With the latest iOS update, Apple has a very different feature that will be very controversial. With this new ‘Legacy Contact’ feature, you’ll be able to choose who you can leave your ‘digital legacy’ with from now on.
Apple continues to make changes to iOS 15.2with its second beta release this week. The update includes new child safety features in the Messages app, fine-tuning in the TV app, and more.
This week’s iOS 15 release, announced at WWDC in June as part of iOS 15, also comes with a new feature that will allow you to choose your ‘Digital Heir’ if you die. Apple describes this new feature as ” Digital Heritageprogramallows you to designate people as ‘Inherited Persons’ so that they can access your account and personal information in case you die.” Let’s look at this different feature and other features of the new update together.
With the new update, you’ll be able to choose who you can leave your digital legacy to after you die
After entering settings, you can access the new Digital Inheritance feature by selecting “Password and Security” from the Apple ID at the top, followed by “Inherited Person”. This is defined as a place where you can “choose someone you trust to access the data in your account after you die.” Apple says the person you assign to leave your inheritance as the person you assign will be able to access backups and more, including “photos, messages, notes, files, contacts, calendar events, apps you downloaded, “; however, it states that this does not include iCloud Keychain or any licensed media.
iOS 15.2 beta 2 adds new communication security features to the Messages app that can be very useful. With this new feature, the Messages app will alert children if they receive photos or posts that contain nudity. As part of this innovation, when a child receives a picture with nudity in the Messages app, the photo will look blurry. The child will then be alerted and provided with resources that can help; however, he will have the option to continue and see the image if he wishes. Similar protections will apply to those who want to send an image containing nudity.
The Apple TV app also comes with some much-needed updates with iPadOS 15.2 beta 2. With today’s update, the television app will now have a special sidebar that replaces the tab bar at the bottom of the screen. The sidebar is the only one that can be Originals will make it easier to switch between different parts of the app, including the library and Watch Now.
In addition, the TV app also includes a Store tab. Before that, movies and TV shows on the iTunes Store were combined with content from Apple TV.
Announced earlier this year as part of iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, “Hide My Email” allows users to create random email addresses to log into websites with apps to protect their privacy. iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 take this feature to the next level by adding it to the Mail app. This means that users can tap the “From” field and select the “Hide My Email” option directly in the Mail app. Apple notes that this will “create a random address that transmits to your inbox.”
Finally, iOS 15.2 added a new option to the Find My app to find “Items That Can Track Me”. The goal is to make it easier for users to find items nearby that don’t belong to them and can be used for tracking.