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Managing Your Digital Legacy with Apple's Legacy Contact Feature

Recently, I was given the tip to be sure that your Apple Phone’s Legacy Contact feature is on, but even further…. be sure it is documented in your Will!


In our digital age, it's crucial to consider what happens to our online presence after we're gone. Apple's Legacy Contact feature allows users to designate someone to manage their Apple account after their passing. This trusted individual gains access to photos, videos, documents, and other data stored in iCloud. Adding a Legacy Contact is simple: access your Apple ID settings, select "Legacy Contact," choose a contact from your address book, customize their level of access, and confirm your selection.


Periodically review and update your Legacy Contact settings as needed. By taking these steps, you can ensure that your digital assets are securely managed and preserved for future generations.

Access Your Apple ID Settings: Start by opening the Settings app on your Apple device and tapping on your name at the top of the screen. This will take you to your Apple ID settings.


1.    Select "Password & Security": From the list of options, choose "Password & Security" to access your account's security settings.

2.    Choose "Legacy Contact": Scroll down until you find the "Legacy Contact" section and select it to begin the process of adding a Legacy Contact to your account.

3.    Add Your Legacy Contact: You'll be prompted to choose a contact from your address book to designate as your Legacy Contact. Once you've selected the individual, you can customize the level of access they have to your account.

4.    Confirm Your Selection: After selecting your Legacy Contact and specifying their level of access, confirm your decision to add them to your account.

5.    Review and Update as Needed: It's essential to periodically review your Legacy Contact settings and update them as needed. You may wish to change your designated contact or adjust their level of access over time.


Learn more at Apple’s Support Page!

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