Accessing emergency contacts

Apple iPhone 8 on iOS 16.0.0

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Learn how to enter Emergency Mode on your device. You can access options such as Medical ID or Emergency SOS.

  1. Step 1/5

    From the Lock screen, press and hold either Volume button and the Side button simultaneously.

    The indicator is in the top left.
  2. Step 2/5

    Slide the Emergency SOS switch from left to right to call emergency services.

    Note: By continuing to hold either Volume button and Side button, it will start a countdown that automatically calls emergency services upon your behalf.

    The indicator is towards the left.
  3. Step 3/5

    Access your emergency Contacts by sliding the Medical ID switch from left to right

    The indicator is towards the left.
  4. Step 4/5

    You can tap an emergency contact’s number to call them directly. Otherwise, they’ll be messaged whenever you call emergency services using Emergency SOS, and your current location will be shared as part of that message.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
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