How Do I Add An Emergency Contact On An iPhone? Here’s The Truth!

You want to a friend or family as an emergency contact on your iPhone, but you’re not sure how. If you ever use Emergency SOS on your iPhone, your emergency contacts are automatically notified. In this article, I’ll show you how to add an emergency contact on an iPhone, as well as how to remove emergency contacts on an iPhone.

Before We Begin…

Before you can add an emergency contact on your iPhone, you’ll have to set up a Medical ID, which will save your important medical information on your iPhone in case you ever need emergency services. To learn how, read our article about how to set up Medical ID on iPhone.

How To Add An Emergency Contact On An iPhone

Open the Health app and tap on your account icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Then, tap Medical ID.

Next, tap Edit in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and tap the green plus next to add emergency contact. When you do, a list of your contacts will appear. Tap on the person you’d like to add as your emergency contact.

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If you’d like to add another emergency contact, tap the green plus next to add emergency contact again.

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How To Remove An Emergency Contact On An iPhone

  1. Open the Health app.
  2. Tap the your account icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Medical ID.
  4. Tap Edit in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  5. Tap the red minus next to the emergency contact you’d like to remove.
  6. Tap Delete.
  7. Tap Done in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

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Staying Prepared With Emergency Contacts

You’ve successfully added an emergency contact in the Health app. Now that you know how to add an emergency contact on an iPhone, we encourage you to share this article with your friends and family so they can also be prepared in case of emergency. Thanks for reading and stay safe!

Best wishes,
David L.

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