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valet mode and settings

Just got my 2021 Model 3. I live in a high rise with valet parking. These valet guys sometimes mess around with the car settings. I have my locking feature on walk-away locking. Recently I noticed it didn't lock when I left it on the street, and I checked and the walk-away setting had been set to off. Also the mirror settings and various other settings had been changed. No-one else has access to my car so I'm pretty sure the valet did it. So I figure I will use the valet mode from now on. I thought valet mode would not allow them to change the various car settings. But I tested it and I was disappointed to find that this was not the case. While in valet mode, I changed some of the settings (walk-away locking, mirror folding, etc) and then went back to my own profile thinking that my profile would remain unaltered. But the settings I made while in valet mode carried over to my own profile. So the valet mode allows the valet to change all my profile settings???? Is the valet mode not a distinct profile of its own with its own settings? Am I missing something? How can I protect my settings from alteration by the valet?
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I would have expected Valet Mode settings changes to be independent of your profile, but apparently not (based on your findings, I didn’t try this myself). Next time, switch to a different profile before switching to Valet Mode. I also have to wonder why you would put up with the valets messing with the settings — tell them not do that.
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Hey gang, I was looking for the valet mode on my 2021, and went setting by setting, and ZILCH! Where the heck is it? Or is it only on the app? I haven't checked there.

As far as profile-dependent settings, there are MANY that are not, unfortunately. In fact, most settings are not profile dependent; only seat/mirror controls, and maybe audio ones. But all driving menu settings, autopilot menu settings, safety menu settings, etc., are profile independent, at least on my 2021.
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