Right after its signup flow, Life360 uses tooltips to give new users some tips on how to make better use of the app. The directions on the tooltips almost sound like it’s a checklist but without the gamification. Similarly, the app shows its most important feature by dimming the background and using a tooltip.
✅ Short and non-intrusive reminders - The tip tooltips work more like slideout modals that are non-intrusive; the copy is also short to make the onboarding smoother and keep it focused.
✅ High-focus tooltips for high importance features - While other features’ onboarding flows are non-intrusive, the most important features on the app like help alert are high-focus to create a hierarchy of importance in the users’ minds.
✅ Visual support - Almost all tootlips and onboarding UX patterns feature an icon or illustration of sorts. Since Life360 is a safety app, it is important to keep it as accessible as possible.