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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Life360

If you’re reading this blog post, you’ve likely heard of Life360, and you’re familiar with what it is — at least at a high level.

You probably know it helps families and close friends stay connected by creating a “Circle” of loved ones in the app. For some peace of mind, you can get real-time location info on each other, seen on a private map, and even opt for automated alerts whenever someone arrives or leaves a destination. You can also communicate with each other in a group chat, based on your Circle, inside the iOS or Android app.

But you already knew all this, didn’t you?

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How Stacia Used Life360 to Find Her Missing Fiancé

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have ease-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Stacia C., who offered to share her own story about how Life360 helped locate her missing fiancé.

On a rainy Friday evening, Stacia’s fiancé stopped by his friends house after work. It had been raining on and off all day, and when he finally left his friend’s house he texted Stacia that he was on his way home. Knowing that it only takes 10 minutes door to door, Stacia began cooking dinner. After 20 minutes passed and he still wasn’t home, Stacia began to worry, calling and texting him multiple times. Read more »

Help! We’re about to have teen drivers in the house

Life360 Guest Blogger: Marc Saltzman, USA Today columnist

As a father of three teenagers – twin 16-year-olds and a 14-year-old – life can be hectic in our house, as you can imagine (or relate). Along with high school, they all work part-time, take dance classes, and have busy social lives.

To complicate matters somewhat, my job takes me all over North America as a journalist, broadcaster and speaker, plus my wife Kellie is a part-time kick-box instructor and heavily involved in charity work.

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How Life360 Helps Me Manage Holiday Family Coordination

Life360 Guest Contributor: Dawn Nieves, from A New Dawnn 

The holiday season is probably my favorite time of year. I love the festive feel throughout the stores while shopping, baking homemade cookies and spending time with all those I hold dear. It can also be a hectic time of year trying to fit in, organize, and manage all the fun holiday activities.

One thing that has become tradition for us is visiting a local amusement park’s holiday light show. The holiday light show is a two-mile long car ride through a display of millions of lights. Since it’s an activity the whole family can enjoy, we typically go as a large group with my sister and her kids. Read more »

How Life360 helped Valery Get Back on the Road

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Valery H., who offered to share her experience with Life360’s roadside assistance.

Valery was first introduced to Life360 through her pastor, who had been using Life360’s Driver Protect features to keep his new teen driver safe on the road. Valery became immediately interested in the additional driving safety features because her husband’s car was not in top condition. However, it was Valery’s car that began making a funny noise almost exactly a year after signing up for Driver Protect. Read more »

How Life360 Helped Lauren’s Son Recover His Stolen Phone

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Lauren J., who offered to share her experience using Life360 to find her son’s stolen phone.

Lauren was working at the salon when she received a frantic phone call from her son. He was at school and someone had stolen his cell phone out of his cubby while he was at ROTC practice. She immediately drove up to the school with her husband to meet with an administrator and see what could be done to get her son’s phone back. Read more »

How Life360 Became Candace’s Favorite Family App

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace of mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keep us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Candace S., who offered to share her story about how Life360 became one of her favorite apps for her family.

Candace first heard about Life360 from her son’s friend and quickly downloaded it soon after. With a new driver in the family, she signed up for the Driver Protect plan and was shocked by the range of features that were included for only $7.99 a month and how inexpensive it was compared to the family app she was previously using. Candace knew right away that she wanted the Driver Protect plan because her family lives in a rural area where it’s common to find oneself on a deserted road for miles.

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Teen Drinking, Sex, or Winter Driving: What Worries Parents More?

Snow, ice, thick fog and heavy rain – according to a new Life360 poll, parents worry more about teen driver safety when it comes to hazardous winter road conditions (86%), than they do about teens drinking alcohol (48%) or having unprotected sex (60%).

With AAA expecting the largest volume of Thanksgiving travelers since 2005 – and 48.5 million of them planning a road trip – congested highways mixed with approaching winter road conditions are making safety an even greater concern. And apparently, young drivers get that. According to the survey, nearly 70% of teens are comfortable using a location sharing app with their family, and the number jumps to 86% when the app is coupled with safety services such as the ones found in Life360’s Driver Protect plan. With many teens planning to drive this holiday season – especially those coming home from college or visiting new friends – location-sharing and driver protection apps are a good way for parents to keep them safe on the road and monitor their journey.

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How Life360 helped Julie find her Injured Husband

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Julie, who offered to share her story about how she used Life360 to locate her injured husband while he was out of state.

Julie was home alone and in bed when she received a terrifying call in the middle of the night. Her husband was on the other end of the line and barely able to talk, his voice strained with pain. He was able to quickly tell her that there had been an accident and he was badly hurt before the phone disconnected. A long time Life360 user, Julie reached for her phone and opened the app to see her husband’s last location.

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Take Your Family Disaster Plan from To Do List to ‘Done’

The 2018 hurricane season is fully underway, with devastating results from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. No matter where you live, extreme weather events risk lives and sever access to everyday essentials like utilities, water and communication channels. Yet nearly two-thirds of American families don’t have a solid disaster plan and more than a third of households with children aren’t familiar with school emergency plans — levels that have changed little in years.

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