5 Personal Safety Features Every iPhone User Should Know

Your iPhone has some great features that can increase your safety. Three of them need to be set up in advance to be useful, and two of them you need to learn how to use before you need them. Learn about the Emergency SOS feature, Medical ID, two ways to share your location with trusted friends and how to drive safely without seeming unresponsive to people trying to get in touch with you.

Comments: 10 Responses to “5 Personal Safety Features Every iPhone User Should Know”

    Sandy Gilbert
    2 weeks ago

    I know that I can add or delete my emergency contacts in my Medical ID but can I change the order without redoing the list?

    2 weeks ago

    Sandy: It doesn’t look like it. It is easy to remove and add though since you are just linking to Contacts.

    Lindy
    2 weeks ago

    Another great video, Gary. Thank you so much for the work you do.
    But I really can’t understand this need to pick up the phone as soon as someone calls. If a person is driving they can just let the d@mn thing ring till it goes to voicemail. Before cell phones people didn’t freak out because the call wasn’t answered. I have seen people with arms loaded, they get a call and a hilarious juggling act ensues as they try to get the phone with out dropping what they are carrying. It is so unnecessary!

    David G Gustafson
    2 weeks ago

    I really appreciate your effort to sppread the word about safety features. This allows me to add more info thanis on my Medical ID.

    Gordon Brown
    2 weeks ago

    Gary, you look much taller on screen.

    Russell Tolman
    2 weeks ago

    Super video; my question is how do you get the Medical Emergency to show up on your lock screen?

    thanks.

    2 weeks ago

    Russell: It happens automatically when someone without the Face ID or Touch ID access tries to unlock the phone. If you have Face ID, for instance, try covering the camera. Then try to swipe up. You’ll get a screen to enter your passcode and the Emergency button at the bottom.

    Russell Tolman
    2 weeks ago

    thanks; I am a little slow today

    Jan Franklin
    3 days ago

    Can more than one phone number be included in Emergency Contacts…for instance a home phone AND a mobile phone number for the same person?

    3 days ago

    Jan: I suppose you could always create a second separate contact for that person for that purpose.

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