If you have ever tried to change the location on your iOS device, you know how hard it can be. Most of the methods and solutions available online require that you jailbreak your device and most people are not willing to do that.
The good news is, there are some GPS spoofing tools that will not require a jailbroken device. One such tool is iTools from ThinkSky, a popular location spoofing location that will work even on non-jailbroken devices.
The following is a comprehensive review of the iTools Location Spoofer. Read to find out if this program has the necessary features and is it useful for you.
ThinkSky recently announced an improvement of the iTools "Virtual Location" feature aimed at making it more functional. In the past iTools had been an iOS management tool that had fairly limited location spoofing features.
But these recent improvements will broaden the function, making it easier to fake the GPS location on iOS devices. The program is available on the ThinkSky website for both Windows and Mac operating systems.
The following are the key features you can expect from iTools Virtual Location:
iTools is available in Platinum and Premium licenses. Each license also has a separate tier for the number of devices that it can support. Here's a detailed look at each license:
Number of PCs Supported
Auto-Renewal (cancel anytime)
The following is a description of how to use the Virtual Location of iTools:
To get started, install iTools on to your computer and then click on the "Toolbox" button to gain access to all the tools the program has to offer.
Since we want to use the virtual location feature, click on "Virtual Location" and type in the location you want to teleport to. Click "Move Here" to change the location.
To simulate movement, you can use the joystick at the bottom left corner of the screen to move to the exact location you want.
To simulate a walking, you can use the Walking mode of iTools. Click on the human shaped button and click on the location you want to walk to before clicking on "Move Here." The total distance you will "walk" will be displayed on the screen and you can adjust the walking speed at the bottom.
To use "Pin Mode," click on the pin mode icon and click on the map to make the pins (you can add as many pins as you like) to set the route. Then click "Move Here" to begin the movement. You should see the total distance to be travelled and you can adjust the speed accordingly.
In both "Walking Mode" and "Pin Mode", you can click on "cycle" to repeat the movement as many times as you
want. Adjust the number of times you want to repeat the movement, by clicking on the mouse wheel, which you can also click to switch between repeat mode and cycle mode.
You can import a GPX file into iTools by simply dragging it into the program's interface or by clicking on the GPX button at the top-right side of the window. Use the middle button to export a GPX file.
Once the GPX file has been imported into the program, you can choose to start the GPX route from the start point or start from the last stop point.
This program performed its function well in our tests, allowing us to change the GPS location in steps.
The problems we experienced was that iTools required Apple drivers installed on the computer before it could effectively detect the connected iOS devices.
Without the drivers, you will see a number of errors popup on the screen. We also noticed that out anti-virus tool kept flagging iTools as a threat, which can be concerning to say the least.
What's more, The interface are not easy to navigate and the features are not easy to operate for beginners.
If you would rather not use iTools, but you still want a reliable easy to use solution that doesn't require jailbreaking to work, you might want to consider MockGo.
This GPS location apoofer has all the advantages of iTools and more, without its disadvantages. Its key features include the following:
You can use the multi-spot mode if you want to make a number of stops along a specified path. Install MockGo on your computer first, launch it and then connect the iOS device to the computer.
Step 1: With the device connected, you should see a map on the screen. Now click on the "Multi-stop" mode in the upper right corner of the screen. Then choose the spots you want to move through. Be sure to choose spots along a real path to make the movement appear more natural.
Step 2: In the popup that appears, you will see the total distance that you will need to travel to complete the selected paths. Choose the speed you would like to use and then click "Move Here" to continue.
Step 3: Enter the number of times you want to move and then click on "Start" to begin the simulated movement.
Your GPS will begin to move along the specified path at the speed that you have selected. You can pause the movement and adjust the speed as desired.
iTools is one of the oldest GPS spoofing apps in the business as the needs of its users changed, the program had to improve to meet these needs.
The improvements we've outlined here are aimed at making iTools a prime competitor in the market as well as a better location spoofing tool.
But at the same time is is not easy to use and effective, compared to MockGo. This is because MockGo is designed for the sole purpose of location spoofing and the numerous other functions included in iTools can hinder its functionality, making the whole process of spoofing location more complicated than it needs to be.
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