Discussion in 'iPhone' started by badgolferman, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. badgolferman

    badgolferman Guest

    Does an iPhone have anything like In Case of Emergency (ICE) contacts
    that other phones have?

    My son found a phone laying on the ground in front of the school and my
    wife called the ICE contact that was available from the locked phone
    and the person it belonged to came and picked it up. He left $20 for
    my son for doing the right thing.
    badgolferman, Jan 14, 2015
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  2. iOS 8 does.
    Michelle Steiner, Jan 14, 2015
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    badgolferman Guest

    badgolferman, Jan 14, 2015
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    badgolferman Guest

    Care to enlighten me? Haven't found anything on it so far.
    badgolferman, Jan 14, 2015
  5. Fill out the contact (and while you're there, might as well fill out
    the rest) data in the medical ID section of the Health app. Then on
    the lock screen, there's "Emergency" in the lower left corner, tap it.
    Then tap "Medical ID" in the lower left corner. All the data you
    entered in Health, including the contacts, will be displayed.
    Michelle Steiner, Jan 14, 2015
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    badgolferman Guest

    Thank you. I found it.
    badgolferman, Jan 14, 2015
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    Meanie Guest

    The "Emergency" doesn't show up for me and I have it enabled in medical ID.
    Meanie, Jan 14, 2015
  8. If the passcode is all numbers, and the entry keys is a numeric keypad,
    "Emergency" is in the lower left corner. If the passcode contains
    letters and/or non-alphanumeric characters, "Emergency" is centered
    near the top.
    Michelle Steiner, Jan 15, 2015
  9. Michelle Steiner, Jan 15, 2015
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    Alan Browne Guest

    On the main lockscreen there is no emergency label.

    If one swipes to the right, then "Emergency" appears at the top of the
    "Touch ID or Enter Password" dialog page.

    Then one can get at the keypad Medical ID label.
    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2015
  11. badgolferman

    Alan Browne Guest

    But that does not appear on the lockscreen. One needs to swipe right.

    (touch ID enabled).
    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2015
  12. That is the lockscreen.
    Michelle Steiner, Jan 15, 2015
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    Doc O'Leary Guest

    For your reference, records indicate that
    Other than the answer given by others, you could do what I did: create
    an image that contains all the info you want people to see and set it as
    your lock screen wall paper. I mainly expect/hope it will be used if I
    ever lose a device rather than if there’s an incapacitating emergency.
    Doc O'Leary, Jan 15, 2015
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Not sure I want everyone and their dog to see that stuff when
    I still have the phone and have just left it on the table etc tho.
    Rod Speed, Jan 15, 2015
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    Meanie Guest

    I see, I realized it doesn't display on the swipe page, but does on the
    numeric/passcode page. Therefore, one must swipe first in order to view it.

    Meanie, Jan 15, 2015
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    Urs Beeli Guest

    Hm, on my iPhone I need to take the following steps to display the emergency

    - press "on" button -> shows time and "unlock"
    - swipre right -> shows number pad, "Emergency" and "Cancel"
    - press "Emergency" -> shows number pad, "Emergency pass" and "Cancel"
    - press "Emergency pass" -> finally the contact data is shown

    This is with TouchID enabled and a purely numeric password.

    (Disclaimer: my iOS is in German, so some of the above terms may not be 100%
    correct in English).

    I have to admit, I would have never thought to take those three steps in
    order to find out the contact details because I just thought "emergency" was
    they way to make emergency calls on a locked phone, not that it would also
    be the place where contact information is hidden... And I would definitely
    not consider this to be "on the lockscreen".

    Urs Beeli, Jan 15, 2015
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    Savageduck Guest

    Swipe Screen:

    Lock Screen (tap on “Emergency†on bottom left)

    Key Pad Screen:
    Emergency contact top center. Tap to call from the locked iPhone.
    Medical ID Info bottom left.
    Savageduck, Jan 15, 2015
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Which would be hidden from someone picking up my phone and hitting the
    home or power button unless they knew to swipe right.

    The Emergency label should be on that very first appearing page and
    should allow for multiple languages (French here, Spanish in the US, for
    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2015
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    Alan Browne Guest

    There is no "Slide to unlock" when you first light up that screen.

    The "Emergency" label should be on that first screen, and in at least 2
    if not three languages (set per where the phone is or custom setting).

    It does rotate through a few languages on the keypad page if you get there.

    On mine Emergency is centre-top.
    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2015
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    Savageduck Guest

    Does iOS8 work differently in Canada?
    Here in California, "Slide to Unlock" appears after 1 second.
    Speak to Apple, they might fix that for you.
    Quite a number of languages for the Emergency Contact on the Key Pad
    Screen. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Chinese,
    Russian. Sorry, no Serbo-Croatian.
    It must be that Canadian thing again.

    You can also call the emergency contact(s) from locked iPhone via the
    Medical ID Info page.
    Savageduck, Jan 15, 2015
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