Medical ID helps emergency responders access your critical medical information from the Lock Screen, without needing your passcode. They can see information such as allergies and medical conditions, as well as who to contact in case of an emergency.
Accessing the Medical ID on an iPhone X or later is a bit different. With the iPhone X, XS, XR, 11 you press and hold the Side button and the volume up button at the same time. Now swipe right across the Medical ID slider. You'll be taken to the Medical ID screen.
Set up your Medical ID in the Health app on your iPhone
A medical ID is a simple and effective way to communicate vital information to paramedics or EMTs. Medical IDs can speak for you in emergency situations where you could feel distressed, confused, or become unconscious, incapacitated, and unable to advocate for your own health.
Once a Medical ID is set up in the Health app on iPhone, it gives first responders instant access to critical medical information and emergency contacts from the iPhone's Lock screen — without requiring a passcode.
You will be asked to allow Medical ID to access your device's location and to make and manage phone calls. This is so you can be found in case of emergency, you can find nearby hospitals, and your emergency contacts can be called through this app.
Adding medical information to your Android phone Start by going to Settings and then scroll down to find the Safety & Emergency option. It should be tucked in between your Location and Passwords & Accounts options in the list here. 2. Within the Safety & Emergency menu, you'll find Medical Information at the very top.
What is a medical ID? A medical ID is jewelry that could save your life. Medical conditions, drug and food allergies, prescribed medicines and emergency contacts can be engraved onto the surface of a medical ID bracelet or necklace.
Who Needs a Medical Alert Bracelet? If you have an illness that might cause a medical emergency or may render you unable to speak, it is essential that you wear some sort of medical ID.
The iPhone has a Medical ID feature that first responders can access and use to help treat you. Your ID can include any medical conditions you may have, medication allergies and emergency contacts.
On an iPhone: Open the Health app, tap the profile picture, and choose Medical ID, where you can add useful information, including an emergency contact. You can also set up triggers to call emergency services, much like the medical-alert bands you may have seen advertised on TV in the past.
Tap My Card at the top of your contacts list, tap Edit, scroll down, then tap Create Medical ID or Edit Medical ID.
Now, when your iPhone is locked, a member of the emergency services will be able to access the info by pressing the Home button, tapping Emergency, and selecting Medical ID at the bottom left of the screen.
Medical ID allows users to store important health information along with emergency contact details that first responders can access from the lock screen on iPhone and Apple Watch and your Medical ID can automatically be sent to first responders when an emergency call is placed (iOS 13.5 and later).