Discontinuing GPS Location Monitoring

As part of a strategic shift, and in preparation for some exciting new updates that are coming to the Accountable2You platform, we’ve made the decision to discontinue our location monitoring feature.

When was location monitoring discontinued?

The location monitoring feature in the Accountable2You app has been discontinued as of  September 27, 2022.

While some of the buttons for location monitoring may remain visible in older versions of the app, the collection of location records stopped on  September 27, 2022.

Why didn't I hear about this? 

We sent 2 announcement emails about this change weeks prior to removing this feature. However, only customers who have opted into receiving product updates and promotions received these emails.  To ensure you receive emails like this from us in the future, we recommend opting into these communications with the following steps: 

  1. Log in to your online A2U account here.
  2. Select your profile icon at the top right and choose Account Settings from the dropdown menu.
  3. Check the box for "Send me product updates and promotions"

Why has Accountable2You discontinued location monitoring?

It’s always difficult to prune things that are “good” for the sake of the things that are “best”, but it’s often a vital part of pursuing the most important priorities.

As you’ve hopefully already seen, we’re advocates for building transparency and integrity in every area of your life. Staying accountable for where you go is certainly a part of that process, and we recognize the helpful role that location monitoring can play there.

That said, at Accountable2You,  our aim is to provide the best transparency possible in one specific area: what you do on your digital devices. We’re dedicated to making that focus our top priority. 

Location monitoring alternatives

If location monitoring is necessary for you and your family, there are a number of powerful location-sharing apps available at different price points that work well alongside Accountable2You.

Here are a few that we’re aware of:

  • Find My - only on iOS 
    • Live tracking
    • Location-based alerts
    • Easy communication via iMessage
    • Native iOS app
    • (Price: free)
  • Google Maps
    • Live tracking
    • Location-based alerts
    • (Price: free)
  • Life 360
    • Live tracking
    • Location-based alerts
    • (Price: free option with paid upgrades)

We’re here to help

If you have any questions about this change or about using Accountable2You, please do email us at support@accountable2you.com

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