Assign or Update Your Legacy Contact Today
Spoiler alert! You don’t get to take your cell phone with you to the afterlife. And in addition to fun distractions, such as games, music and photos, your phone also holds a wealth of important data, such as contact information, notes and emails.
If you handle the finances in your relationship, would your partner know whom to contact without you or your phone around? How would a loved one get in touch with extended family members for the purposes of planning your funeral? The possible challenges are endless.
In order for friends or family members to be able to access your cell phone data after your passing, you’ll first need to assign a legacy contact. Below you’ll find instructions on how to set up a legacy contact for your iPhone or Android, and the process should only take a couple of minutes.
After completing the steps below, we suggest you forward this article to others in your circle so that they can set up their preferences as well.
- Go to Settings
- Select your name above Apple ID, iCloud+, Media & Purchases
- Select Passwords & Security
- Select Legacy Contact
- Select Add Legacy Contact
- Follow the guided process
If you have an Android phone, you’ll need to set up your Inactive Account Manager through Google, using this link. Once there, follow the guided process. What you see should resemble the image below.
If you have questions about estate planning for your digital assets, or would like to discuss any other financial matter, please reach out to your wealth manager or schedule a call with a member of our team.