How to set a recovery contact for iCloud in iOS 15

With iOS 15, Apple introduced iCloud Data Recovery to revive your iCloud account on iPhone and iPad. This is useful if you ever lose your Apple ID password and get locked out of your account unable to access your data or service subscriptions. iCloud Data Recovery allows you to set a recovery contact for your Apple ID account or create a recovery key in iOS 15/iPadOS 15. In this guide, we will be going through the steps of setting a recovery contact for your device.

How to set a recovery contact for iCloud in iOS 15

Learn how to set a recovery contact for iCloud in iOS 15

Note that users you want to add as recovery contacts must be using an Apple device running iOS 15/iPadOS 15. In addition, your recovery contact must have a passcode on their device and two-factor authentication enabled for their iCloud account.

  1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on your Apple ID profile at the top.
  3. Next, tap on Password & Security > Account Recovery. How to set a recovery contact for iCloud in iOS 15
  4. Tap on Add Recovery Contact.
  5. How to set a recovery contact for iCloud in iOS 15 Select a contact from your address book. Note, you can choose to add multiple iCloud recovery contacts
  6. Tap Next. Your iPhone will now let you send the selected contacts a message informing them that they are your recovery contact. 
  7. Tap Send > Done to finish.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to set a recovery contact for iCloud in iOS 15. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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