Here is how you can set up Medical ID on your iPhone

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The stock Health app has been handy in helping you stay fit. Basically, the app includes the ability to track various activities like sleeping, walking and more. With iOS 10, Apple brings significant updates to its Health app with a new Today section, visual overhaul, and an enhanced Health data tab.


In reality, there is a much lesser known feature within the Health app called Medical ID, which includes the ability to show important information about iPhone owners like name, birthday, medical conditions, medical notes, blood types, weight, height and even more.

If you are new to the Health app, chances that some of its features can be a little bit confusing. With that in mind, in this guide, we will run you through the steps to set up Medical ID on your iPhone.

Steps to set up Medical ID on your iPhone

Before we begin, note that the below-mentioned guide helps you fill out appropriate information for Medical ID.

Step one: First off, you need to launch the Health app on your iPhone and you are now supposed to tap the Medical ID button in the lower corner of the screen

Step two: Once you are done, all you need to do is to fill out details in the input field. Note that none of the info you provide will not be shared in Health data or to other apps. Instead, it will only show up in the Medical ID panel

Step three: Once it is done, you simply need to tap Done to set the Medical ID data for your iPhone.

Once you are done, you can check the info you provided earlier right from the lock screen and your friends also can check your Medical ID data.

Steps to check Medical ID on an iPhone

You can easily check the Medical ID of other iPhone owners as long as they have filled out their information. Here is how you can do this:

Step one: You have to tap the “Emergency” button at the bottom-left corner of the lock screen.

Step two: Once done, tap on “Medical ID” to see the medical information your friends have filled out for their iPhone.

Note that everybody can check your Medical ID from the lock screen even if you are using a passcode to lock, which may raise concerns about privacy. However, for health reasons or for maximizing the chances of finding a lost iPhone, it could be something we’d consider worthwhile.

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