After unlocking the car with a swipe in the app, you simply need to open any door of the vehicle, so the system realises that you are actually at the car. Then enter your PIN on your phone screen and start your rental immediately. Sounds good? It gets even better: After entering your PIN once, you will be asked if you want to set up Touch ID/Face ID (iOS) or Fingerprint (Android) for future trips.

What are the advantages of Touch ID/Face ID or Fingerprint? You can save time by not needing to use the iDrive controller in the car, and you won’t need to worry about forgetting your PIN.

That's how it works:

  1. Unlock the car with the app as usual
  2. Open any door
  3. Start your rental via Touch ID/Face ID or Fingerprint or by entering your DriveNow PIN in the app
  4. Start the car by simply pushing the ‘Start/Stop‘ button, drive off and reach your destination with ease


Good to know: The board computer is still blank? Don’t worry, you can start your trip anyway! Although the board computer has not turned on yet, the engine can be started after entering the correct PIN via app. By the way, if you prefer to enter your PIN in the car, you can still do this. Just wait for the in-car screen to start and use the iDrive controller to enter your 4-digit code.

Download the app update now and off you go!