How to Add an Emergency Medical Card to Your Lock Screen on iPhone

How to Add an Emergency Medical Card to Your Lock Screen

If you have a medical issue such as a seizure disorder, cardiac condition, or similar problem that may leave you unable to communicate with medics and other first responders, it's important to have a simple method they can use to understand your situation so they can best help you. While a medical alert bracelet, id bracelet, or even a medical id card in your wallet may help in an emergency, there's one more tool you can use to ensure you receive the prompt care you need—your iPhone! Even if you keep your iPhone locked with a passcode or Touch or Face ID, it's still possible to have your Medical ID visible on your smartphone so that bystanders and emergency personnel can assist you in a medical emergency. Let's get started learning how to add an emergency medical card to the Lock screen on your iPhone.

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How to Add an Emergency Medical Card to Your Lock Screen on iPhone

  • Find the Health app and tap on the app icon to open it.

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  • Tap the Medical ID option on the bottom right.
  • Next, tap Edit in the upper right corner. You will be taken to a screen where you can enter important emergency medical information like any medical conditions you might have, medications you are taking, allergies, and emergency contact information. 

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  • Toggle the Show When Locked button on.

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Now anyone who is checking your phone while aiding you in an emergency will be able to access this potentially life-saving information by accessing the Emergency dial pad. All they'll need to do is:

  • Tap Emergency on the Lock Screen
  • Then tap Medical ID.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.