The tragic events that have unfolded recently have made us all, naturally, ponder the same question: What if that ever happened to me, or someone I love? At times like these, it's important to take any steps we can to make ourselves feel safer. Here's a big one you can do right now, and it will take you only seconds.
The tip: Experts recommend putting emergency contact info in your cell phone, so that police and hospital workers can gain access to your next of kin in case of an emergency.
If you're an iPhone user, you can put medical ID info right on to your locked screen, so that nobody needs a password to access it. First, go into your phone's Health App (it's a white app with red heart ) and go to the tab for "Medical ID." Enter your information, and then enable it to show on Emergency screen.
After you take these simple steps, you're done! From now on, your passcode page's Emergency button will take you to a white screen and the bottom left will say Medical ID; your information will always be stored here.
If you're an Android phone user, go to the “owner info” settings (under Settings > Security) and enter your important information there.
Doing so could make a big difference if--God forbid--you're ever in a position where emergency medical personnel can't speak to you and want to get in touch with your loved ones.
This important tip is being shared virally on social media, so don't be afraid to pass it on to your friends.