Emergency

How to set up your Emergency Contacts on iPhone

Set up Emergency Contacts iPhone - lifesaver on wood

We get used to handing out our emergency contacts at doctor’s offices, hospitals, and the like. But how many of us take the time to set them up on our device?

Having your emergency contacts set and ready on your iPhone can be an enormous help when you need them. Whether you have a health condition that can put you in danger or not doesn’t really matter. It’s about having that insurance at your fingertips.

In this tutorial we’ll show you a few quick ways you can set up the emergency contacts on your iPhone. Since it only takes a minute or two, it’s worth your time. Hopefully, you’ll never need to use them, but if you do, they’ll be ready.

How to allow calls and texts from specific contacts with Do Not Disturb on

Emergency Bypass Enabled

The Do Not Disturb feature on your device is a handy tool for those times when you need to unplug. But, if an emergency pops up, you still want calls or texts from certain contacts to get through.

One way to do this is to add those contacts to your Favorites or create a new group for them. However, there is another way to allow those important phone calls and messages to come through by using the Emergency Bypass setting.

How to disable AMBER and Emergency alerts on iPhone

Your iPhone comes equipped with government notifications, such as AMBER, Emergency, and Public Safety alerts. These alerts are pushed out to individuals by their carriers based on their location, and can be useful for a variety of reasons.

On the other hand, if you don't think you'll be using them any time soon or you get sick of seeing them on your device, you can always disable them.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how!