iPhone car key

How Upcoming iPhone feature Will Turn your iPhone or Apple Watch Into a Car Key

Today’s article twirls around iPhone Upcoming Feature. Apple is slowly moving into a car business in a very big way if a newly discovered leak is any indication. The “car key” feature in the latest iOS 13.4 beta discovered by 9to5mac. Will allow you to use your iPhone or Apple watch to start your car and also turn it off.

Yes, Apple is going deep into technology baked inside iOS. That will let you put your physical car key aside and use your Apple device instead.

iPhone car key

How Does iPhone Upcoming Feature Work?

The feature according to 9to5Mac works with any car that has near-field communication. You can turn the car off and on when you pair your Apple device. With the car and also from your wallet app on the iPhone or Apple Watch.

Surprisingly, the feature does not require a Face ID. It can also work when your iPhone or Apple Watch battery is down.


Apple is also considering a way to make car key work with family and friends. According to the report from the wallet app. You can send a virtual key to another person and they can use that to operate your cars countless times. There are real security implications for this. To use the car key function, you will need to have your car maker’s app installed on your device and this will decline anybody trying to access your car from their phone.

It was said also that if someone steals your phone technically and finds a way to get into it and activate the wallet app. They could start your car. It should be interesting to see which car it would work for and of course which manufacturers will sign up to the feature if and when Carkey launches. Carmakers have been kind of slow to adopt CarPlay and Android Auto. What this might mean for the auto market and whether it would have a faster uptick in usage, remains unseen.

The Secretive Apple has not commented on Carkey and when it might find its way to iPhones or Apple Watches remains unclear.

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