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I'm taking delivery of a 2021 Limited this week - at a dealership 100 miles away! It seems this dealer hasn't sold a lot of Santa Fe's (low inventory) and didn't seem to know all the features. What do I need the dealer to do to activate the Digital Key and Bluelink apps - I'd rather do this before setting out seeing that I won't be returning to them anytime soon...
 

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IIRC, in order to activate my BlueLink account, the dealer needed to set me up in the system at my purchase, and it took a day or 2 before I got the initial notification to activate my account.

My car doesn't have the digital key, so maybe the process is different now? And my sales person wasn't incredibly knowledgable either, so maybe that was part of the problem. You best bet is to make them do everything they can to show you the features are all working before you leave the showroom; make them do it before the paperwork is signed to give them incentive.
 

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My suggestion if you haven’t already done it would be to look at the owners manuals for your car so you have an idea on how everything works and how to set up the digital key and what is required for BlueLink. Ask the salesman for the NFC Key Card especially if you have an iPhone.

I had created my MyHyundai account before I went to the dealer and was able to verify that it worked right after they set it up.
 

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Once you are registered with Hyundai Bluelink (my dealer did this for me), you will download the app to have access to the features. Only if you have an android phone (and one of the phones with the specific specs) will you be able to sync your digital key with your SF.
If you have an iphone, the iphone app still does not have the ability to sync the digital key to a SF.
Some owners have written that if you have an iphone, the dealer may have a way of synching a digital key to the SF.
 

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If you have an iPhone (the support is coming) you can activate the card key by following the on-screen instructions. The trick is to have 'both' key fobs in the car while you are activating.
 

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If you have an iPhone (the support is coming) you can activate the card key by following the on-screen instructions. The trick is to have 'both' key fobs in the car while you are activating.
So it is necessary to have both key fobs in the car to synch the NFC key card?
When is will support arrive for the iPhone?
 

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My suggestion if you haven’t already done it would be to look at the owners manuals for your car so you have an idea on how everything works and how to set up the digital key and what is required for BlueLink. Ask the salesman for the NFC Key Card especially if you have an iPhone.

I had created my MyHyundai account before I went to the dealer and was able to verify that it worked right after they set it up.
Thank you - I have a Galaxy Note 10+ (Android). I don't believe the '21 Santa Fe Limited comes with a key card. MyHyundai - is that used with Bluelink or with a special app? I'll try and read the manual before taking delivery of the car
 

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If you have an iPhone (the support is coming) you can activate the card key by following the on-screen instructions. The trick is to have 'both' key fobs in the car while you are activating.
Why would your 2021 Santa FE come with a physical key card? I thought it only has a digital key///
 

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So it is necessary to have both key fobs in the car to synch the NFC key card?
When is will support arrive for the iPhone?
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BMW had the exclusive on NFC for the iPhone in unlocking cars. That is the reason that the iPhone was not initially included. That ran out at the beginning of June. Hyundai has requested and received the API (Application Programming Interface) specs for the NFC support. As to when it will be available, only Hyundai knows, but it is coming.
 

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Why would your 2021 Santa FE come with a physical key card? I thought it only has a digital key///
Some dealers will get the NFC Key Card (which is a digital key) for you if you ask. My dealer said that as long as the window sticker said Digital Key then they will get one for you. I have an iPhone so can’t use it as a digital key. I just wanted to have it as a backup in case we loose a fob.
 

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Why would your 2021 Santa FE come with a physical key card? I thought it only has a digital key///
The NFC key card serves also as a backup to the mobile phone key, in case of a lost phone or dead battery.
 

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Some dealers will get the NFC Key Card (which is a digital key) for you if you ask. My dealer said that as long as the window sticker said Digital Key then they will get one for you. I have an iPhone so can’t use it as a digital key. I just wanted to have it as a backup in case we loose a fob.
Did you have to pay extra for it ? Do you mind sharing dealer location?
 

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SKU:Z136 | L0H81 AK000
It’s available from Hyundai dealers directly or on Ebay.
msrp 39.99

based on what owners have written on this forum, earlier 2021 SF window stickers had the NFC card as a feature included with the car. But then Hyundai stopped including it….for example it was not on the window sticker of my SF calligraphy purchased in late April.
 
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