OT: Account Recovery Contact

Last night, Ms. Wolf received a text from her sister requesting that she (Ms. Wolf) become her (sister) Account Recovery Contact.

My first response, “It’s a scam. Don’t open anything!”

I searched the Apple site and it appears there really is an Account Recovery Contact (ACC). Apparently, if you forget your log in info or your phone gets locked, there is a way to have a code sent to your ACC who then tells you the 6-digit code to unlock your phone.

I guess the ACC is a way to ensure that someone who steals your phone can’t break into it.

But if your phone is locked, how does the ACC get the code to you?

Anyone here ever use this iPhone feature?