How To Set Up An ICE Contact On Your iPhone

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  3. Hey, thank you for sharing this information. I used this method to enter my emergency contacts. One important thing, if I entered my contacts with “ICE,” Siri would fail to recognize these contacts and would attempt to contact someone else. If entered the information “Ice” Siri would correctly retrieve the info.

    • Andi, thanks so much! That’s a huge help and a very important point. I wonder if that’s true for every model of iPhone… Readers if you can help us out with this, please try it on your own iPhone and let us know if Siri recognizes your ICE contact when it’s typed all in caps “ICE” or if it needs to be Ice on your particular phone. By the way, we’re sending something special your way for this life saving comment 🙂

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  5. Doesn’t work when phone is password locked. Best not to waste people’s time with this. The Health app is a better choice and it shows when locked on the emergency screen as long as you have set it up.

    • Hi Anon,

      Thanks for visiting and for the comment. Did you know that there’s a great way to set up an ICE Contact on your iPhone even if you password protect it? We wrote a post on it that you can find at this link: You’re right — the Medical ID and Health App are great on the newer iPhones but many people still have the old version, or don’t password protect their phones. You can find our post on the best way to set up your Health App/Medical ID here on our blog: Have a spectacular day!

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  14. The problem with ICE contact is recents. I use recents to redial people the most since everyone I call is right there. But instead of the contact showing your wife, it shows ICE. It’s annoying.

    • Hi Bob, I completely agree, it is annoying. I had the same problem myself, but there’s a quick fix. All you need to do is to create one contact just for your wife and another one that’s just an ICE Contact. They really should have different information in them anyway.

      The contact that’s just your wife’s info so you can call her, can have notes you need just for her – like reminders, her birthday, a standing date night — things that don’t belong in an ICE Contact.

      But the ICE Contact needs to have the name ICE, your wife’s name and relationship to you, all of her phone numbers and social media handles along with YOUR medical information, like your allergies, past illnesses and any prescriptions you regularly take in the Notes section.

      Then put your wife’s photo in her contact and one of our ICE Contact Graphics in the ICE Contact and no one will ever get them mixed up. And that way, the next time you redial your wife, you’ll see her name and her lovely photo.

      Hope that helps! Laura

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  17. I have an ICE set up on my iPhone4s… It’s easy and accessible when my phone is passcode locked. Here’s how to do it…
    1. Go into contacts and create a new contact, FIRST Name must only be ICE
    2. DO NOT ENTER Surname field or the iPhone will automatically put it alphabetical order to that and not I for ICE
    3. Put the name and relationship of contact into the COMPANY FIELD
    e.g. “Jon Doe (Partner)” By putting this in the Company Field it eliminates the alphabetical order problem of surnames and keeps ICE in the I etc and stands it alone from all other contacts
    4. Enter all and as much contact information that you can (remember you may be unconscious at the time someone needs this information)
    5. To access this information even when the iPhone is passcode locked, press and hold down the main key to access Siri, ask Siri ‘Contacts ICE’ Siri will then display all the information you have saved…
    6. Remember this technique on an iPhone 4s as you may now access someone elses ICE if they are in your need…

    Hope this helps…

      • Hi, I’ve got an answer for you. If you have a password on your iPhone, emergency personnel CANNOT get your ICE information off of it. Fire/Rescue personnel evidently will not even try to break the password if they encounter this, but hospital personnel and police may, if they cannot find the next of kin of an unconscious patient. Basically though if you normally password protect your smartphone, you should also carry an emergency wallet card with the same information, to make it easier for emergency personnel to spot, and use. We have emergency wallet cards in our Ready In 10 downloadable Get Ready Kit that comes with book. It’s available on Amazon at:

        That was a great question — we learned something too! Thanks!

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