Know What It’s Already Capable Of
Even without third-party apps, your iPhone has a few things that can come in handy in an emergency. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the flashlight and Emergency SOS. It may also be a good idea to set up your emergency contacts via the Health app — these can be accessed by first responders if you aren’t able to unlock your device.
In the event of a natural disaster, it’s also a good idea to keep your SMS texting and internet-based communication apps in mind. The phone lines may be overloaded or down in an emergency, leaving you unable to call your friends and loved ones. So sending a text may be the most reliable way of getting in contact with them.