Tesla rolls out this year’s Holiday Update (2022.44.25) with Apple Music, Light Show Orchestra, and more (release notes)



Tesla Holiday Season software update for 2022 has just started rolling out to Tesla car owners globally. The base version of the Tesla Holiday Update for this year is 2022.44.25.

As rumored, Tesla has brought Apple Music to the in-car entertainment system for Tesla vehicle owners to enjoy this Christmas and beyond. The myQ automatic garage door opener app is also included in Tesla vehicles (details in release notes below).

With the 2022.44.25 update, Tesla owners can now use the Emissions Testing Mode (Fart Mode) remotely using their Tesla mobile app on their phones and tablets (double the fun teasing your friends).

Tesla light show which was originally introduced years ago with the Model X as an easter egg is made even better. Tesa owners can now schedule the light show on multiple vehicles and start the light show Tesla dance in synchronization. When played on several Tesla cars simultaneously, it looks and sounds like a light show orchestra (watch here).

Dog Mode and Sentry Mode now have a big improvement as you can remotely watch what is going on in your car with the cabin camera feed on your mobile phone (check release notes below on how to enable this feature). This is the 2nd improvement to Dog & Sentry Modes after Tesla tweaked them last month in the update version 2022.40.4.

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Tesla Holiday Update 2022 Official Release Notes (2022.44.25)

The same release notes apply to the next minor point update 2022.44.25.1.

Apple Music

Media Improvement

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 log in with your Apple ID.

Apple Music comes to Tesla vehicles in 2022 Holiday Update version 2022.44.25.
Apple Music comes to Tesla vehicles in 2022 Holiday Update version 2022.44.25.

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

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.

Related: Tesla started using Cabin Camera video feed back in June 2020.

Scheduled Light Show

Tesla Light Show orchestra icon (Holiday Update 2022.44.25).
Tesla Light Show orchestra icon (Holiday Update 2022.44.25).

Toybox Improvement

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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Climate Control Fan Speed

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

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 (myQ Tesla app screenshot & details).

Tesla integrates myQ automatic garage opener in 2022 Holiday Update version 2022.44.245.
Tesla integrates myQ automatic garage opener in 2022 Holiday Update version 2022.44.245.

Auto Turn Signals

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

Related Autopilot Feature: tap the turn signal icon to activate the blind spot camera.


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.

Tesla improves Mahjong tiles game in 2022.44.25 Holiday Update.
Tesla improves Mahjong tiles game in 2022.44.25 Holiday Update.
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Confirm Phone Call Transfer

Phone App Improvement

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

Contact Lookup

Phone App Improvement

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

Media Controls

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

Emissions Testing Mode via Mobile App (Remote Farts)

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+.

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.

Tesla introduces Always Rainbow Road driving visualization in Holiday Update version 2022.44.25.
Tesla introduces Always Rainbow Road driving visualization in Holiday Update version 2022.44.25.
Last but not the least, many thanks to James Locke for posting the release notes on Twitter.

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Iqtidar Ali
Iqtidar Alihttp://www.teslaoracle.com
Iqtidar has been writing about Tesla, Elon Musk, and EVs for more than 3 years on XAutoWorld.com, many of his articles have been republished on CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, maintains a healthy relationship with the Tesla community across the Social Media sphere. You can reach him on Twitter @IqtidarAlii

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