How to Spoof Your Location on Android

How to Spoof Your Location on Android

It shouldn't surprise that your Android phone is aware of your current location. Some situations may arise in which you do not want your phone—or other people—to be able to track you. We will show you how to spoof your location on Android. You can set your location to any place you want to be on your phone. 

  • Using an app called "Fake GPS Location."

Naturally, if you do not want to be tracked, you can turn off all of your sensors completely. You'll need to "spoof" your location to fool apps that use your location. It means that any app will think you're somewhere you're not. People use most of the time to cheat in location-based games, but there are numerous other reasons. 

Using An App Called "Fake GPS Location."

Step 1: Go to the Google Play Store and download the appropriate app.

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Step 2:  Enable Developer options

Next, if you haven't already done so, turn on your phone's "Developer mode." Pull down the notification tap and shape on the gear icon if you want to do this. On the list, scroll down until you see "System." Then, choose "System."

Choose About phone from there. Then, quickly tap on the Build number. After that, you'll need to ensure your lock screen security is working. Then, you'll be able to use the Developer options. If you want to find it, hit the back button once, then choose the new Develop options item again. 

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Step 3: Select mock location app

First, make sure the toggle is turned on at the top of the list. Next, find the option to choose a mock location app. Choose Fake GPS location or the app you have on your phone. 

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Step 4: Spoof your location

With all of the above steps done, open the Fake GPS location app or the app you used for this process. Like a state or two away from you, a general location can be your pin for a Fake GPS location. You can search for a specific address. After you hit the "go" button, you should be able to make your location look like someone else's. 

Step 5: Enjoy your media

Then you should go into your favorite media apps like YouTube TV or MLB.TV and watch the event you want. Because some apps can tell when the "mock location" setting is on, they won't let you playback the videos.

Conclusion

These are just a handful of the five essential steps to spoof your location on Android. It is a simple and effective way to get things done. Location on Android phones can be complicated and messy at times. Take this into your own hands. 

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