When you see "Location Permissions Off" for any of your circle's members in Life360, does it mean that you will no longer be able to track that person?
How users can hide or change their location when using Life360 is a complicated issue and sometimes you don't know what any of these notifications mean.
Here, we will show you this particular notification to help you determine what it means and how it affects the function of the Life360 app.
The 'Location permissions off' status on Life360 indicates that the users have either disabled the device's location services completely or have turned off GPS permissions specifically for Life360.
Life360 is a fantastic app that helps you stay connected with your loved ones and ensures their safety. One of its essential features relies on location data, enabling features like in-app maps, Place Alerts, and location sharing with your Circle.
To make the most of Life360, you'll need to grant it access to your location. If the user declines to allow Life360 to access location services, the status "Location permissions off" will be displayed next to their names and Life360 won't be able to track their location in real time.
This is how to turn on or off location services on iPhone devices:
In this section, I'll walk you through the simple steps to turn on location permission for Life360 on iOS and Android devices.
If the user disables Location Sharing within Life360, the status "Location Sharing Paused" appears next to the user's name.
The Location Sharing Paused status appears when you take a break from sharing your location. This is how to do it:
Here's the neat part: Pausing location sharing in one Circle won't affect your sharing status in other Circles. So, if you have multiple groups of friends or family you're connected with, you can enjoy privacy with one group while still sharing your location with another.
If a user disables precise Location from the Privacy settings, the "Precise Location Off" status will appear next to the user's name.
Here's how to do it:
It is worth pointing out that Life360 doesn't have a button that will turn off all features. If you want to turn off the features in Life360, then you will have to do so individually.
You can also do so, by logging out of the app, but logging out will still show your last recorded location. There is therefore no way to prevent a circle member from turning off one or all tracking members even if you are the admin.
The decision to share their location is completely in their hands because of the controversy that surrounds location sharing and privacy. Location sharing whether with Life360 or any other similar app is a contentious issue.
While it may be able to keep users safe, some users find its activities a violation of their privacy.
You can however turn off the location sharing on the device or even choose to spoof the Life360 location to get a bit of privacy when you want to and then revert back to sharing your location when the situation calls to.
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