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This morning while I was driving a message popped up on my screen that a software update was available. I could only glance at the message since I was driving, but it stated something to the effect of "Minor improvements and bug fixes". It said it would only install while I was driving (at least I think that was the wording) and would pause if I got out and resume later. I clicked on "Install update" and drove another ~30 minutes to where I was dropping off my wife, then drove another 30 minutes home. I didn't notice anything different in the functionality or settings, and under System Information there was no record of an update.

Anyone else see this, or notice a change afterwards? I'll check on the car later this afternoon to see if the update shows up later.
 

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Wonder if there's an option or a way for us to see an itemized list of any changes that comes with software updates. That would be super useful lol.
 
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Wonder if there's an option or a way for us to see an itemized list of any changes that comes with software updates. That would be super useful lol.
There is a screen you can navigate to from the page that shows the current software version, that supposedly contains a history of software updates. In that screen you can select between "System", "Voice Operation", "Radio", and "Other". That list is from memory, so I may have the wording slightly off.
In any case, the page is blank for me no matter what I select right now.
 

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This morning while I was driving a message popped up on my screen that a software update was available. I could only glance at the message since I was driving, but it stated something to the effect of "Minor improvements and bug fixes". It said it would only install while I was driving (at least I think that was the wording) and would pause if I got out and resume later. I clicked on "Install update" and drove another ~30 minutes to where I was dropping off my wife, then drove another 30 minutes home. I didn't notice anything different in the functionality or settings, and under System Information there was no record of an update.

Anyone else see this, or notice a change afterwards? I'll check on the car later this afternoon to see if the update shows up later.
People have been seeing maps updates being delivered online, and the map version number changes. I haven't heard of anything else being delivered so far.
 

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It said it would only install while I was driving (at least I think that was the wording) and would pause if I got out and resume later.
If that's what it said, I'd guess it to be infotainment updates (such as a map). What's interesting, though, is why the car needs to be driving. My guess would be that it relates to low power mode when the ID.4 is at rest. But that then begs the question: could there be a drive/OS update OTA when you're parked, or would these only be done at the dealer?
 

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I think it's a matter of the car being in drive - ready mode, aka fully powered up. So more convenient to be driving than parked and riding the car during off?

My Ford needs the engine running for infotainment updates. Usually done while driving with the screen rebooting and a progress bar. It was weird the first time.

I think the Polestar 2 downloads OS updates while parked but requires the car on but not driving for installation. That implies they've overridden the car powering down while the driver isn't inside. Maybe there's a safety argument either way?
 

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Sounds like it was the map update if the system didn't reboot or anything. I assume our OS updates will require the car to be parked and potentially on Wi-Fi to grab them, like how Tesla does it. The update can probably flash any module it wants in the car, and you don't want to be driving while that is happening. It will probably have a status screen displayed while updating that says "Please do not drive" or something to that effect.
 

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hm... will have to go sit in my car for a bit and have it check for an update...
 

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There is still no sign that anything actually changed in my car. I wish I had been able to take a picture of the screen, but it took over the entire screen and I clicked "Install update" so that I could get back to navigation. It had the appearance of what I would expect a system update to look like, but the car has no record of an update having happened. Perhaps it was an update to the built-in maps as others have suggested, but the notes stating it contained "Minor improvements and bug fixes" don't sound like map updates. My wife brought it in for the "Double-check" service visit today, so I'll have a look tonight to check whether anything shows up.
 
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