Let's be honest, technology can be creepy. But, it can also be pretty cool and help save lives. Do you have emergency contact information in your phone? After talking about it in the office, not everybody even knew about this awesome feature.
Whether you have an Android or an Apple phone, you can enter information about your health that is accessible even when your phone is locked. Enter details like medications, allergies, blood type and emergency contacts.
On an a Pixel 3a, this is what the information screen looks like.
On an Android device, you can set the emergency information from the lock screen. While it's locked, select "emergency" then "emergency information". Add your information and contacts by clicking on the pencil icon to edit.
If you have an iPhone, you can set the information through the Health app. Within the health app, select the summary tab, click on your profile picture in the upper-right corner, select medical details>medical ID and tap "edit" in the upper-right corner. For the full step-by-step, visit Apple's support page.
Alternatively, you could have your lock screen always display the information you want without having to click on "Emergency" then "Emergency Info". To do that, you can pull up Google Docs or another note app on your phone, type what information you want to display, take a screen shot of that, and then set that image as your lock screen image. Voila!
You can also use the acronym ICE next to any contacts you want to be notified in an emergency. Keep in mind that contacts not included on your emergency lock screen would only be accessible if the phone is unlocked.