“How to stop parents from tracking me through Life360 without them knowing?"
Feel like betrayed and spied on due to Life360. Often kids have this factor of complaining when they know that they are being tracked continuously through Life360. Life360 provides a tracking platform for people to stay in touch at all times. This app allows you to track your near and dear ones by providing real-time location and alerts about his or her movements so that they can be tracked easily in case of any danger. No matter what, being tracked by someone without knowing is no less than a mini heart attack. And thus, let’s know how to stop Life360 from tracking you.
Part 1: Common Ways to Stop Life360 from Tracking You
Way 1: Turn Off Your Location on Life360 for Certain Circles
Life360 allows you to set or categorize your contacts in various Circles to provide convenience and user comfort. Therefore, to stop sharing your actual locations for only a particular Circle can be easily done for Life360. The best part about Life360 is the option to select particular Circles to stop sharing your location, while the other Circles won’t be impacted by this.
Here are steps to turn off location sharing on Life360:
Step 1: Open the app and on the lower right corner, there is a "Settings" button needs to be clicked.
Step 2: Click on the Circle switcher at the top corner of the screen and select those Circles with whom you want to stop sharing.
Step 3: From the options, click on the button, "Location sharing".
Step 4: Slide the Slider towards off.
Step 5: This step with pause your location with the Circles selected instantly.
Note: If you hit the “Check In” button, the location will get updated in every Circle no matter if location sharing is turned off.
Way 2: Turn on Airplane Mode to Stop Life360 from Tracking You
Another way to stop sharing any updated information about your change of location is by turning on your "Airplane Mode". Once you turn on your "Airplane Mode", a white flag will be displayed along with your last known location and will straightway show the next indicator flag once you are in the grid. The flight mode pauses of your GPS and data or internet connection.
Way 3: Uninstall Life360 to Stop Tracking
Many of you might have asked yourselves, "Does deleting the Life360 app stop tracking"? If you just uninstall the app, the app will still be running as it is a family app, but if you delete your account permanently from the home settings, the entire history of your whereabouts and tracks will be erased.
To delete the account, canceling the subscription needs to be done as the Life360 app cannot make that happen from their end. Therefore, once you cancel your subscription (Fee/Paid), you will automatically disappear from their Circle, but deleting the Life360 app cannot stop tracking you, only the icon will disappear from your screen.
Special mention to the fact that, if you happen to log out of your Life360 account or your network zoned out, an alert flag indicates your last known location and that you are off the grid and will indicate gain once you are back in the grid or once you log in again.
Way 4: Use Burner Phone to Prevent Life360 from Tracking You
Burner phones are disposable phones that have additional security features and can help you keep your identity anonymous. If you want to keep your identity intact but still use Life360, then download Life360 in your burner phone and then log in with the same user ID and password as the original account as the original phone. Not to mention, log out of your Life360 account on your original phone. You can now leave the burner phone where it is expected to be, and you can carry out your 'Fun.'
But, in this case, you won't be able to see any messages or alerts from your Circles as your phone is not with you. This can put you in trouble. But it's worth a try.
Part 2: How to Stop Life360 from Tracking You Without Anyone Knowing [Must Know]
The best way to stop someone from tracking your location is to mask your location or to spoof it. Now for both Android and iPhone, the way to spoof or mask your location is different. Let’s take a look.
For iPhone: Use iMyFone AnyTo to Stop Life360 from Tracking Your Location
iMyFone AnyTo is a program designed to help the iOS users to teleport to any location in the world. The tool performs at its best if you wish to fake your location or simulate the movements. Using this, you can easily make the location-based apps believe about the changed location without any doubt. Let’s take a step by step look of how it is done:
Step 1: Launch iMyFone AnyTo
Initiate with downloading by clicking on the “Try It Free” button below and getting the iMyFone AnyTo installed into your PC/Mac. Launch it now. Press on “Get Started” right after that.
Step 2: Connect iPhone
Plug in your iPhone to computer/Mac and tap on "Trust this computer". Unlock and enter your passcode to begin.
Step 3: Destination Selection
You will see a map loaded on your screen now. Here, you can find your location.
To proceed, you need to use the "Teleport Mode" option that can be shown at the top right corner of the screen. The icon to be selected is the third one. Once done, you can proceed with typing the GPS coordinates in the field given on the screen. Or you can simply scroll the mouse to choose the destination.
Step 4: Spoof Location
Once the destination is zeroed on, you will be able to notice the information about the selected spot. You can now hit on the “Move”.
When you clicked the option, the location of all location-based apps in your iPhone will set to the chosen one. Right now, your true location won't be able to track by Life360.
For Android: Use Fake GPS Go Location spoofer to Stop Life360 from Tracking Your Location
In Androids, for masking the location, an app called "Fake GPS Go Location spoofer" is available in Play Store. This app actively blocks the radio signals that the phone receives and we recommend using it if you’re an Android user. The steps are:
Step 1: Download the app from your Play Store and enable “Developer Options” before proceeding. You can do that by heading to “Settings” > “Software info” > “Build number”. Tap the build number 7 times and Developer Options will enabled.
Step 2: Now, go to the “Developer Options” menu and tap on “Select mock location app”. Here, you will find “FakeGPS Free” app listed. Simply tap on it to choose as mock location app.
Step 3: Now launch the app that you installed in the first step and select the spot you want as your fake location.
Step 4: Click on the "Play" button and don’t forget to enable "without ads" option or else the ads will disrupt your flow.
To verify if the app worked or not, go to your “Google Maps” and check your location and you will find it at the place of your selection.
Part 3: How to Spoof the Drive or Walk Movement on Life360
In case your desire is to show the fake movement to your friends, we can come to your rescue, or should we say, the tool itself can help you. Putting simply, iMyFone AnyTo also supports "Multi-spot Mode". "Multi-spot Mode" can be enabled only if you are on the move. Let's take a look at how this is done.
Step 1: Launch Tool
Click the "Try It Free" button below and download iMyFone AnyTo on your PC/Mac. Once you open the program and click “Get Started”, connect your device as you did in the previous guide.
Step 2: Enable Multi-Spot Mode
The "Multi-spot Mode" can be found on the top right-hand corner of the screen and shaped in a square-shaped icon.
Step 3: Choose Route
Select the various spots on the way that you would want to stop by. Click on the number of times you want the round trip to last.
Set the speed as per your requirement by sliding the speed bar accordingly. Click on "Move", and the trial shall start.
Right now, you have already spoofed a walk or drive movement on Life360. Once done, you will see “Completed” message appearing on the screen.
We guess by now, you must have understood all the basics of how to get Life360 to stop tracking you? Even though these apps are great to prevent any nosy intruder from invading your privacy, but these apps offer a good advantage of knowing the whereabouts of your loved ones every minute. This gives a sense of relief and assurance. Thus, wondering how difficult life is going to be if someone starts tracking, you can try using it for some time, and if you don't like it, you can cancel your subscription anytime. After all, you can track them too.