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I have got this message two times in last 10 days. Does anyone know what updates are done. I blindly said yes on both times 馃榾. I have 23 Pro RWD and there is no seat memory options.
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My settings got reset twice today, unfortunately not an unusual occurrence, but I did manage to record both incidents. This is what I have to go through at least once a day, but often times like today, multiple times a day.

Remove myVW app on your phone. Wait for a couple of hours or so, then reinstall and log in. It should make the new setting prompts in the car go away for a while (usually a few weeks, albeit when they come back it's not as often). At least this worked on my side, MY22, 3.1 software 馃悶
Confirmed: Driving Mode changed from Custom to Comfort. 馃挬
Your custom settings are probably gone too. Mine are always reset to comfort for every possible setting in custom.
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Your custom settings are probably gone too. Mine are always reset to comfort for every possible setting in custom.
Wow, good thing I mostly just us the default Comfort driving mode, having to reset all the custom driving mode settings on top of everything else would make it even worse.
Remove myVW app on your phone. Wait for a couple of hours or so, then reinstall and log in. It should make the new setting prompts in the car go away for a while (usually a few weeks, albeit when they come back it's not as often). At least this worked on my side, MY22, 3.1 software 馃悶
Alright, this seems easy enough to try. I plan to remove the app tonight before I go to bed and then reinstall it in the morning, and we'll see if that helps it or not. Fingers crossed 馃
Well today the settings are just changing at will. No New Settings prompt. Three times and it鈥檚 only 9:40.
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Well today the settings are just changing at will. No New Settings prompt. Three times and it鈥檚 only 9:40.
I know that feel bro
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I tried the remove App thing (uninstall, wait a while, re-install) but unfortunately it did not work :(

My settings are still being reset daily.

I guess my last option is to try driving as Guest, as it seems that's been working for some people. I'll give that a try and see how it goes. Very disappointed in this turn of events.

Has anyone figured out what the purported new settings that are being applied even are, or what they're supposed to do?
This nonsense has stopped. Haven鈥檛 seen this message lately..
Driving as Guest stopped this madness for me.
Driving as Guest stopped this madness for me.
I still use my profile
I'm getting the message on a daily basis, often multiple times a day. I haven't resorted to guest mode yet (at least I have manual seats). Other than the software hiccups, and this one in particular, I've really enjoyed the car since I bought it 6 weeks ago.
The software -almost- makes me 2nd guess selling my 2002 Rav4 where I just get in, start the car, and everything... works.
Yeah, I'm loving my ID.4, quirks and all, but this issue is really killing it for me. I wish I knew the root cause. What are the supposedly updated settings? None of the software versions change, the maps data doesn't change, there's no new features or discernable differences in any functions, and there's no release notes to explain what's being 'updated'. I doubt that it has anything to do with the App as there's not that many settings you can even set remotely from it (climate temperature and a few charging related items) and those aren't the items that get reset. So what is it then? If this were a once in a while thing, I would just shake it off and not mention it. If it happened every few weeks or so, it would be slightly annoying, I might mention it, but wouldn't care that much. But daily (or multiple times a day) is just unacceptable in any car really, but especially one that costs $50K.

Anyway, I think I might actually try driving as Guest (I know I said I was going to try it earlier but haven't done so yet). Instead of manually dealing with switching the seat back and forth, I'll have my wife continue to use her profile and see how that goes. In the past two~ish months, I've been getting the settings reset constantly, but it's only happened to her a couple of times. So best case scenario I can use Guest and stop having my settings reset, and she can continue using her profile and nothing will change for her. Of course, the real best case scenario would be VW fixing the bug so the cars would stop constantly resetting the settings.
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I reluctantly switched to Guest about 10 days ago. No further issues with bogus New Settings. My Primary Driver profile is still there though and now I have to click through another message reminding the Guest that the PD can see where the car goes and such. But the settings are stable so far.
I connect my wife鈥檚 phone to CarPlay today and also updated my iPhone app yesterday, and my seat position reverted to east entry for the first time in months 馃槕. I feel like one of those things may have caused it.
I originally thought it might have something to do with multiple phones connecting too, or switching back and forth between profiles, but many people have this problem that are single users, no other profiles on the car, no other phones connecting, so that kind of negates that theory.

The app thing is interesting though. This issue also started for me around the time the app was first updated this year in the late January timeframe, but it wasn't exact, so hard to say if it was related or not. If it is the app though, then that's weird because none of the settings that are affected are updatable from the app, so how is it sending updates for settings that it can't even control?

In any case, this problem seems to be widespread (affects some more often than others, but most have seen it at least sporadically), and I'm pretty sure I've seen reports of it on this forum from users in other countries as well, so it's a world-wide problem. What gives here?
Obviously this thread is going to draw folks who are getting the "apply new settings" message, but I'm curious if there are people out there with '23s and 3.1 software who've had their cars for more than a few weeks who are not getting this message. I'm trying to get a sense of how just how consistent this problem is across the newer cars.
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Considering everything, I鈥檓 not so sure that OTA updates is actually something to look forward to. :censored:
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Considering everything, I鈥檓 not so sure that OTA updates is actually something to look forward to. :censored:
Being a pessimist by nature, I have zero confidence in VW's ability to do OTA updates on this iteration of the car. Luckily I'm aware of and able to avoid most of the software frustrations. The ID.4 with v3.1 is fundamentally a very good car that also comes with some software issues. I try to ignore them. Other owners understandably may not be so forgiving.
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Obviously this thread is going to draw folks who are getting the "apply new settings" message, but I'm curious if there are people out there with '23s and 3.1 software who've had their cars for more than a few weeks who are not getting this message. I'm trying to get a sense of how just how consistent this problem is across the newer cars.
I bought my 2023 with 3.1 software on December 27, 2022, and haven鈥檛 had any of these issues. Not sure what I did or didn鈥檛 do differently than anyone else. I am the only driver, my profile shows on the myVW app account, but when I get in the car it greets me alternately as Driver, Anonymous Driver or Guest. My settings have remained as I set them, except for that one strange instance when the driver鈥檚 seat fully reclined when I left it for a few minutes. I haven鈥檛 bothered trying to figure out how to get the car to greet me by name because it only lasts 2 seconds and I don鈥檛 care. I greet her by name (Frida) and tell her I love her and thank her for being such a good girl. 馃
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