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Tip of the Week: Add Emergency Info to your Phone

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Tip of the Week: Add Emergency Info to your Phone

These days, most of us wouldn’t leave the house without our smartphone – so it makes sense to put your emergency contact information on your device.


Below, we’ve outlined how to add your emergency info to your phone’s lock screen. This means that if the worst happens, first responders or others can easily access important information about you.


How to do I do this?



To access emergency info on an iPhone, you need to set up a Medical ID. Here’s how to do this:

  • Open the ‘Health’ app and tap Medical ID > Edit.
  • Here you can enter any important medical info (such as birthday, blood type, allergies and so on), as well as emergency contact info.
  • Turn on ‘Show When Locked’.
  • Tap ‘Done’ when you’re finished.

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Your Medical ID will now be accessible from the lock screen by going to ‘Emergency’, then ‘Medical ID’. It’s also possible to call emergency services from this screen.


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For more info on Medical ID, check out



There a couple of ways for Android users to add emergency info to their phone. The first way is to add a message to your lock screen. This can be done by following the below steps:

  • Search in Settings for ‘Lock screen message’.
  • You can then enter any important emergency information there. For example, for an emergency contact, you could put ICE Joe Bloggs – 0831234567.


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Alternatively, Android users can download an app such as ICE – In Case of Emergency from the Google Play Store. This app creates a permanent and visible widget on your phone’s lock screen, containing all necessary information and contacts in case of an emergency.


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Ashling is the 3Community's resident wordsmith. With a passion for social media, innovative technology and all things mobile, she fills the 3Community with articles about tech news, app reviews and tips and tricks to make your life a little easier.

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