BMW Announces New Digital Key – Lock, Unlock & Drive With iPhone

June 24th, 2020 by

All smartphone users can admit that we rely on our phones for a lot of different things. Whether it be waking us up on time in the morning, giving us directions to the store, or playing all our favorite music, the list can go on forever. But who would have thought our smartphones, specifically iPhones, could hold onto our car keys for us?

The new upcoming BMW Digital Key allows drivers to use their iPhone as a fully digital car key and can be stored securely in Apple Wallet. Users can unlock their vehicle and hit the road within seconds all at the push of a button on their iPhone. Simply set up your Digital Key in the BMW Smartphone App, place your iPhone in the smartphone tray, and push the start button.

The new Digital Key includes a power reserve feature for iPhone where car keys will still function for up to five hours if your iPhone dies from low battery. Car owners can also share access with up to 5 friends including a configurable car access option for young, new drivers which restricts top speed, horsepower, maximum radio volume, and more. The new Digital Key is also compatible with Apple Watch.

BMW is excited to announce the availability of Digital Key for iPhone in 45 countries for a broad range of models: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, X5, X6, X7, X5M, X6M and Z4 if manufactured after July 1st, 2020. Compatible iPhone models will be iPhone XR, iPhone XS or newer and Apple Watch Series 5 or newer. For more information on the new BMW Digital Key visit

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