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How to use Life360 to track friends or family | Apps

Life360 is a free app for Android and iPhone (iOS) capable of finding out where a person is and sharing their location with other users. That way, you can find close friends or monitor your family members. The app is useful for when you go out with friends and don't want to get lost. The tool is also ideal for those who have children and want to know in real time where they are and are safe. The platform provides some extra resources paid partly, if the user wants to.

Interested parties can create a circle of connections to follow the movement of the contacts they want. The invitation to authorize access can be sent on other platforms, with the social networks WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter. In the following tutorial, check out how to use the Life360 app to track friends or family on your phone. The procedure was performed on a Moto E4 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the tips also apply to users of the Apple system.

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Learn how to use the Life360 app to monitor family and friends Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudoLearn how to use the Life360 app to monitor family and friends Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

Learn how to use the Life360 app to monitor family and friends Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

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Step 1. Download and install the Life360 app on your phone. When opening the app for the first time, tap "Introduction". Then, enter your cell phone number and tap "Next";

Set up your phone number on Life360 Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraSet up your phone number on Life360 Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Set up your phone number on Life360 Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Create a password for your account and tap "Next". Then, provide an email address to recover the account in the future, if necessary;

Make a password and enter an email to recover your Life360 account Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraMake a password and enter an email to recover your Life360 account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Make a password and enter an email to recover your Life360 account Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. Enter your name and, if you want, add a profile photo and tap "Next". On the next screen, go to "Allow access" and authorize the app to access your location;

Fill in the data required by the Life360 app Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraFill in the data required by the Life360 app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Fill in the data required by the Life360 app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. If you have been invited by someone, you can enter a connection circle by entering the invitation code or creating a new circle. In this case, go to "Invite new people" to join your circle;

Join a circle or create a new one Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraJoin a circle or create a new one Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Join a circle or create a new one Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 5. Copy the code displayed on the screen and send it to your friends and family. If you prefer, tap "Send code" to share in chat apps, like WhatsApp or on social networks like Instagram and Twitter;

Send the invitation code to your friends or family Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraSend the invitation code to your friends or family Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Send the invitation code to your friends or family Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 6. Back to the Life360 home screen, go to "Add home" to register your residence. Enter the address and tap "Save" in the upper right corner;

Register your residence at Life360 Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraRegister your residence at Life360 Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Register your residence at Life360 Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 7. If you want to enter a circle, access the application menu and tap "Participate";

Join a circle on the Life 360 ??app Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraJoin a circle on the Life 360 ??app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Join a circle on the Life 360 ??app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 8. Enter the code provided by your friend or family member and click "Send". Then confirm by touching "Participate";

Confirm the entry in the circle with the Life360 app Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraConfirm the entry in the circle with the Life360 app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Confirm the entry in the circle with the Life360 app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 9. The location of your friends or family members that are part of the circle will be displayed on the map. Touch the name to see the exact location and swipe up to see the person?s timeline. Use the button in the lower right corner of the map to see the location history. You can also send messages on the balloon icon, located in the upper right corner of the screen.

Monitor a person on Life360 Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraMonitor a person on Life360 Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Monitor a person on Life360 Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Ready. Take advantage of the tips and use the Life360 app to find friends and monitor family members.

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