Tesla 2022.44.25.1 Software Updates and Release Notes

Last updated 21-Mar-2023

Tesla 2022.44.25.1 software release including Always Rainbows, 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 (Beta), Track Mode, Zoom Meetings.

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.

For information on which versions are on specific models and years, see our Trending Tesla releases and statistics for more information.

Select the Release Family (which will include all sub versions) or enter the search term. You can also search for a version by entering its full number. If you wish to search for a country, use the 2 letter international code e.g. GB for Great Britain, US for United States or AU for Australia. From 2023 our results are based on the release notes actually seen in cars and countries, it is possible we don't have a suitable match in your country although we current monitor cars in approx 50 counties.

Software release: 2022.44.25.1

Including 2022.44.25.1, first seen around Dec-2022 and currently installed on ~ 0.15 % of cars.
Click on any version number for specific release notes.

2022.44.25.1 Always Rainbows

Always Rainbows

Toybox Improvements

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

2022.44.25.1 Apple Music

Apple Music

Media Improvements

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.


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2022.44.25.1 Auto Turn Signal

Auto Turn Signal

New Feature

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.

2022.44.25.1 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.

2022.44.25.1 Climate Control Fan Speed

Climate Control Fan Speed

Climate Control Improvements

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.

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2022.44.25.1 Confirm Phone Call Transfer

Confirm Phone Call Transfer

Phone App Improvements

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.


Seen on M3Y

2022.44.25.1 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.

2022.44.25.1 Dog Mode

Dog Mode

Dog Mode Improvements

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


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2022.44.25.1 Emissions Testing Mode via Mobile App

Emissions Testing Mode via Mobile App

Toybox Improvements

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.


Seen on M3Y

2022.44.25.1 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.

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.

2022.44.25.1 Mahjong


Arcade Improvements

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


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2022.44.25.1 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.

2022.44.25.1 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.

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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.

2022.44.25.1 Rear Screen Control

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.

2022.44.25.1 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.

2022.44.25.1 Scheduled Light Show

Scheduled Light Show

Toybox Improvements

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.


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2022.44.25.1 Steam (Beta)

Steam (Beta)

Arcade Improvements

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.

2022.44.25.1 Track Mode

Track Mode

Vehicle Improvements

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!

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.25.1 Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meetings

New Feature

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.

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

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.

Against each release note we now list the car models and countries where a particular release note has been seen.

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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