How to Setup your Emergency contacts and ID on your iPhone in iOS

Submitted by AppleVis on Sunday, March 1, 2020

Did you know that your iPhone hhas a Medical ID feature that first responders can access and use to help treat you? Your ID can include any medical conditions you may have, medication allergies and emergency contacts. So, join in as Thomas Domville shows you how to setup your emergency contacts and ID on your iPhone in iOS. Do it now and be prepared! Better safe than sorry.



Submitted by Kerby on Monday, March 2, 2020

Great podcast Thomas as usual. I wonder though if the average medical personnel would know that since voiceover is turned on they would need to double-tap the medical id that is on the lock screen as opposed to the single tap that sighted people would do.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, March 2, 2020

Hi Kerby,

Unfortunately, as this is only a guess, but I'd imagine most first responders probably would be totally confused but I can only hope that someone has seen something like this and knows what to do. My kids know a few EMTs and I was so glad to hear that they showed them how to use the device with VoiceOver on. It’s all about educating and spreading the word.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the cast!

- AnonyMouse