How Do You Leave a Life360 Circle

Scott Daly

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Leaving a Life360 Circle may be necessary for privacy or if you no longer want to share your location with specific people. To leave a Circle:

1. Open the Life360 app.
2. Tap on Circle Management.
3. Tap Leave Circle and confirm by tapping Yes.

If you’re the Admin of the Circle you wish to leave, you must assign a new Admin first. Otherwise, the app will automatically designate someone else as the new Admin. This ensures the Circle’s functionality for remaining members.

By following these steps, you can manage your privacy and feel more secure about who sees your location data.

Leaving Life360: A Step-by-Step Guide

Leaving a Circle

  1. Open the Life360 app on your device.
  2. Tap “Settings” (gear icon).
  3. Tap “Circle Management”.
  4. Tap “Leave Circle”.
  5. Confirm by tapping “Yes”.

Important Notes

  • Circle Admins: Before leaving, designate another member as admin. Otherwise, the app will auto-assign one.
  • Leaving Permanently: To erase location history, delete the app after leaving the Circle.
  • Alternative: Ask the Circle admin to remove you. This bypasses the above steps.
Leave a CircleYour location is no longer shared with Circle members.
Delete the app after leavingYour location history in the app is erased.
Get removed by the Circle adminSame as leaving, but you don’t perform the steps yourself.

Leaving a Life360 Circle isn’t complicated, but a few things are worth noting. Whether you choose to leave discreetly or simply want a break, these steps should make the process smooth.

Key Takeaways

  • Open the Life360 app and navigate to Circle Management to leave a Circle
  • Assign a new Admin if you’re currently the Circle Admin before leaving
  • These steps help maintain privacy and control over location sharing

Understanding Life360 Circles and Membership

Life360 Circles organize group members and manage their locations. Understanding the roles and privacy settings is important for both Admins and Members.

The Role and Permissions of Circle Admin

The Admin in a Life360 Circle has special permissions that others do not. They can add or remove members, change settings, and manage location sharing. Admins are responsible for the overall management of the Circle.

Permissions of Circle Admin:

  • Add/Remove Members: Admins can invite new members or remove existing ones.
  • Change Settings: They can adjust Circle settings like location sharing and notifications.
  • Manage Locations: Admins have access to location data for each member.

If an Admin leaves, they must assign a new Admin to avoid any disruptions.

Circle Membership and Its Implications on Privacy

Being a member of a Life360 Circle means sharing your location with the group. Everyone in the Circle can see where others are in real-time. This feature is helpful for family safety and staying connected.

Privacy Implications:

  • Location Sharing: Your real-time location is visible to all Circle members.
  • Notifications: Members may receive notifications about your arrivals and departures.
  • Data Access: Admins have more control over member data and settings.

Understanding these aspects helps members make informed decisions about their privacy and participation in a Life360 Circle.

Steps to Leave a Life360 Circle

To leave a Life360 Circle, users must follow specific steps based on their role in the Circle. Additionally, managing settings after leaving is important to maintain privacy and control notifications.

Leaving a Circle as a Member or Admin


  1. Open Life360 App: Tap the Life360 app on your device.
  2. Choose Circle: Use the Circle Switcher at the top to select the Circle you wish to leave.
  3. Go to Settings: Tap the Settings icon, usually found in the top left corner.
  4. Circle Management: Select the “Circle Management” option.
  5. Leave Circle: Tap “Leave Circle” and confirm by selecting “Yes.”


  1. Assign New Admin: Before leaving, assign a new admin by selecting a member from the circle.
  2. Leave Circle: Follow the same steps as a regular member to leave.

Note: The app will assign a new Admin automatically if the current Admin doesn’t assign one.

Managing Notifications and Location Settings Post Departure


After leaving a Circle, revisit notification settings:

  • Disable Notifications: Turn off any notifications from the Circle you left to avoid updates.
  • Privacy Settings: Adjust settings to prevent accidental alerts from the old Circle.

Location Settings:

  • Stop Location Sharing: In the app, turn off location sharing for the Circle you exited.
  • Delete Location History: Clear location history if needed for privacy.

Rejoining Circles:

If considering rejoining, the process remains the same as joining initially. Ensuring privacy and managing notifications carefully can help maintain control over personal data.