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*Updated review* I heard back from the developers and the GPS Issue I had has been resolved, THANK YOU! I am so satisfied with this app & as I have said before, I recommend it to friends & family! - I've had this app for almost a year and have been satisfied with it until recently we (my family & I) started having some issues with the accuracy of our locations and places we were shown as having been when we we're never in those areas. As I wanted to get this app as I have two teens I wanted to test this out for myself as to not jump to conclusions and accuse anyone of not being where they say they will be. I turned off my GPS and then waited 1 day to turn it back on and now I cannot have the app recognize that the GPS has been enabled once again. I have deleted the app as per the instructions and re-installed it, I have restated my phone (I have an iPhone 6s Plus) and followed those instructions. I have gone to settings and made sure all the tabs are checked for my location including the background app refresh and the life360 still does not recognize me as having the GPS on. This is a great concern to me and I did send a message to them, and the response was "it's been sent to the developers". I really liked this app and has referred it to many friends, I truly hope this gets resolved quickly as I would like to continue using life360 and once this gets updated and fixed I will change my review.
This is a must have app for parents and anyone with dependents (either children or parents) with compromised cognitive abilities. My wife found this app and placed it on my phone after an accident left me loss of short term memory. After the accident, I would literally get lost just trying to go home. My doctor independently recommended the same app to keep track of me. We now use it for everyone in the family, and always know where our kids are, even when they are traveling in a car. It gives everyone incredible peace of mind. We don’t even have to call one another to meet up - we just use the app to track to whomever we are supposed to meet. And when someone is running late, say, to dinner, we can accurately predict when they’ll arrive by tracking their travel. It’s a really, REALLY useful app. And as the original family member for who it was purchased, it gave me great peace of mind knowing that even if I got lost, my family can track directly to me. This is a MUST HAVE for anyone with kids today, for pure safety reasons. You can track to your child’s phone in real time, without help from anyone else, which is critical in the early moments of an abduction. I actually hate most apps and find most of them useless, so I cannot overstate how surprisingly pleased I was to finally find one that’s actually very useful, very simple, very effective, and, in my case, very necessary.
I use this to daily to see where my kids are on their commute to and from school and sports. Two of my kids go to high school in a different state and one is a walker to her school. I like seeing them er their safely without having to call them to distract them from driving. Many times, we are in carpools to sports. I can see if my kids are a few minutes away so I can warm up dinner. Or when picking up, I can locate them and click on “get directions” and it takes me right to my child. Sports complexes are big and sprawling. So this helps me locate the exact field or side of the parking lot. One time, I knew a bad storm was coming and I could see that my son was only around the corner and would be home before the storm hit. When my husband is away, I can see when his plane lands. I can meet him easily. I have used it to find my kid when we separate at the mall. So without this app, in order to find out where each person is and to get their eta .. it would take a phone call and conversation with each person. I glance at my phone and get all that in seconds. I don’t have to distract them from driving to do so. This is the most important app I have on my phone and cannot live without it. Currently, we have a snowstorm hitting us hard and school was dismissed early. I am nervously monitoring everyone on life 360 and counting down until they arrive home safely.
Update: location accuracy has greatly improved in the last few years. For the teens that think this app is ruining something for them, get over it. We didn’t have cell phones when we were teens and this was not an option. We didn’t have Facebook, Snapchat instagram, you get it. Times are different. The overprotective parents of my time would actually follow their kids, happened to some of my friends. That was much more embarrassing than an app that just gets you an angry phone call. I would advise parents to not nitpick their kids regarding location and such. I like to know where my kids are but I’m not terribly concerned about what they’re doing. I can find them if I have to, that’s the point. Upgrading review to five stars. I like knowing where my family is but I wouldn't make an issue with exact locations. This app can give you a general idea of where someone is but is only reliable within a 1 mile range or so. My husband and I can be in the same car and it shows us a mile apart on the highway. My daughter can be anywhere on a very large campus and it still says she's at her dorm. I would say that it's great for general peace of mind, but I wouldn't use it as evidence in court. And the map seems to track every stop you make and that makes for a lot of purple dots, kind of annoying. A trip to the pharmacy looks like ten stops. Otherwise, great app.
I only use the free app of Life360 as of right now because my daughter is only 12 and not driving as of yet. At first glance, I was a little dismayed because my daughter was a couple of blocks away and it said that she was "home" but upon closer look, I could actually continue tapping the icon where it stayed she was located and it LITERALLY showed me the building she was in and exactly where in the building she was located. It did not give me the unit number but it let me know that she was at the South East Corner of the building which was 💯% correct. It also tells me any stops that is made when she is in the car with someone else and how fast the driver is driving. The only bad part of this is that I can't give it more than 5 stars because this app is most definitely a 10! My daughter went to Mexico with her father for a long holiday weekend and I started getting sick to my stomach about it one night. I remembered that I had the app so I turned it on. At first, the app showed where she was but with no information but I kept tapping the icon with my daughter on it and it ended up showing me EXACTLY where she was in Mexico and I cannot tell you how much that meant to me. I could finally sleep and the next day, I followed them back on Life360 to make sure there were no problems at the border and that they made it home safely on one of the most dangerous Holidays of the year.
Life360 is the world's leading realtime, location-sharing app, and is the best way to coordinate with family and friends. Get automatic notifications when your family comes and goes from home, work and school, and when they complete drives. As seen on FOX, NBC, CBS, and more!
Use Life360’s Family & Friend Locator to:
* View the realtime location of friends or family members on a private map
* Receive realtime alerts when friends or family arrive or leave home, work, and school
* Share photos and text messages with our secure, private chat
* See past location history for your
* See information after each drive to improve driving safety
* Protect your family while they’re driving with our Crash Detection service
* Track a lost or stolen phone
“I have two new drivers. I feel more at ease when I can see info about their trips…Being able to not only know where my children are but also that they're driving safely is something I can't be thankful enough for.” - Miranda Carter
Use GPS to find Friends and Family
Life360’s Family & Friend Locator uses state-of-the-art GPS location data to report the realtime whereabouts of your friends and family. Simply install the Family & Friend Locator on everyone’s phone. Once registered, each member appears as a unique icon on the map so you’ll always know where your family members are.
No need to send text messages asking “When will you be home?” The Life360 Family & Friend Locator tells you! Create geofence zones around your home, work, school, or anywhere you visit regularly. Whenever someone in your Circle arrives or leaves those locations, you’ll get a notification.
Follow Your Family’s Driving Behavior
With our latest features, you can see when your family is driving. Did your son just pass his driving test, and has taken to the road with the family car? Our premium driving features will let you see when your kids are speeding, driving irresponsibly, or texting while driving. Help them become better drivers and compare their driving to your own.
Protect the whole family with our premium Crash Detection service. Using the accelerometer on your phone, Life360 can automatically detect if a car crash has occurred while someone was driving. Our software has been tested in BMW’s crash test facility, and we analyzed data from numerous real life car crashes. When we detect an crash, our trained emergency response agents can call the person involved in the crash within minutes and check if they’re ok. If they need assistance, we can automatically dispatch emergency services directly to their location. We can also contact the driver's Circle and family immediately after the crash, to give you ultimate peace of mind while your family is on the road.
Life360 has the following subscriptions:
Life360 Plus - $2.99/mo, 24.99/yr
Life360 Driver Protect (US) - 7.99/mo, 69.99/yr
Life360 Driver Protect (Non-US) - $4.99/mo, $49.99/yr
With Plus, you receive 30 days of history, unlimited place alerts, and local crime alerts (US only). With Driver Protect, you get all the features of Plus, as well as driving analysis, 24/7 driver care support (US only), and crash detection (US only). All Driver Protect and Plus subscriptions have a free 7 day trial. After the trial ends, the subscription will auto-renew on a monthly or yearly basis. You will receive your first charge 7 days after starting your trial. You can turn off the auto-renew for this subscription at any time by going to your iTunes Account Settings. If you do not want to be billed during your trial, you must turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before it expires.
Disclaimer: Continued usage of location services while the app is in the background can excessively drain battery.
But not to worry, we’ve spent 8 years developing our location technology and our algorithms always keep battery usage to a minimum, even while you drive!