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How to Set up Apple Legacy Contact on iOS 15.2 | Apple Legacy Contact Feature Setup

Apple Legacy Contact Feature: In this article, we will guide you on How to setup Apple Legacy Contact Feature on iOS 15.2.

How to Set up Apple Legacy Contact

How to Set up Apple Legacy Contact: Apple introduction of Legacy Contact feature with iOS 15.2 will soon be here. This feature helps friends and family, loved ones with iOS user to gain access to the user’s iPhone. The Legacy Contact will gain access to the user’s messages, photos, notes, and other sensitive data. This feature should be kept for the most trusted contacts. Furthermore, the Legacy Contact feature also gives the contact the ability to remove Activation Lock from other devices. iOS 15.2 is currently available in beta mode and will be released for the public later sooner than later.

The Legacy Contact feature is a part of the upcoming iOS 15.2 update. Check below to see the easy steps on how to setup the Legacy Contact for iOS 15.2.

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How to Set up Apple Legacy ContactHow To Add A Legacy Contact

Note: For this feature to work, both users of the Legacy Contact must run at least iOS 15.2.

  1. Go to Settings on your device.
  2. Click on profile picture and open Apple ID settings.
  3. Open Password & Security.
  4. Tap on Legacy Contact.
  5. Click Add Legacy Contact.
  6. Again click on Add Legacy Contact, once the disclaimer screen pops-up.
  7. Authenticate the process using Face ID, Touch ID, or password.
  8. If users have enabled Family Sharing, they can select a family member. Else, they can select Someone Else from their contact list.
  9. Once the Legacy Contact is selected, tap Next.
  10. Click on Continue on the screen that describes how the feature works.
  11. Users of Legacy Contact have the option to choose how they would want to share the Access Key. It can either be shared through iMessage or a copy can be printed.
  12. Once the sharing method is selected, the selected contact is set as the Legacy Contact.
  13. Multiple Legacy Contacts can used by users, which will help in repeated processes for other Legacy Contacts.

A review is made by Apple to all requests from Legacy Contacts before providing them with the user’s data.

Gaining access requires a user’s data, the Legacy Contact would need to know their;

  • Date of birth
  • Death certificate
  • The access key.

The access key is a huge multi-digit key and is a mix of letters and numbers as well as a QR code.

Date of birth should be accurately set in your device settings as it is used as an authentication during the process of unlocking their iPhone after they have passed away.

Legacy Contact would need to gather the deceased user’s access key as well as the death certificate.

They would then need to visit the Digital Legacy website to begin the authentication process.

The website would then require the Legacy Contact to login using their own credentials and provide the necessary information to Apple.

On loss of the access key, the deceased user’s family members can still gain access to their iPhone but all data and the logged in account would be removed first. Even for this, the family would need to provide a death certificate.

How To Remove Legacy Contact

Users can also remove a Legacy Contact, if they wish to do so. See how to remove Legacy Contact below;

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click on profile picture and open Apple ID settings.
  3. Open Password & Security.
  4. Tap on Legacy Contact.
  5. Tap on the name of the person to be removed.
  6. Select Remove Contact.
  7. On the disclaimer pop-up page, once again click on Remove Contact.

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