Life360: Find Family & Friends

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Description of App

Life360 is the world’s leading location-sharing app, and is the best way to stay connected to family, friends, and everyone in between.

Use Life360 to:
* Create discreet Circles for the important people in your life
* Share your location with who you want, when you want
* Get automatic notifications when friends and family arrive at favorite Places
* Communicate one-to-one or to an entire group with free in-app messaging

“This app is like OnStar on my phone for everyone in my family. I love it!” –Meaghan Merrill

**Keep friends and family separate**
Life360 Circles allows you to organize your friends and family into unique groups. You’ll start with a Circle for your core family – mom, dad, kids – but the sky’s the limit! If you’re the Circle admin, you get to decide who’s in and who’s out.

Create Circles for your cousins or other extended family, add a Circle for your nanny or babysitter, or create a temporary Circle for the Little League team’s trip to the playoffs.

If you have friends or family who’d rather not be connected, that’s okay, too! Circles will allow you to keep them separate when you need to.

**You control your information**
Location, messages and Places are all tied to your Circles, so you can check in with your Grandparents Circle and not the book club. Need your daughter to pick up milk on the way home from soccer practice? Message your Family Circle and not your best friends.

You can pause location sharing to any Circle at any time, which is perfect for caregivers who don’t need to share their location 24/7. (Or for anyone who just needs a little “me” time.)

**Take the guesswork out of your day**
If you often find yourself texting “did you get there okay” or “when will you be home,” Life360 Places is for you. Create zones around your home, work, school or anywhere you visit regularly. Whenever someone in your Circle arrives or leaves, you’ll get a notification letting you know.

Places are Circle specific, and you set your alert preferences. Get alert notifications for arrivals and/or departures, and decide whom you want to associate with each Place.

**Kick it up a notch**
With Life360 Premium, you get the best of Life360 and then some. For just $5/month or $50/year per Circle, you get:
* Access to a 24/7 Live Advisor, a real person who can see your location and assist your family in an emergency and provide roadside assistance
* Unlimited access to Life360 Places and history data
* $100 in stolen phone protection
* Unlimited location information for non-smartphones, up to six non-smartphones per Circle

With Life360, you can also:
* Check in to let your Circles know you’re okay
* Get driving directions to people in your Circles
* Track a lost or stolen phone
* Utilize the Life360 panic button, which will send a voicemail, email and app notification to everyone in your Circles, letting them know you need help

Version

6.0.3

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

This app does have some problems but I have been able to find ways to work around them. The messaging section is accessable but the map is not so much. I double tap on the name of my family and it brings up a list of their names. I can click on each name to view their profile which also contains their latest location. That is the accessable way to do it. Also, when enabling notifications for people when they arrive or leave home, I needed a bit of sighted assistance but now I use the app successfully and it is easy to keep track of people.

iOS Version

9

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Developer's Twitter Username

@Life360

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Jesse Tregarthen 6 years 8 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Fleurppel on Sunday, December 29, 2013

Because this is a map app, the map often gets in the way of text on the screen, so you'll have to work at navigating around it. Additionally, when clicking some buttons such as the checkin button, the confirmation dialogue appears toward the bottom of the screen, and it takes some work finding it.

Submitted by Steve Sawczyn on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

OK I've had this app for years to help my family keep track of one another. I've submitted accessibility bug reports, have spoken to them via phone and still struggle to perform basic features such as configuring notifications. The concept behind the app is fantastic and to be fair, we found it very helpful, however as I can't perform basic features myself, I'm no longer paying for premium.

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