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Put emergency info 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 info without unlocking your phone.

Note: Some of these steps work only on 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, like info 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 info from your lock screen

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

Add info
  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 info
  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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