How to Send Fake Live Location on WhatsApp for iOS and Android

by J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young Updated On Feb 9, 2023 Published On Jul 2, 2021 Tips

If you are avid WhatsApp user, you may be familiar with the live location feature that allows you to share your GPS location with your friends.

While this feature pulls your location from the device's GPS, there are ways that you can manipulate it and get your friends to see the location you want them to see.  

This is a guide that will show you how to send a fake live location on WhatsApp for iPhone and Android devices using effective tools.

Reasons to Send Fake Live Location on WhatsApp

There are a lot of reasons why you would want to send your friends a fake live location on WhatsApp. The following are just a few that come to mind:

  • When you're out partying with your friends and you don't want your family to know
  • When you want to surprise a close friend
  • As a way to prank your friends
  • When you want to get uninterrupted rest or sleep

Whatever the reason, the following are some of the options you have when it comes to faking live location in WhatsApp:

Step 1. Fake Live location on WhatsApp

For iPhone Devices

If you want to fake location on your iPhone without jailbreaking the device, one of the best options is MockGo iOS GPS changer.

This is a destkop tool that allows you to teleport the GPS location on your iPhone and simulate the movement of the GPS, making it ideal for location-based games like Pokémon Go and social media platforms like WhatsApp.

  • Easily change your location to anywhere in the world in a single click
  • Simulate GPS movement along a route of your choosing
  • Customize the speed of the simulated GPS movement
  • Save the history of the locations you use for future use
  • Compatible with most iPhone devices and iOS versions including the latest iPhone 15 and iOS 17

Here's how you can use MockGo to fake live location on WhatsApp:

Step 1: Download and install MockGo onto your computer.

Step 2: Open MockGo on your computer and click on "Start".

 Open MockGo on your computer

Step 3: Connect the iOS device to the computer and when prompted, tap "Trust" to allow the computer to detect the connected device.

connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 4: Once the device is connected, you should see a map interface. Click on the 2nd or 3rd icon in the upper right corner of the screen to use the one-stop or multi-stop mode.

Multi-stop mode

Step 5: Choose the different spots on the map. You can do that by entering addresses or coordinates.

Drag the speed bar to select the speed you want to use. 

Click "Move Here" to begin the simulated movement along the specified path.

Choose the different spots on the map

Then you can skip to the part of "Step 2" to know how to send live location to the person you are chatting with on WhatsApp.

For Android Devices

You can also fake your live location in WhatsApp on your Android device, by using a third-party spoofing app to change the overall GPS location on your device.

There are a lot of GPS spoofing apps in the market that you can use for this purpose, although we recommend that you use choose one that has the following features:

  • The location accuracy should be up to 20 meters
  • It has a map that you can use to navigate easily
  • It is easy to use and can spoof location quickly

Once you have selected the app you want to use. Follow these simple steps to use it. 

For the purposes of these tutorial, we are using the Fake GPS Location app, but most work in much the same way:

Step 1: Install the app on to your device from Google Play.

Download Fake GPS Location app

Step 2: Now go to the "Settings" and tap "About Phone." Find "Build Number" and tap on it 7 times to enable Developer Mode. Then from the Developer Options, tap on "Allow Mock Locations." Choose the app from the drop-down list.

Allow Mock Locations

Step 3: Open the location spoofing app and look for the location you would like to use and then tap "Set Location".

 look for the location you would like to use

You can also use an App known as the GPS Emulator app to fake live location on WhatsApp.

Here's how to do that:

  • Step 1: Install GPS Emulator App from the Google Play Store. Then, go to Settings > Developer Option and scroll down to tap "Select Mock Location App."
  • Step 2: Open the GPS Emulator App and type in the fake location that you want to use in the search bar. Once you are happy with your selected location, tap on the green button at the bottom.

GPS Emulator App

Step 2. Send Fake Live Location on WhatsApp

After you have faked a live location on your iPhone or Android device, you just need to send it to the person you want to share with.

The process to send the live location in WhatsApp is quite easy. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. First, you'll need to turn on location permissions for Whatsapp in your phone's Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > App permissions > Location and turn on WhatsApp.
  2. Open WhatsApp and then open a chat with the person you want to share your location with.
  3. Select Share live location under Attach > Location.
  4. Choose how long you want to share your live location. After the chosen period of time, sharing of your live location will end.
  5. Click Send.

To stop sharing the live location in a specific chat or group:

  1. Choose the private or group conversation.
  2. Tap Stop sharing > STOP.

To Stop sharing the live location in all chats and groups:

  1. Go to More options > Settings > Privacy > Live location.

Send Fake Live location on WhatsApp on iPhone


As you can see from the different options above, sending a fake live location via WhatsApp can be done with the right tools.

Select a solution that suits your needs and requirements and follow the steps to implement it.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or Android device or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.

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