How to Turn Off/Freeze Location on Life360 Without Anyone Knowing

by J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young Tips Published On Jun 25, 2021 Updated On Dec 9, 2022
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Dreaded by the thought that your parents might be tracking your location? As one long, blond hair gal joked on TikTok, Life360 is ruining the lives of teenagers all across the US.

The good news? There's a way to put an end to that adult surveillance, and it involves turning off your Life360 location without coming under anyone's radar.

In this post we will be discussing the popular app Life360 and how you can turn off or freeze your Life360 location without anyone knowing.

Life360 App Features

Life360 is an app packed with exciting features, some of which are mentioned below:

  • When users arrive at or leave a place, LifeApp will issue a notification, also known as Place Alerts. So if you are walking to the school, your parents will get an alert when they reach the school and leave the school premises
  • In case of an emergency, the app sends out help alerts to a designated distress contact.
  • You can also conduct a check-in with this app to inform your circle of your exact whereabouts
  • The app also has a list called position history, which shows the location history of members. The list will inform you of all places the members recently visited.
  • An in-app chat feature is most helpful to talk to other members and check up on them from within the app.

Faking GPS Is the Only Way to Turn Off Life360 Location without Anyone Knowing

There are two options in front of you if you wish to stop being tracked by Life360 without notifying, which including faking Life360 or turning the GPS off directly.

But to tell the truth, GPS spoofing is the only way to protect yourself from unwanted tracking while without anyone knowing. It is a technology that allows a user to hide their actual location or place them in a fake virtual location.

The GPS spoofing tool will change your device's GPS to anyplace in the world, making Life360 believe you are truly there.

Turning off the GPS permission from your phone for Life360, turning on the airplane mode, or uninstalling the app will let your contacts see it immediately.

You may start getting calls and messages about why you stopped and if you are doing okay. So in order to avoid this annoying situation, it is better to freeze your location on Life360 and maintain peace amongst all your contacts.

Fake Life360 Location for iPhone

If you're one of those who don't like being constantly tracked while using Life360, you can spoof your location using a GPS faking software like MockGo.

It is popular among users of location-based AR games as it makes it easy to teleport from one location to another even without physically traveling or walking.

You can also fake walking by setting your start and end location, and the GPS will automatically move based on the set route. Its moving speeds can also be naturally adjusted to mimic reality.

Aside from that, MockGo can fake your location on any social media site and spoof locations of different devices simultaneously.

MockGo can run on Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11, and Mac OS 10.10 or later. It has a free trial, but you can also upgrade to the paid version. 

Moreover, it is compatible with most iPhone models and iOS versions including the latest iPhone 14 and iOS 16.

Spoofing your location using MockGo is very easy. To start using MockGo, follow these steps below:

Step 1. Download MockGo on your computer and launch it.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and authorize the connection.

 Connect your iPhone to the computer

Step 3. A map will now pop up on the computer screen. Choose 'teleport mode' from the top right corner.

choose teleport mode

Step 4. Scroll to a fake location or enter the details on the search bar to drop the pin. When the destination is selected, choose 'Move Here' and your location will change!

click Move Here to teleport the GPS

Disconnect the iPhone and enjoy your newly spoofed location.

  fake location

Fake Life360 Location for Android

It is essential to know how and when to spoof your location on Life360. If you possess an Android phone, the steps are simple.

A fleet of satellites orbits around the earth, sending radio signals to the GPS feature on your smartphone.

Almost every smartphone is equipped with this feature, and it allows the phone to pinpoint your exact location.

Furthermore, the location feature of most smartphones is extremely accurate, and most devices can place themselves within 15 feet of the actual location on a map.

Thus, fooling such technology is can be a challenge because your phone knows where you are, case close.

However, Androids have the benefit of being highly configurable. With the right process, you can make the software on your device forget the actual location.

Instead of relying on the GPS sensor, the phone will allow you to access a location manually. This is how you can set it up:

Step 1. The first tool you require is a fake location spoofing application. You can download any app with a good rating from the Play Store. When the app is installed on your device, move onto the next step.

fake location spoofing application

Step 2. Next, you have to go to Developer Settings on your phone. Developer settings list each detail about software or hardware on your phone.

Once you have access, you can lower some security settings of your phone to run test programs or a location spoofing app.

Open the Settings menu on your phone. Tap on 'Software Information' > 'Build Number' seven times to enable Developer Mode.

 enable Developer Mode

Step 3. Go back to Settings and look for Developer Options. Scroll down until you see the option 'Select mock location app' and tap on this option.

Select mock location app

Step 4. You will get the option to select the fake location application here, so move forward to select this app.

select the fake location application here

Go back to the Android GPS spoofing app. Choose a location that you want to teleport to. Your location will than be spoofed with the help of this new location changing tool.

 Choose a location that you want to teleport

Invest in a Burner Device

Burner phones are disposable, loaded with features, and help to maintain your safety as well.

If you want to keep your location setting in your own hands, download the Life360 app on your burner phone.

Use the same ID as your original phone, and then delete the app from your original phone.

Now you can leave the phone wherever you wish and continue using your original phone.

One drawback is that you will not be able to read messages from your circles if you are not in the vicinity of the phone.

Invest in a Burner Handset

Doing These will Turn Off Life360 Location with People Knowing

We've noticed that some guides recommend turning on Airplane mode, disabling location sharing, or deleting Life360 to turn off Life360 location secretly without people knowing.

However, we must point out that doing this will inform those who are in your Life360 circle. In these situations, your last known location will be displayed on the map along with an alert flag saying that you are off the grid.

Your status will be shown as "no network or phone off," "Location sharing paused," etc. The members in your circle may find this quite obvious, but it is undoubtedly the simplest method to stop others from tracking you.

Switch Off Location Sharing

You are allowed to turn off your location directly on Life360, and it is the fastest way to stop sharing your location with your friends and family.

1. Open the Life360 app and find the Settings button in the lower right area.
2. Tap on 'Circle Switcher' and choose the circles with whom you wish to stop sharing.
3. Tap 'Location sharing' from the options.
4. Turn the toggle off and this will pause your location with your chosen circles.

Note: Once you pause, your location on the map will say 'Location sharing paused.'

Location Sharing Paused

Turn on Airplane Mode to Stop Life360 Tracking

Another way to stop location sharing on your phone is by turning the Airplane mode on. Doing this will pause the GPS and data connection of your device.

When you turn the Airplane mode off, a white flag will appear on your last recorded location. And your status will be "No network or phone off".

No network or phone off

FAQs

Does Life360 notify when location is turned off?

Yes, the application will notify people in your circles that your location is turned off.

Can Life360 track you when your phone is off?

No, if the phone is off, you cannot share the location on Life360. The app will show your last live location on the map in the meanwhile.

Can I delete the Life360 app to avoid tracking?

Deleting Life360 won't eliminate your profile from the server. However, it will say 'Location tracking paused' and show your last location.

Conclusion

We hope that the methods mentioned above can help you turn off or freeze your location on Life360 without anyone knowing. However, if you want to stop Life360 from knowing your exact whereabouts, a third-party app like MockGo is perfect for the job.

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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