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! 


  1. Thanks for this I never new this so I just refused to use the pass code so i enabled the feature. At least now i am given a choose.

  2. Thanks for this info!! My dad needs it just to keep track of all his meds when he goes to the doctor!!! I now have this on my phone and I posted a link to your post on FB!

  3. This is a great post and yes, it is a great thing to set up, I have had mine set up. You never know. Most EMS call it ICE. In Case of Emergency. It helps to know your blood type and all too.

    You should check out this blog post Wireless Emergency Alerts (Amber and Weather Alerts) on iPhone.

  4. Thanks for this valuable information. I didn't know about it. I'm setting mine up right now!

  5. Thank you for the information. I just set mine up after reading your post.

  6. Thank you so much for this info. I don't have an iphone, but I do have an android and was able to find an app that works with it. I have installed it on my phone and had my son and husbsnd put one on their phones as well. Thanks again so much.