BMW COMPATIBLE APPLE CAR KEYS WILL BE RELEASED WITH THE IOS 13.6

Everything you need to know about Apple Car Keys.

By Balthazar Malevolent

BMW COMPATIBLE APPLE CAR KEYS WILL BE RELEASED WITH THE IOS 13.6

With the iOS 13.6 update coming soon, iPhone users will be able to use the new Apple's Virtual Car Keys feature. Officially announced to be a headline feature of iOS 14 at WWDC 2020, the radical function will launch earlier than expected.

Apple Watch.

The introduction of the BMW Connected app on the App Store revealed a lot about how the functionality of Apple's Virtual Car Keys would work. The BMW 5 series will be the first car to obtain the feature according to rumors, but the German automotive maker is looking to introduce it to a wide range of models. The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, X5, X6, X7, X5M, X6M and Z4 cars manufactured after July 1, 2020 will apparently all be able to use the Virtual Car Keys feature.

"The iPhone's BMW Digital Key will allow you to lock and unlock your car by holding the iPhone up to the door handle and start it by placing the iPhone inside the smartphone tray. The owner of the car will also be able to share access with up to 5 people. The Digital Key will be available through your Apple Watch, too. You can set up the Digital Key via the BMW Connected App, while the Digital Key is stored in Apple Wallet after setup.

The software also confirms the functionality will be on the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and newer, plus the latest Apple Watch. By putting the device into the smartphone tray, users will be able to turn the engine on and unlock cars by bringing their device close to the door handle. It is also vital to remember that up to five friends will be able to share the keys with the owner. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be able to use a slightly different Express mode to unlock doors.

Stay tuned for more details about the release of the Virtual Car Keys feature by Apple.

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