Update: Samsung has now officially announced the first car to support Samsung Digital key is Genesis’ V60 model. The Genesis car in South Korea will be controlled by the car key to open & close doors, start the engine, adjust seats & mirrors, and to open trunk. The digital key in Samsung Pass has also come to Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 smartphones.
Original: Samsung is now releasing its latest October security patch for the Galaxy S21 series devices. The new firmware version is now rolling out in Germany, the Philippines, India, and South Korea, at the time of writing this article. Though the new update in other countries comes to fix minor issues, in the home country, it brought one of the major functions. Yes, Samsung has finally brought Digital Key function for Galaxy S21+ & Galaxy S21 Ultra devices. At the launching of these devices, Samsung promised to bring the Digital key feature to add a car key to Samsung Pass.
With the digital key feature, users can register their car key to Samsung Pass. If you are still not using Samsung Pass, then you should start using it if you have a supported car. Samsung has already stated the selected models of Audi, BMW, Genesis, and Ford will get car key support. At present, we don’t know which car models are eligible for this Samsung feature. With the Car Key, you can open & close the doors using an NFC tag. Also, you can start the engine while placing your smartphone on the wireless charging pad.
The Digital key function in Samsung Pass will soon be available in other countries including the US & European countries. The update which is releasing in South Korea is different than the update now releasing in other countries. The Galaxy S21 series in other regions are getting firmware number G99*BXXU3AUIE. In South Korea, the S21 series is getting firmware ends with ‘AUIG’. To check for the latest October update, go to Settings and check for any pending update in the Software Update section.