BMW Digital Key My BMW App man opens BMW 4 Series Coupé with his smartphone

BMW DIGITAL KEY.

Turn your smartphone into a key for your BMW by simply creating a BMW Digital Key. Once created in the My BMW App, you can then store it on your iPhone (if compatible). This allows you to lock and unlock your BMW and even start it without the physical key. You can authorise up to five additional people to use your BMW. Should your iPhone battery run out, you can unlock and start your vehicle for up to five hours. You also have the option of setting up the vehicle's BMW Key Card as a digital key.*

Read more
BMW DIGITAL KEY.
BMW Digital Key functions and benefits explained in the tutorial video

WATCH THE BMW DIGITAL KEY TUTORIAL VIDEO.

SETTING ADDITIONAL USERS.

BMW Digital Key install up to five users man with smartphone in front of a BMW X5

The BMW Digital Key can be shared by up to five additional people with a compatible iPhone to use your BMW. Simply send them an invitation from the Wallet app on your smartphone to add them as users. When transferring the BMW Digital Key, you can set restrictions. For example, a key with restricted access limits the available engine power and ensures that Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Intelligent Safety cannot be deactivated.


Note: The available limitations vary from model to model. Only the master key can add other persons using Apple Wallet. Permission for use can be withdrawn at any time via the master key. Shared digital keys cannot be transferred to third parties.

BMW KEYCARD.

Man opens his BMW with BMW KeyCard as digital key

Lock and unlock your BMW quickly and easily with the BMW KeyCard. The credit card-size NFC card is included on delivery (deactivated)*. A standard car key or an active Digital Key is needed to activate it. To activate the BMW KeyCard, place it in the smartphone cradle and follow the instructions on the car's display.

Note: The available limitations vary from model to model. Only the master key can add other persons using Apple Wallet. Permission for use can be withdrawn at any time via the master key. Shared digital keys cannot be transferred to third parties.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BMW DIGITAL KEY.

The BMW Digital Key is part of the Comfort Access feature (SA 322). To use it, you will need a compatible BMW model as well as a compatible iPhone with the My BMW app installed.

 

The BMW Digital Key can be set up using the My BMW app. For this, the vehicle must be linked with the BMW ID. During the setup, you must be seated in the vehicle and for security reasons, carry both standard car keys with you. Press the “link” button in the app and follow the instructions. An Internet or WLAN connection is needed to set up the BMW Digital Key.

 

The list of compatible iPhones and operating systems can vary according to car model and software.

 

Read more

APPLE CARPLAY®.

Man opens his BMW with BMW KeyCard as digital key

The Smartphone Integration Option features Apple CarPlay®, which gives you wireless access to certain iPhone functions and contents while driving. All the key information is shown in the standard app presentation on the control display. With this you can telephone while driving, dictate and send messages or operate your Smart Home devices. And if there is nothing interesting on the radio, you can listen to audiobooks via the Audible app or play your playlists on Apple Music. All while you are using Apple Maps or Google Maps, with navigation tips featuring on your Head-up Display.

Take control using your BMW’s control system or by voice command via Apple Siri. Simply say "Hey, Siri" or press the voice button on the steering wheel to activate the digital voice assistant on your smartphone.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLE CARPLAY.

To use Apple CarPlay, you will need a 5th generation iPhone or newer. All vehicles with optional Connected Package Plus (6C2) or Connected Package Professional (6C3/4), as well as vehicles produced as of July 2016 with the optional Apple CarPlay Preparation or Smartphone Integration (SA6CP) support Apple CarPlay. Apple CarPlay service has no expiration date and is permanently available in your BMW.

 

Note: If you are interested in an Apple CarPlay retrofit, please visit our BMW ConnectedDrive Store.

Read more

ANDROID AUTO.

Man opens his BMW with BMW KeyCard as digital key

Android Auto lets you wirelessly access numerous functions and contents on your smartphone when driving. All the key information is shown in the standard Android app presentation on the control display. Enjoy listening to audiobooks via the Audible app, making calls while driving, dictating and sending messages or operating your Smart Home devices. And if there is nothing interesting on the radio, play the latest podcasts or your must-have playlists on YouTube Music. All while you are using Google Maps, which integrates with your Head-up Display.

The smartphone apps are operated via the control system of your BMW or conveniently by voice command via the Google Assistant. Simply say "OK, Google" or press the voice button on the steering wheel to activate the digital voice assistant on your smartphone.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ANDROID AUTO.

Android Auto has been available since 2020. To use Android Auto, you will need an Android smartphone with Android 11 and 5 Ghz Wi-Fi regardless of the smartphone manufacturer. Smartphones from the manufacturers Google and Samsung with Android 10 are likewise compatible.

 

Android Auto requires the BMW Operating System 7 in your vehicle. The service is part of the optional Connected Package Professional (6C3/4) package. This is available only in connection with BMW Live Cockpit Plus (6U2) or BMW Live Cockpit Professional (6U3). Suitably equipped cars with BMW Operating System 7 can be retrofitted with Android Auto by upgrading software.

Android Auto service has no expiration date and is permanently available in your BMW.

 

Read more

BMW CONNECTED DRIVE: FURTHER INFORMATION & LINKS.

BMW ConnectedDrive Customer Support

BMW CUSTOMER SUPPORT.

If you have any questions or need further information on the BMW ConnectedDrive services and products, simply contact the BMW Customer Support.
BMW ConnectedDrive FAQ frequently asked questions woman with smartphone at the window

FAQ.

Our FAQ section offers you answers to frequently asked questions about the BMW ConnectedDrive services and products.
BMW Driver’s Guide app digital car manual smartphone

BMW DRIVER’S GUIDE.

The BMW Driver's Guide is a digital car manual for selected BMW models – including vehicle details and equipment, image search and explanatory animations.
BMW ConnectedDrive Store Man with smartphone sitting on sofa

BMW CONNECTED DRIVE STORE.

Visit the BMW ConnectedDrive Online Shop and book new digital services for your BMW which you can use immediately for your next trip.
  • *Subject to vehicle and optional equipment specified.