BMW has long been known for participating in the latest technological advances for vehicles. They are always looking to change the way that a consumer enjoys and utilizes their vehicle. The BMW Digital Key is one of the more recent technological advances. You can use your smartphone to control a variety of really important functions. It takes just one touch of a button to lock, unlock and start your engine. Let’s look at some of the features you get with the BMW Digital Key.

Door Locks

You can use your smartphone to remotely unlock and lock your vehicle. All you need to do is install the app on your phone. If you have your phone nearby the vehicle, you simply tap your phone to engage the function.

Starting Your Engine

When you use the app for BMW Digital Key or you lie your phone down on the phone pad in your vehicle, your vehicle will automatically start with just one quick push of a button on your phone.

Sharing Access

Other people in your family can share your Digital Key access. They need to create a Connected App username. You can send them a Digital Key access link for easy setup.

What is Needed?

In order to use BMW Digital Key, you’ll need a few things. This includes:

  • iDrive 7.0 or higher.
  • BMW Comfort Access
  • An NFC-capable smartphone (most smartphones are NFC capable). If you're unsure, you can contact the manufacturer of your phone for more information.
  • The BMW Connected App.


  • Log into your BMW Connected App by utilizing your ConnectedDrive account.
  • Choose the Digital Key icon from the BMW Connected app menu. The installation will occur.
  • Get into your vehicle with the physical key. You’ll also need your smartphone.
  • Put your smartphone inside of the charging tray.
  • Select ‘BMW Digital Key’ from the iDrive screen.
  • Complete a series of personal preferences.

If you are having trouble figuring out how to use your BMW Digital Key technology, you can stop down to BMW of Lincoln at any time for assistance. You may have set up the technology properly, but it can be challenging trying to figure out all of the individual features. We’ll walk you through the process so you can make use out of all the great technology that BMW has installed and designed into your vehicle. The majority of the newer BMW models on the market right now, come equipped with the BMW Digital Key technology.