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. As she was driving, her husband checked Life360 and saw the phone moving through the school grounds and then disappear once the thief turned the phone off and the signal stopped. While they were meeting with the school administrator, their son had asked for Lauren’s phone to check Life360 one more time. The phone was back on again and her son could see it moving through the hallways – he jumped up, ran out of the meeting and chased after it. The app was able to show all the different building of the high school and had narrowed it down to exactly two classrooms.

“I was dumbfounded how precise the location accuracy was in real time. It was amazing to me. It was fantastic!”

After popping into both classrooms and announcing that his stolen phone was in the room, the thief got spooked and tossed the phone behind a computer where it was later retrieved.

Lauren had only been using Life360 for a few months, but became extremely thankful towards technology – specifically Life360 – after the incident. She originally heard about Life360 through a few of her coworkers and through other families in the area who had kids that either walked, biked, or drove themselves to school. Lauren enjoys receiving the location notification feature on a daily basis to ensure her kids arrived home safe.

“Life360 is super convenient for me to stay connected with my kids,” said Lauren. “They never text me when they are home, but now they don’t have to because the app will let me know!”

We are so glad we were able to help Lauren’s son find his stolen phone and keep their family connected on a daily basis. Thank you for letting us share your story!