Setting Up Emergency Information in Android 9

Posted January 5, 2020 by Sheraz Ali in Android

Setting up emergency information – such as emergency contacts, your medical information and the like – in your device is very helpful. If you find yourself in a mishap and are unable to communicate to someone else what you are going through, someone else can come to the rescue and do it for you. All they will need is your device. Emergency information will provide strangers everything they need to know about you (medically speaking), such as whom to contact, which medicines you’re on and so forth. Keep on reading to find out to use this beneficial feature by setting up emergency information in Android 9.

Setting up Emergency Information in Android 9

1. Tap to Settings from device’s top drop-down menu.

Getting to settings in android 9.

2. Go to System at the end of the Settings list.

Getting to System page in Android 9.

3. Tap on About phone.

Getting to About phone section for setting up emergency information in Android 9.

4. Select Emergency information.

5. Tap Edit information to add your medical background and history.

6. Put respective information in.

Putting in emergency information in Android 9.

7. Tap the backwards arrow when you are finished filling in your medical information.

8. To add or remove some information, tap on Edit information.

Removing emergency information in Android 9.

9. For adding emergency contact (s), tap Add contact.

Adding an emergency contact in Android 9.

10. Select contact(s) from your contact list that you will be redirected to.

11. To remove an added emergency contact, tap on the cross next to their name.

Removing an emergency contact from Android 9.

12. Follow the prompt.

 

13. To erase all information, tap on the more icon.

14. Tap on Clear all.

Clearing all entered emergency information from Android 9 in one go.

15. Follow the prompt by selecting Clear.

Your Android device is now fully prepared to save you in case of trouble!

FAQs

1. Will first responders in an emergency be able to access emergency information from my device’s lock screen?

Yes, but you device screen must be locked.

2. Does emergency information appear on an unlocked Android device?

No.

3. How do I enable access to emergency information from lock screen?

Go to Settings > System > Advanced > Multiple Users > Guest settings > Turn on the “Turn on phone calls” feature. To add users, turn on the “Add users from lock screen” feature appearing in the Multiple Users section.

4. What happens when someone tries to access emergency information from a locked Android screen?

They will be shown the option of making an emergency call. There, they can either type the number of an emergency contact, or tap on Emergency information to access the complete emergency information profile you have set in your device.

5. How do I make a call using emergency feature on Android?

You unlock the Android device. Since we’re assuming it would be an emergency, you will not have the password/pin to unlock the device. Simply tap on EMERGENCY and dial 911 or another emergency contact. If you don’t know whom to call, simply go go Emergency information and there, you will find the emergency contacts listed by the user himself/herself. Select an emergency contact from there to make the call.

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About Sheraz Ali

An established copywriter, with a longstanding experience in a vast array of industries, including but not limited to spirituality, technology, cannabis and travel.
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