How to Add or Remove Emergency Contacts on iPhone

Posted October 10, 2017 by Leomar Umpad in Apple iPhone, iPad

Add and Remove Contacts on iPhone

iPhone has a feature that let users add emergency contacts on their devices. These emergency contacts will appear as part of your Medical ID – a feature that can be activated to show details even your phone is locked – so emergency responders can contact your emergency contacts in emergency cases. Your emergency contacts will also be notified of your location and every change of it whenever you activate iPhone’s Emergency SOS. This article will guide you how to add or remove emergency contacts on iPhone.

How to Add Emergency Contacts on iPhone

To add emergency contacts on iPhone, do these:

1.Open the Health app from your iPhone’s Home screen.iPhone Health App
2.Once you are on the Health app page, tap on the Medical ID tab.iPhone Health App Medical ID
3.From the Medical ID tab, tap on the Edit button located in the upper-right part of the screen.iPhone Health App Medical ID Edit Button
4.On the Edit Medical ID page, scroll down to the bottom part of the screen.iPhone Health App Medical ID Scroll Down to Buttoon
5.Tap on the Add Emergency Contact option.iPhone Health App Medical ID Add Emergency contacts
6.Select a person that you want to assign as an emergency contact. Tap on a contact to select it.iPhone Health App Medical ID Add Emergency contacts Choose
7.Select your relationship with the contact.iPhone Health App Medical ID Add Emergency contacts Choose Relationship
8.The chosen contact now appears on the Emergency Contacts section.iPhone Health App Medical ID Add Emergency contacts DONE
9.You just learned how to add emergency contacts on iPhone. Tap on the Done button to save changes.iPhone Health App Medical ID Add Emergency contacts DONE DONE

 

How to Remove Emergency Contacts on iPhone

To remove emergency contacts on iPhone, follow these:

1.Open the Health app from your iPhone’s Home screen.iPhone Health App
2.Once you are on the Health app page, tap on the Medical ID tab.iPhone Health App Medical ID
3.From the Medical ID tab, tap on the Edit button located in the upper-right part of the screen.iPhone Health App Medical ID Edit Button
4.On the Edit Medical ID page, scroll down to the bottom part of the screen.iPhone Health App Medical ID Scroll Down to Buttoon
5.In the Emergency Contacts section, tap the contact that you want to remove.iPhone Health App Medical ID Add Emergency contacts Remove Contact
6.Tap on the Delete button to confirm your action.iPhone Health App Medical ID Add Emergency contacts Remove Contact Delete Button
7.The selected contact is now removed from the Emergency Contacts section.iPhone Health App Medical ID Add Emergency contacts DONE
8.You just learned how to remove emergency contacts on iPhone. Tap on the Done button to save changes.iPhone Health App Medical ID Add Emergency contacts DONE DONE

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will my emergency contacts have access to my phone?
A: No. Your emergency contacts only serve as contact persons in case of emergencies. They still need to know your phone’s lock code to access your device.

Q: What will happen if I update my contacts in the Phone app? I set my mother as my emergency contact in the Medical ID. She just changed her number, so I updated it on the Phone app. Will the Medical ID show the updated number
A: The Medical ID’s Emergency Contact will update based on the changes you made to your contacts in the phone app. Any change in your mother’s number or name will also reflect in the Medical ID.

Q: I’ve deleted a contact from my Phone app. The same person was also one of my emergency contacts. Will deleting the contact in the Phone app also deletes the Emergency Contacts details?
A: No. Details on Medial ID’s Emergency Contacts would remain in the feature even if you deleted your contact from the Phone app. You need to follow the steps above to remove a contact from your Emergency Contacts.

Setting up emergency contacts help ensures that the right people are informed that moment that you are in an emergency situation. If you have questions with any of the steps outlined above, let us know in the comments section.

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How Do I Set Medical ID on My iPhone 6 for Personal Emergencies?
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How to Setup and Use Emergency SOS on iPhone iOS 11

 

About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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