How do I reset my Tesla screen?

My Tesla’s touchscreen has been glitching for the last couple of days, and it’s starting to worry me—I always want to make sure that everything in my car is in good working order, but I don’t know how to fix this. I’ve heard resetting it might help, but I’m just not sure where to start. How can I reset my Tesla screen?

Answer
I’m sorry your touchscreen is glitching; that’s frustrating! I’m happy to say that you can reset your Tesla screen in three easy steps. Here’s what to do:
  • Put your car in Park.
  • Hold down both scroll buttons on the steering wheel. Make sure to hold them at the same time, and release them when the screen has gone black.
  • Wait for 30 seconds. You should see the Tesla logo appear on the screen, and within 30 seconds your touchscreen should be working just fine again.
Once you’ve gotten your touchscreen back in order, it might be a good moment to make sure that your car insurance policy is still working well for you, too. To easily make sure you’re getting the best deal possible on coverage for your Tesla, check out the Jerry app.
We make it easy to find the best price—just fill out some information about yourself and your car, and we’ll get you personalized quotes from top insurers. That way, all you have to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And if you find a plan you prefer to your current one, we’ll help you with every step of switching over.
Best of luck with the touchscreen—you’ve got this!
Ben Guess
Answered on Jan 10, 2022
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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