Why you should set up Medical ID on your iPhone?

In the modern world, everything is digitalized included the medical fields. It’s very important to keep your medical details and id always in hand especially for those who have severe diseases or required sequential medical help. It’s always very tuff to carry the medical details in hand but iPhone provides us the best way to overcome this problem by keeping the medical id on the iPhone

Medical ID helps first responders access your critical medical information from the Lock screen, without needing your passcode. They can see information like allergies and medical conditions as well as who to contact in case of an emergency.

In the Well-being iPhone health app, you can create an emergency Medical ID that contains information about your medical conditions, allergies, medications, and more. First responders and others can opinion this critical information directly on your iPhone, even while it’s locked.

Create Medical ID

When you add emergency contacts to your Medical ID, they’re automatically alerted when you use Emergency SOS from your iPhone or it’s used from your Apple Watch.

You can also allow your Medical ID information to be sent automatically to emergency services, via a secure third-party service, when you call or text 911 or use Emergency SOS from your iPhone or Apple Watch

Launch the Health app on your iPhone. (If you're using an iPhone 6s or later, firmly press the Health app icon to jump straight to the Medical ID via 3D Touch and skip the next step.)

Create or make changes to your Medical ID



If you don’t see your profile picture or initials, tap Summary or Browse at the bottom of the screen, then scroll to the top of the screen.

Tap Medical ID, then do one of the following procedure

  1. Create a Medical ID: Tap Get Started
  2. Change your Medical ID: Tap Edit.

Under Emergency Access, toggle the Show When Locked switch to the On position. Make sure you perform this step, otherwise emergency services won't be able to access your Medical ID.

Start adding information to your Medical ID card. Apart from your name and date of birth, the other types of information you can add in this section include medical conditions and medical notes, allergies and reactions, medications, blood type, organ donor status, weight, and height. (Note that information added to your Medical ID isn't included in your Health Data or shared with other apps.)

Under Emergency Contacts, tap the green plus sign to add someone from your Contacts list. (You can add several people but bear in mind that if you use the Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone's lock screen, all emergency contacts receive a message alerting them of the SOS and your location.)

For each emergency contact you add, select an option from the list that best describes your relationship to that person, e.g. "father" or "doctor".

"Tap Done in the top right of the screen when you're finished"

If you decide against keeping a Medical ID record, the Edit mode includes a Delete Medical ID option at the very bottom of the screen.

The below procedure provides us to Accessing Medical ID on a Locked iPhone or Earlier

  • Press the Home button on the iPhone to activate the passcode screen.
  • Tap Emergency in the bottom left corner of the passcode screen.
  • Tap Medical ID in the bottom left corner of the Emergency keypad screen



Note: If the Apple handset doesn't have a Home button, swipe up with your finger from the bottom of the screen to trigger the passcode screen, or use the alternative method for accessing the Medical ID below.

This procedure helps to Accessing Medical ID on a Locked iPhone X or Later

  1. Simultaneously press and hold the Side (power) button on the right and the Volume Up button on the left of the handset.
  2. Swipe rightwards across the Medical ID slide


How to Set Up Your Medical ID on an Apple Watch


The Medical ID on your Apple Watch links to the details on your iPhone, so be sure to set up your iPhone's health app Medical ID first.

Once you've done that, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone health app and go to My Watch > Health > Medical ID to ensure all the correct details show up. You may need to Edit your Medical ID from this page to enable the Show When Locked option.

It's important to get this right. Many emergency responders are trained to look for medical bracelets when treating patients. This means your Apple Watch will likely be more valuable in an emergency than your iPhone health app.

Click here to discover more things to do with your Apple Watch.

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