We have so many things on our phones, we often don’t focus on them. iPhones come with an App that is easily ignored but can save your life. The Health App is loaded on your iPhone when you buy it. I know I didn’t even notice it until I started researching information for this book. Then again, my wife knows that to hide something in the fridge from me all she has to do is put it behind something. I’ll never find it.
Have you considered what would happen if you were in an accident and not conscious or able to speak? How would someone get hold of your In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact? How would they know if you are allergic to certain medicines? What is your blood type?
Remember, your phone is locked. What information do you carry in your wallet or purse with this information other than driver’s license? And is that up to date with the right address?
On the iPhone go to your Health App, which looks like this:
- Launch the Health app on your iPhone.
- Tap the Medical ID tab.
- Tap Edit in the upper right corner.
- Tap Edit Medical ID.
- Under Emergency Contacts tap Add emergency contact.
- Select a contact from your list.
- Select a Relationship.
You can add as much information as you like on this app in the appropriate places.
Just one of many practical, small steps to take to being better prepared as presented in: The Procrastinator’s Survival Guide.
Originally published at bobmayer.com on January 29, 2019.