6 Working Ways to Change Location in Bumble for Free

by J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young Updated On Oct 31, 2023 Published On Jul 14, 2021 Tips

Dating apps like Bumble are great, but they only work for 'people around you.' Like other location-based apps, Bumble uses your current location to present nearby matches, which can be a limited pool for people residing in small towns and cities. What if you want to meet someone new who does not live close by?

This brings users to think of ways to change their location on Bumble and widen their horizons in the world of dating. This article will solve this dilemma for you and present you with options to make that jump.

How Does Bumble Location Work?

Just like most smartphone applications, Bumble uses the location on your smartphone to detect your location.

The geolocation feature of Bumble works with the help of GPS and manual location setting on your device.

GPS: For the GPS, Bumble utilizes the location data from your phone to provide auto-updates to the main application.

Manual Setting: For manual setting, the user can set their current location with the help of a basic and easy process.

Bumble Location

Change Location on Bumble Web

Your internet browser automatically detects your location with the help of various factors. Changing the location setting on Bumble will require the following steps.

If you are using Bumble on the app, the location will go to the default setting of your phone browser.

Everytime you will launch the app, the location will be updated. To change the location manually, take the following steps:

  • In the upper left-hand corner of the screen, click on your profile image
  • Open 'Settings'.
  • Scroll to the 'Location' setting
  • There is a refresh icon beside your current city
  • Clicking 'refresh' will bring the setting to your most current location, with the help of your browser

 Change Location on Bumble Web

Fake Bumble Location on iPhone using MockGo for Free

There are various ways to perform this modification, with the most reliable being an application called MockGo.  

It is your go-to tool for iOS location spoofing purposes without jailbreaking your device.

MockGo allows you to change the GPS location of your device several times for free in its free trial version. It can also help you fake GPS for Tinder, Grindr, etc easily.

Bumble users with iPhones or iPads can use MockGo to change their location in a few steps.

Moreover, MockGo is also compatible with the latest iPhone 15 and iOS 17.

Step 1. Download and install MockGo on your computer. Launch the app when setup is complete.

Step 2. When the app window opens, click on 'Start'.

Launch MockGo on your computer

Step 3. Connect your iOS device to the computer and enter the device passcode to authorize the connection.

connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 4. The next window you will see a world map. Click on 'Teleport Mode' from the option on the screen.

choose teleport mode

Step 5. Input your preferred location in the search bar on the top right of the map screen.

 search for a location

The app will ask you for confirmation to move to that location. Click 'Move Here' and all location-based apps on your device will now be moved to this location.

click Move Here to teleport the GPS

To double-check the location spoofing, open Google Maps on your device, and if it shows the fake location, Bumble will follow suit as well.

location teleported

Step 6. Disconnect the device from your computer, and enjoy!

MockGo also keeps a record of the places you have been to. You can access it from "History Records" in the top right corner of the screen. You can spoof Bumble to the same locations with one click next time.

More features of MockGo

  • You can fake a location on Bumble without jailbreaking the device.
  • You can set fake coordinates in Bumble app with one click.
  • Your device will not be tracked after faking Bumble location.
  • The app will work for any device with iOS 7 or later, including the latest OS.

Report a Technical Issue to Adjust the Location (Free)

You can also request Bumble to adjust your locaton by reporting a technical issue.

For example, suppose you live several miles outside of a major city and want to appear as though you are in the downtown.

This approach does, however, have drawbacks. They're not going to move you from Paris to London, and they're not going to do it more than once.

To request adjust your Bumble location, follow the steps:

  • Open Bumble.
  • Choose the Profile.
  • Select Contact & FAQ.
  • Select Contact Us from the menu.
  • Select Report a Technical Issue.
  • Enter your location change request in the form that appears.

Report a Technical Issue

Change Bumble GPS Location on iPhone with iTools

Another reliable paid tool for location spoofing in iOS is iTools. It is a solid tool that does more than GPS spoofing for iPhones and iPad, but we will discuss this particular feature today. 

Downloading and installing iTools is free, but the trial period won't last you long, and you have to pay up. You can install iTools software on your computer and connect the iOS device for location spoofing.

Once you install iTools on the computer, here are the steps to follow until there is a trial period:

Step 1. Launch the program on your computer and click on the Toolbox icon in the main panel.

itools Toolbox

Step 2. Click on the 'Virtual Location' icon from the new window.

Virtual Location itools

Step 3. You will see a map on the screen and a search bar. Enter the location you wish to fake in this bar.

Step 4. The device will now be set to this new location, and you can enjoy the changed location.

set to this new location

Step 5. Bumble will now run from the fake location until you wish to end.

Step 6. To stop faking location, click on 'Stop Simulation' in the app on your computer.

Spoof Your GPS in Bumble for Android for Free

Spoofing the location on Android is comparatively easier and mostly free. Any location spoofing app will do the trick for you. We will explain the process in the following steps:

Step 1. We start by enabling the developer settings on the Android phone.

Step 2. Open Settings > System > About Phone.

Step 3. Tap on 'Software Info' and then quickly tap 'Build Number' 7 times.

Step 4. Input your device's passcode when a prompt appears for it.

Step 5. You will now have access to Developer Mode settings in Settings > System > Developer Options. If the mode still isn't on, turn the toggle ON.

Step 6. Next, install any reliable location spoofing application from Google Play Store to tell your phone to use this app as the GPS device.

install any reliable location spoofing application

Step 7. Open Settings > System > Developer Options > select mock location app

Select the location spoofing app from the list.

select mock location app

Step 8. Open the app and move the pin to your desired location, and your phone will use this new location.

move the pin to your desired location

To check the accuracy of this method, force close Bumble and turn it on again. You should see matches for the new location.

Use VPN to Change Bumble Location

If you cannot follow the above-mentioned tools for some reason, your next best bet is on a VPN service. The coolest thing about VPNs is the added layer of security on your device.

The only downside is a slower internet connection, but it is not a weak barter. Moreover, good VPNs are paid and also have a data limit. If you are willing to compromise with all these factors, move on to the next steps.

  • Find a good VPN service from your Google Store or AppStore and download it on your device.
  • You can either buy a free service or pay for a premium VPN connection. The choice is yours.
  • Choose your desired location in the VPN app, and your phone is now set to the new location.
  • As long as the VPN connection is running, Bumble will work on this new location and you can see new matches.

Use VPN to Change Bumble Location


So this is all the information you require on how to change your location in Bumble. The tools mentioned in this post are the most trustworthy and get the job done within minutes.

Both iOS and Android users can try the options that match their device best. The good thing about third-party apps is that you can stop location spoofing at any time you wish and continue with your real location.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or Android device or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.

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