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How to Turn Off Location on Life360 without Anyone Knowing

Life360 is a widely used location-sharing app that allows families and friends to stay connected and keep track of each other's whereabouts. It offers a range of features such as real-time location tracking, check-ins, and notifications to enhance the safety and security of loved ones. While the app has many benefits, there are situations where you wish to turn off location tracking on Life360 without anyone knowing.

In this blog post, we will explore various methods to turn off location on Life360 without anyone knowing. Whether you want to fake your location or completely stop Life360 from tracking you, this guide will provide you with practical steps to achieve your desired level of privacy while using the app. Let's dive in!

What is Life360?

Life360 is a popular location-sharing app designed to help families and close groups stay connected and informed about each other's locations. It serves as a digital platform where individuals can create private groups called Circles, enabling them to share their real-time location and receive important notifications.

At its core, Life360 offers robust location tracking features. With the app installed on their mobile devices, Circle members can view each other's locations on a shared map in real-time. This allows families to keep track of their loved ones' movements, ensuring their safety and providing peace of mind.


As mentioned earlier, the feeling of being constantly tracked or monitored, even for safety reasons, can sometimes be uncomfortable. If you find yourself in a situation where you want to prevent Life360 from tracking your location, you’re in the right place. In the following section, we will present useful methods that can help you stop Life360 from tracking you. Let's explore these methods in detail.

How to Turn Off Location on Life360 without Anyone Knowing

To discreetly disable location tracking on Life360, one effective method is to utilize a location spoofing tool called ClipDown Location Changer. It allows you to fake your GPS location on both iPhone and Android devices. With this tool, you can change your location to anywhere in the world, making it appear as if you are in a different place than you actually are. This can be particularly useful if you want to control over the location you share in Life360.

ClipDown Location Changer offers several key features that make it an excellent choice for spoofing your location on Life360:

  • Change GPS location to anywhere in the world: You can choose any location on the map to set as your fake location.
  • Simulate movement between different spots: You can simulate walking, cycling, or driving between different locations to make it look like you're actually moving around.
  • Supports all popular location-based apps: ClipDown works with all popular location-based apps, including Life360, Pokemon Go, Tinder, and more.
  • One-click to reset the location: You can easily reset your location to your real GPS location with just one click.

Now, let's walk through the steps to fake your location on Life360 using ClipDown Location Changer:

  1. Begin by downloading and installing ClipDown Location Changer on your computer. Once installed, launch the software and click on “Get Started”.
  2. Connect your device to the computer, you will see a map with your current location. You can search for a specific location or simply click on the map to set your desired fake location.
  3. Now click on the "Move" button, and ClipDown will begin faking your location. Your device's GPS coordinates will now match the location you selected, making it appear as if you are there.

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By following these steps, you can effectively hide your actual whereabouts on Life360 and maintain privacy without anyone knowing. Remember to use this feature responsibly and respect the trust within your Circle.

How to Stop Life360 from Tracking Your Location

While faking your location can be a viable solution, there are other methods you can employ to prevent Life360 from tracking your location altogether. Let's explore some of these options:

3.1 Disable Circle's Location Sharing

One way to stop Life360 from tracking your location is by disabling the location sharing feature for specific Circles within the app. This allows you to control who can see your location information. Here's how you can disable Circle's location sharing:

  1. Launch the Life360 app on your mobile device and navigate to the main screen.
  2. Look for the "Settings" icon, usually located in the upper-right corner of the screen. Tap on it to access the app's settings.
  3. Within the settings menu, locate and select the specific Circle for which you want to hide your location from sharing with.
  4. Then look for the option labeled "Location Sharing" or a similar name. This option controls whether your location is visible to other Circle members.
  5. Disable the location sharing option by hitting the slider. This will prevent your location from being shared with the selected Circle.

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It's important to note that when you turn off location sharing for a Circle, a notification may be sent to the Circle members, indicating that your location sharing has been disabled. However, they will not be able to track your location or receive any further location updates from you.

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3.2 Turn On Airplane Mode

Another effective method to prevent Life360 from tracking your location without anyone knowing is turning on the Airplane Mode feature on your mobile device. Enabling Airplane Mode disables various wireless communication functions, including GPS and cellular data, effectively preventing Life360 from accessing your device's location.

To turn on Airplane Mode on iPhone, just open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen (or swipe down from the top-right corner on newer models). Then look for the Airplane Mode icon and tap on it. The Airplane Mode icon will turn orange when it is enabled.

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To turn on Airplane Mode on Android, swipe down from the top of the screen to access the Quick Settings panel. Find the Airplane Mode icon and tap it. The icon will turn blue or gray when it is enabled, depending on your device.

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3.3 Turn Off Location Services

To further prevent Life360 from tracking your location without anyone knowing, you can turn off the Location Services feature on your iPhone or Android device. This will disable the GPS functionality altogether and stop Life360 from access your location data. Here are the steps you can follow:

On iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app, scroll down and tap on "Privacy."
  2. In the Privacy settings, select "Location Services."
  3. Locate Life360 and in the “Allow Location Access” section, choose “Never.”

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On Android:

  1. Open the Settings app, scroll down and tap on "Location" or "Location Services." The exact name may vary depending on your device and Android version.
  2. Then you may see an option called "App permissions" or a similar name. Tap on it to manage location access for individual apps.
  3. Look for Life360 in the list of apps and tap on it. In the "LOCATION ACCESS FOR THIS APP" section, select "Deny" or "Off" to deny location access for Life360.

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When you turn off Location Services completely on your device, the Life360 app will display the status "Location permissions off" or a similar message. This means that Life360 will not be able to access your device's location information, and your precise whereabouts will not be visible to other Circle members.

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3.4 Delete Life360 Account

If you want to completely stop Life360 from tracking your location and remove your presence from the app, you can choose to delete your Life360 account. Deleting your account will remove all your location data and personal information associated with Life360. Here are the steps to delete your Life360 account:

  1. Open the Life360 app and log in to your account, then tap on the menu icon.
  2. Scroll down and look for the “Settings” option. Tap on it and choose “Account”.
  3. Then select “Delete Account” and follow the prompts to confirm the deletion of your account.

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Keep in mind that deleting your Life360 account will permanently remove all of your location data, history, and profile information from the app. Additionally, if you have a premium subscription, cancel it before deleting your account to avoid any further charges.

3.5 Use a Burner Phone

If you want to maintain privacy while still showing your location within the Life360 app, using a burner phone can be a simple and effective solution. By logging in with the same user ID and password on the burner phone and leaving it in a designated "safe" place, you can provide the illusion of your presence while keeping your actual location private. Here's how you can use a burner phone with Life360:

  1. Look for a spare or inexpensive mobile phone that you can use as a burner phone. Ensure it is compatible with the Life360 app.
  2. Install the Life360 app on the burner phone and sign in using the same user ID and password as your original device.
  3. Choose a safe and accessible place where you want your presence to be seen by the members of your Life360 circle.
  4. Finally, log out from the Life360 app on your original device or uninstall it. This way, your actual location won't be visible to them.

FAQs about Life360

Can Life360 track my location even if I turn off location services?

No, Life360 cannot track your location if you turn off location services on your device. Life360 relies on the location data provided by your device's GPS and other location services to track your location accurately. If you turn off these services or disable them for the Life360 app specifically, it will not be able to access your location data and therefore will not be able to track your location.

Does Life360 notify Circles when you turn off location?

Yes, Life360 notifies circle members when a user turns off their location sharing. When you disable location sharing in the Life360 app, a notification is sent to the other members of your circle to inform them that your location updates are no longer available. This notification helps maintain transparency and ensures that other circle members are aware that your location is no longer being tracked or shared within the app.

Will disabling location service affect other app functionalities?

Yes, disabling location services on your device can affect the functionality of other apps that rely on location information. Many apps, such as maps, weather, ride-sharing services, and fitness trackers, use location services to provide relevant and accurate information.

Does Life360 work without Internet?

No, Life360 requires an active internet connection to function properly. The app uses your device's internet connection to transmit your location data to other members of your Circle and to receive location updates from them.

Without an active internet connection, Life360 will not be able to provide accurate or up-to-date location information for you or your Circle members. However, the app may still be able to display your last known location and provide some limited functionality, such as displaying the locations of nearby places of interest or emergency services.

Will Life360 work when my phone is off?

No, Life360 will not work when your phone is completely turned off. The app requires your device to be powered on and connected to the internet in order to transmit your location data and receive updates from other Circle members.

If your phone is turned off or the battery has died, Life360 will not be able to provide any location information for you or receive location updates from your Circle members. However, if you have set up automatic location sharing or other alerts in the app, they may still trigger when your phone is turned back on and reconnected to the internet.


We have explored several methods to stop your location from being tracked by Life360 without anyone knowing. These methods offer various approaches to maintain your privacy while using the app. One particularly useful tool to consider is ClipDown Location Changer, which allows you to fake your GPS location on Life360 and give the impression that you are elsewhere. However, it is important to exercise caution and use these methods responsibly, as manipulating location information may affect the trust and transparency within your circle.

Justin B. Davis
Jun 07,2023 10:22:57 Post By Justin B. Davis to ClipDown Blog Center

Justin is a technical expert who loves technology and a big video fan. He writes about helpful video tips, reviews and tutorials.

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