10 Methods to Fix iTools Virtual Location Not Working Issue

by Aaron Roussey Updated On Feb 24, 2023 Published On Jul 11, 2021 Tips

iTools Virtual Location is a GPS spoofing location solution that has been used by most people to manipulate their GPS location so that they can access geo-restricted content.

For the longest time, it was used to play Pokémon Go and this feature-rich solution was a reliable solution most of the time.

But in recent times, users of iTools Virtual Location have been reporting that the program is prone to unexpected crashes and failures.

In light of these problems, we've decided to list some of the reported iTools Virtual Location not working issues and provide 10 fixes for them.

iTools Virtual Location  not working

6 Fixes to Specific iTools Virtual Location Not Working Issues

The following are the common problems users encounter when using iTools and how to fix them:

1. iTools Virtual Location Stuck at Developer Mode

This is perhaps the most commonly reported problem. When iTools is stuck on developer mode, you are unable to open the app and you can't complete the process of faking your GPS.

But this problem will occur most often when you are using an outdated version of iTools. Therefore, when iTools is stuck at developer mode, try updating it to see if the issue will be resolved.

2. iTools Map Not Showing

There are also some users who have reported that iTools fails to load the map on their system, even when their computer has a stable internet connection.

his problem can occur when iTools is unable to establish a secure connection with the Google Map API and can happen anytime, even when you're using iTools for the first time.

The simplest way to fix this problem is to restart iTools and start the GPS spoofing process from the beginning. You can also switch to Mapbox: a lot of users have found this option very helpful.

3. iTools Not Working with iOS 17

Users have also reported that iTools fails to work with iOS 17. This is a very common problem that occurs soon after an iOS 17 update.

What happens is, iTools is unable to detect the device, and the process of faking GPS is therefore unsuccessful.

So, to fix the issue, you will need to wait for the iTools team to fix the compatibility issue and release a upgrade version or try using a different spoofing app such as MockGo.

4. iTools Map Crashes

It is also not uncommon for iTools to get stuck on loading the map, failing to display the whole map.

This can make it difficult to change the location. This problem can also be caused by iTools failing to connect to the Google Maps API.

The best way to resolve this issue is to use Mapbox. Just click on the menu and select "Mapbox."

You should also make sure that your internet connection is stable or change to a different network.

5. iTools Compatibility Issue with iTunes

iTools and iTunes come hand in hand, this means that to use iTools, you should have iTunes installed on your device as well.

Unfortunately, many other users encounter compatibility problems with iTools and iTunes.

If you're encountering this problem, below is a list of steps you should follow to solve iTools compatibility issues with iTunes.

  • First is to uninstall iTunes from your PC. To do this, go to Control Panel > Uninstall or Change a Program >  iTunes >  Uninstall.
  • Then simply download iTunes from the Apple Store and reinstall it on your PC.
  • By this time, the iTools compatibility issue should already be solved.

6. iTools Stopped Working

Another common issue faced by users is when iTools suddenly stops working while using it. To solve this problem, restarting the app usually works wonders.

If you restarted iTools but it still keeps on crashing, try exiting all the apps in the background and then rebooting your device.

After rebooting, relaunch the iTools app and check if it's now working properly.

Try These 4 Fixes If iTools Virtual Location Still Won't Work

If you do all the above and you're still having issues, the following are some of the ultimate fixes to try:

1. Set Virtual Location with a Better Tool

Of course, the best way to overcome any problem you may be having with iTools is to use a different location spoofing tool.

One of the best iTools virtual location alternatives to use is MockGo iPhone GPS spoofer.

Unlike iTools, it is safe and unlikely to crash. It also has a very simple user interface, allowing you to change the location on your iOS device in just one click.

The following are the reasons why you should consider MockGo over iTools:

  • Change the GPS location with a single click.
  • Simulate a natural movement flexibly.
  • More features: Joystick, GPS, multi-device management.
  • It is compatible with all iOS devices and all versions of iOS including the latest iPhone 15 and iOS 17.
  • Compatible with on apps like Life360 and Pokémon Go.

Follow these steps to use MockGo to fake the GPS location on your device:

Step 1: Download and install MockGo onto your computer. Launch it after installation and then click on "Start".

Launch MockGo on your computer

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using the USB cable.

connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 3: In the next window, you should see a map. Click on "Teleport Mode" from the top-right corner and enter the preferred location at the search bar. You can also enter coordinates to find the location.

choose teleport mode

Step 4: Select the location from the search results and then click "Move Here" and set it as your current location.

click Move Here

teleport mode Move Here

The GPS location of your device will change immediately. Open the Maps app to confirm the new location.

2. System File Checker (SFC Scan)

An SFC scan will help detect any system issues that could be causing problems with iTools. You will need to use Command prompt as an administrator to use it:

Step 1: Type "cmd" in the search bar and run it as administrator.

Step 2: In the "Command Prompt" window that opens, type in "sfc/scannow to scan and fix any problems the system may find.

There are a few things to note when using SFC, including:

Doing this will reset the Windows services to their default settings. If you don't want that to happen, type in "sfc/verifyonly" instead so that the system will only verify the integrity of the files.

You can also use this feature to scan individual files. Using sfc/scanfile or sfc/verifyfile followed by the full path of the file.

Use the sfc/? Command to see a full list of all commands you can use with sfc. r.

3. Try a Clean Boot

You can also perform a clean boot to check for errors that may be causing iTools to crash.

This is a great way to disable all other third-party apps that may be causing the issue. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Type "msconfig" in the search bar and select "System Configuration".

Step 2: Check "Hide all Microsoft Services" under the "Services" tab.

Step 3: Select all other services except the ones related to iTools and then click "Disable All." Click "OK".

Step 4: Open the "Task Manager" and go to the "Startup" tab. Click on all services except iTools and choose "Disable."

4. Scan for Malware

The presence of malware on your system is another reason why certain apps can crash or malfunction.

Scanning for malware will help you determine if the system is infected and you can use any quality third-party antivirus software or Windows Defender.

To use Windows Defender, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Settings and then click on "Update and Security." Select "Windows Defender" on the right.

Step 2: Click on "Windows Defender Security Settings".

Step 3: Then click on "Virus and threat Protection." From here you can choose a quick scan, custom scan, full scan or office scan.

A full scan is always recommended although it may take quite a while to complete.


iTools Virtual Location has long been a great solution for GPS spoofing. But the program has been plagued by issues lately, making it a less desirable option.

It is our hope that the solutions we have outlined above will help you get iTools working again. If it fails, try using MockGo to change the GPS location on your device.

We would love to hear your thoughts on this issue and how iTools has been working out for you. Use the comments section for all your feedback and any questions that you may have and we'll do our best to come up with solutions for you.

Aaron Roussey
Meet Aaron, our tech-savvy team member who has probably touched more grass than all of us combined, simply because he can't afford to miss a Legendary raid in Pokémon GO. When he's not on the quest to 'catch 'em all,' you'll find him at his computer, covering everything you need to know about phones, games, computers, and all things tech!
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