When someone dies family members and friends often wish to have access to the deceased’s data stored on their iCloud account but without knowing the password this is not always possible and can cause difficulties.
The good news is that Apple has recently released a digital legacy feature allowing account holders to nominate up to five family members or friends who will be able to access their account after they die. A code will be given to these contacts allowing them to access data stored in iCloud. This will be subject to the production of the death certificate. Court orders have been required to gain access to a deceased person's digital data in the past.
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