This is hands down the best and most important app on our phones! Thank you!!
By Mel VS
As a user of Life360 for many years, I can’t say enough wonderful things about this app. With our family spread across the county, Life 360 gives us all extreme peace of mind. Even our 23 year old son (at the Naval Academy), and our 20 year old daughter in college, appreciate knowing where we, their parents, are. It was incredibly easy to locate them if I had to pick them up at a high school party. If they needed to contact us because they wanted to come home, yet didn’t want their friends to see notifications of texts going back and forth, we’d communicate through the app. Most importantly, because we are their parents and we’ve paid for their phone, that is just part of the deal. We’ve paid for your phone and your plan, then you must have this on your phone at all times, and they’ve never had a problem with that. We’ve never used it as a way to spy on them, but in this day and age in this crazy world, it’s a tool for increased safety. Actually, our 20 year old daughter appreciates us being able to “check-in” on her whereabouts and safety without having to call or text all the time. This was especially useful when she was in high school. There are so many great aspects of this app, and it’s incredibly user friendly. I will continue using Life360 for many, many years to come. Thank you Life360 for peace of mind and the ability to have a good night’s sleep for these past 6 years.
A must have for every family!
My family loves this app. A few of the reasons we love this app : we can check on my elderly in-laws who make a long commute and go through an hour of no service several times a week. Before we go to bed at night we get to see if they are not home. They also have a house out of state so when one of them goes by themselves out of state we can track their move if they were to be stopped on the side of the road and perhaps had vehicle trouble. My husband is a police officer and when I see he’s running late in the evening I always check this app and I can see where he’s at my local town and then I assume he’s on a call, verse at the store picking something up about to be home, and I can plan dinner accordingly. I have got another side of the family using it and we love it for the same reasons & more. No more asking where sew and sew is that they don’t answer their phone we can see oh they might be at the doctor or picking up the kids from school, they are stuck in traffic and that’s why they are not home yet. The teenagers in the family of course are not a big fan because this tracks speed, phone usage and location... but in times they wanted help on a long trip it has been a God send even to them. It’s a great gauge for even adults to pay attention to how many times you grab your phone or how many times you are speeding and then risk of a ticket which could make your insurance go up or cause a wreck. This is a fantastic app!
Best parents app ever
People kill me saying it doesn’t allow kids privacy. Ummm, since when do kids “deserve” privacy. It’s not our jobs to be their friends. If we can be good parents and friends alike then that’s a bonus because it is nice to be friends with them but what comes FIRST is being their parent, KNOWING they are safe. We were all kids once and we ALL know that they don’t always go where they say they are going or do what they say they are doing and they get in trouble, they need us to be there NOT giving them privacy but keeping them safe, keeping them straight, and making sure they grow up to have the chance to be productive human beings. Anyone who disagrees with me, that’s your opinion. I just know how I was raised and I love my parents for staying on top of the details and loving me enough to care and loving me enough to punish me when I lied and catch me when I was somewhere I wasn’t supposed to be. I don’t feel like I had privacy, I don’t feel like I should have, and neither should today’s teens. ESPECIALLY today’s teens! There are even more dangers these days than there was then. Smh. Life360, thank you for your app and making sure our kids are safe! Thank you for informing me when my 16 year old is putting herself and her 6 year old brother in life and death danger when she’s speeding 71 in a 45. Thank you so much for letting me know that so I can take those keys and let her learn her lesson. Just a tiny example of the AMAZING features in this app!!
By Wild Pepsi
I had a hard time letting my daughter go places because I just didn’t trust people. After getting this app I started letting her go to playdates and sleep overs all I asked from the parents was to inform me of any plan changes. Well sadly this family thought it was okay to drop off my daughter and theirs to another house to babysit so they all could go to the bar. The app reported she was in another location and I called her only to hear her say she was uncomfortable and the kids they wanted her to babysit were under 5 years old, she didn’t know what to do or how to keep them from screaming. I was furious my daughter has never took care of kids or trained to. I called the parents and they acted as that was not a big deal. It was 11pm about to be 12am, I told them you ether get my daughter and her friend from that house or I will drive down there and I will call the police for endangerment of all the kids. My daughter normally is 5-10 minutes away from our home but this family relocated and now were a hour away. I was upset but not wanting my anger to get the best of me. It has been three years now she has gone once or twice for sleep overs but now they respect my wishes and always let me know if they plan to go to a playground or something else. This app gives me a peace of mind and lets me know where she is at all times today she’s 11 years old and understands the importance to report herself and voice her questions and concerns.
One of the best apps I have purchased
There are so many ways to use this app. As a busy mom, I like to put in alerts when my husband reaches a certain point on his commute home so I know when to start dinner. Also, finding my lacrosse player kiddos on a huge lacrosse tournament field has been stressful in the past, now it is easy to locate and keep track of the three of them on a busy tournament weekend.
I understand that there is controversy about spying on my kids whereabouts, but as a parent it is nice to know that they are where they say they are going to be, or to know where to pick them up if they don’t know the address. And with teen drivers, having the crash detection and the high speed alerts gives me a lot more comfort when they are in the roads. My kids all know that we have this app and that we occasionally look in on them, but we also balance that up with having adult conversations about responsibility and in reality having the app allows them more freedom with us.
I would highly recommend this app for parents as one of the many tools we use to parent and protect our kids.
We have added my mother to our circle and she gets such a huge kick out of seeing where we are on any given day. I think it gives her a sense of closeness even though we live states apart. Also for me, as she is aging. Having a general idea of her daily activities can help alert me if something is off.
Good app and here’s why
By Anastasia is a disney Princess
I get so many people (mostly teens) feel like it’s an invasion of privacy and such, but it’s better than some other apps out there. With things going on today, I can see why a parent/parents/guardians would want to see where their child/children are going. Im 21, so I grew up with technology changing from flip phones to staying out until the street lights went on and change to people sending texts and FaceTiming on their phones. I also know sometimes kids (not all) can be dishonest and not tell their parents their true intention or location, in other words, you shouldn’t hate this app unless you have something to hide. There are apps that monitor what you do on your phone, so having your family just knowing your location truly shouldn’t be a problem.
Im going to University in a different country from where my family is, they use it to make sure I am safe because they are 10+ hours away from me. This app also lets me send out an SOS in case something were to happen.
Along with this my family uses it with older family members as well. My grandmother is almost 90 and it keeps us in a good state of mind to know where she is at all times.
Overall, this app isn’t something to hate, it gives families security that you’re safe. And like I said, you shouldn’t have an issue with it UNLESS you’re trying to hide something
Love Life 360!
I purchased this app when my 16 year old began driving almost 2 years ago. I found it very reassuring to know where he was, of course, but the (safety) circle and drive detection are truly my favorite features.
The circle alerts you, and other selected people of your choice, if the car has been in an accident. It can be used to call for emergency services, tow trucks, etc. It’s a fantastic feature to have. I hope we never have to use it, but you just never know.
The drive detection feature is also terrific. This feature gives me a weekly and daily snapshot of my child’s average driving speed, her braking, rapid acceleration and other good information. Not only does it let me see his driving habits, it also helps with our insurance costs. The longer he drives safely and follows the law, the more of a discount we get. I’m sure this depends upon your insurance provider, but insuring a teenage driver is expensive so every little bit helps!
Now, back to the location services. I have a daughter in middle school now and I really appreciate being able to locate her at all times. She and her friends like to walk and bike and we live in a frightening world. I like the comfort and security of knowing I will always be able to locate both of my children.
I highly recommend this app. It is a great tool for families.
As a teenager it must be hard to understand why any parent would want you to download the app Life360. After sitting down and hearing arguments from both sides, I understand. The app is more than just for tracking your kid. With functions from battery life updates to car crash alerts it can be more than helpful in reducing stress in stressful situations. Don't get me wrong, some parents do abuse the power of the app and it can really have a negative effect with your parent/child relationship.
Speaking from personal experience i'm not a fan of this app. To be fair this is coming from a 19 year old whose mom was controlling and abused the app. From calling me questioning my whereabouts to showing up to my exact location just to see me doing exactly what I communicated to her. After moving out I decided to keep my app on. Show her that I can make smart choices regardless of her tracking me or not.
On the other hand it can indeed save a life. I had a friend get into a car crash on his way from a night out and a notification was sent to his parents and they could use the app to locate him and go to his rescue. For that reason I can't bring myself to say i hate the app or say it should be deleted. It was created with nothing but good intention but it's like putting candy in front of a baby and saying no. It wont work.
I love this app. It is great for families and especially for parents. To all the “people” leaving negative reviews, I can tell that most of you are teenagers and have NO clue what it is like to be a parent, and until you have raised your own children through their teenage years you have no idea what you are talking about; you just sound like spoiled, bratty children, which is all the more reason parents needs apps like this! I have a great relationship with my teenagers and I do trust them but this app is used for so much more than tracking our kids’ whereabouts. No teenager should hide their whereabouts from their parents, who undoubtedly pay their kid’s phone bills (all bills for that matter). So until you are grown enough to work, pay your own way in life, and get out on your own, stop complaining and giving this app bad reviews just because you’re angry with your parents. Enough of my rant, just tired of apps getting bad reviews for the wrong reasons. This app works great. It has little glitches from time to time but overall it works correctly and gives some peace of mind so that you don’t have to worry about your family as much, plus you don’t have to call or text them to ask where they are and possibly distract them while driving. Love it!!
Great for the whole family (and friends)
I have two teenagers and found Life360 to be much more responsive than Apple’s “Find My...” app. My wife and I both have it installed, and my kids also enjoy seeing where their friends are. I would like to see some improvement on bubble entry / exit and speed of reporting. One of our saved locations is a couple of blocks from our house, and I’ll get “arrived” / “left” notifications when my kids drive by there. And yet, at other times, it may take 10min or more to be notified at their arrival. There could be other, network rated reasons. And I understand that the app is probably not using the precise location. Overall, I do love the app. I also appreciate the settings for emergencies, etc.
I also use the app to notify me when my wife arrives / departs some locations. Like the grocery store, so we can be ready to help unload and put away groceries. Or when she arrives there, if there is anything I need that I forgot to mention.
I would like to say - I just read a review that the app distances relationships between. Parents and kids. If you don’t have a good relationship in your family, don’t blame an app. Does the app do what it says? Yes! And very well. That’s all you can expect from a developer. Well done, Life360!!