Tuesday, June 14, 2016

IN Case of Emergency: iPhone Users Need to Read This

Last month a friend of a friend had a heart attack while at the gym.  
This gentleman, who was new to town, only had his iPhone with him. 
A locked iPhone that had a passcode.  

Because of this it took HOURS and HOURS before anyone
could figure out who he was, since he was unconscious, and notify his family. 
Hours that his family didn't know he was in serious, grave condition 
and undergoing surgery.

Thankfully if you have an iPhone, there is a way to keep something 
like this from happening to you and your family and it only takes a few minutes to set up!

You can enter emergency medical information via the Health app 
which is then accessible from your lock screen without having to input your passcode.

Here's how it works: 

When someone picks up your phone they will see this: 
And if they click on the Emergency button, they'll then see this: 

They can then click on Medical ID to find out your name, 
medical info, and who to contact in case of an emergency-
but only if you have it set up. 

Here's how to quickly set it up: 


  1. Open the Health app on your phone. 
  2. In the bottom right corner, click Medical ID. 
  3. If you have not created one already, you'll get this screen below.  Click Create Medical ID. 
  4. Simply fill out the details including who to contact in case of an emergency and any other important medical information.  Be certain the Show When Locked option is turned on (green) so that it will show when your phone is locked.  
If you have an iPhone please set this up right away- 
and share with any of your friends or family members too!

PS I'm not an Android phone user, but if you are
 I believe these directions will help you set it up on your phone! 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much..I often wonder about this when I have the kids in the car with me..what if there was an accident...etc...just did it!

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  2. I read about this earlier this week and set mine up right away...as a teacher my phone is password locked and though for years I have used the ICE (in case of emergency) in front of my husband's name and phone number in my contacts, this is good to do. I would also suggest that people add their emergancy contact into their phone contacts with ICE in front of the name should something happen and someone doesn't know about medical ID

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