In the latest upgrade for BMW Digital Key and BMW Digital Key Plus users, you can now easily share your BMW Digital Key across smartphone platforms. You no longer need to download a separate app or use any particular way of transmitting your key. You can give your family and friends access to your car using the “share” option available on most apps.
BMW is constantly pushing the boundaries of digital access to their vehicles with Apple and Google platforms.
This makes it incredibly easy to share your Digital Key via email, SMS, or any other messaging service. The recipient does not need to have a BMW ID or download any specific app. All they have to do is tap the link, and their BMW Digital Key will be added to their wallet. You can even use Apple AirDrop or Android Nearby Share to transfer your key. How awesome is that!
Cross-platform sharing will initially be available for compatible iPhones and Google smartphones, with models from Samsung, set to follow shortly.
This latest upgrade is the result of a close collaboration between BMW and its partners Apple, Google and Samsung under the umbrella of the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). Another milestone for the BMW Digital Key en route to complete cross-platform interoperability – and towards securing the status of smartphones as digital vehicle keys.
The BMW Digital Key is also now available for Android smartphones, starting with Samsung Galaxy S21 Series and Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
Remote Software Upgrade is now available for more than 30 BMW models with BMW Operating System 7 and 8. Customers can view their current software version and check for available upgrades in their vehicle’s settings menu under Remote Software Upgrade.
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