February 26, 2024



Apple now lets you choose contacts who can access your account when you die. Here’s how to set it up


By  Jessica Bursztynsky

Apple released a big iPhone update on Monday, iOS 15.2, which includes a new feature called Digital Legacy. The change will let you choose specific people who will be able to access your account after you die.

Until now, it’s been very difficult for loved ones to access an Apple account of a family member or friend who died. Without the phone’s passcode or iCloud information, surviving family members sometimes had to get a court order for access to a deceased loved one’s digital data. That access can be helpful if a surviving family member needs phone numbers, emails, passwords, notes and other information.

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