Your smartphone can be used for many things, but perhaps one of the most important is using it as a personal safety device. With such a variety of apps, there’s something to cover nearly every need you could have in the safety department.
It’s all well and good to use a fitness tracker to improve your health, but what would happen if someone found you unconscious? That’s why you need the medical bracelet feature in iOS 8 and above. It collects your medical details in case emergency personnel ever need to know.
To fill it out, open the Health app on your iPhone, then look for Medical ID at the bottom-right part of the page. You’ll need to Create Medical ID to get started.
Obvious info like your name and birthday can be listed here, but you can also include a photo, any medical conditions or allergies, your blood type, whether you’re an organ donor, and any medications you’re taking. You can also add a trusted person to be contacted in case of emergencies.
The Medical ID thing in your contact name on your iPhone is so smart. This is what technology is all about ?
— Ashley Buffone (@ashley1039) June 1, 2016
If you’d like, you can also make this information accessible from the iPhone’s lock screen. This is up to you, as the info may be too sensitive for you to want to potentially reveal to anyone with access to your phone.
Remember, though, that paramedics can’t check your emergency contacts if your phone is locked — this feature could give someone a way to contact your family or know that you need attention due to some condition, which could save your life.
Have you filled out the medical bracelet feature? let us know what you think of this feature in the comments!
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