How to Fake GPS Location on Android.
You can easily fool your country online using services like a free VPN. But what if you want more control over your location. For example, changing your GPS coordinates to a specific location in any part of the world.
Well, here are some reasons why you might want to spoof your GPS location –
- Change city in third party apps like Tinder
- Uber booking for your parents who are in another city
- Prank your friends on social networks with status, for example, coming to Las Vegas.
Looks cool, right? So let’s see how to do it
Fake GPS location on Android
# 1 Install this fake location spoofer for free from Google Play. The free version (ad-supported) has it all; you’ll need. But if you want advanced features like Tasker integration, save your favorite location, and more, choose a paid one.
# 2 Then go to Settings Developer options Allow mock location. And turn it on.
If you don’t see the developer option, you need to enable it first by going to Settings About phone Build number Tap it seven times. (see screenshot)
# 3 Also enable location service by going to Settings Location. Now some apps also use Wi-Fi to find their exact location, which we don’t need. Right? Therefore, make sure the mode is Device Only or GPS Only.
# 4 Now open the fake Location app we just installed. A pop-up message will appear asking you to enable mock location and disable Wi-Fi location. But since we have already done this, ignore this and click Cancel.
You will see a map. Select your desired location by zooming in or out on the map, or use the search bar at the top. Then double tap this area to drop the pin and hit the play button to activate that GPS location.
And it’s all; you have now successfully spoofed your GPS location. To confirm, open the Maps app and check your current location, you should see a fake one. To turn it off, go back to the app and hit the stop button. Or do it from a notification.
Unlike iOS, where you can’t spoof your location without jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, it’s much easier to do this on Android. Just install the app, change a few settings and that’s it. You don’t even need to root Android.
However, this will not work for some applications that determine your location from your IP address or other advanced methods. For example, with this method, you cannot install Google Play apps that are not available in your country. And according to the developer, this doesn’t work with WeChat and INGRESS either.