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BMW 3: Transferring digital keys

The vehicle owner can transfer a digital key for his/her vehicle to another person with a compatible smartphone via the BMW Connected app.

When a digital key is transferred, a transaction number TAN will be generated. Another person can pair the digital key in the vehicle with this TAN and the Digital Key Code. This makes it possible to allow another person to use the vehicle without having to be at the vehicle.

The TAN and the Digital Key Code should only be disclosed in person or by phone.

The Safe Share function is available depending on the software version of the BMW Connected app. If this function is activated prior to hand off, the digital key is subject to certain restrictions.

For example, some of the driving stability systems can no longer be activated. For more information, refer to the ConnectedDrive portal.

The transferred digital key can be removed in the vehicle or via the BMW Connected app at any time.

If the digital key has been removed via the BMW Connected App, the vehicle can still be unlocked and locked for a limited period of time and only a limited number of engine starts will be possible. If the vehicle is then used with another digital key or with a vehicle key, the removed digital key can no longer be used.

The corresponding information is shown on the Control Display.

Pairing digital keys in the vehicle

To pair a digital key, a vehicle key must be located in the vehicle or an active digital key of the vehicle owner must be in the smartphone tray.

If the digital key was transferred by the vehicle owner, it may not be possible to meet this requirement.

In this case, it is necessary to enter the Digital Key Code and the TAN. The vehicle can already be unlocked with the transferred digital key before it is paired.

Place the smartphone with the digital key to be paired into the smartphone tray.

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Doors/Access".

4. "BMW Digital Key".

5. "Add new Digital Key".

6. If necessary, enter the Digital Key Code and the TAN.

After the digital key has been paired, its name will be displayed in the list of digital keys.

Removing digital keys in the vehicle

To remove a digital key, a vehicle key must be located in the vehicle or another active digital key of the vehicle owner must be in the smartphone tray. To remove all digital keys, a vehicle key must be located in the vehicle.

The key card cannot be removed.

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Doors/Access".

4. "BMW Digital Key".

5. If necessary, select the digital key.

6.

  • "Remove Digital Key"
    The digital key will be removed from the list of paired digital keys.
  • "Remove all Digital Keys"

Removing digital keys in the vehicle

To remove a digital key, a vehicle key must be located in the vehicle or another active digital key of the vehicle owner must be in the smartphone tray. To remove all digital keys, a vehicle key must be located in the vehicle.

The key card cannot be removed.

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Doors/Access".

4. "BMW Digital Key".

5. If necessary, select the digital key.

6.

  • "Remove Digital Key"
    The digital key will be removed from the list of paired digital keys.
  • "Remove all Digital Keys"

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