Works exactly like expected and extremely helpful 5/5
Easy to set up. Solid user interface. Bluetooth based as expected.
This is a HUGE plus for me, having dealt with bone marrow cancer and successful chemo since December 2007. The chemo has impacted my memory and focus some. I lose track of my keys and much more.
Anyone who understands bluetooth knows there is a range limitation. Anyone who takes time to understand the application knows how to interpret the range and proximity feature. They will watch the feature when activating to find keys.
If the keys are out of range, you just flat out have to think through where they might be, move there and attempt to pair again. This is normal behavior for bluetooth. I have to pair my Nikon D-850 with four different Apple devices. No big deal. Just hope your keys didn’t end up in a mud-pot at Yellowstone.
I ran a few quick tests. With my keys on gravel, under a tarp on the ground; my 2019 RAV4 Hybrid between myself with iPhone - range was about 50 feet. With no objects between key-finder and iPhone range was 89 feet plus - length of my back yard. Didn’t feel like jumping the fence.
Good enough for me.
The alternative to Bluetooth would be GPS.
Sure Toyota could put together GPS unit - but figure the cost would be equivalent technology to my Garmin Fenix 5X at $750 and cost more at that due to R&D cost to unit sales ratio. At that public GPS is not that accurate.
GPS for scientific research does have the accuracy: < .25 inches. That value is from 2005. Probably much more accurate now monitoring for example - tectonic plate shift.
I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for good reason.
If you lose your keys, then get out of bluetooth range you cannot locate your keys because your bluetooth connection will be lost and you have to have them to re- pair. So it’s worthless.
Even if you don't lose your keys, you gotta pair it back up every time you get out of range.
The app is free but the key finder is a rip off.
Sorry NEVER WORKED 1/5
I have looked at all of the reviews to see if this app was ever corrected to work with the key finder. But it looks like it hasn’t happened and I wish that everybody could just get their money back because of this failure of technology. Certainly does get zero stars.
Doesn't work 1/5
It worked when we first installed it but it doesn't now. I took it to my local dealer and was told the only service Toyota brands. I pointed out that is was Toyota and then was told nobody there knew how it worked. Not worth anything
No directions 1/5
By Ngakywat Dec
Nice Keychain works as described 4/5
Most current iOS on a iPhone 6 works fine. Hope updates freshen up icon and refine the GUI a bit
App stops finding fob 1/5
When the key fob first syncs the app works great. The rest of the time the app shows the fob in list but u can't click on it. I literally have to keep un syncing the fob to get it to work and it only works the one time.
Do not buy 1/5
By SAMs 329
App does not work since latest IOS updates. No need to spend $75 on key finder since the app is not working.
Must have item 5/5
iOS 9 compatibility issues fixed!!! The app is simple and works well. You must purchase a special Toyota fob at a dealership or online. Found mine for $60. Hook it to your keys and you're good to go. This app will sound your fob if you can't locate your keys. My Toyota keys cost $400 to replace, this $60 gadget is a great investment. Maybe one day this will come as part of a Toyota key fob altogether, but for now it's a separate item.
This device stinks! I'm sorry I bought it.
Crashes with latest iOS 1/5
Crashes immediately after iOS update. Used to work fine. Toyota support website wouldn't let me submit a trouble ticket either, so you get 1 star for this version. Please update quickly my 2 x $80 fobs are currently useless.
No longer working 1/5
I got my Toyota Key Finder last June and it worked great. Now with the last Apple upgrade I can no longer pair my iPhone with the key finder. Either the App closes on its own or the App can find the device to pair. When will this be fixed?
App crashes; doesn't work. 1/5
I see again, that I should have done my diligence and checked reviews before purchasing this 80 dollar item at my local Toyota dealer. I usually trust genuine parts! Following the instructions, the app just shuts down when you ask it to search for the key finder. Now we'll see if I get a full refund...?
Crush all the time !!! 1/5
By Azucena A
I spend $80 for nothing!! It work a couple days and never work again. I try setting it again and the app will crash, finally it will work for couple of days and latter it won't work again. I feel robbed!!
App crashes 1/5
Need I say more? This app crashes before I'm even able to pair it! Worthless!
Please update the app..crashes on ios 9.01+ 4/5
The app and bluetooth key fob work fine..They do what they ate supposed to.
App needs to be updated...Have not been able to run this app since ios 9.01. The application crashes or gives a black screen when it's run since the ios update.
supposedly nice app... 1/5
I wish I could share the enthusiasm of the 5-star rating customers... but on my iPhone, this app crashes. I reinstalled it a few times... As soon as I touch "Search Key Finder", the app crashes. It seems that an update is in need.
App not working 1/5
As soon as I push the "search key finder" in the Toyota key finder app, the app would crash and goes back to the home screen render the device unusable and I do have the newest iOS. I will be returning the Toyota key finder ASAP :(
By Mike Luke
Worked fine until iOS 9 update
Toyota was no help either
Don't waste your money.. 1/5
Paid $80 for the Toyota key finder and downloaded the app to sync with the key finder and it wouldn't sync, repeatedly tried and the app would automatically close without syncing. Not worth it, don't waste your money.
By Toyota Customer
It would be nice if the app works. I tried to pair the device when the key finder device is on (per instructions, blinking green and red alternatively) and the app just crashes on me as soon as I click on Find Key Finder button in the app. I tried many ways, including removing and reinstalling, upgrading to the latest iOS etc and none of the tricks works.
Please update the app 2/5
We need a update it keeps crashing with the new iOS 9.0.1
Worst App Ever 1/5
I would rate 0 star for this app..doesn't even pair the key-fob and while doing the search it will crash/ close automatically..until now I was not able to pair my key-fob..I am retuning them and friends please don't waste your money for this app n key-fob...
It doesn't find the key, it finds the transponder Toyota sells you.
By E N G. F S L
Works great amazing app.
No, you can't just get the app and it will magically find your key. 5/5
Wow. People are giving it one star because they thought all they needed was to download the app? Question for them... How do you think an app is going to find your keys without a device attached to the key ring that it can locate? This works well. I lose my keys every once in awhile and this has saved me quite s big of money.
No features and very expensive 1/5
Doesn't have GPS, turns off when out of range of Bluetooth, doesn't track last location when out of Bluetooth range and $80. Sounds good to me when I can get three units for half the price with all those features from other places. As well as the app not being updated in two years when all the other ones are updated frequently, how could you lose, your keys.
Nice app, requires optional key fob. 5/5
First, I would prefer to give this app 4 stars because at the end of the day, there is the "Auto Off" feature on the fob that will disable the link after a time of no bluetooth connection. This is a pain because if off, you cannot find your keys. I upped it to 5 stars, however, because of the large number of negative reviews by people who are not rating the app but are rating the marketing.
As for the app, it is simple and effective. You can signal your key fob to beep from your phone if you lose your keys. You can signal your phone to beep from the fob if you lose your phone. A really nice feature is the proximity setting. You set the maximum distance your phone and keys should be apart and BOTH sound an alarm if that distance is reached and exceeded. Think leaving your keys in your desk at work and being notified before you get to your car. Or better yet, someone grabs your keys (Toyotas ARE popular cars, even honest mistakes happen) and you know and they know that they have the wrong keys!
$80 for a fob sounds expensive, until you actually have to replace a key or your door remote. Then, $80 is a bargain.
Overall, this is cheap insurance to lost or stolen keys and it works well. Don't write this off for the bad reviews of the marketing! I am glad I did not.
Worked then just stopped 1/5
It worked great for two days then just stopped pairing with my phone. Tried everything I could from the apple side but nothing. Couldn't get any help from Toyota either. Extremely disappointed.
What a ripoff to customers 1/5
You can get the same type of device for a lot less if you search the net! Just goes to show that Toyota has no respect for its customers.
Doesn't do anything 1/5
When I downloaded the app, all that comes up is a "Search Key Finder" icon. When I click on that nothing ever happens. Can't do anything with it.
Useless app 1/5
This app does just nothing. Don't wast your time in this.
Product works great! Negative reviews seem uninformed 5/5
This is a great product! I lost one of my keys for my '15 RAV4 and because of all the anti-theft technology the replacement was $520 (which is not unique to Toyotas). So I bought a new key and picked up this accessory as insurance, much cheaper than another key. There is a small transmitter accessory you put on your keychain and it communicates with the free app. The people that gave 1 star reviews seem to be easily confused and aren't reading the ads.
Waste of time Does NOT work
Hardware Purchase Required to Work 1/5
Yes, the Flyer and App instructions should have explained that you needed to purchase hardware for the App to work.
Key finder 1/5
By Mcgeary749 jr
Should be zero stars! 1/5
If I read the reviews first I could have saved valuable life time. Don't squander your life time on this app unless you want to pay more money for a worthless app/ service. What a waste!!!
Doesn't work 1/5
The flyer they sent me said I only need to download the app and they will locate my key. Not true, you need to buy equipment to make this app useful, therefore this app is useless. Flyer doesn't mention anywhere (not even the little letters at the bottom of the page) that you need to purchase anything else.
Requires extra hardware! 1/5
One star, not because you have to buy a separate piece of hardware to get this to work, but because the marketing flier they sent me in the mail DIDN'T MENTION IT. According to the advertising, all I need is the app. Not. Thanks for wasting my time, Toyota.
Big nothing 1/5
You need to spend a lot of money for this app to be useful.
Can't give it a zero... 1/5
App requires the $80 gizmo but nothing here in App Store says that you need to by something else.
I'll buy a "Tile" instead.
Don't bother unless you PAY $80 1/5
By Rambling Annie
the "free" app doesn't NOTHING without buying the $80 Bluetooth piece from Toyota. Save your money and buy TILE for only $25. What a ripoff toyota.... :( I would rate ZERO if I could.
Worst app ever 1/5
Don't waste your time with this app. It just DOESN'T WORK. Period.
As if car mark ups weren't bad enough, now they want $80 for a little Bluetooth transceiver. Toyota should be clearer about the fact this app does nothing by itself. "Free" app my ...
It's NOT Just the App 1/5
The App does NOTHING by itself. You must buy a sender unit that goes with your key fob (79.95 each) for this to work.
Dont waste ur time 1/5
I just wonder how toyota company publish an useless app like this !!!
Keyfinder only part of solution 3/5
Key Finder app controls the Key Finder. You must *BUY* the Key Finder from Toyota for $79. It’s clear enough on Toyota’s website; though might have been good marketing to reiterate on the iTunes site...
2015 Rav4 - App couldn’t find my keys with my iPhone right beside them. Sure wished it worked :-(