How to Add and Access Emergency Info on Android

Here's how to add and access emergency information on your Android phone.

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How to Add and Access Emergency Info on Android

How to Add and Access Emergency Info on Android

In today's hectic world, it's easy to overlook that emergencies can arise anytime. That's why preparation is crucial. One great way is adding emergency info to your Android phone. This lets you save key medical data and contacts so first responders can quickly access them if needed. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to add and access emergency information on your Android device. By the end, you’ll be ready for anything life throws your way. Let’s dive in!

How to Add Emergency Information

1. Open the Settings app.


2. In settings scroll down & tap on the “Safety and emergency” option.

3. Next, Tap “Emergency contacts” to add emergency contacts.

4. Then tap on the "Add member" button.

5. Here search for the contact you want to add to your contact list & after selecting the contacts, Tap “Done” to save. You can add multiple contacts from here

6. If you go to the previous page “Safety and emergency” then you can add more emergency info for example medical information, enter any medical conditions, allergies, medications, blood type, etc.

How to Access Emergency Information

1. Swipe up on the lock screen to reveal the emergency button.

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2. Tap "Emergency" to view your stored emergency contacts and medical information. Anyone can access this information without needing to unlock your phone.

Important Tips:

  • Don't forget to let your emergency contacts know you put them in your phone's emergency info. They'll appreciate a heads up, and it reminds you to double check all the details are correct!

  • Medical conditions change and phone numbers get updated - so review your emergency info every few months and update any changes.

  • If your phone is off or loses signal, emergency responders won't see your emergency info. So wear a medic alert bracelet or necklace with key details, like medical conditions and allergies.

  • Anyone who picks up your phone can see the emergency contact and medical info right on the lock screen. Only include the bare minimum that's necessary in an emergency. For privacy, omit extras like insurance info, doctors, medications, etc. Stick to just a couple of emergency contacts and critical conditions.


Adding emergency information to your Android phone is a simple yet crucial step in preparing for unexpected situations. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily add key medical data and emergency contacts to your device. This information can be quickly accessed by first responders in case of an emergency, potentially saving precious time and even lives. Remember to regularly review and update your emergency information. Stay safe and prepared!

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