Stay Safe: How to Set Emergency Contacts and Medical Info on Your Smartphone

In an emergency, immediate access to medical information can save lives. For those with disabilities, this can be even more crucial. At Able WA, we advocate for preparedness that empowers and protects our community. This guide will walk you through setting up emergency contacts and medical info on both Android and Apple smartphones.

Real-Life Instances Where Emergency Info Saved Lives:

There are countless stories where having medical information on a smartphone led to faster, more accurate emergency care. For example, a car crash victim in Sydney was quickly identified and received appropriate care because her medical information was accessible on her locked phone.

Setting Up Your Emergency Information on Android

Accessing the Emergency Information Feature:
  1. Open the ‘Settings’ app.
  2. Tap ‘User & accounts’, then ‘Emergency information’.
Entering Your Medical Details:
  1. Select ‘Edit information’ to enter your medical conditions, medications, allergies, and blood type.
Adding Your Emergency Contacts:
  1. Go back to ‘Emergency information’.
  2. Tap ‘Add contact’ to include details of your emergency contacts.

Setting Up Your Emergency Information on iOS

Using the Health App for Medical ID:
  1. Open the ‘Health’ app and tap your profile picture.
  2. Tap ‘Medical ID’, then ‘Edit’.
  3. Fill in your health information and enable ‘Show When Locked’.
Customizing Your Lock Screen for Quick Access:
  1. Make sure your Medical ID is accessible from the lock screen by enabling the option in your Health app settings.
Updating Your Emergency Contacts:
  1. In the ‘Health’ app under ‘Medical ID’, add emergency contacts who can be reached directly from the lock screen.

How Able WA Can Help:

At Able WA, we’re dedicated to ensuring you have the support you need to manage your well-being. Our team can assist in setting up these vital features on your phone, ensuring that you’re prepared for any situation.

Setting up emergency contacts and medical information on your smartphone is a simple step that shouldn’t be overlooked. It ensures that you have support at your fingertips, whenever you may need it. Share this guide with friends and family because everyone’s safety matters.

If you need assistance or have questions about setting up your emergency information, contact Able WA today. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

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