Add Emergency Contact Info To Your iPhone

In a medical emergency it is important for medical professionals to know as much about you as they can. The Medical ID function of the Health app in iOS 10 can be used to store important information that can then be accessed on the lock screen of your iPhone, such as allergies, blood type, medications and emergency contact information.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Add Emergency Contact Info To Your iPhone”

    Jimmy
    2 years ago

    Again another gem from you Gary

    Robin
    2 years ago

    That’s very helpful Gary.
    Can one add another profile, e.g. one’s spouse who doesn’t have a phone?

    2 years ago

    Robin: Interesting idea. It would only be of use if both of you were together and incapacitated at the same time. But I suppose you could use the “Medical Notes” portion to add any text you want, so a note like “My spouse X is allergic to penicillin” may be useful there.

    John Wintersteen
    2 years ago

    I cannot get the emergency contact entered on my iPhone 6s. Goes over to contact list and if I click on the person nothing happens.

    2 years ago

    John: I’d keep playing with it. Is there a phone number with that contact? At the very least, you can use the “Notes” section there to put a phone number.

    Nick Cuthbertson
    2 years ago

    John, you click the telephone number only and then all the details will appear in the emergency contact.

    Joan N
    2 years ago

    What a helpful tool. Thanks for the heads up on this and the great work you do!

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