Tesla Begins Rolling Out Holiday Update for Legacy Model S & X

Tesla Begins Rolling Out Holiday Update for Legacy Model S & X

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Tesla has begun rolling out a holiday update for the legacy Model S and X, which had not received it along with Model 3/Y and 2021 Model S/X. While not all update features are available, they still greatly delight owners.

Tesla recently started rolling out a holiday update that adds many exciting and highly anticipated features to the car's infotainment system, including TikTok, Light Show, Sonic the Hedgehog, Waypoints, and more to keep owners happy. However, this update was only available for Model 3, Model Y, 2021 Model S and 2021 Model X, while the legacy Model S and X did not receive the update.

Now Tesla has begun rolling out the holiday update among the legacy Models S and X, which made owners very happy. The update included some highly anticipated features, although some, like Blind Spot Camera, weren't possible for them. Waypoints have been expected for a long time, as the feature is extremely useful when planning routes with multiple stops. Owners can immediately mark all the places they plan to visit, and the car will calculate the route in such a way as to take the owners to all destinations without unnecessary burdens—and all this taking into account charging stops. This way, owners can completely relax and enjoy the trip to the fullest.

A number of entertainment features have also been added. TikTok can now be found at Tesla Theater so that app lovers can enjoy video clips right in their car when their car is parked.

Among the features they received are the following:

Customizable App Launcher

Drag and drop your favorite apps to any position along the bottom menu bar for easy access. To customize your menu bar, hold any icon and then drag to reorder. To adjust climate controls such as heated seats and defrost, tap on the temperature or swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

Edit Waypoints

Easily reorder or add multiple destinations to your route with updated arrival times. To add a stop, or edit a trip, initiate a navigation route, and tap the more options button on the turn list.


You can now watch TikTok from your touchscreen. To launch, tap the Theater icon from the bottom bar and select TikTok while your car is in park.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Jump into the original Sonic the Hedgehog! Speed ​​by in a blur using the supersonic spin attack at high speed, defy gravity around loop-the-loops and defeat Dr. Eggman as the fastest hedgehog of all time. Gotta Go Fast!

The Battle of Polytopia - Multiplayer Support

You can now play The Battle of Polytopia with friends using the new multiplayer mode.


Fill every square and enjoy this classic logic puzzle game featuring five difficulty levels and a smart hint system for beginners.


Cold Weather Improvements

You can now precondition the cabin from the Tesla app when your battery is at a lower state of charge. Simply turn on the climate from your Tesla app and override the previous setting by tapping “Yes” on the confirmation pop-up. window.

Note: To protect your car's battery, climate will remain unavailable under extreme low charge scenarios. This feature requires the Tesla mobile app version 4.4.0 or later

Manage Dashcam Clips

Easily delete all dashcam video clips directly from the touchscreen by tapping Controls> safety> Dashcam> Delete Dashcam Clips.

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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