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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Digital Key User Manual

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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 BMW Digital Key User Manual

BMW Digital Key

Principle
BMW Digital Key allows the vehicle to be unlocked and locked, as well as started, with a compatible smartphone.

General information
The availability of the BMW Digital Key depends on the equipment and national-market version.
BMW Digital Key can be used with a compatible smartphone or other compatible mobile terminals, such as a Smartwatch.
To unlock and start a vehicle with a compatible smartphone, this function must be offered by the smartphone manufacturer. The BMW app pro‐vides a check to determine if the smartphone and the vehicle are compatible.
A driver profile with individual settings can be as‐signed to a digital key.

Additional information:
Driver profiles, refer to page 67.
When using a smartphone as a digital key, al‐ways carry a vehicle key or the activated Key Card with you. This ensures access to the vehicle, even in the event of a smartphone failure. It is also useful to carry the vehicle key or the Key Card with you if the vehicle has to be handed over to another person. You can then hand over the vehicle key or the Key Card, instead of your smartphone. Always take the vehicle key with you to a service appointment.

Safety information
Warning
People or animals in the vehicle can lock the doors from the inside and lock themselves in. In this case, the vehicle cannot be opened from the outside. There is a risk of injury. Take the vehicle key with you so that the vehicle can be opened from the outside.

Warning
For some country versions, unlocking from the inside is only possible with special knowledge.
Persons who spend a lengthy time in the vehicle while being exposed to extreme temperatures are at risk of injury or death. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside when there are people in it.

Warning
Unattended children or animals in the vehicle can cause the vehicle to move and endanger themselves and traffic, for instance due to the following actions:

  1. Pressing the Start/Stop button.
  2. Releasing the parking brake.
  3. Opening and closing the doors or windows.
  4. Engaging selector lever position N.
  5. Using vehicle equipment.
  6. There is a risk of accidents or injuries. Do not leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle. Take the vehicle key with you when exiting and lock the vehicle.

Connection to the vehicle

The communication between the vehicle and the smartphone uses near-field communication, NFC.

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

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
The digital key allows the sharing of digital keys with other people. This option is available via the smartphone that is enabled as a 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, 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”

Reference Links

View Full User Guide: BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 User Manual

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