Who will get my info?

…This is probably the saddest iPhone update ever, as Apple’s newest software update comes with a feature called “Digital Legacy”, which gives access to our Apple accounts to friends or family – when we leave this world ☠️

After leaving the world? How?

It is important to have this… as companies like Google and Facebook already offered a feature like this for a few years – Apple was a bit more stingy about it.

  • If a family member did not know the iPhone’s passcode/iCloud password, they would need a court order 📃 to force Apple to give them their deceased family member’s data.
  • We’ll make it easier 👍 With this new change, specific friends + loved ones can access most of the data inside your iCloud account: Photos, messages, email, and more. (A full list here)

How do we do this?

First, make sure the iPhone 📱 is updated to the latest iOS version, iOS 15.2 – if not, the feature might not be there.

  1. Go into your iPhone settings, click your name.
  2. Select “Password & Security”, then “Legacy Contact”
  3. Choose up to 5 friends or family members to be your legacy contact.
  4. After that, you will get a special access code – keep that code in a safe place with your other important documents.

Any of your digital legacy contacts can go to Apple’s website with this special code + a copy of the death certificate to access the account.

🐿️: It’s always good to have a backup plan.

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