Most of the time your GPS application try to be accurate as possible. However, your GPS location can be easily changed on an Android phone. Spoofing your location is one of the things people dismiss. While it offers many uses, to people who test applications, ROMs, and other services, it can also offer multiple uses to an ordinary Android fan.
By changing your location, you have access to exploiting all kinds of application. There might be lots of reason of changing your location, but whatever it is you are looking for, be assured that the procedure is as easy as pie.
Activate the Developer Options
Before even getting to the application itself, the very thing is activating ‘Developing options’. If you have not enabled them, Go to ‘Settings’, then to Settings and click on ‘Software information’ and hit on ‘Build number’ a few times to activate it.
Activate Mock Location
After enabling the Developer options, go to the Settings and then scroll down till you find ‘Allow mock locations’ and also make sure it is checked.
Download and install a location spoofing application.
They are applications
in the Play Store that claim to work but their reviews indicate that they’re only compatible with certain smartphones or they’re unreliable. Finding a trustworthy app requires a bit of research.
One application that works is Fake GPS Location Spoofer
that costs $3.5, but it requires rooting. There’s also a free edition for the normal settings which uses the Mock Location setting.
Change your location
After opening the application, you are taken to a clear map where you choose your fake location. But before you do this, you will have to make sure that your Wi-Fi is off or else it fails to work later. The application is accessed through your notification panel, where you’ll see the coordinates you’re spoofing.
Moreover, you can add location through the search by entering the ZIP code of the location you want and the GPS pin moves there. You can access the location history so that you do not have to look for your location each and every time you use the application.
Use the application
After you have done with setting with the location all you are left with is using your application to use with the location set. Make sure you spoof the fake location before launching the application. To turn off mock location, go back to the application and tap ‘Stop’.
This process cannot work for things like seeing the Netflix content in other countries.
Now that you have changed the GPS location, go and choose somewhere that would’ve a Snapchat location filter. Open snapchat and you get access to available filters from that location. This can be a fantastic way of tricking your friends that you have gone on vacation.
Changing your location also affects Facebook. The Facebook messenger application uses your device’s GPS to share your location. You can the location to anywhere you want and send it over the messenger. You can also use it in Facebook by manipulating the check in feature. You can also trick everyone on Facebook that you’ve gone on vacation.