How-To. Creating a BMW Digital Key Plus for iPhone

BMW Ahmed Mazen 21 March 2022

Learn in this video about the creation process of the BMW Digital Key Plus for iPhone in BMW Operating System 8.

With the optional features Comfort Access and the BMW Digital Key Plus you can add a vehicle key to your compatible iPhone or Apple Watch to lock, unlock and start your BMW. This even works without taking out your iPhone using the Ultra Wideband Technology.

To create the main key for your BMW a BMW ID with a linked vehicle is required. Complete the setup before pressing the start/stop button while in standby-state. Make it double: You need to have both physical keys with you inside the vehicle. Ensure you are logged into your My BMW App. Choose the vehicle tab, select “BMW Digital Key Plus” and tap ""Setup Digital Key"". Confirm and “Continue”.

Tap ""Start Pairing"" and follow the instructions. “Continue” once more – the activation process will start automatically as you can see on the Central Information Display.

You will get a notification when the Digital Key has been activated successfully. Once paired, your BMW Digital Key will be added to your Apple Wallet.

So you can share your digital key or add it to your Apple Watch. Another way to create the Digital Key is by following the link in the set up E-Mail. It will be sent to you after connecting your BMW to the My BMW App.

Simply tap the link to begin the setup of the main key. Follow the steps on your iPhone and on the Central Information Display to activate the Digital key.

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