Add ICE to Your Mobile Device

Add ICE to Your Mobile Device

Add ICE to Your Mobile Device| ICE Mobile Phone Tip |ACT TWO


 Sometimes an idea arises that is so simple that you wonder, Why didn’t I think of that?  Adding an In-Case-of-Emergency (ICE) contact to your mobile device can save your life.

It’s simple:  on your phone or tablet, use the acronym ICE to list a trustworthy family member or friend who is familiar with your medical history, allergies, medicines and special conditions.  

How It Works

You can add this directly into your contact list, or find a app that places your ICE information on your lock screen.  PC Magazine offers easy-to-follow tips on how to do this, whether you are using an iPhone, Blackberry or Android device.  

A Quick Fix for Any Phone

There’s one really simple way to add ICE information to any mobile phone.

1.    Open any note-taking app.

2.   Type whatever ICE information you want in the note. Make sure you have margins on all sides and that the text easily fits on one screen.

3.   Take a screenshot of that note.

4.   Use that note as your lock screen wallpaper.

With this method, an emergency responder will have to use his own phone to dial the number that appears on your lock screen wallpaper, but it’s likely that someone responding to your emergency will have communication options beside your locked phone.

None of us expect to face an emergency but… that’s why they’re called emergencies.  Better to be prepared than sorry. 


by Donna Giachetti

Donna Giachetti writes frequently for ACT TWO. Her blog posts are available here.

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