The function, which is called Digital Legacy, will give the user the right to appoint up to five people who, after his passing away, will have access to an iCloud cloud account.

Apple in the new version of the operating system will allow the user’s relatives to access his personal data after death. This was reported by The Verge portal.

According to him, the new function, which is called Digital Legacy, will give the user the right to appoint up to five people who, after his passing away, will have access to an iCloud cloud account.

The innovation will be available to users who update the OS of their mobile gadgets to version 15.2; it is currently undergoing beta testing. To assign those who will have access to personal data after death, it will be enough for the user to go to the settings and specify the appropriate people from the contact list.

As the publication notes, after passing away, Apple will still require the user’s relatives to present a death certificate, but in general, the process will be greatly simplified, since currently access to the personal information of the deceased can only be obtained by court order.