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We used this at the reserve for difficult locations to find for emergency vehicles..

Where we live, we have many issues as everybody struggles to find us, so using the What3words app and our location is brithdays. save.shins.

Every part of the planet within a 3m square section has now 3 words assigned to them. So now popped this into my ICE page just incase of emergencies!

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Hi Deeb what is ICE

in reply to patsymay13

its a tag system if you are allergic to things after I had an anaphylactic reaction was advised to make sure I had info about it etc. So I have my ICE tag on phone and a neck chain. Just does a medical alert.

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Oh great thanks I will take a look , seems like a good idea x

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KittyJ in reply to patsymay13

If you have an iPhone there’s an emergency page on the lock screen. You can use this for contacts and medical info etc too patsymay 😊

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patsymay13 in reply to KittyJ

Great thanks for that x

I think it also stands for In Case of Emergencies. I have my husbands number on my phone and vice versa under ICE in case either of have an accident and they need to contact the other one.

Me too 👍

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KittyJ in reply to springcross

You’re right spingcross, emergency details, contacts, medical info.

Hi Patsy, it means Incase of Emergency. As an ex A&E nurse , if we had an unconscious patient we would scroll down to their contacts and see if there was an ICE. It's often next of kin etc.

Also some people keep their medical info in a disc on their windscreen, similar bro the old tax disc system. It's not obviously on display but says ICE, and if you were in an RTC the paramedics/firecrew check that for details of medical conditions or medications

Thanks for that info , I guess it doesn't work if I have phone lock on tho , I managed to put a screenshot of meds I take which anyone can see but with having the phone lock on stops anyone being able to go to contacts x

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jbzm in reply to patsymay13

Should do. My phone is pretty cranky but if you wake up the screen (not unlock it) and press emergency, you should get the key pad for dialling and 'emergency information' to access.

Emergency info is usually entered in to your phone via the settings.

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patsymay13 in reply to jbzm

Wow thanks for that , I just tried it and it works a treat x

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jbzm in reply to patsymay13

Just be amazed that I knew what to do. Our two lads (21 and 18) despair of me when it comes to tech!

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patsymay13 in reply to jbzm

😂 same with me x

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KittyJ in reply to patsymay13

What phone do you have patsy?

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patsymay13 in reply to KittyJ

Sorry for the delay been in garden most of the day , it's a galaxy a10 x

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KittyJ in reply to patsymay13

No problem. Glad you’ve worked it out now 😊

Exactly what my son said. First thing he looks for is the phone.

Yes always use it as my hubby's a paraglider pilot. So I know where he is to collect him.

I’ve had what 3 words for ages and you are the first other person who has got it! And I’ve never been able to get it to work for friends trying to find us. I’d also hoped it would be useful for delivery drivers who get lost, but no.....

in reply to helixhelix

we used it a lot on the reserve I think emergency services get it. I like it as it works!

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helixhelix in reply to

If there anyway for it to work without the person having the app on a smart phone?

in reply to helixhelix

You can just go online still does it on what3words.com/

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