Life360 vs Find My™: More than a location sharing app
The Basic overview
The #1 family safety membership, Life360 helps you protect and connect your loved ones and important stuff. Its features include location safety, advanced driving, digital safety, emergency assistance features, and Tile™ Bluetooth trackers. Compatible on Apple and Android. Learn more about how Life360 works here.
Find My ™ app
The Find My app helps you track your friends and Apple devices. You can locate items with AirTag attached and stay connected to friends and family. It works on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This app combines the capabilities of Find My iPhone and Find My Friends.
Why choose Life360 over Find My™ app?
“What happens if there’s an emergency? What if someone is hurt or stranded? That’s where a safety app can help, and we researched them all to find the best one out there. With Life360, you can quickly track down people you love when they’re in need or just for peace of mind. It provides real-time location information on everyone you add to your “circle.” – Komando.com
Life360 vs Find My™ Features
iOS and Android
Only on iPhone 14
Low battery notification
SOS Help Alert
Life360 Location Sharing Member Reviews
"I've been using the FindMy app... then..."
"I've been using the FindMy app for a while and then one of my friends introduced me to Life360 and I'm obsessed!! It lets you know their battery percentage, lets you know if they get in a car accident, tells you when they're in the car, and is very precise on their location. You can text each other which is a nice feature and you can make multiple circles with multiple people! Very well done app!"
"You really can't go wrong with Life360"
"You really can't go wrong with Life360....…........ My car was stolen and I was able to locate it immediately thanks to this app. Thank you!"
"We are very impressed!"
"I wanted to thank Life360 for helping me with my car...it started smoking up and it didn't start. We weren't sure the best way to get it towed or a place to call. Then I remembered I had Life360 app that included 5 miles of free towing. The man on the other end of the line was extremely helpful and handled everything for us! This was our first time using Life360 car assistance and we are very impressed!"
"Never have to worry... in the event of an emergency"
"We were able to find exactly where it was on the side of the road! Would have otherwise been lost for sure. My friends and I also use this to keep track of each other making it easier to make plans to see each other and see how far away they are. I never have to worry about where my partner is in the event of an emergency."
Additional Life360 benefits
Build a Circle
Circles are like private groups. Stay connected with your family in one Circle, your friends in another, and your dog walkers in a third.
See Location History
Get an ongoing timeline of your Circle’s comings and goings, organized by day. Easily review past trips including who went which way and when.
See when your Circle gets home from school, leaves work, or stops by the grocery store without asking by setting Place Alerts at your spots.
Low Battery Alerts
Know who’s about to lose power with Low Battery Alerts.
Ask for help without saying a word. If you ever feel unsafe or are in an emergency, SOS sends a silent help alert with your location to your Circle and emergency contacts.
Crash Detection senses any collision over 25mph and immediately reaches out to the driver or passenger involved.
Curious for more?
Explore the additional features included in paid membership plans.
Life360 Locator App FAQs
Life360 has the lowest battery drain of all locator apps on the market. We have an advanced algorithm that helps us decide when to wake up your phone and update your location—so we never just leave your GPS on. That said, every app that uses location will use some extra battery.
Yes – but keep in mind the missing phone must have Life360 installed and logged in for us to find it. IMPORTANT: Do not log in to your account on another mobile device or the app will only locate the device you logged in to. To locate a lost or stolen phone, ask another person in your Circle to open the Life360 app on their phone to update the lost phone’s location. If the app is not logged in, or if the phone is turned off, or if the battery has died, the location will not update. Life360 cannot lock or factory reset a device that has been lost or stolen Life360 cannot emit a sound to locate your device
No, Life360 is an opt-in app. For someone to find your location using Life360, you will need to give us your explicit permission by: Installing the Life360 app Creating and logging into your account Accepting an invitation to join a Circle As soon as you log out of Life360 or turn off location permissions, your location will no longer update.
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