How to Turn Off Location Without Anyone Knowing in Life360
Life360 is a handy app for sharing your location with friends and family. But there may be times when you’d rather not have them know your location and don’t want them to know you’ve disconnected from the app.
Aside from members of your circles in Life360 seeing your real-time location, functions like geofencing send notifications when any circle member leaves or enters specific places. Yes, this is useful, but you may find it invasive in some situations.
There are several ways of turning your location off in Life360 without alerting anyone. Read on if you’d like some privacy and need to turn your location off without anyone knowing.
Ways of Turning Location Off in Life360 Secretly
Switch Off the GPS Service on Your Device
Life360 uses the GPS service on your device to send location data to circle members, so if you’d like to be incognito, disabling this feature will do the trick. Follow these steps to switch off your device’s GPS for Android and iOS.
Turn Off GPS on Android
- Go to your Android’s “Settings.”
- Select “Location.”
- Switch the “Location Services” off.
Turn Off GPS on iOS
- Go to your iPhone’s “Settings.”
- Select “Privacy.”
- Choose “Location Services.”
- Switch the “Location Services” off.
Remember that all your device apps will no longer use location services, not just Life360.
Put Airplane Mode On
Switching Airplane Mode on is a faster way of halting your device’s location sharing. Once you turn Airplane Mode on, your device’s GPS service and internet connection are disabled. So, Life360 won’t receive any updates on your current location. Follow these steps to put Airplane Mode on for Android and iOS.
Turn On Airplane Mode for Android
- On your Android device, swipe down from the screen top.
- Select the “Airplane” icon.
- Or, go to your device’s “Settings.”
- Choose “Network & Internet.”
- Tap on “Airplane Mode.”
Turn On Airplane Mode for iOS
- On your iOS device, swipe down from the top right of your screen.
- In the “Control Center,” select the “Airplane” icon.
When your device is in Airplane Mode, you can’t make calls, send messages or use internet services.
Location spoofing involves using a third-party app on an Android device to fake your location. Here are steps to do this using the Fake GPS Location app.
- Download and install the Fake GPS Location app on your Android device from Google Play.
- Switch on the “Developer Settings” on your Android device.
- Switch on “Select Mock Location App.” This instructs your device to use Fake GPS Location.
Methods of Removing Location That Will Alert Circle Members
Turn Off Location Sharing in Circle
If you’re simply done with sharing your location and don’t care if your circle members can see that your location is no longer available, these two methods are handy.
In the Life360 app, you’re not 100% bound to always share your location. You can disable sharing your location information with circle members or disconnect from a circle.
Steps for Turning off Location Sharing in a Circle
- Launch Life360, then go to “Settings.”
- Choose a circle to disable location sharing.
- Select “Location Sharing,” then turn it off.
You’ll see “Location Sharing Paused” on your map. When you turn your location off using this method, circle members will be notified.
Delete Your Life360 Account
As a final alternative to sharing your location – but one that, unfortunately, people in your circle with notice – you can simply your Life360 account from your device. This erases all location history and disconnects you from your circles. Before you use this method, ensure you cancel your active subscription.
Steps for Deleting a Life360 Account
- Launch Life360 on your device.
- Go to “Settings.”
- Select “Account.”
- Choose “Delete Account.”
When you’ve deleted your account, uninstall Life360 from your device.
Can I hide my location from specific members in a circle but share it with others?
No, in Life360, there isn’t a way to hide your location from anyone specific in a circle. Disabling your location sharing will be evident to your entire circle. If you’d like to share your location with specific people, you’ll have to create a circle with only them, enable location sharing in that circle, then disconnect from the others.
Will Life360 still be able to track me if my phone’s turned off?
When you turn your phone off, your GPS service is also turned off, so Life360 can’t detect your live location. Life360 does show your last logged location on your account, however.
Could anyone see my location without me being aware of it?
Someone can only see your location if you’ve granted them access via an app like Life360. When you grant someone tracking access in Life360, they can see your live location whenever they log in without you being notified.
Can Life360 spy on what I do on my phone?
Life360 doesn’t have access to what you’re using your phone for, including who you’ve called or texted. It can track messages sent between circle members, however.
What will happen if I delete the Life360 app from my device?
If you delete Life360 from your device, your profile will still be on its system and display your last logged location. It will also show “Location Tracking Paused” or an exclamation mark.
Will I get notified by Life360 if anyone’s looked at my location?
Life360 will not inform you if anyone’s looked at your location. People can check locations in the app’s background unnoticed.
If I switch my data off, can Life360 still track my location?
Switching your phone data off won’t stop Life360 from tracking you because a phone uses Wi-Fi and GPS to receive location data. Turning off your phone doesn’t stop Life360 from tracking you in real time; it will send your last logged location to your circle members.
Can I track someone using Life360 anonymously?
Yes. Life360 is constantly sharing location data with its server, so you view the location history for any circle members and even their device’s battery status. You can create geofences for your home, your child’s school, or work and receive alerts when anyone leaves or enters these spots.
Hide Location in Life360
Connecting with your loved ones via Life360 has benefits, but sometimes you may need some temporary privacy. The options mentioned above will assist you in hiding your real-time location from your Life360 circle members without them knowing. Bear in mind that some of these methods may send updated location data when you reconnect, but at least for some time, you could have some anonymity.
Which method for hiding your location in Life360 did you find the easiest? What are some reasons you might want to hide your location? Let us know in the comments section below.