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Top Reasons Your Trips Aren’t Being Recorded

Having trouble recording your trips with the KnowYourDrive® Smartphone app? By participating in KnowYourDrive, you can save you up to 20% off your auto premium.* In order to earn that discount though, the KnowYourDrive app has to be able to detect when and how you are driving.

We've highlighted some things you can try to get you back to safe driving and savings!

The App May Not Have Been Installed on Your Phone

When you signed up for the KnowYourDrive program you should have received an invitation to download the app. The app must be downloaded and installed to your smartphone to be able to record driving trips. Please make sure to download and install the app within the first 28 days of signing up for the program so you don’t miss out on your introductory discount!

To download the app now follow the links for your operating systems:

KnowYourDrive Location Permissions: Choose “Always Allow”

Location permissions are essential for the KnowYourDrive app, so it can detect when you’re driving as compared to biking or walking.

That’s why, if your phone asks if you’d like to continue to allow background location use for KnowYourDrive, tap Always Allow. Doing so will make sure you keep your discount and get credit for your safe driving.

Important: Location isn’t the only permission the KnowYourDrive app needs to work correctly. Here’s the full list of permissions you’ll need to enable based on your phone’s operating system:

Apple (iOS) Phones

  • Location — Required for accurate detection of when a trip starts or stops and driving speed.
  • Motion and Fitness — Required to detect distracted driving, whether you’re in a car, and if you’re the driver or passenger.
  • Phone — Required to detect distracted driving due to handheld phone calls.

Android Phones

  • Location — Required for accurate detection of when a trip starts or stops and driving speed.
  • Activity — Required to detect distracted driving, whether you’re in a car, and if you’re the driver or passenger.
  • Phone — Required to detect distracted driving due to handheld phone calls.
 

Your Phone Is Offloading or Putting the App to Sleep

Different operating systems have methods of identifying ways to turn off apps that are running in the background. If a phone has certain settings enabled, KnowYourDrive may automatically be turned off due to the way your operating system works. Make sure to check your settings to make sure this isn't happening. Here's how:

iOS

Go to Settings > App Stores

At the bottom of the screen you should see an option "Offload Unused Apps". Make sure this is not active.

Android

Go to Settings > App power management

Deactivate the following:

  • Put unused apps to sleep
  • Auto disable unused apps

You may also want to check to make sure KnowYourDrive is not selected in the list of Sleeping apps.

 

You’re Logged Out of the App

You may have logged out of the app temporarily and forgot to log back in. Make sure you log back into the app so we can help you track your driving habits so you can KnowYourDrive!

Your Phone Number Is Incorrect or Has Changed

Either login to your My Account to update your phone number, or reach out to your local agent to correct the phone number. Once we update your enrollment we can get you back on track to KnowYourDrive!

If you're still experiencing issues, contact the KnowYourDrive Support Center at 1-800-692-6326 ext. 79510 or KnowYourDrive@amfam.com. They'll be happy to help get you set up.

 

*Discounts will vary based on driving behavior. The KnowYourDrive discount applies only to these coverages, which are typical for most auto policies: bodily injury liability, property damage liability, collision and comprehensive, medical expense, underinsured and uninsured and personal injury protection. Additionally, the discount does not apply to fixed fees that are part of your policy.