Here is another on-demand topic, on Android tricks and hacks. There are several reasons you could decide to change GPS location on Android phone. The reasons may vary from doing it for fun, in order to access certain services restricted to certain regions etc. By faking the GPS you can access any region of your choice by fooling location based Apps on your Android phone that you are elsewhere, far from your actual location.
But you have to bear it in mind that you can only do this using specialized Apps because there is no in-built of such settings on any Android device.
Changing GPS location has so many advantages but you must note that changing your GPS location will also affect other location-based Apps on your Android device, for instance, you could face some problems when you need to check for weather updates, the nearest restaurants in your area or when you want to look for directions using Google maps.
This will leave you with the option of first turning off the fake GPS Application first or else you will be shown results from the location you are faking.
Changing GPS location will only alter your location but not your mobile number or email details. All other details will be still the same.
Reasons that could lead you to change your GPS location
As I alluded earlier, there are actually so many reasons, below are some reasons that could lead you to fake GPS location.
- Blocking your company/employer from tracking you. With the advent of technology, some companies can now easily track all their employees. Using Fake GPS location could help you to hide your real location.
- It could also help you to access location-based games, say, Pokemon Go, in a situation where you cannot access Pokemon in your region, instead of traveling up to those regions which can access the game, you could pretend to be in those regions, just by changing your GPS location.
- For fun reasons, you could change your GPS location to make your friends think you have gone to a far place for a holiday. Just to make them feel jealous:)
- hide your real location from your friends and family members when using location sharing Apps or when you want to avoid giving your actual location to Applications that may require it.
- Some governments security agents have a tendance of tracking certain individuals for different reasons, the use of fake GPS location Apps can be of great use in that situation.
There are, however, geologically restricted websites, these, however, may require the use of VPNs (Virtual Private Network).
Most of the GPS location Apps works only on rooted devices, depending on the importance of the reason you want to hide your location, you may need to consider rooting your Android phone. But before you do that, you can try using those that can work on unrooted devices.
So before, we discuss how you can change your GPS location, let’s talk about the shortcomings of such an operation.
- Changing your GPS location could lead to a temporary ban if you where to be seen your tricks by the game developers like Pokemon, Nantiac will not take that act lightly though, and your account could be permanently shut down.
- It will affect every location-based App on your phone and your real location weather update, will not be shown.
There are several fake GPS Apps and all of them have very similar names. This is also a factor that makes it easy to identify them on Google Play Store because at they are at one place. You can just type “Fake GPS”, and almost all of them will appear in the search result.
It can be a bit of a hurdle on choosing the best because if you visit the individual reviews of each App, you will notice that there is no single one of them without grey areas. But I chose the best two, according to my experience as below;
Fake GPS Location
Go to Google Play Store and install. The installation is very easy, no special requirements are needed here, you don’t need to root your device in order to use these Apps.
After the installation, before any settings, you need to enable mock locations.
To enable mock locations, go to your phone’s settings>General settings and scroll down to About Device
To allow mock locations, first, you must find the Developer Options.
For Developer Options to appear among your screen settings, tap on “Builder number” 6-7 times and go back to your device settings and scroll down to Developer Options, under Debugging, enable Mock locations.
Now that you have enabled mock locations, it’s now possible to fake your GPS location using the Fake GPS Location App.
Go back to the Application icon and open it. Before any settings, it will show you precisely your GPS location.
To set the fake location, just move the GPS location icon at the center of your device screen to the location you want. You can also search the location you want, using the search bar at the top right of your device’s screen.
To select the location you want, move the GPS icon to the location you want and tap 2-times to select, then tap on the green play button to activate fake GPS location.
It’s advisable to disable these settings as soon as the App finishes its purpose. Failure to do this, you will not be able to track your mobile device using GPS or other means that may require your precise location, in the event that it’s stolen or lost.
In some instances, even if you turn off the Fake GPS location App, your mobile device can still be fooled into believing that your fake location is your real location. So in this situation, you can uninstall it and re-install when you need the service.
Fake GPS GO Location Spoofer free
Another Great Fake GPS location App. The Application is very easy to use.
To begin, go to Google Play Store, download the App, it’s a free version. There is a paid version of this App that produces a better result than free version counterpart. The paid version cost $3.47, for a better result, it’s a reasonable price tag.
After installing the App, make sure you enable mock locations. To enable mock locations, follow the same procedure as in Fake GPS Location above.
- Open settings
- Find About Device
- Builder number
- Tap Builder number continuously for about 7-times to activate Developer Option
- Go back and scroll down to Developer Options
- Under Debugging Options, mark/enable mock locations
‘After enabling mock locations, you can now set your preferred fake location. So, first thing first, open the Fake GPS GO Location Spoofer free or you can upgrade to the Pro version to unlock all the features.
>>Open the App icon on your screen but before that, make sure you enable GPS location in your location settings. Mark to enable GPS only and avoid High Accuracy option, for a better result.
Now that you have enabled the GPS location, open the Fake GPS GO Spoofer free App on your screen, find your target location and tap on it repeatedly 2-times to select it.
A pin will appear at the location you would have selected. To activate the location you have chosen, click on the yellow play button on the bottom left screen and a pop-up “map engaged” will appear and you are done.
On clicking the yellow play button, a screen that requires you to watch some Ads will appear. No big deal here, you can just click on continue with Ads and as soon as the Ad start, click on the “x” button to remove it, and you are good to go.
You can confirm if the fake location on the App is corresponding to the location on your Google Map by opening the Google Map and see location shown.
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