Life360 remains one of the most popular ways to track location. But when you don't want the members of your circle to know where you are, you may look for various ways to keep the app from tracking you.
One of the ways to do that is to log out of the app. But you may be unsure if the other members of your circle will be notified if you do, after all, you don't want them to know that you are blocking them.
Here, we will let you know whether Life360 will notify the members in your circle when you log out of Life360 on your device. But first, let's specify what Life360 is and how it works.
Life360 is a location tracking app. Members of a "Circle" can see each other's current location on a map within the app.
The app can also provide notifications known as "Place Alerts" whenever a member arrives or leave a pre-determined location.
Members of the circle can also use the panic button within the app to send out a "Help Alert" to other members.
This allows members of the group to quickly respond to an emergency or even send emergency services to their current location.
There is also an in-app chat feature that members can use to communicate with each other.
The basic tier of service in Life360 is free although users can choose to upgrade to higher levels at any time and get additional features.
Life360 Plus at $2.99 per month ($24.99 per year) allows you to set an unlimited number of Place alerts as opposed to only 2 place alerts in the basic tier.
Life360 Plus also gives you access to priority customer support and the "Crime Reports" feature that is a database of incidences of crime in your area.
You can also go for the "Drive Protect" tier at $7.99 per month ($69.99 per year).
This tier adds driver support services to the current features, allowing you to get alerts when a member of the circle is driving too or using their phone while driving.
Members of the came circle in Life360 will be able to see each other's location.
If you don't want the people in your circle see your location, you can choose to turn off the location services or logging out of the app. But if you do, Life360 notifies your circle.
When you log out, the members of your circle will receive a notification saying that your location or GPS is off, you have no network or your device has been turned off. They will see an exclamation mark next to your name.
When you turn off your location, the "Location Sharing Paused" or "Location permission off" notification appears next to your name. They'll only be able to see your last location.
To make your location visible again, do the following:
If you don't want to turn off your iPhone to avoid getting tracked, you can use a location spoofing app like MockGo to change your location.
This way, the other members of your circle will see that you are still sharing your location, but it will be the spoofed location and not your actual location.
MockGo is the best way to spoof your location on iOS devices because it will work for all iOS devices, running all versions of iOS including the iPhone 14 and iOS 16 and you don't need to jailbreak your device to use.
It is also very easy to use, you don't need any technical expertise.
Install MockGo on to your computer and then use these simple steps to change the GPS location on your device:
Step 1: Run the application on your computer and then use a USB cable to connect the iPhone to the computer. Click on "Start" and you should see a map with the device's current location on the screen.
Step 2: Click on the teleport icon from the options on the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Enter the new location in the search bar, click "Go" to proceed.
Step 4: In the popup that appears, and then "Move Here."
The device will instantly be teleported to this new location and Life360 members will see this as your location.
Parents frequently use Life360 to track their children, and families can rest easy knowing that their loved ones are safe.
However, with tracking apps like Life360, privacy concerns are understandable.
When you feel like you don't want the members of your Circle to know where you are, you can choose to hide it by spoofing your location using Life360.
This way, there will not be notified and nothing else within Life360 will change.
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