Snapchat will often track your location and use the information they gather to provide improved services and new features.
But as users become more and more conscious of their privacy on social media apps, they look for ways to keep Snapchat from tracking their location.
If you are not comfortable with Snapchat tracking your location, this article will help you gain some control, by allowing you to easily fake your location on Snapchat.
Yes! With the right tool and the right processes, it is actually possible to fake location on Snapchat for iOS and Android devices.
Some processes (that we'll share with you later) do not even require that you jailbreak the device.
With this desktop tool, you can change the GPS location on your iOS device in a single click.
The following are the reasons why you should choose MockGo:
Here's how to use MockGo to fake Snapchat location on iOS devices:
Step 1: Install MockGo on to your computer, launch it.
Step 2: Then, connect the iOS device to the computer using a lightning cable and click on "Start".
Step 3: You should see a map on the screen, click on the third icon at top right side of the screen to enable "Teleport Mode."
Enter any location that you would like to use in the search box and click "Go".
Step 4: Just click on "Move Here" in the popup that appears and the location on your device will be changed instantly.
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You can also fake the location on Snapchat using a modified version of Snapchat such as Snapchat++, Phantom for Snapchat or SCOthman's all of which can be found on Cydia. Here, we will use Snap+ IPA as an example.
Once the app is installed on your device, open it and then tap on the icon at the top-right hand corner. Choose any location that you would like to use and tap "Confirm." Wait for Snapchat to update.
Open Snap Map to see if your avatar has moved to the location you had selected.
This solution will work for both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices.
You can also spoof Snapchat location using iTools. This is a program designed to manage various aspects of your device including altering the GPS location.
To use it, install iTools on your computer, connect the device to the computer and then follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Open iTools and then click on "Toolbox."
Step 2: Click on "Virtual Location" and then enter the location you want to spoof to in the text box. Click "Move Here."
The location on your iOS device will change. To revert back to your actual GPS location, go back to iTools and choose "Stop Simulation."
For Android devices you can use the Fake GPS Location app to fake Snapchat location. There are very many similar tools on the Google Play Store, but we've chosen this one as it is easy to use and free. Here's how to use it:
Step 1: To begin, you will need to enable developer options in the settings. To do that go to Settings > System > About Phone > Software Info and tap on "Build Number" 7 times. If prompted, enter the device's lock code.
Step 2: Install the Fake GPS Location app on to your device.
Step 3: Then go to Settings > System > Developer Options and scroll down to tap "Select Mock Location App."
Step 4: Choose the Fake GPS location app you installed.
Step 5: To fake your location, just open the Fake GPS Location app and drop a pin on any location on the map. Tap on the play button and the simulation will begin immediately.
Another app that you can use to fake the GPS location on your Android device is Fake GPS free. Here's how it works:
Step 1: You will also need to start by enabling the developer options as we did above.
Step 2: Then, go to the Google Play Store and search for the FakeGPS app. Tap "Install" to install it on your device.
Step 3: Open the app and you will be prompted to "Enable Mock Locations." Tap on this prompt to go to the "Developer Options" screen.
Step 4: Here, click "Select Mock Locations app" and then choose "FakeGPS Free" as the app to use.
Step 5: Now open FakeGPS Free and choose the location you would like to use. Tap on the "Play" button to begin spoofing the location.
As you can see from the all the options above, it is actually very possible to change the location on Snapchat on both iOS and Android devices. Choose a solution that is most favorable to you and follow the steps outlined above to implement it.
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