Tesla 2022.44.30 Software Updates and Release Notes

Last updated 21-Mar-2023

Tesla 2022.44.30 software release including Always Rainbows, Bugfix (2022.44.30), Bugfix (2022.44.30.1), Auto Turn Signals, FSD Beta (2022.44.30.10), Apple Music, Bugfix, Camera-Based Detection, Climate Control Fan Speed, Confirm Phone Call Transfer, Contact Lookup, Dog Mode, Emissions Testing Mode via Mobile App, Mahjong, Media Controls, myQ Connected Garage, New Language Support, Scheduled Light Show, FSD Beta (2022.44.30.5), Full Self Driving (Beta) Suspension, 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.

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: 2022.44.30

Including 2022.44.30, 2022.44.30.1, 2022.44.30.10, 2022.44.30.2, 2022.44.30.5, 2022.44.30.8, first seen around Feb-2023 and currently installed on ~ 13.66 % of cars.
Click on any version number for specific release notes.

2022.44.30 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.


Seen on MSX M3Y

2022.44.30 Apple Music

Apple Music

Media Improvements

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

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

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 Auto Turn Signals

Auto Turn Signals

New Feature

Turn signals can automatically deactivate upon completing a lane change, fork, or merge. Tap Controls > Lights > Auto Turn Signals.

Seen in CA US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 Bugfix



See Release Notes 2022.44 for the release notes family

2022.44.30 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.

2022.44.30 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.

2022.44.30 Camera-Based Detection

Camera-Based Detection

Sentry Mode Improvements

When Camera-Based Detection is enabled, Sentry Mode will use the vehicle’s external cameras in addition to vehicle sensors to detect a security event while parked. If disabled, the vehicle will only save clips to the USB drive if a physical threat is detected. To adjust, tap Controls > Safety > Sentry Mode > Camera-Based Detection.

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 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

2022.44.30 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.

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 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.

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 Contact Lookup

Contact Lookup

Phone App Improvements

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

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 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.

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 Emissions Testing Mode via Mobile App

Emissions Testing Mode via Mobile App

Toybox Improvements

Emissions Testing 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+.

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 FSD Beta (2022.44.30.5)

FSD Beta (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.

2022.44.30 FSD Beta (2022.44.30.10)

FSD Beta (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.

2022.44.30 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. This has changed slightly with 2022.44.30.5 and the changed wording is highlighted below. The full 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 FSD Beta feature can only be removed per this suspension method and it will be unavailable for approximately two weeks.

The warning drivers get looks like this: Tesla FSD Warning

2022.44.30 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.

2022.44.30 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.

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 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.

2022.44.30 Media Controls

Media Controls

User Interface Improvements

Media controls are closer to the driver for easy access. Swipe up to access 'Recents & Favorites' and 'Sources'. Swipe left or right to also access trips and tire pressure information.

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 myQ Connected Garage

myQ Connected Garage

New Feature

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.

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

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 New Language Support

New Language Support

User Interface Improvements

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.

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 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.

Seen in US

Seen on M3Y

2022.44.30 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.

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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