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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Functional Requirements User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Functional Requirements User Manual

Functional Requirements

  1. The smartphone is compatible with BMW Digital Key
  2. The vehicle is linked with the Connected‐Drive account of the vehicle owner.
  3. The rechargeable battery of the smartphone has a sufficient charge. The necessary minimum charge of the rechargeable battery depends on the smartphone.

Enable the digital remote control key

The vehicle owner’s smartphone is enabled as a digital remote control key in the vehicle. The vehicle owner must prove his authorization for the vehicle for this purpose.
The proof of authorization can be started via the BMW app or via the activation code in the corresponding smartphone function, for instance, the Wallet app. Both vehicle keys must be located in the vehicle to be enabled.
Follow the instructions in the Digital Key menu in the BMW app or on the Control Display.
The valid service period of the digital key may be limited. The expiration date of the validity can be checked in the BMW app.
After a digital key has expired, it can still be used to move the vehicle until the vehicle is used with a different vehicle key or digital key.

Sharing digital keys

General information
Digital key allows the sharing of digital keys with other people. This option is available via the smartphone that is enabled as digital remote control key.

Forwarding authorization
To share the digital key, select the corresponding function on the smartphone, for instance in the Wallet app.
As soon as a digital key is shared with another person, the person will receive an invitation. When the invitation is accepted, the digital key on the recipient’s smartphone will be activated.

Limiting the range of functions
Certain functions of the digital key can be limited before handing it over. For example, if the digital key is handed over to a novice driver, the switch-off of driving stability control system can be excluded. For more information, refer to the ConnectedDrive portal and the BMW app.

Authentication
Depending on the recipient’s smartphone model, an authentication may be required for security and safety reasons.
An authorized vehicle key, the digital remote control key or another method may be used for authentication. Follow the corresponding instructions on the smartphone or the Control Display.

Deleting a shared key

General information
Shared keys can be deleted via the smartphone with the digital remote control key, the smart‐phone with a shared key or via iDrive.
The deletion via the smartphone with the digital remote control key will not be performed until the vehicle is used with a key other than the key to be deleted.
The deletion via the smartphone with a shared key or via iDrive is executed immediately.
Deleted digital keys will be removed from the list of enabled digital keys.
Deleted digital keys cannot be restored.

Deletion via iDrive
To be able to delete a digital key via iDrive, an authorized vehicle key must be located in the vehicle or the remote control key must be located in the smartphone tray.

  1. “CAR”
  2.  “Settings”
  3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
  4. “Digital Key”
  5. If necessary, select the digital key.
  6. “Delete key”

Reset the function

  1. To reset the BMW Digital Key function, an authorized vehicle key must be located in the vehicle.
  2. When resetting the BMW Digital Key function, all digital keys including the digital remote control key will be deleted.
  3. After the reset, the vehicle can no longer be unlocked, locked or started with a digital key.

The digital remote control key must be enabled again to be able to use BMW Digital Key again.

  1.  “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
  4. “Digital Key”
  5. “Reset function”

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Reference Links

View Full User Guide : BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 User Manual

Download Manuals: https://www.bmwusa.com/owners-manuals.html

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