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Life360’s Help Alert – Get Help in Seconds



If your family is like ours, you have a list of contacts on your fridge in case of an emergency. But how confident are you that the information is up to date? And what if you’re not home when you need that list most?

Since your Emergency Contacts will likely be friends and family members you see during the holidays, this is the perfect time to discuss additional options! Life360 makes this process easy with its Help Alert feature, and your Emergency Contacts do not need to have the Life360 app to be there for you.

The Help Alert is a panic button that, when pressed, will send a text, phone call, and email to your Life360 Circle Members and Emergency Contacts with your location at the time you pressed the button.


How to add family and friends to your Emergency Contacts

  1. Select a Circle
  2. Tap Help Alert in the menu
  3. Tap the + sign
  4. Select the contact you would like to add as an Emergency Contact or tap “Enter Manually” to enter their name and phone number
  5. You will receive a confirmation when they agree to be your Emergency Contact


Life360 panic button for family safety

How to add emergency contacts to family locator Life360


Keep in mind these contacts do not need to download Life360 in order to see your location when the Help Alert is activated.


How do I use the Help Alert?

We hope you will never have to use it, but if you need to share your location with your Circle and Emergency Contacts, activate the Help Alert. You will also be given the option to dial 911. Life360 is not a substitute for calling 911, so if you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.

  1. Select a Circle
  2. Tap Help Alert in the menu
  3. Tap the ! button

Life360 panic button


I activated my Help Alert, what happens next?


Once you tap the Help Alert button the following will happen:

  • All of the members of that Circle will be sent a notification to their phones and will receive a phone call with your location.
  • Emergency Contacts in that Circle will receive a call with your location and a text message with a temporary link that shares your location at the time you activated the Help Alert.


Let us know in the comments section how you would use the Help Alert and how you talk to your friends and family about Emergency Contacts

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