Starting with iOS 15.2, you can add iPhone Legacy Contact. This new feature allows you to select a contact you trust, so that you can access your account data after your death.
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This new option allows you to ensure that you pass on your digital legacy to your loved ones after leaving the material world. This includes your photos, videos, notes, documents, personal information, and more.
Once configured, you will receive an access key which you will need to share with your legacy contact. He will use this key with a copy of your death certificate to be able to access your data.
How to add legacy contact on iPhone
- 1. Open Settings and press your Apple ID available at the top of the screen.
- 2. Go for Password and security.
- 3. Press on Legacy contact.
- 4. Go for Add a legacy contact and tap it again to close the start screen.
- 5. Trust research Contact and tap their name.
- 6. Press the phone number Where e-mail address in the extended view of the contact.
- 7. Faucet To continue, on the Access to your digital heritage filter.
- 8. Choose how you want to share your access key: Send a message Where Print a copy.
- 9. Review the predefined message and press Send. (You can also edit the message, of course)
- ten. Faucet Ended to finish.
Important: For security reasons, Apple will review requests from legacy contacts before providing access to your data. Your birthday is used to verify information during the review process, so make sure you have set the correct birthday on your iPhone.
How to change birthday on iPhone
You can either press Update Anniversary at the end of the Legacy Contact setup process or search for:
Settings -> Apple ID -> Name, phone numbers, email -> Birthday
Old iPhone contact information
- You can add multiple inherited contacts. Repeat the process described above.
- You are informed whether the legacy contact you selected has saved the access key or not. The status is displayed on the Legacy Contact home screen.
- The legacy contact you selected must have an iPhone updated to iOS 15.2 or later. Otherwise, it cannot register the access key.
- You can easily delete old contact by tapping on their name in the list of inherited contacts.
- From the Legacy Contact screen, you can also Resend the access key if necessary.
Are you planning to add Legacy Contact for your iPhone and Apple credentials? This is for sure a feature that you will never want to use. What is your feedback? Use the comments section.
Related: iOS 15.2 brings a host of other new features, including:
– Application privacy report
– Communication Safety messages for children
– Search for my lost items
– Emergency SOS automatic call changes