How to prepare your iPhone for an emergency — set up your device to save your life

Your iPhone goes with you everywhere – it’s the most versatile tool in your arsenal because it keeps you connected, entertained and helps you navigate, but did you know it could also save your life?

Apple bundles several options on the iPhone that can come in handy in an emergency. Your iPhone can automatically alert your nearest contacts (or call the local emergency hotline) when you’re in trouble, and can even give first responders access to your medical history without unlocking the phone. But for these features to work, you need to set them up. Here’s how to prepare your iPhone for emergencies.

Create a Medical ID on your iPhone