3 Ways to Change Location on Tinder to Meet More People

  1. Published on Oct 26, 2021
  2. Updated on Nov 23, 2021
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Dating apps have been popular ever since they were first introduced, and it’s not hard to see why.

Through them, you get to meet different people who are also looking to make friends or maybe even find love. They have changed the way dating is done and more apps continue to be developed each day.

Tinder is one of the pioneers of the trend that instantly became popular when it was launched in 2012.

It is convenient and easy to use, and it pairs you up with different people in your area who have the same interests.

How Tinder Tracks Your Location

Tinder’s main features involve the use of your phone’s location. After it knows where you are, the app then searches for potential matches based on the search radius you have set.

The reference point is your device’s location and it can stretch out as far as 100 miles around you.

This means that your location determines who you can potentially get matched with.

Change Your Location with Tinder Passport

There are times when you run out of potential matches or the people in your area just aren’t your type.

If that’s the case for you, Tinder is offering a paid subscription service that gives you access to additional perks and features.

One of these is called ‘Tinder Passport’. This feature allows you to search for a city and look for potential matches there.

You can only choose one city at a time but you can change your mock location whenever you want.

All you have to do is subscribe to Tinder Plus for $4.99 per month, or $19.99 per year.

The yearly subscription saves you the most money as the monthly rate will boil down to just $1.67 per month.

Change the Tinder Location by Faking the GPS

If you prefer not to fork up any cash to change your location on Tinder, there are other ways available that are free.

These methods are unofficial and are therefore not foolproof as Tinder tries to counter them by reverting you back to your original location. However, they are generally reliable.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at what these methods are.

Use an iPhone GPS Spoofer for iOS

One way to change your phone’s location is by using external software on your computer, known as GPS Spoofers.

MockGo is one such proven software for your GPS spoofing needs. It is widely used for location-based games, such as Pokémon GO, because it is very convenient as it doesn’t require any jailbreaking.

Watch the video to follow the below steps to change your Tinder location using MockGo:

Step 1. Click the download button and install the software. After installing, run the program and connect your iPhone to your computer.

Step 2. After connecting your iPhone, click Start on the main screen to see your device’s current location on the map.

connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 3. Next, teleport to a different location by activating Teleport mode. The clickable icon should be located on the upper-right corner of the screen.

choose teleport mode

Step 4. After that, enter the address of the place you want to go to on the search bar and click Go.

 search for a location

From there, you will be directed to the desired location. Make sure that it is your intended location.

click Move Here to teleport the GPS

Step 5. Finally, click Move Here to teleport your device’s location to your intended coordinates.

location teleported

Once you’ve done all of these steps, the new coordinates will remain the same until you restart your device or use the software to reset your location again.

Always remember to check the map to verify the set and current locations.

Fake Your GPS for Tinder on Android

If you are an Android user, then the previous method isn’t for you. Instead, you will have to download a GPS Spoofer for Android, such as Fake GPS, to mask your device’s location.

To activate the Fake GPS app, follow these steps:

  1. First, download and install the Fake GPS app for Android.
  2. Once the app is installed, go to Settings.
  3. Next, open the Developer Options tab and turn it on by toggling the first option on the screen.
  4. If your phone has an option for ‘Allow Mock Locations’, turn it on as well.
  5. After that, scroll down and tap on the ‘Select mock location app’ tab.
  6. From there, you will be asked to choose from a variety of apps that you have installed. Select the Fake GPS app.
  7. Next, navigate back to the Settings tab then open the Location tab.
  8. Now, scroll down and set the Locating Mode to ‘Device Only’.
  9. After everything has been set, open Tinder.
  10. From there, go to the Settings portion and navigate to ‘Discovery Settings’.
  11. Finally, change the search radius/distance which makes Tinder recalibrate your location to the set location.

Fake Your GPS for Tinder on Android

The downside of this is that it is one of the methods that Tinder is constantly trying to block out through their updates.

So, in case it doesn’t work for you, try using a different GPS spoofing app or a different method entirely.

Change the Tinder Location by Changing Your Facebook Location

If you are logged into Tinder through your Facebook account, you can actually change your Tinder location through Facebook.

To do so, follow these simple steps:

  1. First, log into Facebook and go to Settings.
  2. After that, navigate to ‘Location’.
  3. Finally, toggle on ‘Never’. This will let Facebook use your IP address instead of your phone’s GPS to approximate your location.

With this method, however, you will have to log into your Facebook account while in another city or change your IP address entirely.

You’ll have to consider this extra bit of effort before doing this, but at least it’s free and simple to do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you change the location on Tinder?

Yes, you can change your location on Tinder. Tinder Passport is the official way of doing so. Other methods include using external software such as MockGo for iOS and Fake GPS for Android.

Changing your Facebook location and GPS address may also change your location on the app.

How do I change the location on Tinder for iOS?

You can either subscribe to Tinder Plus or use an external software like MockGo to change your location on Tinder using an iOS device.

All you have to do is to install the app, connect your iPhone to your PC, and change your location.

Does Tinder location change automatically?

Yes, it usually changes automatically to the app after applying the methods mentioned here.

If your location does not change, try tweaking the search radius on your Settings to force Tinder to recalibrate your location.

Conclusion

Tinder is a location-based dating app that matches people who have similar interests.

In some cases, the people around your area might not be of interest to you, or you might want to explore and meet new people in other places instead.

Changing your location on the app makes it possible for you to meet these people. The Tinder Passport feature does allow you to officially change your location for a fee.

But if you don’t intend to cash in on the app, you can try using external software such as MockGo for iOS.

If you have any comments or concerns about these methods or maybe even know of others you can suggest, please hit us up in the comments section below!

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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