In an emergency the fastest way for emergency personnel
to find out who you are is by checking your wallet or cell phone
but what if your phone is locked?
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Emergency contacts can be viewed on Android and iPhones
even if the screen is locked but you have to set it up ahead of time.
You can find an app, but your phone already will be equipped.
For an iPhone go to the Health app on the home screen
Click “medical ID” in the lower right corner.
If you’ve never gone into this app, you’ll see the
Medical ID screen and need to click “create medical ID.”
You can add other information, but the key is to
scroll to “add emergency contact.”
Pick the contact’s phone number.
Click “done.” Click “edit.”
Make sure “show locked screen” is on (green is showing).
Lock your screen by clicking the power button on the side.
Slide to the keypad. Click “emergency” in the lower left.
Click “medical ID” in the lower left.
Your emergency contacts will be displayed
Information taken from an article in our
Democrat and Chronicle newspaper