How to Set Emergency Contact on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Setting Emergency Contact on Android


Having an emergency contact on your Android device can provide peace of mind and ensure that someone is notified in case of an emergency. Setting up an emergency contact is a simple process that can be done directly from your device’s settings.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings Menu

To begin, open the Settings app on your Android device. You can usually find this app in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the gear icon.

Step 2: Locating the Emergency Contacts Option

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the “About phone” or “About device” option. Tap on it to open additional settings.

Note: The location and naming of this option may vary depending on your device’s manufacturer and Android version. If you don’t see it under “About phone,” try looking for it in other sections such as “System” or “Security.”

Step 3: Managing Emergency Contacts

Within the “About phone” or similar section, look for an option called “Emergency contacts,” “Emergency information,” or something similar. Tap on it to access the emergency contact settings.

Add a Contact:

  • To add an emergency contact, tap on the “+” or “Add contact” button.
  • A list of available contacts will appear. Select the contact you want to add as an emergency contact from your existing contacts list.
  • If the desired contact is not available in your contacts list, tap on “Create new contact” to manually enter their details.
  • Once you have selected or created a contact, you may be prompted to provide additional details such as their relationship to you.
  • Save the contact by tapping on “Save” or a similar option.

Edit or Remove a Contact:

  • To edit or remove an existing emergency contact, tap on the contact’s name in the emergency contacts list.
  • Make the necessary changes or select the option to remove the contact.
  • Save your changes.

Step 4: Adding Emergency Information

In addition to setting emergency contacts, Android allows you to provide emergency information that can be accessed even when your device is locked. This information can include details such as blood type, allergies, medical conditions, and more. To add emergency information:

  • Go back to the main emergency settings screen (refer to Step 3).
  • Tap on “Edit information” or a similar option.
  • Fill in the relevant fields with your emergency information.


By following these simple steps, you can easily set up an emergency contact and provide important medical information on your Android device. Having this information readily available can be invaluable in critical situations and help ensure that necessary assistance is provided promptly.


The options and steps described in this tutorial may vary slightly based on different Android versions and device manufacturers. However, most devices should have similar settings for adding emergency contacts and information.

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