How To Set Up Emergency Contact On Your Smartphone Lock Screen

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Our phones are always on our person. The constant fear mongering that has stopped us from putting too much of our information on the net has also by an extension lead to people generally leaning towards safeguarding their private information from the public. Although this is the ideal way to go about navigating through the world, there are instances like an emergency, the job of first responders could become much easier if they have your information handy.

How To Set Up Emergency Contact On Your Smartphone Lock Screen

 

All smartphone users use some form of security to keep their information away from prying eyes. It is recommended that you add information like your emergency contact number and blood group to your lock screen because the first person on the scene might be a stranger and will be unable to access your phone. Fortunately, there is an easy way to set up this information on your phone.

1) Setting up emergency contact on any Android Phone

The first method involves using the emergency information feature on your Android smartphone.

How To Set Up Emergency Contact On Your Smartphone Lock Screen

Step 1: Access the Settings app through the app drawer.

How To Set Up Emergency Contact On Your Smartphone Lock Screen

 

Step 2: Once within the Settings app, choose Emergency information.

How To Set Up Emergency Contact On Your Smartphone Lock Screen

Step 3: The Emergency feature’s location might vary depending on the version of Android that is being used and can be accessed from the Search option.

How To Set Up Emergency Contact On Your Smartphone Lock Screen

Step 4: Click on Edit information to enter your medical information. Most Android users will have the option of adding emergency contact numbers and configure text message in case of emergencies.

How To Set Up Emergency Contact On Your Smartphone Lock Screen

Step 5: Details like Name, Address, Blood type, Allergies, Medications, Organ donor and Medical Notes can all be added to make the job of first responders much easier.

How To Set Up Emergency Contact On Your Smartphone Lock Screen

How To Set Up Emergency Contact On Your Smartphone Lock Screen

How To Set Up Emergency Contact On Your Smartphone Lock Screen

Step 6: Once this has been configured, anyone can access the lock screen by swiping up and tapping on the “Emergency Call” option.

2) An alternative method to set up an emergency message on Android phones

The second method involves using a feature called the lock screen message in order to display emergency information.

Step 1: Access the Settings app through the app drawer.

Step 2: Click on the option called Lockscreen preferences. (This process may vary slightly depending on the version of Android that’s being used)

Step 3: Click on the option called the Lockscreen message

Step 4: Although this feature is often used as a greeting for unwelcome users or a cheesy movie quote, adding your emergency information on your lock screen is a useful idea as well.

Step 5: After adding the critical information, click on save.

3) Setting up emergency information on iPhone

Step 1: Open the Health app on your iPhone and select the “Medical ID” tab.

Step 2: Now, select the “Edit” option at the top of the screen and make sure that the “Show When Locked” option is enabled. You can do this by making sure the slider is set to green,

Step 3: Fill in the various fields and leave the sections that are not relevant blank. You will find an option for emergency contacts section at the bottom of the page.

Once these are added, you can describe the relationship between you and your emergency contact and repeat the above-mentioned steps. You can add more than one emergency contact and repeat above mentioned steps.

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