With more and more people choosing to use dating apps like Skout to socialize, many are finding themselves needing to transcend the limitations that these apps can have. One of the most common, particularly for an app like Skout is the geographical location problem.
Many Skout users want to change the location on their devices to get access to more features or as a way to protect their privacy.
Whatever the reason, this guide offers the best ways to do it for both Android and iOS devices.
What Is Skout
Skout is a dating application that has been available in the market for over a decade now. Most users find its features particularly useful since it allows uses to easily connect with other users. It is also one of the earliest apps to incorporate user location as part of its process.
But it is safer than most other apps since it uses the GPS to get a general idea of the area rather than get the specific location of the user.
Reasons to Change the Location on Skout
Some of the most common reasons why you would want to change the location on Skout include the following;
To Meet New People
This is one of the most common reasons why people change their location on Skout. By changing the location, you can meet new people outside of your area, primarily because the people un this new area will be able to see your profile.
Ideal for When Travelling
If you are traveling to a new area, it may not be a good idea to keep Skout fixed on your “home” area. Changing your location when you travel will give you access to the new potential matches.
For Privacy Reasons
Privacy is very important and you may not want the people you meet on Skout to know your actual location for safety reasons. For this reason, it may become necessary to fake your GPS location just until you can be comfortable enough with them to share personal details with them.
How to Spoof Skout Location on iOS
The following are two of the most effective solutions to fake GPS location on iOS devices;
MockGo iPhone GPS Spoofer
You can easily change Skout Location on iOS devices using MockGo. This solution is ideal because it is desktop-based, meaning you will not need to install any apps on your device or even jailbreak it. It is also a very easy to use and aside from changing the location, you can also use it to simulate GPS movement.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to show you how to use it;
Step 1: Download and install the MockGo on to your computer. Once the installation process is complete, launch the program.
Step 2: Now, use a USB cable to connect the iOS device to the computer and then select “Start” to begin.
Step 3: In the next window, you will see a map indicating the current location of the device. If the program doesn’t automatically find the current location, click on the “Center On” icon.
Step 4: To change the location, click on the 1st icon in the top-right corner of the screen. In the search box that appears, enter the new location that you would like to use and click “Move Here”.
The map will change to the new selected location.
While MockGo is an ideal solution for non-jailbroken devices, LocationFaker is the best solution if your device is jailbroken. To use LocationFaker, you will need to install Cydia on your device and it may also require a special framework on devices running iOS 5 to iOS 9.
Follow these steps to fake Skout Location on your iPhone using LocationFaker;
Step 1: Find LocationFaker on Cydia and install it on to your device.
Step 2: When the app window appears, click on any location on the map and then toggle it to “ON.”
This will set the new fake location that Skout will pick up and begin using as your new location.
How to Spoof Skout Location on Android
For Android users, you will need to use location spoofing apps to change the location on Skout. The following are two of the best spoofing apps and how to use them;
Step 1: The first thing you want to do is enable developer options on your Android device. To do this, go to Settings > About Phone.
Step 2: Tap on “Software Info” and then scroll down to tap on “Build Number” 7 times to enable developer options.
Step 3: Now, go to the Google Play Store and search for the FakeGPS Go app. Install it on your device and open it.
Step 4: Tap on the “Enable” button at the bottom on the FakeGPS Go app.
Step 5: This will take you back to the “Developer Options.” Here, tap “Select Mock Location App” and choose the app.
Step 6: Go back to the spoofing app and choose the new location you want to use. Tap on the “play” button and the GPS location on your device will change.
The Fake GPS app also works in much the same way to spoof location on Skout. Once you have enabled developer options on your device, use these steps to us Fake GPS to change Skout Location;
Step 1: Download the Fake GPS app from the Google Play Store and install it on your device. You may see a lot of apps with a similar name. We recommend choosing the Fake GPS by Lexa.
Step 2: Now, go to Settings > Developer Options and tap on “Mock Location App” to choose Fake GPS as the spoofing app that you would like to use.
Step 3: Open Fake GPS and drop the pin on the map to choose your desired location. Tap on the “Play” button and Skout will begin detecting the new location.
You may want to change Skout location to find new matches or to protect your privacy. Now you have several ways to do it, just choose a solution from the options above and follow the instructions as precisely as you can to implement it. If you have any questions on this topic or any other location-spoofing related query, post it below and we’ll get back to you with the best solution.