Tesla Holiday Software Update 2021.44.25 Release Notes anticipated leaked

Credit: Teslascope

Ahead of its scheduled release on Tuesday, release notes for the 2021 edition of Tesla’s Vacation Software Update were leaked early.

According to a copy of the 2021.44.25 release notes shared by Teslascope, the update includes a number of new features that we’ve heard rumors about over the past few days and weeks, and some that are brand new.

This is what we know:

Light show

Watch your Tesla dance to a choreographed light show any time of the year. Open Toybox, tap Light Show and follow the instructions

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, then drag to rearrange. To adjust controls such as heated seats and defroster, tap the temperature or swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

Simplified controls

The display has been simplified to focus on navigation, media, and the most common primary controls.

  • For information on the windshield wipers and the status bar, press Controls
  • For charge controls, tap Controls> Charge
  • For trip and odometer information, press Controls> Trips
  • For tire pressure information, tap Controls> Service

Note: Activating the windshield wipers using the stalk allows you to continue to display the wiper card.

Blind spot camera

You can now automatically see a live camera view of your blind spot every time you activate the turn signal. To activate, tap Controls> Autopilot> Automatic blind spot camera

Edit Waypoints

Easily rearrange or add multiple destinations to your itinerary with updated arrival times. To add a stop or modify a trip, start a navigation route and tap the More options button in the list of turns.


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

Sonic the hedgehog

Immerse yourself in the original Sonic the Hedgehog! Accelerate in a blur using the high speed supersonic spin attack, defy gravity around the loops and defeat Dr. Eggman as the fastest hedgehog ever. Have to go fast!

The Battle of Polytopia – Multiplayer Support

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


Complete each square and enjoy this classic logic puzzle game, with five difficulty levels and a clever hint system for beginners.

Cold weather improvements

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

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

Automatic heated seats

The heated first row seats can now automatically regulate the temperature of the seats according to the cabin environment and the set temperature of the air conditioning. To access the seat heating controls, press the temperature settings to display the HVAC panel.

Note: HVAC system must be in Auto mode to use automatic seat heating

Manage Dashcam clips

Easily delete all dashcam video clips right from the touchscreen by tapping Controls> Security> Dashcam> Delete Dashcam clips

Dark mode

You can now switch to a dark themed view. Press Controls> Display> Appearance and select Dark.

Hide card details

Simplify your navigation app and hide map details by pressing the pin button on the map.

This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.

The full Teslascope thread can be found below: