Question about ICE contacts in iPhone
April 13, 2016 11:49 AM   Subscribe

[iPhone filter] I have designated a few contacts in my iPhone as ICE. The problem is, any text message or phone call from any of these numbers shows up as "ICE," not their primary name.

This may sound silly, but due to aging family etc, I find this EXTREMELY distressing. I don't want my boyfriend's WhatsApp convos being labeled as ICE. I don't want my best friend calling with a joke to flash up as ICE. It makes my stomach fall every time I see it.

TL;DR: How do I allow emergency personnel access to my emergency contact numbers without having all of them show as ICE on my iPhone?

Thanks so much.
posted by cyndigo to Technology (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Do you have "ICE Stu" in the First Name field or just "ICE"? I do the former, and it shows up as "ICE Stu". I barely even notice that it's there anymore.

Alternately, a friend of mine has a picture with his emergency contact's name and number as his lock screen.
posted by Etrigan at 11:57 AM on April 13, 2016

Best answer: Open up the Health app and tap Medical ID at the bottom. You can edit it from here to add emergency contacts. Make sure you enable Show When Locked. If your phone is locked, anybody tapping "Emergency" will be able to see your Medical ID and any contacts you have listed there. No need to label anything ICE.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:58 AM on April 13, 2016 [12 favorites]

Best answer: The Medical ID function on the iPhone lets you do exactly this. Here's how.
posted by goggie at 11:58 AM on April 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Oh, thanks so much. It's all fixed now!
posted by cyndigo at 12:55 PM on April 13, 2016

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