Medical emergencies are in general - unpleasant, and they can strike at any time.
“Prevention is better than cure”, is not only a saying, it's an attitude.
Things can go really bad, really fast, and it is better to equip yourself with some proactive measures in place, and what better place to put in all your essential medical information, than your iPhone?
The Emergency medical Id on your iPhone can potentially save your life.
This feature essentially stores important information required by first responders, such as blood group, any vital allergies, and can include emergency contacts also.
This can be viewed even when the phone is locked and connected to the apple watch as well.
How to set it up?
Open contacts and select your name at the top.
Scroll down and tap Create Medical ID.
Enter the relevant information like your date of birth, allergies, blood type.
To make your Medical ID available from your iPhone Lock Screen, toggle on Show when locked. This will enable others to see it when there is an emergency.
How to set up a Medical ID on Apple Watch?
It's vital to set up the medical ID in the apple watch, as first responders are trained to check for any medical bracelets.
It's more likely your Apple watch would get checked in an emergency than your iPhone.
Follow these steps to add your medical Id to your Apple watch.
Open the Watch app on your iPhone
Go to My watch > Health > Medical ID
Make sure all details are accurate and enable the option to Show when Locked
This will enable your apple watch to show all these details on its locked screen, enabling first responders to react faster.
The Other side of the Dice
How to check someone’s iPhone for medical ID information? Follow the below steps:
On the lock screen, swipe up or press the home button, to show the passcode entry screen.
At the bottom left, tap Emergency >Medical ID
If the phone is unlocked, go to Health>Profile pic>Medical ID
Also, to check on anyone’s Iwatch just long-press the side dial and slide over the Medical ID button, during an emergency.
As you can see, both iPhone and iwatch, whether new or renewed are a huge help in such unexpected situations. Do get yours at teckzu today, Shop Now!