iPhone Emergency Contact

One of the most important things you can do on your iPhone is setup an Emergency Contact. I am sure you have a friend or family member that is willing to be the Emergency Contact on your iPhone. If you have not setup an Emergency Contact yet, then read on for how to do that in iOS.

Emergency Contact

Obviously, you setup the Emergency Contact in the Settings area. Navigate down and tap on the Health setting.

Health Settings

Next, tap on the Medical ID setting.

Medical ID

In the next window, you should fill in your medical information if you have not already.1

Contacts Info

Then, scroll down to the Emergency Contacts area.


Just tap on “add emergency contact” and put in the correct information. Now when you get into an emergency situation, your Emergency Contact will be notified through a message. I also activate “Show When Locked”.


You can and should setup an Emergency Contact on your iPhone. Hopefully, you will never have to use it, but if you do, then you are putting your best foot forward.

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