Do you have Medical ID on your iPhone?
Medical ID is a tag, bracelet or some other item that contains vital information if the owner is in an accident or unable to respond or communicate.
Related to a Medical ID are ICE — “in case of emergency” — contacts. While some people may preface contacts with “ICE” to show that they are the ones who should be called in case of an incident, this system (or any third-party apps that mimic it) isn’t accessible if an iPhone is locked.
With iOS 8’s Health app, Apple’s put this information in a place that can be accessible on a locked iPhone, just two taps away from the PIN code screen:
Adding this information is very simple. If you open the new Health app, and tap last tab at the bottom — named “Medical ID” — information and a headshot can be entered easily and quickly.
The Medical ID screen shows all the information inputted in Health app’s Medical ID section, including:
- Medical Conditions
- Medical Notes
- Allergies & Reactions
- Emergency contacts
- Blood type
- Organ donor status
You can choose what information you leave visible (e.g. Name, Medical conditions, emergency contacts).
Contacts can be called from this screen, regardless of if the iPhone is locked or not. This means your spouse, parent or sibling can be contacted as long as your iPhone is intact. My husband and I both filled ours out, and as easy as it is, there’s no real reason not to do so.
source: FamilySafety, 512pixels.net