In the past two years, Samsung revealed that the smartphones of its company could function as digital keys for cars. Today, BMW has revealed that it will add Digital Car Key Plus support to Android beginning at Google or Samsung smartphones. So, what models can use this feature? Below are the Samsung Galaxy phones that support the BMW digital important feature:
Samsung phones that can serve as digital car keys.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 are among the phones supported by. To be able to utilize the feature, aside from having a compatible smartphone and a BMW car it is required that the phone runs with Android 13. Additionally, it must have the Samsung Wallet application must be installed. Users can share their digital keys to their car for up to 5 others.
Which cars are supported?
BMW Digital Car Key Plus feature is available in cars manufactured from November 2022 or later. This feature will be made available to older models by means of a software update. Digital Car Key Plus can be controlled using My BMW. My BMW app. Additionally, there is a specific mode that allows you to unlock, lock and open the car doors without locking their phones, or even after the phone has been completely shut off.
Utilizes UWB connections
Be aware that certain BMW cars are already able to accept Samsung phones as keys for digital use. However, the feature is now available with UWB in place of NFC. This lets users operate the vehicle from a distance, without having to physically touch it.