The future of keys is your smartphone.

The BMW Digital Key makes it possible to lock, unlock and start your BMW with any compatible smartphone or Key Card Unlock.

For a small additional cost your BMW Digital Key is also shareable with up to five family members or friends if desired with Digital Key For5. Likewise, if you own more than one BMW they can all be operated from one smartphone.

How does it work?

Key points to note.

  • Open your car by placing your smartphone against the door handle.

  • Start it simply by pressing the Start/Stop button once your phone is on the wireless charging pad in the car.

  • Currently only available on selected Android smartphones.

  • Only works on BMW vehicles with Automatic transmission.

  • Additional keys can be granted and revoked by the main owner.

  • For those without a suitable device an NFC enabled Key Card will be provided.

Why would I buy this?

  • Carry less around with you – no need to take your BMW key with you – your Android smartphone replaces it completely.

  • Sharing your car with friends or family becomes easier too using the Connected App.

  • If you own more than one BMW you can operate them all from your one device.

What you will need.

  • To ensure absolute security the BMW Digital Key must be authorised in person at your dealership, then activated in the BMW Connected App.

  • Requires the Comfort Access option (322) on the vehicle.

  • Compatible only with Connected App V6 installed on Samsung phones with Android 8.0+. Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus.

  • A vehicle with Automatic transmission.