In iOS 15, you can add an account recovery contact that will help you get back to your Apple ID account if you get locked out. This way, if you forget your iCloud password or your iPhone / iPad password, you can contact the assigned recovery contact and ask for help getting back to your account!
How to add an account recovery contact
- Open Settings and press your Apple ID available at the top of the screen.
- Go for Password and security.
- Open Account recovery.
- Press on Add a recovery contact.
- Authenticate with Facial identity Where Touch ID and follow the onscreen instructions to set up your account recovery contact.
Made: If the Update your devices is displayed, it means the listed units must be updated to iOS 15, iPadOS 15, or watchOS 8 before you can continue!
Apple ID recovery contact requirements
For this new account recovery feature to work, you must meet the following criteria:
– All devices used with your Apple ID must be updated to iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8!
Made: If any of these devices is not updated, you are only allowed to assign a recovery contact if you remove the respective unit from the device list.
– The chosen recovery contact must have an Apple device and be at least 16 years old. Apple recommends a family member or close friend.
Apple Account Recovery Privacy
ICloud Data Recovery Service requires Apple to have access to your data in order to provide the recovery option!
However, recovery contacts cannot access your data, they are only used as authenticators to help you recover your account.
Are you planning to use this new iOS 15 account recovery feature? What is your feedback? Use the comments section available below.
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