I am a person who always seem to be one step ahead; as in never in the current moment! I see the big picture. I think ahead. I am normally prepared for most things that may never happen. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that knows me, I have an app that created a lock screen photo that contains my emergency information because goodness knows I have nightmares about someone making decisions for me that should not be. That is why I am sharing an app that I just downloaded to my iPhone; an app that will allow emergency personnel to contact your designated emergency person even with your phone locked – and my phone is always locked.
Even before I came across this app, I had as my screen saver a picture of me (“Hey, look! That lady forgot her phone!) and a notation that if my phone was found (if lost) to call a certain number (my hubby’s phone). That information alone would help to identify me and give a contact name and number in case of an emergency.
Provided you know how to access the Medical ID on a locked iPhone, you can also access pertinent information via swiping the locked screen. Having the information on the screen is a sure thing. You know – so someone you do not want making decisions for you doesn’t.
This new app, “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) is a great app. If I remember correctly, the cost was $1.99. It was easy to set up – I did it in a matter of minutes (it took me that long because I kept pressing the wrong buttons). It has my hubby’s name and phone number to contact in case of emergency. It also has my photo and my medical information that I considered to be important – my blood disorders, blood type, and allergies. It is all saved very prettily on my locked screen. No worries that my phone contacts (and how would a police officer know who to call if he doesn’t know who I am) cannot be accessed.
There are a number of other apps on the market (for all phones), some for free, but this is the one that appealed to me. It is the complete package and well worth the $1.99.
You can also achieve this effect by using a photo of your own choosing and an app that allows you to put a message on the photo. Just be careful that the information is not obscured by the date and time and it contains the information you deem important.
I would love to hear your input on this topic. Do you use an iPhone (or other) and have you taken any steps to help emergency personnel to identify you, and to be able to contact your emergency person?
One last bit of information – you can add more than one contact person to the screen.
Just leave your comments and thoughts in the comment section! Thanks!