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.
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.
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:
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.
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'.
Step 3. Connect your iOS device to the computer and enter the device passcode to authorize the connection.
Step 4. The next window you will see a world map. Click on 'Teleport Mode' from the option on the screen.
Step 5. Input your preferred location in the search bar on the top right of the map screen.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Step 2. Click on the 'Virtual Location' icon from the new window.
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.
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.
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.
Step 7. Open Settings > System > Developer Options > select mock location app.
Select the location spoofing app from the list.
Step 8. Open the app and move the pin to your desired location, and your phone will use this new location.
To check the accuracy of this method, force close Bumble and turn it on again. You should see matches for the new 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.
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.
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