When subscribed to the Gold or Platinum membership, a phone usage event will be detected if the phone is being used while driving. This includes things such as texting, calling, or using an app while driving. Using the phone while the car is stationary will not be recorded as phone use.
Additionally, Life360 determines phone usage by detecting the movement of the phone. We cannot detect an actual call or text, hands-free or Bluetooth calls, or recognize if the AUX cord is plugged in.