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Software updates on 2021 Model 3s?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by BHouse, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. BHouse

    BHouse Member

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    Has anyone with a refreshed Model 3 gotten a software update? I'm new to Tesla so Im unsure how it works, but my car came with 2020.35.202.1 and it hasnt changed. My car doesnt have the PIN to open the glove box or anything else that would have came out recently. Now I see theres a new 2020.44.15 thats recently came out and I dont know what I need to do to get it. My car downloaded a game and a navigation update but that's it.
     
  2. sduck

    sduck Mr. Duck

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    They discontinued OTA upgrades for the refreshed models. Didn't you hear?
     
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  3. sduck

    sduck Mr. Duck

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    I'm kidding. Be patient, you'll get one eventually.
     
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  4. jjrandorin

    jjrandorin Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums

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    There isnt anything you can do to make your car download OTA updates faster. This is something that tends to confuse new tesla owners especially, since they think of the OTA updates like iOS or Android updates, that you can trigger as soon as they are available, when you want.

    it doesnt work quite like that, unfortunately. Tesla staggers releases of these updates, and there will be times when you wont even get "update X" because your car will skip it. Tesla staggers releasing these updates to various cars with various configurations. In addition, NEW cars can take from "a few days to a few weeks" to get their first software update.

    This is a much wordier way of saying what @sduck just said above, which is "it will come eventually, you have to be patient".
     
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  5. Mr. Big

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    It took a few days after I picked up my new car before I got my first update.
     
  6. Parsa5

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    You will get your first update within a month or so. It took a month for me to get my first update and then I got 2 updates within the following month. I had the same base fa tory version you did.
     
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  7. cimci

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    I had the same question and learnt here that there is not a single pattern for the release of new updates. I am on the same software with you and yet didn't hear anyone with 2021 model having a newer software.
     
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  8. M109Rider

    M109Rider Active Member

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    I don’t like anyone with a heat pump, performance model 3, or a refreshed model 3.
    So I can’t help you, as a 2018 AWD model 3 owner. ...
    ;)
     
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  9. Victoria3

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    I never got any of the updates for several months after buying my car. Only after booking a service appointment in the app did they remotely force the update to happen...since then I get updates at regular intervals. Give it a month then book a service appointment in the app.
     
  10. RSR.M3

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    I would also like to add free premium connectivity to that list lol.
     
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  11. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Your car needs to be added to the update list. This used to happen immediately but with the pile of deliveries (with the 3 and Y) it takes a while for the rolling backlog to be caught up with. An appointment will do it or it will fix itself eventually.
     
  12. Mr X

    Mr X Future Martian

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    I don't like anyone with premium sound


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  13. jkdman123

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    There’s a rumor that if you park in a Service Center parking lot and connect the car to their Wi-Fi it would trigger a download. Don’t know if it’s been debunked or not.

    Sometimes there are problems. Took me about 2 weeks to get an update after buying. Then it stopped getting any. Finally made a SC appt and they said they had to side load the next update manually. It wouldn’t down load OTA. After that it’s worked fine for the most part.

    Had an issue where key cards stopped working. Made another appt and tech texted me that after reviewing the logs, there was a Bluetooth firmware mismatch. He pushed an update and voila, key cards worked again.
     
  14. dmurphy

    dmurphy Woof.

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    No rumor about it. The car automatically connects to Tesla’s WiFi when at a service center. It’ll then download if the car is eligible for an update.

    I accidentally triggered an update alert stopping at a Supercharger in Salt Lake City, UT. Spent the rest of our road trip with the yellow update icon showing. I wasn’t pushing an update in the middle of a road trip!
     
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  15. cimci

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    Does it make any difference with the advanced software update setting instead of standard ?
     
  16. sduck

    sduck Mr. Duck

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    No.
     
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  17. OrangeMikey

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    One of the first settings I changed being an IT geek! Mines been set to advanced from 19th (my pick up day) and now I wait patiently.
     
  18. Kingbubs

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    I have the same, received my m3 refresh on 21st November and have the same firmware as you
     
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  20. Adam3

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    Noobs are so adorable, they think new car will get an update right away!
     
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