How to use Driver Profiles on Model Y

Creating a Driver Profile

When you first adjust the driver’s seat, steering wheel,
or driver’s side mirror, the touchscreen prompts you to
create a driver profile to save these adjustments. Your
profile also saves some of the preferences you make
using the touchscreen’s Controls window.

To add a new driver profile, touch the
driver profile icon at the top of the
touchscreen. Then touch Add New
Driver, type the driver’s name and touch
Create Profile. Follow the onscreen
instructions to save the seating position
to the driver profile. You can also check
the Use Easy Entry checkbox if you want
to save (or use existing) Easy Entry
settings (described below) in which the
driver’s seat and the steering wheel are
automatically adjusted to make it easy
to enter and exit Model Y.

If you change the position of the steering wheel,
driver’s seat, or driver’s side mirror after you have saved
or chosen a driver profile, the touchscreen prompts you
to save the new position or restore the previously saved
position (other settings are automatically saved). To
change a setting without saving or restoring, just ignore
the prompt.
To adjust Tesla Model Y based on a driver’s profile, touch
the driver profile icon and choose the driver name. The
saved adjustments are automatically made.

NOTE: Valet mode is a built-in driver profile used to
limit speed and restrict access to some Model Y
NOTE: To stop automatic adjustments that are in
process based on a driver’s profile, touch Stop on the
Driver Profile dropdown menu. Automatic adjustments
also stop if you manually adjust a seat, mirror or the
steering wheel.

Easy Entry

You can define an Easy Entry setting that moves the
steering wheel and driver’s seat to make it easy to enter
and exit Model Y. Any driver can use the Easy Entry
setting by associating it with their driver’s profile. When
the Easy Entry setting is associated with a driver’s
profile, the steering wheel and driver’s seat
automatically adjust when the park gear is engaged
and the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, allowing an easy
exit from the vehicle. When returning to the vehicle and
stepping on the brake pedal, settings automatically
adjust back to the settings used by the most recent
driver profile (or based on the key if it’s linked to a
driver profile).

To use Easy Entry with a driver profile, ensure the Use
Easy Entry box is checked.

WARNING: Never use Easy Entry to move the
driver’s seat to the full rearward position when a
child safety seat is installed on a rear seat located
behind the driver’s seat. With reduced clearance,
the movement of the seat may impact a child’s
legs, cause injury, or dislodge the seat.

Restoring a Driver’s Profile

To adjust Model Y based on a driver’s
profile, touch the driver profile icon on
the touchscreen’s status bar. Then
choose the driver and Model Y is
adjusted based on the settings that have
been saved to the chosen driver profile.

Saved Settings

A subset of the settings that you choose from the
Controls window to customize your Model Y are also
saved to your driver’s profile. The settings that are
associated with driver profiles may vary depending on
the version of software currently installed on your
Model Y.

Linking a Driver Profile to a Key

You can link a driver profile to a key (or keys) to allow
Model Y to automatically select the correct driver
profile when the linked key is detected as you approach
the vehicle and open the driver’s door. To link a driver
profile to a key, first ensure you are using your desired
driver profile. Navigate to Controls > Locks and touch
the + icon. You can add an authenticated phone, key
card, or key fob by following the onscreen instructions.
When finished pairing, touch the driver icon to link the
key to the desired driver profile. The name of the driver
profile will appear under the key to show that it is

NOTE: Model Y can support up to 19 linked keys
including authenticated phones, key cards, and up to
four key fobs. However, Model Y only supports up to 10
driver profiles. You can link multiple keys to a driver
profile, but you cannot link multiple driver profiles to a
single key.