Kia Digital Key

Easy to activate and easy to use

With Kia Digital Key, you can avoid the hassle of carrying around physical keys by unlocking and starting your Kia with only your smartphone or smartwatch. Remotely share your Kia Digital Key with anyone you like for convenience and easy access to your Kia.

Digital Key - Compatibility

The Kia Digital Key is only supported by compatible devices. To activate your Kia Digital Key, you may need to update your mobile device's operating system, your vehicle's infotainment system software, or the Kia Connect App to the latest version.

  • Compatible cars

  • EV9

  • Minimum Kia Connect App version

  • 2.1.15

  • Compatible phones

  • Apple: iOS ver. 16.3 or higher; iPhone 11 or above

  • Samsung: Android ver. 13 or higher; Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, S21 Ultra, S22+, S22 Ultra, S23+, S23 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Z Fold 3, Z Fold 4, Z Fold 5 or above

  • Google: Google Pixel 6 Pro or above

  • Compatible smartwatches

  • Apple: watch series 6, 7, 8, 9, Ultra

  • For latest information on digital key compatibility, check the smartphone or smartwatch manufacturer websites.

  • Sharing the Kia Digital Key

    In addition to your own mobile device, you can share your Kia Digital Key with up to seven other smartphones and one Apple Watch per iOS device (provided the Apple Watch has already been paired with the respective iOS device prior to key sharing).
    You can share your key via the Wallet app (Apple Wallet, Samsung Wallet, and Google Wallet) on your mobile device. Shared keys can only be used on devices that are compatible with Kia Digital Key.
    For more information, please refer to your user manual.

    ※ Sharing these instructions, the activation code or your Kia Digital Key with family members or friends is entirely at your own risk. We are not liable for any misuse of the Kia Digital Key by third parties.