Tesla 2023.26 Release Notes

Last updated 03-Mar-2024

This article covers Tesla 2023.26 Release notes including Automatic Headlights, Blind Spot Camera, Bluetooth Game Controllers, Camera View on Tesla App, Charge on Solar, Customize the Scroll Wheel, Destination Closing Soon, Extras, Other Updates, Range Display, Spotify Refresh, Vampire Survivors Game, Warmer Display Colors, Minor Fixes, Cabin Camera, Driving Visualization Improvements, FSD Beta v11.4.4, Full Self-Driving (Beta), Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension, Cabin Camera, Driving Visualization Improvements, FSD Beta v11.4.4, Full Self-Driving (Beta), Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension, Minor Fixes, Version Improvements, Minor Fixes, Minor Fixes and generated by real cars. Tesla frequently issue a new software update release to the cars and while not every release includes new features, they do often include undocumented bug fixes. We list the release notes and allow you to search to see how feature areas have changed. We also list counties and car models where the particular feature has been seen.

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 filter by country, use the 2 letter international code e.g. GB for Great Britain, US for United States or AU for Australia. Our results are now 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, in which case look at the wider release notes for nearby countries.

Release 2023.26

Including 2023.26, (no cars) 2023.26.1, (no cars) 2023.26.10, (no cars) 2023.26.100, (no cars) 2023.26.100.1, (no cars) 2023.26.11, (no cars) 2023.26.12, (0.61 % of cars) 2023.26.3, (no cars) 2023.26.6, (no cars) 2023.26.7, (<0.1% of cars) 2023.26.8, (0.15 % of cars) 2023.26.9, (<0.1% of cars)

Regional availability of 2023.26 by model

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A more detailed heat map and release statistics are available.

2023.26 Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Your lights turn on automatically when windshield wipers are active and headlights are set to Auto in Controls > Lights > Headlights.

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2023.26 Blind Spot Camera

Blind Spot Camera

Drag your blind spot camera to another location on your touchscreen. After you move the camera window, it will appear in that same position whenever your turn signal is on.
Go to Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

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2023.26 Bluetooth Game Controllers

Bluetooth Game Controllers

Use Bluetooth controllers to play games in Arcade.
To pair a controller, open the Bluetooth panel and follow the instructions.
This feature works best with PS5 controllers. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for more information.

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2023.26 Cabin Camera

Cabin Camera

The cabin camera above your rearview mirror can now determine driver inattentiveness and provide you with audible alerts, to remind you to keep your eyes on the road when Autopilot is engaged. Camera images do not leave the vehicle itself, which means the system cannot save or transmit information unless you enable data sharing. To change your data settings, tap Controls > Software > Data Sharing on your car's touchscreen.

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2023.26 Camera View on Tesla App

Camera View on Tesla App

You can now see multiple cameras at once when checking your vehicle’s surroundings.
To start using this feature, go to your vehicle settings in Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Tesla app.
This feature requires Tesla app v4.22.5 and Premium Connectivity.

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2023.26 Charge on Solar

Charge on Solar

Charge your Tesla with solar energy if you have a Powerwall. You can choose how much charging comes from solar versus other sources.
To set it up, open the Tesla app for your vehicle, tap the “Charge on Solar” message, and follow the instructions. Requires Powerwall v23.12.10 and Tesla app v4.22.5.

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2023.26 Customize the Scroll Wheel

Customize the Scroll Wheel

Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can adjust settings like brightness and acceleration mode, or perform actions like toggle the camera, raise suspension, open the glovebox, or save Dashcam footage.
Long press the left scroll button to bring up a list of functions and scroll through the list. To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

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2023.26 Destination Closing Soon

Destination Closing Soon

Navigation now shows if your destination is closing soon or may be closed by the time you arrive.

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2023.26 Driving Visualization Improvements

Driving Visualization Improvements

To view an expanded driving visualization when in drive with Full Self-Driving enabled, drag the light gray visualization bar to the right.

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2023.26 Extras

Extras

Release 2023.26 has provided a large number of extra benefits, including some smaller changes not mentioned. Some of these are in conjunction with the latest app software, and some require the .7 version or later. Tesla now also list a group of smaller changes in a specific release note which we list elsewhere. Like most of the software updates the availability can vary by model and region.

  • On the app, Summon now reports how far away the car is from the phone
  • App also seems more resposive when viewing the sentry mode cameras remotely (for many this stopped working in the .6 release, and maybe a requirement to make sure the app is on the latest software to rule out version incompatibility)
  • The daily recommended charge level now appears to be dynamic and may vary from car to car, with some reporting 80% and not 90% which was the previous norm for non-LFP cars. This is not just a charging tip, but the actual location of the "daily" marker on the charge limit slider.
  • The car now automatically adjusts the HVAC fan speed to reduce noise during a phone call
  • The in car display of Supercharging information has now been updated to either reposition information previously on the top of the screen, or to show information that was previously acessible via the supercharger location icon.

2023.26 FSD Beta v11.4.4

FSD Beta v11.4.4

- Improved short-deadline lane changes, to avoid going off-route, through better modeling of target lane vehicles to improve gap selection assertiveness.
- Improved offset consistency when controlling for static obstacles. Also improved smoothness when changing offset direction by adjusting speed more comfortably.
- Improved handling of oncoming cars on narrow unmarked roads by improving prediction of oncoming car's trajectory and leaving enough room for them to pass before re-centering.
- Improved Occupancy Flow prediction from the Occupancy Network for arbitrary moving obstacles by 8%.
- Expanded usage of the new object ground truth autolabeler for the NonVRU detection model, improving distant vehicle recall and geometry precision for semi-trucks, trailers, and exotic vehicles.
- Improved VRU control by expanding planning scope to control gently for low-confidence detections that may interfere with ego's path.
- Improved handling for VRUs near crosswalks by predicting their future intent more accurately. This was done by leveraging more kinematic data to improve association between crosswalks and VRUs.
- Improved ego's behavior near VRUs by tuning their assumed kinematic properties and utilizing available semantic information to classify more accurately their probability of intersecting ego's path.
- Improved Automatic Emergency Braking recall in response to cut-in vehicles and vehicles behind ego while reversing.

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2023.26 Full Self-Driving (Beta)

Full Self-Driving (Beta)

You can enable Full Self-Driving (Beta) by tapping 'Controls' > '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.

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2023.26 Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension

Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension

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 one week.

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2023.26 Minor Fixes

Minor Fixes

This release contains minor improvements and bug fixes.

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2023.26 Other Updates

Other Updates

- Recents & Favorites are now in separate tabs in the Media Player.
- The sliders to adjust volume, temperature, and charge limit are more precise.
- Sentry Mode records if someone tries to open a door or trunk when the vehicle is locked.
- Access the Owner’s Manual and Release Notes more quickly with the new Manual app. Read up on everything from regenerative braking to phone key or maximizing range.
- Automatic Navigation shows more details about your destination.
- Swiss French keyboard is available.
Availability varies by model and location.

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2023.26 Range Display

Range Display

Your vehicle's range estimation has been modified to better represent real-world conditions.

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2023.26 Spotify Refresh

Spotify Refresh

Play your Spotify music, playlists, podcasts, and audiobooks with a more familiar look and feel.
Go to App Launcher > Spotify. Requires Premium Connectivity. Audiobooks availability varies by location.

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2023.26 Vampire Survivors Game

Vampire Survivors Game

Defend yourself against an onslaught of night creatures to survive until dawn.
To play, shift to Park (P) and go to the App Launcher > Arcade > Vampire Survivors.

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Version Improvements

This release includes the most recent update for your vehicle and region.

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2023.26 Warmer Display Colors

Warmer Display Colors

Set your touchscreen to automatically adjust to warmer colors at night.
Go to Controls > Display > Reduce Blue Light.

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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.

How to get the latest Tesla Software Update?

In a word, you can't really 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.

If you visit the software screen and see the car hasn't checked for a few days, perform a scroll wheel reset. The car typically checks as soon as it reboots and we've had a software update immediately afterwards as a result.

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.

Not having a listed feature or update for a particular car is therefore quite normal. Some websites try to detail which cars get which features but this is often inaccurate, such as the blended braking update that came out with 2022.16 and the alternate routes option in 2022.28.

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.

Numbering convention

Release notes are numbered roughly using the a year.family.major.minor format. The year is self explanatory, the family release typically increments in 4's and is roughly the week of the year when the release family is launched, although these tend to slip over the course of the year. The major and minor release numbers of much debated, we personally believe these rarely contain new features not included in the family, and if there are differences it is linked to hardware specific versions.

When reviewing release notes, you may be interested in how a feature has evolved. To enable this we have also included a keyword search where you can search for a word or phrase and we will filter the results accordingly.

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