The medical card on your iPhone may contain important information for rescue. An illness, a handicap, an allergy, your weight or even your blood group. This sheet also contains the people to contact emergency. You may never have needed to find this card urgently, for you it is not really useful. Imagine, you find an unconscious person, an accident or something else. You may even be a rescuer, firefighters Do you know how to consult the medical file on a locked iPhone or Apple Watch?
1. Create your medical file
Before finding it, think about creating your own. We don't want you to, but someday it may be you who need someone to know how to access your medical information.
You can enter:
- Photo ;
- First and Last Name;
- Date of Birth ;
- Medical problems;
- Medical notes;
- Allergies and reactions;
- Blood group ;
- Organ donation ;
- Cut ;
- Emergency contacts.
Important information : in France, by default, you are an organ donor. If you don't want to donate your organs, you need to let people know. The safest way is the refusal register.
Create your medical file:
Good to know : it can be a little different under iOS 12 and below.
1.1. Open the application Sant, on your iPhone;
1.2. Tap your photo, top right> Medical file ;
1.3. Your medical file appears. If it doesn't suit you, touch Edit ;
1.4. Activate View in lock mode to facilitate access without unlocking your iPhone;
1.5. publish all the information you consider necessary, try to provide at least emergency contact (useful in case of fall detection, emergency call and for rescue);
1.6. Validate with OK.
2. Open the medical file without unlocking the iPhone
Your iPhone must be turned on to access your medical card, but does not need to be unlocked. The principle is the same as to pass a Emergency call. You have 2 possibilities.
from iPhone 8, you have to press simultaneously on the lock button + a button volume. Slide Medical file to the right.
Good to know : release the buttons when the 3 choices appear so as not to launch the automatic emergency call.
With other iPhone, quickly press 5 times the lock button then swipe Medical file.
2.2.1. Try to unlock the iPhone, without success;
2.2.2. In the lower left corner, tap Emergency ;
2.2.3. The keypad appears for emergency calls, choose Medical file.
3. Consult the medical file on the Apple Watch
The watch is often easier to find than the iPhone. The Apple Watch also has access to the contact card even if it is no longer worn on the iPhone or is locked.
Just press and hold the side button then drag the cursor Medical file.
The medical card can help during first aid and treatment. However, remember that if emergency services can access them legally and easily, it can be the case for anyone. So think about this: fill in what is medically important, relevant, without giving any information that can be used against you. Your loved ones will take care of giving the other necessary information.