Did you know that your Samsung Galaxy smartphone can save your life?
And it’s not just Galaxy but any kind of smartphone, like the iPhone, Droid Incredible or even the Windows Phone. The secret is letting your phone do the talking for you in an emergency. And the way to do that is with ICE.
But… And this is a BIG but…
If you usually password protect your phone, emergency personnel might not be able to see your ICE information.
Believe it or not, in many cities emergency workers aren’t allowed to break into a password protected mobile phone, even in an emergency. Which means that having an ICE contact on a password protected phone is useless, right?
Wrong! As long as you set up your lock screen and your ICE contact correctly, all an emergency worker has to do is glance at your locked screen to find your iCE Contact.
Here are two different ways to set it up, depending on the model Galaxy you have.
Many Samsung Galaxies have an Emergency Dialer on the Home Screen. Simply set up your ICE contacts and then press and hold your first ICE contact until the menu appears, then add it to the ICE Emergency Contact Group. Now it will appear on your Emergency Dialer.
If your Galaxy doesn’t have this feature, but you normally password lock your phone, all you have to do is add your ICE information directly to your Lock Screen.
Here’s how to do it!
Go into Settings and touch My Device and then Lock Screen. Then touch Lock Screen Widgets. Now on the very bottom of the menu you’ll see Owner Information. Touch that and a window will appear. Simply type in “ICE CONTACT” along with your contact’s name, phone number, your allergy or medical information – anything you would need an emergency room to know about you. Then Check the Box and Choose Okay.
Now your ICE information will appear right on your Lock Screen, no password needed.
If you’d rather not do this yourself, just go over to the Google Play Store and get the new ICE Contact Wallpaper App created by the London paramedic who started it all, Bob Brotchie.
While you’re here, be sure to check out our other posts like How To Put An ICE Contact On Your iPhone, or How To ICE Your Samsung Galaxy to learn everything you need to know about ICEing your phone. And 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.
Have Fun Getting Your Stuff Together! We’ll talk later…
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