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How to set up Legacy Contacts in iOS 15

I hate to tell you, but one day you will die. When this happens, you may want your loved ones to be able to access all the data you have stored in your Apple account.

It may seem like a secondary consideration in the big picture, but items like photos, messages, and notes can have some value, real or emotional, to the people you leave behind. Fortunately, a feature added in iOS 15 makes it easy to set up old contacts that can access your Apple account after you die.

Apple added traditional digital contacts functionality to its phone and tablet software with the iOS 15.2 update. macOS 12.1 also supports older contacts.

Adding contacts to your account is an easy process with just a few taps and benefits long after you leave this earth. Here’s how to set up outdated contacts on your iPhone, and exactly what your designated contacts can retrieve after you die.

Set up old contacts

To set up old contacts on your iPhone, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 15.2 or later. You must also set up two-factor authentication for your Apple account.

A sort of. Launch the Settings app and tap your name at the top of the screen Access your Apple ID account.

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two. Choose password and securityThen on the next screen, Click on outdated contacts

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3. Click Add old contact. A welcome screen may appear asking you to confirm your choice to add a contact.

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4. The contacts saved on the phone will appear. Select the contact you want to set as the old contact. On the next screen, choose an email or phone number for your contact.

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5. You will be informed of what your old contacts have access to and you will be asked to: Click Continue to confirm.

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6. Choose a method for sharing access keys. You can print the key or send a message to your contacts; the latter option automatically saves the password on your contacts’ devices, which is why I like it. If you choose to send a message to your contact, you must confirm that choice.

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You will receive an email confirmation from Apple that the old contacts have been added to your account.

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If you prefer to set up your old contacts on your Mac, just use a machine running macOS 12.1 or later. Go to System Preferences on your Mac and select Apple ID. Click Password & Security, then Old Contacts, and follow the instructions to add a contact.

You are not limited to a single old contact. By repeating the above steps, you can add other people to your list of trusted contacts who can retrieve information after your death.

What can old contacts access?

To access your account, your old contacts will need the password you created for them, whether you share it via message or print it. They will also need a copy of your death certificate.

Data that old contacts can access includes photos, messages, notes, app downloads, and device backups. However, these contacts cannot access movies, books, or subscriptions you purchased with your Apple ID.

The password information stored in the keychain is also unlimited. Apple provides a complete list of what old contacts can and cannot access.

Old contacts must request access to your Apple account. There is a web page that does this, but you can also make the request from your iOS device or Mac.

On iOS devices, key information is stored in Settings under Passwords & Security > Expired Contacts; tapping a person’s name can choose to request access from Apple. Mac users can submit their requests through Password & Security in System Preferences.

Now that you’ve set up your old contacts, you can discover other iPhone tips and tricks, whether it’s our iPhone 13 getting started guide or new features in iOS 15.4, like the ability to unlock while wearing a mask.

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How to set up Legacy Contacts in iOS 15

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but one day, you’re going to die. And when that happens, you might want your loved ones to have access to all the data you’ve got stored on your Apple account.
That may seem like a minor consideration in the greater scheme of things, but items like photos, messages and notes may have some value — real or sentimental — to the folks you leave behind. Fortunately, a feature added in iOS 15 makes it easy to set up legacy contacts who can access your Apple account after you pass.
Apple added a Digital Legacy Contacts feature with the iOS 15.2 update to its phone and tablet software. macOS 12.1 supports Legacy Contacts as well. 
Adding contacts to your account is a simple process, involving just a few taps, with the benefits extending long after you’ve departed this earthly plane. Here’s how to set up a Legacy Contact on your iPhone, and what exactly your designated contacts will be able to retrieve after your death.
How to set up a Legacy Contact
To set up a Legacy Contact on your iPhone, you’ll need to make sure your iPhone is running iOS 15.2 or later. You’ll also need to have two-factor authentication set up for your Apple account.
1. Launch the Settings app and tap on your name at the top of the screen to access your Apple ID account.

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2. Select Password & Security, and then on the subsequent screen, tap on Legacy Contact.

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3. Tap on Add Legacy Contact. You may get a splash screen asking you to confirm your choice to add a contact.

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4. The contacts stored on your phone will appear. Select the contact you want to set as your Legacy Contact. On the subsequent screen, select either an email or phone number for your contact.

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5. You’ll be told what your Legacy Contact will be able to access and be prompted to tap Continue to confirm.

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6. Select the method for sharing your access key. You can either print out the key or send your contact a message; the latter option automatically saves the access key to your contact’s device, which is why I favor it. If you opt to send a message to your contact, you’ll need to confirm that choice.

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You’ll get an email confirmation from Apple, notifying you that a Legacy Contact has been added to your account.

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In case you’d prefer to set up a legacy contact from your Mac, just use a machine that’s running macOS 12.1 or later. Go to System Preferences on your Mac and select Apple ID. Click Password & Security followed by Legacy Contact and follow the instructions for adding a contact.
You’re not limited to just one Legacy Contact. Repeating the steps above, you can add others to your list of trusted contacts who can retrieve information after you die.
What can a Legacy Contact access?
To access your account, your Legacy Contact will need that access key you’ve created for them, whether you shared it via a message or printed out the information. They’ll also need a copy of your death certificate.
Data that Legacy Contacts can access includes photos, messages, notes, download apps, and device backups. However, those contacts won’t be able to access any movies, books or subscriptions you bought using your Apple ID. 
Password information stored in your Keychain is also off-limits. Apple provides a full list of what Legacy Contacts can and can’t access.
A Legacy Contact needs to request access to your account from Apple. There’s a web page for doing so, though they can also make that request from their iOS device or Mac. 
On an iOS device, access key information is stored in Settings under Password & Security > Legacy Contact; tapping a person’s name gives the option of requesting access from Apple. Mac users can make their request from Password & Security in System Preferences.
Now that you’ve set up your Legacy Contact, you can explore other iPhone tips and tricks, whether it’s via our iPhone 13 starter guide or new iOS 15.4 features like the ability to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask.

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