Making it easier to gain access to your accounts after death

Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
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After your death, one of the more complicated things your loved ones have to deal with is your online accounts. Not having a username and password for a deceased account can make accessing or deleting that account difficult and in some cases impossible. Below are some suggestions you can do to help make your death easier for everyone.

Sealed envelope or safe deposit box

Have a sealed envelope held by your attorney or kept in a safe deposit box. This way, it can be safely distributed to your family after your death. In this envelope, you can keep commonly used password information for logging into your computer. You can also see information about obtaining your passwords, online sites you have accounts with, etc.

It's also a good idea to keep a password manager installed on your computer configured with all your latest password information, as mentioned below.

Password manager

Keeping your passwords and usernames in a password manager helps you manage your passwords and is a convenient way for a loved one to access your login information.