If you don’t want other WeChat users to know your current location, it may become necessary to fake WeChat Location. The best way to do that is to use a location spoofing app or tool.
Many of them work very well and can help you change your WeChat location to anywhere in the world, but you need to know how to use them properly to get the best out of them.
In this guide, we share with you some of the best ways to fake location/GPS for WeChat on your iPhone or Android device and how to use them.
Why Should You Fake GPS on WeChat
There are a variety of reasons why it may be a good idea to fake the GPS location on WeChat. They include the following;
- You may want to fake GPS on WeChat to protect your privacy.
- You can also choose to fake your location on WeChat to prank your friends, make them think you are visiting some far off land.
- Changing the location on WeChat is also a good way to explore potential friends from a nearby area and open yourself up to discovery by new users.
- You can use the “Shake” feature in WeChat to connect to the new people that you find in your area
- By changing your location, you can easily unlock some geo-restricted features
Use An iOS GPS Changer to Fake WeChat (Live) Location on iPhone
It is not easy to fake live GPS location on iOS devices as most methods require a jailbroken device. But there is one solution that is simple, effective and completely desktop, meaning you don’t have to install any apps on your device or jailbreak it.
This is MockGo. This tool gives you numerous options when it comes to location spoofing, including the following;
- Easily change the GPS to anywhere in the world
- Choose the new location to spoof to by entering the address of coordinates
- Simulate GPS movement along a specified route at a specified speed
- Map view that shows the real-time location or simulated movement
To use MockGo, all you need to do is to download and install the program on your computer and then follow these simple steps;
How to Fake WeChat Location on iPhone using MockGo
Step 1: Open the MockGo on your computer. Use a functional USB cable to connect the iOS device to the computer and click “Start”. You may need to trust the computer if you are connecting the iPhone to it for the first time.
Step 3: Once the program detects the connected iPhone, you will see the current location on the screen. You can also click on the “Center On” button to get an accurate reading of the device’s current location.
Step 4: To change the location on the device, click on the “Teleport Mode” (the third option in the upper-right corner) and in the search bar that appears, enter the name of the location that you want to change to.
Step 5: The map will change to the newly selected. You can move the pin on the map and even zoom in on the map to further refine the location. When you’re happy with the selected location, simply click “Move Here” and the location on the device will change.
You can then open WeChat and you should be able to share the spoofed location.
How to Fake WeChat Live Location on iPhone using MockGo
Aside from teleporting, you can also use MockGo to set multiple locations along the route and simulate your movements. T
his can be accomplished by employing the "Multi-stop Mode." Overall, you can easily send fake live location on WeChat using this feature.
Step 1. To enter "Multi-stop Mode," click the third icon in the upper right corner.
Step 2. Enter the address or GPS coordinates to select the stops. You can also specify the number of round trips and the speed. After you've entered your values, click "Move Here " to begin your journey.
Step 3. MockGo will display a simulation of your movement based on the speed you have specified.
How to Send the Fake Location on WeChat to Others
Once you have faked the GPS of your iPhone, follow these simple steps to sharing the fake location on WeChat with others:
Step 1: Open a chat with the person you want to share the location with and then tap on the “+” button.
Step 2: Tap “Location” and choose “Send Location” to send the fake location or choose “Real-time Location” to send the fake live location.
Fake WeChat Location on Android
It is much easier to fake WeChat location on Android devices since all you need is a reliable GPS spoofing app. There are plenty of these spoofing apps on the Play Store although we recommend trying the “Fake GPS Location” app since it doesn’t require root access and it is very easy to use.
Follow these simple steps to use “Fake GPS Location” app to fake GPS location on your Android device;
Step 1: Begin by downloading the Fake GPS Location app from the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Then, go to Settings > About Phone and tap on “Build Number” 7 times.
Step 3: This will enable developer options that you are going to need to fake the GPS location. Turn on the developer mode on.
Step 4: Now go to Settings > Developer Options and then tap on “Select Mock Location App.”
Step 5: Choose the “Fake GPS Location” app as the mock location app to use.
Step 6: Then open the Fake GPS Location app and tap “Set Location.” Enter the new location that you would like to spoof to.
Step 7: Finally, open Settings and select “Permit Drawing over Other apps.” Then, open WeChat and you should now be able to share the fake location.
1. Can People See my Location on WeChat?
You can share your location with friends and family on WeChat. This means that WeChat can only share your location with your consent.
2. Can You Tell If Someone is Online in WeChat?
Since WeChat doesn’t do notifications, it is not very easy to tell if someone is online in WeChat. There is no marker or alert that can let you know if a contact is online. The only way to know for sure is to ask them.
3. How Do I Hide my Location on WeChat?
WeChat is designed to detect the location using your device’s GPS. Therefore, the only way to hide your actual location on WeChat is to use a tool like MockGo for iOS devices and a location spoofing app for Android to fake your location.
4. WeChat Unable to Load Location, How to Fix?
Without a properly set location, you might have issues to load the WeChat location. To fix the inability to load location data, here’s what you have to do:
- Don’t use cmwap or any other large networks’ access points for location.
- Decide if you’ll use Wi-Fi or a phone network.
- Check if any other app on your smartphone can record your exact location (such as Maps).
- Disable the location services on your smartphone, restart it, and then again enable the location services.
5. Fake GPS for WeChat not Working, What to Do?
If the Fake GPS trick is not working for WeChat, here are the troubleshootings steps you should follow:
- Restart your smartphone.
- Reinstall your WeChat app (if that doesn’t work, try upgrading or downgrading your WeChat app version).
- Try using a more reliable location spoofer such as MockGo.
While there are dozens of ways to spoof the location for WeChat, not all of them will work flawlessly with WeChat. If nothing works, try giving these steps another try.
There you have it! You now know the best way to fake WeChat location. These solutions can come in handy when you don’t want your friends to know exactly where you are.
Select a solution based on the type of device and implement it using the steps we have described above. Then share your experience with the solution of your choice in the comments section below.