Drive Detection analyzes phone location and activity to determine when each member is driving. During a drive, it detects potentially unsafe behaviors, such as phone usage, high speed, hard braking, and rapid acceleration. Driving information and events are then shared with the entire Circle.
For Life360 to detect a Drive:
- Each member must enable Drive Detection on their account.
- You must travel a minimum distance of 1/2 mile from your starting location and reach a speed over 15 mph.
- Your phone must have more than 10% battery. Drive Detection increases battery usage, so it is automatically disabled when the battery is 10% or less.
- The Life360 app must be allowed to run in the background.
- The battery-saving feature on your phone must be disabled.
- Your phone must have a strong cell signal.
Note: A Drive will show in the Life360 app as a Trip if any of the above conditions are not met.
How to Use:
- Tap on Settings in the upper left corner of the app.
- Tap on Drive Detection.
- Toggle Drive Detection ON.
- Repeat these steps for each member.
Drive Detection and Crash Detection
Note: Crash Detection and Roadside/Breakdown Assistance are available in the US, Canada, and the UK.
To activate Crash Detection, Drive Detection must be turned on, and your vehicle must maintain a speed of at least 25 mph for a minimum of 30 seconds before the collision. Therefore, fender-benders, rear-end collisions, and other minor accidents may not be detected. See the Product and Services Terms for limitations of crash detection.
There are some carriers whose cell data may not function reliably while you are on a phone call. If you are in a car crash while on a call, the crash detection may be delayed or not detected at all.