How to Fake/Spoof Location on Life360 (iOS & Android)

by J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young Tips Published On Jun 15, 2021 Updated On Dec 9, 2022
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One of the ways that location tracking can be useful is in keeping track of family members and friends. Life360 is an app that uses location-sharing to help keep our loved ones safe.

As such it has become very popular, especially among parents who want to make sure that their children remain safe as they go about their day.

But as useful as it is, it may not be ideal to share your real-time location all the time, which is why you may be looking for ways to fake location on Life360.

What Is Life360?

Life360 is a group location-sharing communication app that is designed to help the group keep track of each other by sharing their real-time location.

Each member of the group (it can be family members, coworkers or friends) installs the app on their device and can immediately track the location of all other members of the group in real time.

Life360 is most useful for parents who want to know where their children are, although it can also be useful in a number of other scenarios including workers at a large remote job sites that want to keep track of one another.

It has quickly become one of the most popular location-tracking apps with more than one million downloads on the Google Play Store and over five hundred thousand downloads on the App Store.

Why Some Users Don't Want To Be Tracked by Life360

The buzz word when it comes to all location-tracking apps is privacy.

There are just moments in your life that you may want to keep to yourself and if a bunch of people can always track where you are at any given moment, then those private moments can be difficult to reconcile.

Therefore, as much as Life360 can prove to be a very useful way to keep track of your loved ones, it can sometimes interfere with these private moments, making it necessary to sometimes conceal your location from your circle.

Does Life360 Notify When You Turn Off Device or Log Out

Life360 won't be able to track your latest location if you turn off your phone or log out of the app.

However, if you do that, Life360 will let your circle know and a status stating "no network or phone off" will appear next to your name.

Life350 will also notify the owner of the circle when you put your phone in Airplane Mode, disable location tracking, or uninstall the Life360 app.

Best Way to Protect Your Privacy: Fake Location on Life360

For iOS Devices

To get back those private moments on your iOS device, we recommend using MockGo to spoof location on Life360.

This is a desktop location spoofing tool that can change the location on your iOS device to anywhere in the world and you don't even need to jailbreak the iOS device to do it.

It can also fake GPS for Find My Friend app, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and more. It is also perfectly safe both for the device and your computer as well as very easy to use. 

MockGo is compatible with the latest iPhone 14 and iOS 16. Here's a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Install MockGo on to your computer. Launch the program.

Step 2: Connect the iOS device to the computer and then click on the "Start" option to begin.

Launch MockGo on your computer

Step 3: In the next screen, you will see a map with the device's current location. Click on the "Teleport Mode" icon at the top-right corner of the screen,

center on

Step 4: Enter the location you want to use in the search box and click "Go" to search for the location.

 search for a location

Step 5: Click "Move Here"and your Life360 location will change to the selected location.

click Move Here to teleport the GPS

location teleported

For Android

To fake Life360 location on your Android device, you will need a location spoofing app.

Fortunately, there are very many of these in the Google Play Store. Here's a simple guide through the entire process;

Step 1: You will first need to enable Developer Options om your device.

To do that, go to Settings > About Phone and scroll down to find "Build Number." Tap on it 7 times to enable developer mode.

enable Developer Options

Step 2: Now, go to the Google Play Store and download one of the many location spoofing apps. Most of them work in the same way, but we recommend choosing the Fake GPS Location app by Lexa.

 Fake GPS Location app by Lexa

Step 3: Once installed, go to Settings, scroll down to tap "Developer Options". Tap "Mock Locations App" and then choose the app we just installed.

Mock Locations App

Step 4: Now go back to the Fake GPS Location App and choose the location you would like to use. Tap on the "Play" button and your device's location will be changed to the new location.

your device's location will be changed

Life360 FAQs

1. Does Life360 notify when location is turned off?

If you log out of Life360, your last known location will be displayed on the map with an alert flag meant to notify members of your circle that you have turned of location.

The map will disappear when you log back in or you turn the location back on.

You can also turn on Airplane mode to prevent the app from tracking your location, but members of your circle will still know if you choose to do this.

2. Will Life360 work if phone is off?

Life360 doesn't work if the device is turned off. Others in your circle will see your last location, but they will also be able to see that you have turned off your device.

Interestingly, Life360 will also show your device's battery percentage, so faking a dead battery might not work.

3. What happens to Life360 when your phone is Off?

When your iPhone is off, all apps and functions will stop working, including Life360 and GPS.

So, no one will be able to track your current location. What will appear on Life360 is your last known location.

Life360 can detect if an iPhone is turned off. The status "No network or phone off" will appear under the name of someone that is part of your circle.

4. Will Life360 work if the Airplane Mode is On?

Airplane Mode turns off all of our phones' connections, from WiFi, Bluetooth, to Cellular Data.

For GPS to work, it needs a connection too. So when you activate Airplane Mode, you will lose your GPS signal.

However, you can manually turn the WiFi and Bluetooth back on while on Airplane Mode.

As long as these connectivity functions are turned on, Life360 will still work despite Airplane Mode.

5.How do I hide my location on Life360 without anyone knowing?

The only effective way to hide your location om Life360 is to use location spoofing tools for iPhone and Android.

There is no doubt that Life360 can be useful under certain circumstances.

But sometimes you just need your privacy and in those moments it pays to use a spoofing solution like the ones described here to keep things private.

Sharing locations is helpful when you want to check up on your friends and families.

But it can feel invasive to your privacy as well. If you want to continue using location-sharing apps such as Life360 but don't want to be monitored 24/7, MockGo can come in handy.

Just launch MockGo, connect your iPhone to your computer, and search the location you want to be teleported to. Your fake location will remain there until you disconnect the device from your computer.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical freelance writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.

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