sentry.

2022.44 Steam

Steam

Access the Steam store directly from your Tesla. Buy and play immersive games that have been verified on Steam Deck. With Steam’s cloud synchronization, resume your game from your Tesla or any Steam device. To access Steam, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade.

Note: This feature is available on Model S & X (year 2021+) with 16GB DDR memory, and requires Premium Connectivity.

2022.44 Track Mode

Track Mode

Track Mode enables Tesla's performance-oriented stability control and powertrain settings configured for track driving, and is designed to be used exclusively on closed courses and optimized for performance tires. Track Mode allows you to:

  • Create custom track mode settings profiles and record your track day data.
  • Monitor the status of your car motors, battery, brakes and tires in real time.
  • View the G-meter (a real-time accelerometer) displayed in the cards area of the touchscreen.
To enable Track Mode for your current drive, shift into Park, then tap Controls > Pedals and Steering > Track Mode.

This brings the track mode available on the Model 3 performance to the Model Y Performance.. if you're feeling brave and want to have some fun!

2022.44 WeChat Mini Programs

WeChat Mini Programs

A 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.

Understood to be a China only feature.

Xref Release numbering

The in car release is 2022.44.25.1 but the title for the release is 2022.44.25

We have listed the release notes under Release Notes 2022.44.25.1

2022.44 Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meetings

Make video calls with Zoom using the interior cabin camera. If you have a Zoom meeting in your Calendar, tap the link to automatically start or join your meeting. Participant video and screen sharing are only visible while parked and will switch to audio-only if you drive. To access Zoom, tap Application Launcher > Zoom.

Note: This feature requires Premium Connectivity. (Cars with AMD computer only - All new Model S and Model X cars, Model 3 and Model Y built since January 2022)

Zoom oeprates using a web interface much like Disney, Netflix and YouTube in a chromeless browser, and accessible only in park. The cabin camera is used continuing the trend to make the interior camera available to the the driver, the other notably feature being Dog/Sentry mode and remote viewing via the app.

How to get the latest Tesla Software Update?

In a word, you can't force it yourself although you can help the car to download the update once it's been allocated to have an update. To do so, connect the car to wifi, and maybe even consider a wireless hotspot when in use. Car's not connected to wifi generally do not receive updates quickly.

You may find the car sticks at 50% for a while. We've seen reports that keeping the car awake will help speed past past this point as the car will try and sleep and halt the process. Even keeping the mobile phone app open may help to prevent the car sleeping.

Why do I not get some of the features or changes mentioned?

There are a number of reasons why a particular feature or change may not be included when your car upgrades. These include regional restrictions, hardware specific features, model specific updates and some changes are linked to software options purchased such as EAP or FSD. There are also times when software release notes are provided but only Tesla test engineers get the updates.

I thought I already had a listed feature?

Just as a feature may not land in every car, the feature may be mentioned in later releases when your car already has it. The release notes in the car are tuned to your car so, and while in general the car will only report a new feature once, that is not a rule that always holds true. Some websites say the feature is not available in your country whereas the reality is the feature has been there for some time

I'm on the FSD City Streets Beta

The FSD City Streets Beta is usually 2 to 3 releases behind the general software releases. This is normal.

Reboot after an update

Lot's of people have random issues after a software install, many of them curing themselves after a reboot. As a general rule, we'd suggest always doing a scroll wheel reboot after a software update, simply press the two steering wheel scroll wheels until the screen turns off and then let go. The screen will come back within a minute or so, depending on hardware. It's certainly worth doing this is you notice any unusual behaviour, but prevention is better than cure. There's a second reset option which is to change the car configuration slightly, either the language, or wheel type. This also causes the car to do a soft reset and this has returned missing features such as Tidal. Our Guide to rebooting your Tesla provides more details.

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