iPhones have the option for owners to put in a 4 digit number to keep the information safe should the phone get stolen or lost. However, it occurred to me today after reading a story that that passcode wall may have one problem.
What happens if you're out on a bike or in a car and have an accident and are unable to communicate with emt or hospital workers about who to get in touch with. Your phone won't help those people get in touch with family if they can't get to the contacts. We both have an ICE contact in our phone, In Case of Emergency, but Dale has his phone locked with a passcode and I do not. EMT workers could notify Dale about me, but the reverse would be tricky unless there is a system I haven't heard of yet.