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August 14, 2023
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Barbara Eaton
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Okay…What’s going on? I’ve done this successfully before, but now no cigar! I am trying to download Chris’s Google Photo Book to my “Books” on an iPad. Never had a problem before. What could I possibly be doing wrong? Please help!

Also Chris…Sometime back I sent you an email regarding setting up a “Legacy” contact person. I never heard anything back on that. Maybe it just got lost? Thanks in advance.

August 21, 2023
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So sorry for my delay – we’ve been at a convention in the Bahamas.

Hmm – Downloading the Learn Google Photos book to the iPad Books app – great idea! The book for members is a .pdf, so first you need to download it to your ipad. 

  1.  Browse to the page with the book, https://geeksontour.com/ebooks/ and click on Learn Google Photos
  2. This should open the book in Dropbox 
  3. Now, tap the 3-dot menu at top right and choose Save to device
  4. Tap “Open In” and choose the Books app

You should now be seeing the Google Photos book in the Books app

 

As for the Legacy contact – If you mean a Google Account Legacy contact, see if this video helps: https://geeksontour.com/2022/0…..n-you-die/

If something else, let me know.

August 22, 2023
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Thanks for the info regarding downloading Learn Google Photos, but I never saw the 3 dot menu that you mentioned. I finally got the book downloaded…not exactly sure how, but thats okay.

Thanks for sending the link regarding the Google Account Legacy…good info there…did not know that existed.

What I was asking about was the Apple Legacy Contact where you can name a contact that can get into your phone to retrieve important info, in case you die. A lot of people do not know about this. I thought maybe you could do one of your video’s for us Seniors. I was wondering about your thoughts on doing this…good thing, bad thing? See link.Smile

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212361

August 23, 2023
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Thanks for the link – I read thru that info about Apple’s legacy contact and it looks good. Unlike the Google Inactive account manager, the apple one allows the designated person to sign in and manage the deceased person’s account. That sounds good. The Google one only gives access to download data – not to manage the account.

The process does sound onerous on the legacy contact though. For myself, I’ve decided to leave the information about how to log in to my account as me. this keeps the account open so people who have access to shared photo albums, or YouTube videos for example, can still see them.

I don’t know of anyone who has actually gone thru the legacy process, so all of this is just my opinion. 

For example, my Mom had a blog, a Google Photos account, and a YouTube channel before she died. I have access to her username, password and 2 factor devices -so I am her, and her accounts are still active and accessible. All I have to do is sign in at least once every 2 years. For Google an account that is inactive for 2 years will be deleted. For Apple, it appears the time frame is 1 year.

Bottom line, answering your question – I see no reason why not to set up a legacy account. Just make sure that the person you choose is aware of the process. You may want to also consider giving them your current sign in credentials.

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