What Is Life360 and How Does It Work?
Life360 is a family locator app available on both iOS and Android devices. It uses GPS technology to monitor the real-time location of each member that joins the ‘Circle’, or group. By creating a Circle, family members can easily stay connected and be notified when their loved ones are on the move.
The app provides helpful features like Ride Alerts, which notifies family members of a user’s location while they’re in transit. It also includes an optional 24/7 roadside assistance service called Driver Protect, as well as an option to send urgent Help Alerts for more serious situations.
In addition to providing peace of mind for families, the app can come in handy for busy parents who want to keep track of their kids’ whereabouts at home or away from the house. Life360 also helps users set boundaries so they can receive notifications when their family members enter or leave predetermined areas like places of work or school.
- What Is Life360 and How Does It Work?
- Removing Members From the Life360 App
- Removing Yourself From the Circle
- Adding and Exiting Members of the Circle
- Creating a Life360 Circle
- Alternatives to Leaving a Life360 Circle
Removing Members From the Life360 App
Leaving a Life360 Circle is a simple process that allows you to keep your family safe and secure. It’s important to note that once a member is removed, they will no longer be able to access the location of other members in the Circle.
Here’s how you can remove someone from your Life360 Circle:
- Go to the Life360 app on your device and choose the ‘Family’ tab at the bottom of the screen.
- Select the ‘settings’ icon at the top right corner and then tap ‘Manage Family Members’.
- Choose the member you want to remove and tap ‘Remove Member’ at the bottom of their profile page.
- Confirm that you want to remove them from your Circle by tapping ‘Remove Member’ again on the confirmation page.
Note that if you are removing yourself, you won’t be able to delete your own profile until all other members have been removed from your circle first – this ensures that any profiles associated with premium services are not lost in the process, since premium charges will continue until all members are removed from a circle permanently.
Removing Yourself From the Circle
Leaving a Life360 circle is relatively straightforward and can be done in just a few simple steps.
Open the App
First, open the Life360 app on your device and log in with your credentials.
Access the Circle Settings
Once you are logged in, go to the Circles tab in the app and select the circle you want to leave. In the circle settings, you should see an option to “Leave Circle” at the bottom of the screen.
Confirm Your Intentions
A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm that you wish to leave the circle – simply tap ‘Yes’ to leave or ‘No’ to stay in it. Once confirmed, your request will be sent for approval either by all members of the circle or by an administrator of that particular group. Upon approval, you’ll be removed from that Life360 circle as well as any associated chat groups and locations associated with it.
Adding and Exiting Members of the Circle
Leaving a Life360 Circle is just as easy as joining one. Whether it’s a family member needing to step away for a while, or the Circle simply no longer needs the member, the process is straightforward and simple.
To start, open the Life360 app and go to the Circles tab. From there, follow these steps:
- Tap “Invite or Manage Members”
- Select the name of the person you want to remove from your Circle
- Tap “Remove From Circle” in the upper right corner of their profile
- Confirm that you want to remove them
- Tap “OK” when the prompt appears letting you know they have been removed
That’s all it takes! It’s important to remember that while leaving a Life360 Circle may not be difficult, it does carry serious consequences: It will revoke access to any shared locations and erase any existing chat histories between members of that particular circle.
Creating a Life360 Circle
When you join a Life360 Circle, you gain access to impressive features like location tracking and emergency notifications. But if you ever need to leave your Circle for any reason, the process is simple and straightforward.
The first step to leaving a Life360 Circle is to remove yourself from the Circle in the app. Here’s how:
- Open the Life360 app and tap on the menu icon at the top left-hand corner of your screen.
- Select ‘Account Settings’ and tap on ‘Circles’ in the menu.
- Tap on the circle that you wish to leave, then press ‘Leave this Circle’ at the bottom of the page.
- Confirm that you want to leave, then press ‘Leave’ again in the pop-up dialog box to complete your exit from the Life360 Circle.
Once you have removed yourself from the circle, all remaining members will be notified that you have left and any saved locations, messages or other information associated with your account will no longer be accessible via Life360.
Alternatives to Leaving a Life360 Circle
Leaving a Life360 circle may not be the right choice for you. Thankfully, there are other alternatives to consider before opting out of Family Locator.
Change Your Privacy Settings
If you’re not comfortable with someone having full access to your location, you can adjust your privacy settings. You can select who is able to view and follow your location, as well as turn off location sharing altogether from the app’s settings page. You can also set yourself to “invisible” so no one will know when you come and go from a certain area.
If you don’t want anyone in your circle to know your exact location at all times, but still want updates on where everyone is, you can set up notifications in the app. This way, when someone arrives or leaves an area or enters a designated safe zone, everyone in the circle will receive an alert—but without disclosing their exact location.
These alternatives give you more control while still allowing you to stay connected with those in your life360 circle without having to leave it altogether—so take some time to see which option works best for you!