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And, In Death ...
LEAVING YOUR FAMILY photos to your children, grandchildren, and extended clan used to be easy—you went and died, and they would find the albums gathering dust in your attic or tucked away in a drawer. Sure, there were a lot of terrible holiday snapshots to sort through, but there were always some treasured photos to be kept in a wallet, framed beside a bed, or pinned to a dart board.
Now though, things are trickier. Most people’s photos are kept on their smartphones, locked away behind passwords and encryption. (There are typically also tens of thousands of them.) If in two years you were to find your departed mother’s smartphone in a drawer, what are the odds you’d remember her iCloud password?