How To Add Contacts To iOS 11’s Emergency SOS Feature on iPhone

Get much-needed help in dire situations! Follow through this up front guide to add emergency contacts to Emergency SOS on your iPhone running iOS 11.

Wherever you go in the world, emergency situations might occur unexpectedly. What if you get lost? What if you are traveling alone in a cab and find yourself totally unsafe? Won’t you need emergency numbers to get immediate help? Yes, you will. Fortunately, you can add emergency contacts to emergency SOS feature in iOS 11 to instantly notify your friends in dire situations.

Apart from letting you notify your emergency contacts, this life-saving feature also allows sending your current location. You can easily edit your emergency contacts; add new ones and remove the ones you no longer want to keep.

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So, if you want to use this life-saving feature, head over to this straightforward guide!

How To Add Emergency Contacts To iOS 11’s Emergency SOS Feature

Step #1. First of all, launch Settings app on your iPhone. Then, tap on “Emergency SOS.”

Tap on Settings then Emergency SOS on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #2. Then, tap on “Set up Emergency Contacts in Health.”

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Tap on Set up Emergency Contacts in Health App in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #3. Next, the Health app will open. You will see “Medical ID” page. Tap on “Create Medical ID.”

Tap on Create Medical ID in iOS 11 Health App

Step #4. Now, you can add/edit information related to your Medical ID. For instance, you have the option to add the date of birth, medical conditions, medical notes. There is also an option to add a photo.

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Add Personal Info in Medical ID on iPhone

You need to scroll down under Emergency Contacts, Tap on add emergency contact.

Tap on Add Emergency Contact in Medical ID in iOS 11 Health App

Step #5. Next up, “Contacts” list will open. Select the contact you want to add to your emergency contact list.

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Select Contact to Add as Emergency Contact in iOS 11 Health App

Step #6. Upon selecting the contact, “Relationship” page will open. Select relevant relationship.

Select Relationship with Emergency Contact in iOS 11 Health App

Step #7. Finally, tap on “Done” at the top right corner to confirm.

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Adding Emergency Contact to Emergency SOS on iPhone

If you want to add more contact, follow through the same process.

How to Edit/Delete Emergency Contacts in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Open Settings app → Emergency SOS.

Tap on Settings then Emergency SOS on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #2. Tap on “Edit Emergency Contacts in Health.”

Tap on Edit Emergency Contact in Health App in Emergency SOS Settings

Step #3. Next, you need to tap on Edit at the top right corner.

Edit Emergency SOS Contact in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #4. Now, edit your medical ID information.

Scroll down and tap on the red minus button to the left of the contact you want to remove → tap on Delete → tap on Done at the top right corner to confirm the change.

Delete Emergency SOS Contact in iOS 11 on iPhone

Wrapping Up

The best part is, you can use emergency SOS feature with ease. Just press ON/OFF button of your device five times to call your emergency services and notify your loved ones. What do you think of this life-saving feature? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

As we are talking Emergency SOS, you might want to check out this complete guide on how to use it on iPhone.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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