Passwords are the most crucial part of our entire digital life. They can be highly protective. But if someone else gets access to them, then it can be dangerous.
But what happens to them once the owner dies. Then the process becomes difficult for loved ones to gain access to the account of the deceased. They will not be able to get access to your account easily.
But you can preset some default settings in your account that can help them with this problem. You can set some default settings in your account that will ensure the safe transfer of your account and its data to the concerned family member.
Apple and Google have the settings in their account that can help you with this problem. Some password managers can also help you in such difficult situations.
In the case of Google, you can go into the account settings, and then you can save the desired person’s detail for the account access transfer. You can even set a deadline after which, if your account remains inactive, then the authorized person will be able to gain access to your account.
If not done, then the google account requires the family member to upload the death certificate of the deceased to gain access to the account.
In the case of Apple, there is also an option to provide access to a family member. When the need arises, then Apple will send a passkey to the authorized user to gain access. Otherwise, to gain access to an account, a family member will need to get permission from the court.
If you are not willing to do any of the above steps, then it will be very difficult for your family member to gain access to your account.
The last resort can be the old-school way. You can write the login details of your accounts on paper and keep them in some place safe.
These options can be difficult. But once Google, Microsoft, and other 250 companies become successful in creating a password-free system. Then it will be a different scenario. But currently, the technology is still in the development stage.
Until then you will have to follow the above-mentioned tips for convenience.