Updated On 3/1/21
What if I told you that you could put an ICE Contact on your iPhone with everything it needs to have in it to save your life, in only 2 minutes?
Would you grab your phone and go for it? Of course you would! In fact, even if you already have an ICE Contact on your iPhone, I guarantee that you’re missing a few key things.
And with the way the world has been the last few years — hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and COVID — it’s more important than ever! Having an ICE contact is an awesome way keep your family safe and connected no matter WHAT is happening around you.
Whether you have an IPhone SE, IPhone 11, Apple Watch, or a brand new IPhone 12 Pro Max, here is a quick and easy way to put a basic ICE Contact on your phone in just 2 minutes.
Before You Begin…
If you password lock your phone, you’ll also need to set up the Medical ID on your iPhone.
It’s the only way that a hospital will be able to view your ICE Contact while you’re phone is locked.
So once you’ve finished your ICE Contact, set up the Medical ID on your phone, by clicking on the Health App (that’s the app with the heart that comes pre-loaded onto your phone). Then attach your ICE Contact(s) to the Medical ID so they’ll be easy for an emergency room to spot. If you need detailed instructions on setting up your Medical ID you can find them in our book “At Your Fingertips“.
Grab your phone and let’s get started!
1 Put the word ICE, all capitals, in the First Name field.
2 Put your ICE Contact’s full name and relationship to you in the Company field.
3 Type in each and every one of your contact’s phone numbers.
4 Type in all of your contact’s email addresses — again, every one you have for them.
5 Type in all of your contact’s social media handles/user names in the “Website” section of your contact.
You never know what type of communications will be working in an emergency. Many people have reached loved ones on Facebook and Twitter, when cell phone and landline service was down.
6 Your own allergies, medications and medical history go in the notes section. Even better capitalize the words ALLERGIES, MEDICATIONS etc, to ensure that they’re seen.
7 You can also add your physician’s names and phone numbers in the notes section and if you like, a link to your own medical history form. If you don’t have one, you can download one of ours.
8 Is your contact in different locations on different days? Add that in the notes section as well.
9 And finally, never, ever put your social security number or insurance member number into your ICE Contact. You may put the name of your insurance company and their customer service number into the Notes section if you like, but as long as your emergency contact can provide that information when he or she gets to the hospital, it’s probably not necessary.
If you’d also like to add your ICE Contact to your Apple watch, just make sure your contacts are synched with your iPhone and it will show up on your watch’s contacts as well. To add it to your Health ID on both your iPhone and your Apple Watch, check out one of our other blog posts.
And there you have it. One fully loaded ICE Contact. Two Minutes.
While you’re feeling proactive, don’t forget to put ICE Contacts on your spouse’s and kid’s phones too, along with each other’s contact information.
As amazing as our 2 Minute ICE Contact is, we have a high-powered, fully loaded version in our book “The ICE My Phone Kit” along with step by step directions for ICEing other phones like Samsung Galaxy, regular Androids and even phones that are, shall we say, not all that smart.
Have Fun Getting Your Stuff Together!
The ICE My Phone Kit
Did you know your smartphone can save your life? It can also save your spouse’s life, your kid’s lives and the lives of everyone you love! The secret is letting your phone do the talking for you in an emergency. How? With ICE, your in case of emergency contact. In “The ICE My Phone Kit” you’ll find step by step directions for ICEing, iPhones, Galaxies, regular Androids, Windows and even flip phones. Paperback Or Instant Download
At Your Fingertips | Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter
What if I told you, there was something you have with you right now, that can give you the support, information & ability you need to keep everyone and everything you love safe and sound, PLUS the power to gather your family in seconds no matter where they are. What is it? It’s your smartphone! At Your Fingertips is an easy to read, easy to use guide that turns your smartphone into your very own life preserver. Paperback Or Instant Download