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Put emergency information on your lock screen

You can add a message and emergency information to your Android phone's lock screen.

Important: Anyone who picks up your phone can see your message and emergency information without unlocking your phone.

Note: Android isn't the same on all devices. These instructions are for devices running Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Put a message on your lock screen

You can add a line of text to your lock screen, such as information that would help someone return your device if you lost it.

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Security & Location.
  3. By 'Screen lock,' tap Settings Settings.
  4. Tap Lock screen message.
  5. Enter your message. Tap Save.

Show emergency information from your lock screen

You can add a link to personal emergency information to your device's lock screen. For example, you can add information that would help first responders in an emergency, such as your blood type, allergies and medications.

Add information
  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Users & accounts and then Emergency information.
  3. Enter the information that you want to share.
    • For medical information, tap Edit information. (If you don't see 'Edit information', tap Info.)
    • For emergency contacts, tap Add contact. (If you don't see 'Add contact,' tap Contacts.)
    • To clear your information, tap More More and then Clear all.
See information
  1. On a locked screen, swipe up.
  2. Tap Emergency.
  3. Tap Emergency information.
  4. When Emergency information flashes, tap it again.

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