Apple announced a very handy feature Car Key with iOS 14 in their 31st World Wide Developers Conference held in an all-new online format on June 22nd, 2020. With iOS 14, Users can add a virtual Car Key of a supported car to the Wallet App on your iPhone. Apple announced that the new 2021 BMW 5 series will be among the first cars to be supported. You can also share your Car Key with your Friends and Family through iMessage. You’ll get two options while sharing a Car Key: a) Unlock and Drive where it gives the iMessage recipient full access to the car, b) Restricted Driving where it gives the iMessage recipient limited/restricted access to the car. Along with iOS 14, this feature will also be added on iOS 13.6. It also has a ‘Power Reserve’ which allows the virtual Car Key to be used for upto 5 hours after your iPhone battery dies according to Apple’s claims.
Apple recently leaked Car Key on the iOS 13.6 Privacy Screen. Read more about it here.
Car Key is supported on the following list of devices:
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
- Apple Watch Series 5
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