How to Set a Medical ID on an iPhone

I set this Medical ID by using the passcode security feature (you can enable this from the Settings App). The Medical ID feature is good to know about even if you don't own an iPhone! Safety first. 😊

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How to Set a Medical ID on an iPhone
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With the passcode lock enabled, swipe right to unlock your phone.

With the passcode lock enabled, swipe right to unlock your phone.

2
Enter your passcode.

Enter your passcode.

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3
Find the stock Health app and open it.

Find the stock Health app and open it.

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In the bottom right corner, you will see a little asterisk symbol that says Medical ID. Tap it.

In the bottom right corner, you will see a little asterisk symbol that says Medical ID. Tap it.

5
Enter your info. Include things medical professionals would need to know if you were unable to communicate with them for some reason. Make sure lock-screen display is enabled!

Enter your info. Include things medical professionals would need to know if you were unable to communicate with them for some reason. Make sure lock-screen display is enabled!

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Once your information is complete to your satisfaction, tap 'Done,' found in the top right corner.

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To double-check that it worked, lock your phone and then swipe right. In the bottom left corner, select 'Emergency.'

To double-check that it worked, lock your phone and then swipe right. In the bottom left corner, select 'Emergency.'

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Then select Medical ID, which is also in the bottom left corner of the screen. This should pull up the completed Medical ID screen!

Then select Medical ID, which is also in the bottom left corner of the screen. This should pull up the completed Medical ID screen!

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This information is handy even if you don't have an iPhone, in case there's an emergency involving a friend, family member, or even a stranger who does own one! 😊

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