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Setting Up Your Medical ID and Emergency Contacts In Your iPhone

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Your Emergency Contact and Medical ID helps Police and First Respondents access your critical medical information from the Lock screen, without needing your passcode. They can see information like allergies and medical conditions as well as who to contact in case of an emergency and you are unresponsive. This is critical and life-saving information to have available for yourself and the people who love you and care about you. Please take a couple of minutes and set up this completely free and valuable life-saving app.

How To Set Up And Store Your Medical ID In The Health app On Your iPhone - Step By Step : 


  1. Open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab.
  2.  Tap Edit. If asked, tap Edit Medical ID.
  3.  To make your Medical ID available from the Lock screen on your iPhone, turn on Show When Locked. In an emergency, this gives information to people who want to help.
  4.  Enter health information like your birth date, height, and blood type.


To Edit Your Emergency Contacts:


  1. Open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab.
  2. Tap Edit, then scroll to Emergency Contacts.
  3. To add an emergency contact, tap  under emergency contacts. Tap a contact, then add their relationship
  4. To remove an emergency contact, tap  next to the contact, then tap Delete.
  5. Tap Done.
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If you live in the United States you can also sign up to be an organ donor.

Here's how:

  1. Open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab.
  2. Under Organ Donation, tap Sign Up with Donate Life.
  3. Fill out the registration form, then tap Continue.
  4. Confirm your registration, then tap Complete Registration with Donate Life.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. Know you are a hero!


If you need to edit this information with Donate Life:


  1. Open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab.
  2. Tap Edit, then tap Edit Organ Donation.
  3. Update your information. To remove your registration, tap Remove Me.
  4. Tap Update.

For more information on Donate Life America’s Privacy Policy, please visit their website here.

For further support setting up your Medical ID on your iPhone please visit Official Apple Support here.

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  1. Wow, that’s an awesome app, worth sharing it to many in our social groups. In your entire website, two essential things I’ve noticed are: 1. Enormous care for people, and 2. A piece of new information, which many people may not know already. Also, your posts are mostly to-the-point and very much precise to read and follow. I’m really glad to read your website articles today.

    Thanks a lot for sharing them, many more will be benefitted. Keep up the good work. 

    Best Wishes

    1. Thank you for taking the time to be here and I am so happy you are now able to use the Health app. Hopefully never for an emergency though! Always be safe and wear a helmet. Thank you for spreading the word to your friend as well.
      We are all in this together 🙂 Peace, Love & Petal Power!! All my best, Nicole

  2. Great idea to set this up in your cell phone information, I have my emergency contacts under ICE in my Android Phone. Do you know if there is a similar app for Android and other types of phones? 

    That picture on your post is worth a thousand words; it makes me cringe when I look at it! She is in for a bad day after hitting the asphalt like that with no pads, helmet, or leather shoes.  

  3. Hi Nicole, Good job woman. What a Concise and helpful article this wonderful health topic. I can really appreciate this advancement of technology in area of health to help attend to victims of accident on-time. That our smartphone can still save us in accident, I can really say iPhones are making waves with this helpful Medical ID in the Health app. This step by step explanation is seems simplified and understandable to me. Thanks for sharing this. Sharing is Caring!

    1. Thanks Topaz! I am so happy you found this article helpful! I agree with you about the advancements in technology. It is truly amazing what our iPhones can do! You are very welcome! And I thank you for being here today!! All my best, Nicole

  4. Hi Nicole, thanks a million for taking time to write out how to set up medical ID in the health app on iPhone. This article is actually a life saver because if everyone that comes across this post will take time to follow your steps and set up his or her medical ID on the health app on his or her phone, it will help medical team and first aid responders save life. 

  5. This is one of the most informative reviews I have read in a while. Everyone tends to lock their cell phones these days , and when emergency creeps in, it always difficult to access our cell phones. 

    With this review now, one can easily set up his health details and also put up family members numbers or doctors contact.

    Thanks for this piece of information.

  6. I have several apps on my phone that are very useful.  I did not realize that there was such a thing as a “medical ID” app till I read your article.  I have always wanted to be more active and bicycling seems to be a great way.  Love your site so far.

    I came by your article not out of a desire to learn more about bicycling and I am so glad I read it.  This is a great idea for anyone and especially those concerned with health issues.  Thank you so much for your to the point steps on how to set this up and even how to make it available on the lock screen for medical responders.

    Everyone could use a heads up on this app.  Thanks again for your article.

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