How to Put Emergency Contact on iPhone [Fixed | 2023]

Don't know how to put emergency contacts on your iPhone? Nothing to worry! We'll show you step-by-step how to do that. Continue reading to learn more!

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Sofia Albert updated on Aug 09, 2023 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

Emergency contacts feature is a thoughtful feature inclusion by Apple in its iPhone. If someone with an iPhone has been in an accident or has misplaced their phone, you can access the emergency contacts section, access their emergency contacts, and contact them and let them know that the user of this phone has lost their phone or has met with an accident.

If you own an iPhone you should add a few contacts in your emergency contacts list on your iPhone so that when you're in need, you're properly responded too.

If you don't know how to put emergency contacts on an iPhone, continue reading as we're going to show you how to set emergency contact on iPhone with an easy method.

How to Put Emergency Contact on iPhone

There are two methods for adding emergency contacts to your iPhone, and we'll show you both.

1. How to Put Emergency Contacts on Your iPhone Using Medical ID

Step 1. Open the "Health" app and tap on your profile photo on the top right corner.

Step 2. Select "Medical ID" and tap on "Edit."

Step 3. Select "add emergency contact."

Step 4. Pick a contact from your contacts list that you want to add as your emergency contact.

Step 5. After you've chosen the contact, you'll be asked to specify how that contact is related to you.

Step 6. Select the relationship and tap "Done" to save the contact as your emergency contact.

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2. How to Put Emergency Contacts Using the Phone App

Step 1. Open the "Phone" app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap on "Contacts" and select the contact you want to set up as your emergency contact.

Step 3. Select "Add to Emergency Contacts" and select the contact's relationship to you. 

Step 4. Choose the relationship the contact has with you.

Step 5. Confirm if everything looks good and then tap on "Done."

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So that's how you add an emergency contact to your iPhone.

But knowing how to open the emergency contact section on your iPhone is equally important. If you already don't know how to access someone's emergency contacts on their iPhone, here's how to do that as well:

Step 1. Press and hold the volume-up button along with the power button for a few seconds.

Step 2. Slide your finger on "Medical ID" from left to right.

Step 3. If the user has assigned multiple contacts as their emergency contacts, tap on any and contact the emergency contact. Or if the user has only one contact, tap on that contact to contact them.

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What Is An Emergency Contact and How Does It Work

The emergency contacts, as the name implies, store the list of emergency contacts you want other people to reach in case of an emergency. But before you add someone to your emergency contact list, you need to add them as a contact.

But when you add them, they won't get notified in any way that they have been added as your "emergency contact." But when you're in need of help or someone finds your lost phone and they contact your emergency contacts, they'll receive a phone call and the exact location of your device.

And your iPhone also stores your emergency contacts on your iPhone's Medical ID, which stores all your medical info such as your blood group, allergies, and others.

The emergency contact feature is pretty nifty and can be helpful to you in case of any tragedy.

FAQs on How to Put Emergency Contact on an iPhone

Do you have any other questions about how to put emergency contacts on the iPhone? Here, we answer a few questions about it.

1. How do I put emergency contact information on my iPhone screen?

Press the power and volume up buttons together and allow a few seconds for a new window to pop up. Then select Medical ID, and you'll see the user's medical information and their emergency contacts.

2. How do emergency contacts work on an iPhone?

Emergency contacts help you contact the particular iPhone's family members or friends in case the phone is lost or if they have met with an accident.

3. How do I know if I have an emergency contact on my iPhone?

You can check that in the Medical ID section of your iPhone.

The Conclusion

Having a few emergency contacts on your iPhone will help you in case of an emergency, and one should set them up as soon as they buy an iPhone.

And hopefully, we believe that you have set up an emergency contact on your iPhone using the steps mentioned above.