Interesting article in Today’s Wills & Probate regarding access to a deceased’s digital assets.
Apple devices with the latest update can now add a Legacy Contact. Apple say is “the easiest, most secure way to give someone you trust access to the data stored in your Apple account after your death”.
When an individual registers their Legacy Contact they will receive an access key. If access is required to the deceased’s content, you will need this key and the death certificate. Apple will then review the request and grant access if it is verified. This access is only for 3 years after death, and then the account will be deleted.
However, the information available is limited and films, music, books, subscriptions, or data stored in Keychain – such as payment information, passwords, and passkeys – cannot be accessed by Legacy Contacts.
the easiest, most secure way to give someone you trust access to the data stored in your Apple account after your death