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I’ve set up my iPhone and Apple Watch as digital keys, which is a feature I love for nipping out without having to take my keys.

I’ve noticed that the function is a bit intermittent - the usual way it works is as I approach the car it unlocks, i get in, the screen says “hello andy” and off we go.

But I’ve noticed that sometimes I need to touch the door release with my phone (haven’t tried with my watch on its own), which opens the car. Then when I turn it on it says “key not present” - then when i put my phone in the charging dock thing it starts up and all is well.
I think this happens mainly if I’ve not driven the car for a day or so, so I’m wondering if there’s a security timing thing happening or whether it is just a bit flaky?
Has anyone else using digital keys experienced this?

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Unlocking seems to work for me (I only set it up this afternoon). But because I've got a tracker I'll be needing to bring the tag with me anyway.
 

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Interestingly I have now experienced exactly what you said. The 'passive entry' function was turned off in my wallet, and I had to reboot to get it back on. But it doesn't appear to be working as I approach the car any longer.

I just got myself a spare tracker tag so I could use it without standard keys but I'm now wondering whether it is a bit too flaky to rely on
 
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