Digital Key Set Up

Sharpe BMW Genius Dan Bui gives a quick tutorial on how to set up your BMW’s digital key below.

Setting Up Your BMW's Digital Key

Step 1: Open BMW Connected App

To start setting up your BMW's digital key, open up your BMW Connected App.

Note: If you do not already have the App, you will have to download it from the App store.

Step 2: Find Respective Vehicle in BMW Connected App

Once you have opened the app on your phone, scroll to the vehicle that you are syncing the digital key card to.

Note: If you just downloaded the app make sure that the make and model of your BMW is connected to your profile.

Step 3: Scroll to "Digital Key"

After clicking on the BMW profile, scroll down and click "Digital Key." At this point in the process, make sure that you have both key fobs in the BMW with you.

Step 4: Click "Start Setting Up Your Digital Key"

Click "Start Setting Up Your Digital Key" once you have opened the "Digital Key" page.

Step 5: Place iPhone on Wireless Charger

At this step your phone should be ready for pairing. Place your phone on the wireless charger (also know as the NFC Pad) and confirm your phone's paring on the screen.

Note: The wireless charger is located in front of the cupholders, under your iDrive infotainment system.

Step 6: Vehicle Will Start Pairing the Digital Key to Your Phone

Your digital key will be ready to use once pairing is complete and will be stored in your Apple wallet and in the BMW Connected App.

Unlocking/Locking Your BMW with the Digital Key

Step 1: Open BMW Connected App, or Apple Wallet

Your digital key should be stored in your Apple wallet and BMW Connected App once successfully paired. Open either your wallet or the BMW Connected App to access your digital key.

Step 2: Select BMW Digital Key

Once opening your wallet/app select the BMW digital key that corresponds to your vehicle.

Step 3: Hold Digital Key to Driver's Door Handle to Lock/Unlock

After selecting the digital key, simply hold your phone up to the driver's door handle to lock and unlock your BMW.

Turning Your BMW On with the Digital Key

Step 4: Place iPhone on Wireless Charger

Similar to using your key to unlock your car, open the digital key using either your Apple wallet or BMW Connected app. Next, place your iPhone on the wireless charger.

Step 5: Start Engine Like Normal

Lastly, simply turn your BMW as you normally would.

If you follow these steps your digital key should be ready to use within minutes. If you run into any issues during the process, feel free to reach out to Sharpe BMW Genius Dan Bui via phone (616-222-0538) or email (dbui@sharpecars.com) with any questions you may have.

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