With iOS 15, Apple will introduce a new Digital Legacy program that allows users to select an heir to their Apple account in the event of death.
This feature is not yet active, but Apple says that it will soon be possible to designate one or more heirs in your account so as to allow that person to access photos and other important data in case of death. This is a very important novelty, because until now it has always been difficult for family members to access the photos or other data of the deceased saved on a locked iPhone, given that Apple has chosen the path of protecting privacy even after the death of the deceased. ‘user.
Digital Legacy will allow loved ones to access the photos and other personal data of the deceased person, avoiding losing them forever. Obviously, each user can decide whether or not to enable this function and it will be up to him to choose which people will eventually be able to access the data after his death.
In addition to the Digital Legacy program, with iOS 15 Apple also allows you to set up contacts for account recovery. People chosen as your account recovery contact will be able to help you regain access to your Apple ID if you forget your password.
Both of these features will be available when iOS 15 launches in the fall.