Creating emergency info on the lock screen on your iPhone

How To Put Your Emergency Information On Your iPhone Lock Screen:  Rita’s iDevice Advice For May 4, 2020

Here is how to put your emergency info on the Lock screen of your iPhone. If you have a medical issue such as diabetes, cardiac condition, or other problem that may leave you unable to communicate with medics and other first responders, it’s important to have a simple method they can use to understand your situation so they can best help you. While a medical alert bracelet, ID bracelet, or even a medical ID card in your wallet may help in an emergency, there’s one more tool you can use to ensure you receive the prompt care you can use which is your iPhone. Even if you keep your iPhone locked with a passcode or Touch or Face ID, it’s still possible to have your Medical ID visible on your smartphone so that bystanders and emergency personnel can assist you in a medical emergency.

Note:  These instructions were written for sighted persons, who are not using voiceOver.  If you are using VoiceOver:  when the instructions say “Tap on an item”, perform a one finger double tap.

How to Add an Emergency Medical Card to Your Lock Screen on an iPhone:

1.  Open the Health app.

2.  Tap your profile icon in the top right.

3.  Select Medical ID.

4.  Tap Edit in the top right corner.

5.  Toggle the Show When Locked button on.

6.  Enter relevant information, such as your height, weight, medical conditions and allergies, and prescriptions.

7.  When you’re finished, tap Done.

Anyone who is checking your phone while aiding you in an emergency will be able to access this potentially life-saving information by accessing the Emergency dial pad.

To Access Someone’s Medical ID from the iPhone Emergency Screen:

1.  Tap Emergency in the bottom left on the Lock Screen.

2.  Then tap Medical ID.

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