How do I setup emergency contacts on my phone?

Modified on Wed, 31 May 2023 at 10:55 AM

The process of setting up emergency contacts on your phone may vary slightly depending on the operating system (iOS or Android) and the specific model of your device. Here are general instructions for both platforms:

On iOS (iPhone)

  1. Open the "Health" app, which is pre-installed on iPhones.
  2. Tap on the "Medical ID" tab at the bottom right corner.
  3. Select "Edit" at the top right corner to edit your Medical ID.
  4. Scroll down to the "Emergency Contacts" section and tap on the green plus sign (+) to add a new contact.
  5. Choose the contact you want to add from your phone's contacts list.
  6. Specify their relationship to you (e.g., parent, partner) and whether you want to enable the "Share During Emergency Call" option.
  7. Tap "Done" to save the changes.

On Android (may vary based on device and version):

  1. Open the "Contacts" app on your Android phone.
  2. Find the contact you want to designate as an emergency contact and tap on their name to open their details.
  3. Look for the option to edit the contact details (usually represented by a pencil icon or an "Edit" button) and tap on it.
  4. Scroll down to find the "Relationship" or "Additional Info" section, where you can add relevant information about the contact's relationship to you (e.g., ICE - In Case of Emergency).
  5. Save the changes by tapping on the "Save" or "Done" button.

It's worth noting that some Android devices and versions have built-in emergency contact features, such as "Emergency SOS" or "Emergency Information," which allow you to set emergency contacts more explicitly. You can search for these features in your phone's settings or consult the user manual for specific instructions.

Remember to periodically review and update your emergency contacts as needed, ensuring that the information remains current and relevant in case of an emergency.

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