How to Access Medical ID from Lock Screen in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Do you know that you can access your Medical ID even without launching Health app in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad? Let's dive across to discover it!

I still remember how pleased I was to see the stock “Health” app in iOS 8. Specifically developed to not just track your various activities like walking, running but also improve fitness; it instantly struck the right code with several iPhone users. Though there are some advanced third-party fitness apps, Health is second to none, is it?

You have to create your Medical ID to use Health perfectly on your iPhone. Furthermore, you can access it right from the Lock screen of your device.

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How to Access Medical ID from Lock Screen in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

At times, you may require accessing your Medical ID quickly; especially when meeting a doctor. And if you can get it easily even without launching the Health app, you are much better off, aren’t you?

How to Access Emergency Medical ID from LockScreen in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Note: Make sure you have created Medical ID on your iPhone. The “Show When Locked” feature in Health must be turned on.

Step #1. First off, press the Home button of your iPhone to bring up the passcode screen.

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Step #2. Now, you have to tap on Emergency from the bottom left corner.

Tap on Emergency in Lock Screen iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Medical ID at the bottom right corner.

Tap on Medical ID in Lock Screen iPhone

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Step #4. On the next screen, you will see your Medical ID.

Make Call in Medical Emergency from iPhone

Step #5. Tap on Done when you have checked your ID.

Tap on Done in Medical ID on iPhone

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How to Prevent the Access to Medical ID from Lock Screen in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Medical ID consists of some personal information. Hence, not too many people would want to let it be accessed right from Lock screen due to privacy concern. If it is the case with you as well, disallow its casual access.

Step #1. Launch Health app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on Medical ID tab at the bottom right corner.

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Step #3. Now, tap on Edit.

Tap on Edit in Medical ID in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #4. Toggle off the switch next to “Show When Locked”.

Turn Off Emergency ID in Lock Screen in iOS 10 on iPhone

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Step #5. Tap on Done at the top right corner to confirm the change.

That’s it!

Your Medical ID will no longer be accessed from the Lock screen. Later if you decide against it, follow the steps mentioned above and turn on the switch.

If you use Health, you may, at times, need to export/import your health data. Make sure to check out this post to get it done easily.

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