In a medical emergency, the services look to your phone as the first point of information.
A simple swipe upwards on the phone lock screen and a tap on the word EMERGENCY should reveal the emergency screen with an option to view “EMERGENCY INFORMATION“.
If there is nothing there then this tutorial is for you!
Set up your emergency information now and prepare for the loss of your phone or for your own medical emergency.
Below is a guide for setting up your emergency information on your Huawei phone.
Previously I wrote a similar procedure for the Samsung phone.
Huawei first requires you to create a business card about yourself before presenting you with the option of Emergency Information. Thereafter, once your Emergency information is added, you can add up to 3 Emergency Contacts.
Before you start make sure your intended emergency contact names are recorded properly in your Contacts – E.G.
First Name: Bob, Last name: Smith, Mobile: +44 7804…
It is important to add +44 (country code) in front of all your UK numbers in case the contact needs to be called from abroad while you are travelling.
On your phone open the Phone app and select the Contact tab at the bottom or open the app called Contacts directly.
At the top of your contacts list you should see Groups, Business cards and My card. Tap on My card.
Enter your Name, Organisation (if applicable) and as many other details as possible. Tap ADD MORE FIELDS to make sure you have covered everything. Tap on the camera icon at the top to include an image of your face. When finished tap the tick mark in the top right of the screen.
You should now see your name as the Business card as in step 1 above. Tap your name and you should then see your business card appear. It has a QR code in the middle. This QR code (Square type of barcode) contains everything about you. More about this later.
You are now done!
Tap on Emergency Information on the bottom right. Enter as much information about yourself as you can: Blood type, Allergies, Medications etc. Type the word “None“, instead of leaving the field blank (shown as None specified), as this will ensure that the word None is shown when your information is being viewed.
Under EMERGENCY NUMBERS tap on Emergency contacts and tap ADD CONTACT. Find and tap on your preferred emergency contact and phone number to add to your Emergency contacts list. You can repeat this process to add up to three contacts.
QR Code and what it does
The resulting QR code shown in My card (now shown as your name), is for other phone users to add YOU to their own contact list.
Instead of giving someone a business card you can use the My card feature of your phone to pass on your contact details.
- Open the Contacts app, tap on your name (My card) and show the person your QR code.
- That person then in turn switches on their phone and takes a picture of your QR code, which then saves all your contact information into their Contacts app.
- To take a snap of a QR card on a Huawei phone, simply swipe downwards on any home screen and tap the code scanner icon in the top right of the screen, and position the phone above the QR code to capture it.
What else should you do?…
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