What The Tech? Emergency ID
Wichita, Kan. (KWCH) -- With spring and summer upon us, sporting events and concerts allow you to be outdoors with more people. What should I do if I see someone who needs medical attention? You don't know her.
They do not answer and remain alone. An unknown feature of most smartphones can save someone's life. Here's the scenario: You see someone who needs urgent treatment.
You can call 9-1-1 from your phone. Better to use their phones. But what if their phone is locked with Face ID or a passcode? Or use your phone to call for help and contact family and friends.
Even if your phone is locked. You can do this on your iPhone or Android device. If he has an iPhone, just swipe up. Even if the phone is locked, you will see "Emergency" at the bottom of the screen. It even displays the word "urgent" in multiple languages. Tap it to open the phone's keyboard. You can't call anyone, but you can call 9-1-1.
After calling 9-1-1, swipe up again and tap Emergency. At the bottom of the screen you will see "Medical Certificate". Clicking on this should show the person's name, the medication they are taking, and their emergency contact. From here, you can send a message to their emergency contacts and let them know what's going on.
This is a life saving feature on every iPhone. It is also a good way to find the owner of a lost phone. If they're wearing an Apple Watch, they're most likely unlocked. Even if it is pressed and the bottom button is not pressed.
Swipe to make an emergency call, which will call 9-1-1 and send a message to their emergency contacts that you've called for help and show your exact location.
This works if you have set up emergency contacts. If not, you should. Open the Health app on your iPhone and tap your photo in the upper right corner. Fill in everything you think is necessary, especially information about medications that are important in an emergency, such as: B. Blood thinners and drugs that affect the heart rate.
Add emergency contacts and phone numbers. Make sure "Show when locked" and "Sharing on emergency calls" are turned on. On Android devices, swipe up on the screen. Press 911 to see their name, call 9-1-1, and view medical information and emergency contacts.
Android phone owners must enter this information. This may vary depending on your Android device. If you have an old phone at home, this is a good way to make sure that young children can call for help. Teach them how to do it. Even if the phone is not activated or connected to a data plan, it will still call 9-1-1 for help. This is an important way to protect yourself and your children.
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