iOS 15 now allows you to bequeath iCloud data to loved ones after death
The Digital Legacy feature arrives in the latest beta of iOS 15.2. The latter allows the family of a deceased to access their data saved on iCloud by taking control of their Apple ID. To do this, you must configure the option beforehand. We explain how to do it.
iOS 15.2 is now available in beta, and several new features are emerging. Among them, we find among others a new anti-tracking tool which displays all the data collected by the applications. What to put in the panade social networks, Facebook in mind. The latest version, deployed today, this time incorporates an option that was already talked about a few months ago: the Legataire Contact.
The latter allows in a way to “bequeath” its data in the event of death. It was initially to be available from the launch of iOS 15, but it was not until iOS 15.2 to be able to take advantage of it. The principle is simple: you select the contact of your choice, who will receive access to their Apple ID after their death. This way, numbers, conversations, photos or even emails will not be lost forever.
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How to select who will inherit your data
First of all, we must therefore choose the lucky one. We advise you to think carefully about the question, in order to prevent your data from ending up in the wrong hands. Once done, you will have to transmit the information to your iPhone. Here’s how to do it:
- Open them Settings
- Click on your profile picture
- Select Password and security
- Scroll until you find Legatee contact and click on it
- Click on Add a legatee contact once, then again in the window that opens
- Click on To continue
- Choose the sharing method of your choice
- If you choose Message, select the contact who will receive the key
- Click on Send
Your loved one will then receive the access key by text message, which will allow them to take control of your Apple account in due time.