How To Use The “In Case of Emergency” iPhone Shortcut

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In life, it is always wise to be fully prepared, especially for emergencies. To help phone users with that all over the world, Apple has a feature to help iPhone users remain safe when shocking events happen, and it is named “In Case of Emergency.”

In Case of Emergency is actually a third party iPhone shortcut that allows you to personalize who you reach out to for help at any point in time, making it faster and simpler for you to contact the right people for different situations. Available for devices with iOS 12 or later, this customized emergency shortcut sets off a multi-step chain of alerts with a single tap. See How To Use The “In Case of Emergency” iPhone Shortcut:

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Difference Between In Case of Emergency Shortcut And Emergency SOS?

When iPhone users make use of the SOS tool, it’s a multi-step process to enable all its services. Your phone instantly calls the local emergency number, meaning it basically treats all emergencies the same.

The shortcut quickly cuts down those instructions, creating one button via its voice-activated process, unlike the other emergencies features you are used to. Unlike the Emergency SOS feature that appears when you power down an iPhone, the ICE shortcut can trigger several messages and instructions, personalizable to anything, including a serious medical event, car breakdown e.t.c.

This shortcut allows you to text an emergency contact a pre-written message with your location followed by a text, to the same or different contacts with specific guidelines based on the kind of event.

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Another edge of the shortcut is that it is quite discreet. If you are in any bad situation at home or in public, emergency contacts can be notified quickly through text instead of having an audible phone call that can further expose you. If you are thinking about making use of the shortcut, see how to set it up:

Use "In Case of Emergency" iPhone Shortcut
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How To Customize The In Case Of Emergency Shortcut On iPhone?

To modify or personalize this alert, you can click dots at the top of the “In Case of Emergency.” button. As soon as you do this, you’ll have access to a list of the instructions and features of the iPhone that they use.

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This list of steps is very customizable, letting you to modify your set contacts, texts, add the shortcut to your home screen from here, or even add and remove actions to the shortcut.

You are done.

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