Android Guy Weekly: Using Your Smartphone In Case of Emergency

This week’s Android Guy Weekly was delayed due to a medical emergency in the family, but the experience taught me some things about how to better prepare for emergencies and utilize our smartphones to potentially save a life.

Our first tip involves using the “Owner Information” on your phone to help provide first responders information about who to contact and if you have any allergies in case you’re involved in an accident or can’t answer for yourself — and addresses the problem of securing your phone with a lockscreen but still allow paramedics to see your ICE contact.

Our second tip covers keeping a list of medications and medical procedures on your phone (stored on the device, and not on the cloud) so doctors can be aware of just what they’re dealing with and right away.

Watch the video to see what I mean.

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.