News Your loved ones need access to your phone once you've passed away

Jerry Hildenbrand

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Sorry for your loss :(

We do questions from time to time like this with no solutions, maybe like you tried with contacting the manufacturer to see what can be done or show proof.
Apple is helpful and willing to help, but they need a court order naming me or my mother as an authorized trustee (I forget the exact wording). Once they receive that they will allow me to reset my dad's Appleid password in the hopes I can find an automatic iCloud backup of his contacts. Google does something very similar.

Unfortunately, I can't get this done in time for the memorial service.
 

Golfdriver97

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I recently made an 'unofficial' will to my niece. A simple text document that has some of my wishes laid out, and how to access my phone, computer, and my password manager in case something unexpected happens to me.

I know this is NOT a legal document and so forth. But at the very least, something is better than nothing.

The funny thing is, this all started with me nearly being in an accident. One of those complete misses, but I was like, 'Wow, if I was 5 seconds earlier leaving for work...'
 

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