There is a peace of mind that comes with knowing where your family and friends are whenever they're on vacation somewhere far.
Or you could also be the type to have anxiety when you can't keep track of all your friends on a night out.
Thanks to modern technology and the social mapping app Zenly, you can still stay connected with friends and families from different locations.
Zenly is a social mapping app that tracks your location in real-time and encourages everyone to check on friends and family. You could say it's another way to stay connected and stay safe when traveling on vacation.
Not only for socials, but Zenly's website is also said to be used by firefighters to coordinate divisions. Even taxi drivers, couriers, NGO workers, and politicians also use Zenly to keep in touch.
What makes Zenly interesting is that it isn't just a messaging app, a utility, or a social network. It is something that employs all of those functions in one.
However, there are times when you will have a reason to fake your location. Be it as an advantage to the dating scene, as a way to divert a person's attention to surprise them, or simply to hide your real location.
If you are in any of these situations, there are ways to get around a location-tracking social app.
The first method is something you can use to fake your location on Zenly without using a VPN or acquiring a different sim card.
MockGo is one of the best location-changing apps on the market that is easy to use. It is also compatible with iOS 15 and works with all location-based apps without the need for jailbreak.
MockGo works by changing your GPS Data, which means that your location on apps like Snapchat and Zenly will appear in an entirely different place.
Here is a step-by-step guide to using MockGo:
Step 1. First, download and install the MockGo app onto your laptop or computer and connect your mobile device via a USB cable.
Step 2. Next, a map will load on the app UI. Choose the Teleport mode and type your desired location on the search bar at the upper right corner of the screen.
Step 3. Once that's done, click on the Move Here button to change the location of your phone.
Step 4. Your location should now be changed.
Open your location-based apps like Zenly, Snapchat, or Apple Map to see if they now show your new location.
Apart from spoofing your location, MockGo also allows you to simulate GPS movement using your keyboard.
This makes it great for apps like Pokemon GO, which uses your location to unlock special points of interest.
For Android users, you can download an app called Fake GPS Location - GPS Joystick. This app lets you place your location wherever you choose on the map.
It does not require the assistance of a computer to work. Simply input the longitude and latitude for location searches.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use GPS Joystick on your Android device:
Step 1. First, download the app from the Google Play Store.
Step 2. If it's your first time using this app, make sure to allow the app access by clicking the Allow Mock Location option on the pop-up that will appear. This will take you to your phone settings.
Step 3. Back on the app, you will see the loaded map. Select a fake location by long pressing on your desired route.
Step 4. Then, click the Start button.
Should you encounter issues with the app, the FAQ section can be found on the app's settings at the top right corner of the screen.
Unlike MockGo, the Fake GPS Location oapp is only good for short-term use as it refreshes to your real location after a few hours. It also has a lot of ads that can affect its overall performance.
A friendly warning won't hurt so please keep in mind that although you may have your reasons, faking your location isn't always helpful. It isn't always allowed on apps either!
Since GPS spoofing is not a built-in feature in iOS or Android, you'll find that some of them won't work for every app that can track your location.
For example, if you installed these GPS spoofing apps to play a video game more easily, the other apps with which you want to use your real location will defer to the location you faked and can cause inconveniences.
You may also encounter problems when checking in to restaurants, hotels, on a family-based GPS locator, the surrounding weather predictions on your phone, etc.
For Pokemon GO players, being caught spoofing your location could lead to a ban by Niantic.
To wrap it up, we've given two clear options on how to change locations on Zenly as well as our fair warnings when using location-altering devices.
If you wish to go forward with changing your location, we recommend looking no further than MockGo as it is both easy and safe to use, and is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.