Life360 is a popular family safety and location sharing app used by over 30 million people worldwide. The app allows families and friends to view each other’s real-time locations, send alerts, coordinate meetups, communicate within a private Circle, and more.
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Why Change Your Profile Picture?
When you first set up a Life360 account, you’re asked to upload a profile picture that represents you within the app. This picture appears next to your name on the map so other Circle members can easily identify your location.
Over time, you may want to update your profile picture in Life360 for various reasons:
- You want a more recent photo
- Your appearance has changed
- You want something more personal or creative
- You want to fix image quality issues
Changing your picture in Life360 is quick and simple. Follow the steps below depending on if you’re using an iOS or Android device.
Changing Your Picture on iPhone/iPad
- Open the Life360 app on your iPhone or iPad
- Tap the Settings icon in the bottom right corner
- Select Account under Universal Settings
- Tap your name under the Profile section
- Tap your current profile picture
- Choose to Take Photo or select an image from your photo Library
- Adjust and crop the picture as needed
- Tap Save to update your profile picture
Changing Your Picture on Android
- Open the Life360 app on your Android device
- Tap the ≡ Menu icon in the top left
- Choose Account or Settings
- Tap your current profile picture under Profile
- Select Take Photo or choose an image from your Gallery
- Adjust and crop the picture as needed
- Tap the ✓ button to save changes
That’s it! Your updated profile picture will now display across the Life360 app.
Cropping Your Picture
When selecting a new photo, make sure to crop and frame it properly so your face is clearly visible.
- Tap and drag the corners of the image to adjust framing
- Use the round cropping tool to focus the frame on your face
- Pinch and zoom to refine as needed
Properly framing your face helps Circle members identify you faster when viewing the map.
Choosing a Suitable Profile Picture
While changing your profile photo in Life360 is easy, you should put some thought into selecting an appropriate picture.
Do’s and Don’ts
- Choose a clear, high-quality photo of your face
- Make sure your entire face fits in the frame
- Use a recent photo that represents your current appearance
- Update it periodically if your looks change
- Upload inappropriate or revealing photos
- Select overly edited or filtered images
- Use group photos where you’re difficult to identify
- Leave up outdated pictures where you look drastically different
Ultimately, pick a picture that’s clear, appropriate, and up-to-date. This ensures you remain easily identifiable to family and friends using the app.
Customizing Your Profile
In addition to your photo, you can customize other account details like your:
- First and last name
- Phone number
- Email address
Tap your name in Account Settings to update any profile details.
Customizing profile information helps ensure your account accurately represents you within Life360.
To change your Life360 profile picture, the app needs access to your device’s photo library or camera.
You may get prompted to enable the necessary permissions when accessing these features. Tap Allow to permit Life360 to:
- Access your photo library
- Take pictures using your camera
Granting these permissions allows seamless access to features for uploading and changing your profile picture.
If you run into issues updating your picture, try the following troubleshooting tips:
- Force quit and relaunch the Life360 app
- Check if Life360 has permission to access your photos
- Enable location services for Life360
- Update to the latest version of the app
- Reinstall Life360 if still not working
Following these tips will typically resolve any problems encountered when changing your profile photo.
Why Profile Pictures Matter
While it may seem minor, keeping your Life360 profile picture updated is important. With location sharing apps, identifying users quickly by their picture is critical.
Outdated or unclear profile photos defeat the purpose of the app’s safety and coordination features. Taking a few seconds to update it makes a big difference for your Circle members who rely on Life360.
So next time you snap a great selfie, consider uploading it to Life360 as your new profile picture. Keeping it current helps your family find and identify you faster whenever they glance at the app.