Tuesday Tip: Creating a Legacy Contact in your iPhone

No one likes to think about their own death, or that of loved ones. But it is important to have a plan for when the inevitable happens.

In addition to your will and estate plan, you should also assign a Legacy Contact, which is someone you trust to have access to the data in your phone account after your death. I will “quiz” my family on their phone passwords, but what would happen if they changed their passwords and didn’t tell me? This quick step eliminates that problem.

To set up a legacy contact:

  • Go to Settings
  • Click on your name
  • Click on Password & Security
  • Scroll down to Legacy Contact
  • Add Legacy Contact

After you enter the person you want to be your legacy contact, an access key will be generated. You can choose to print it or have a text generated that will send it to your contact. Additionally, you should print or scan a copy and add it to your estate planning file for posterity. 

Hope Friedman: Every office needs that person who keeps things running, knows where everything is, and arranges weekly lunches and team meetings. At Network 1, that person is Hope.

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