Submitted by mcmack15 on Sat, 2019-05-25 06:59
I received updates last night, and while I have tried searching for answers, I came up empty handed. Sentry----exactly how does one get this started? I understand the Controls > safety & security > sentry mode > on steps, but I am confused about the following: One article said this feature was for model S cars built after August 2017 (think mine was built around July or August as it was purchased in September 2017 from inventory sitting out in CA----it was one of a few dozen 90's they were pushing). So, is sentry now available for all S's? Additionally, in searching today I read something that said a formatted USB had to be inserted before turning on Sentry-----is there a special formatted USB needed (or one that works best), and will it work if I already have an USB plugged in all the time for my music (or can I just use the 2nd USB port)? Is there much of a battery drain while this feature is on----I will set it so it is off when in our garage, but was curious about all the other time if, with the new update, I set it to come on automatically?
Finally, is there any downside to taking advantage of last night's update regarding the software updates-------I can now elect to get the updates 'as soon as they are available' in my region by selecting "Advanced" (versus 'Standard') in the software update preference? It seems like a no brainer to select the "Advanced" option.
Thank you for your help once again---us old timers appreciate your patience.