Latest Working Methods to Spoof Location on iPhone (2023)

by Sovan Mandal Tips Published On Jul 1, 2022 Updated On Dec 29, 2022
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Strict location tracking can be bothersome in some scenarios, and the only solution to that is to spoof your location.

While changing your location on Android is a piece of cake, it's not the same on an iPhone. Apple follows stringent security policies to ensure that no form of location spoofing can be done directly.

Luckily, there are still some workarounds to help you spoof the location on your iPhone. 

For your convenience, we have listed 5 working ways to trick your iPhone into thinking that you are currently in a different location in this tutorial.

Why You Want to Spoof the Location on iPhone

There are situations when changing your location can be beneficial.

Dating Apps

Spoofing your location on your iPhone will come in handy if you want to explore a new city on dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.

These apps use your GPS location to show profile results within a certain radius, limiting your options.

But by tricking the app into thinking that you are in a different city, you will be able to view the profiles in that region.

Location-based Games

Location-based games like Pokemon GO utilize your smartphone's GPS to determine your location and track your real-time movement as you play the game.

While moving around and catching Pokemon is fun, traveling to distant places can be a hassle.

Social Media

You can use a spoofing app on your iPhone to check in at different places on social media. Do you want to check in on Facebook at a famous landmark?

You can do it instantly by spoofing your GPS location on your iPhone.

Pranks or Surprises

Are you thinking about pulling a prank on a family member or friend? You can use a mock location to fool them into thinking you're somewhere else. This can also come in handy for surprise events and parties.

These are just some of the reasons why people fake their locations. If you relate to any of them, we have the perfect solution for you. So let's dive right in.

Spoof iPhone Location with MockGo

Due to Apple's regular software updates, it is difficult to spoof location on iPhone manually. But you can rely on some third-party apps to get it done in a few clicks.

One of the most convenient software is MockGo. This software is a suitable solution to help you spoof the location for iOS devices easily.

Pros:

  • Simple and straightforward.
  • It does not require any technical knowledge to use.
  • Change the GPS location to any addresses in one click.
  • Fake GPS movement naturally.
  • Compatible with most location-based Apps such as Pokemon Go, Tinder, Life360, and more.
  • The most cost-effective price, compared to other tools.

Below is a guide on how to fake location using MockGo:

Teleport to Any GPS Location

The user interface on MockGo is easy to use and navigate through. To teleport to a new location on iPhone using the app, follow the step-by-step guide below:

Step 1. Download and install MockGo on your computer.

Step 2. Launch the app on your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer through WiFi or a USB cable.

connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 3. A map will pop up displaying your current position. Click on the Teleport icon from the top right-hand sidebar to activate the Teleport mode.

choose teleport mode

Step 4. Next, click on the search bar and type in or paste the address or coordinates you want to teleport to virtually. Then click the Go icon.

 search for a location

Step 5. The software will display your desired location and ask if you want to move there. Click Move Here inside the pop-up box.

click Move Here to teleport the GPS

location teleported

Once you teleport to the region you typed in, the current location of all the apps on your device will update to the new mock location.

Simulate GPS Movement

Aside from teleport mode, you can virtually walk to any region by simulating your movement while staying home the entire time using MockGo.

This feature is very useful while spoofing your location and moving virtually to progress in games like Pokemon GO.

To simulate your movement pattern in MockGo, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Choose the One-Stop mode from the top right-hand sidebar.

One-stop mode

Step 2. Now you can select a spot within the map or type in the address of a location. A pop-up box will appear with details such as the distance to that location, click "Move Here" to proceed.

Move Here

Step 3. Now put in the number of times you want to go back and forth between the two places. Once you fix all the metrics, click Start.

choose the circle times

It will now start moving according to the route you set. You can also drag the slider to adjust the speed at which you want to move.

Simulate the One-stop Movement

You can select any of these two modes to spoof location on iPhone seamlessly on MockGo. But if you want to dive deep into the technical method of changing location, the next method is perfect!

Via iTools

Faking your location on an iPhone device requires more knowledge and skills since it isn't just about installing an application on device.

Another popular iOS location changer that you can use is iTools's virtual location. To use this tool, you will also need to install it on the computer.

Pros

  • Effective to spoof the location.

Cons

  • Expensive to use, with the price starting with $30.95.
  • The interface is not easy to use for beginners.
  • There are no enough guides on website to help you learn how to use the program.

To change you location efficiently using iTools, follow through the following steps:

  1. Download and install iTools on a computer.
  2. After installation is complete, connect your iPhone to it using an original USB cable from Apple.
  3. When a connection is established, launch iTools and select the Virtual Location option.
  4. Input the location you wish to access at the top of the map on your device and then press enter.
  5. You will notice your GPS location moving to the new fake location on the map. At this point, you should click on the 'Move Here' option'. You can still click on the map to adjust your GPS location if you want.
  6. After achieving what you want, exit iTools and then disconnect your iOS device from the computer. If you're prompted to stop location simulation, select no.

iTools

Spoof iPhone Location by Jailbreaking

Jailbreak is basically a modification for iOS devices to remove restrictions imposed by the manufacturer.

Jailbreaking is a working way to enjoy the features and apps that Apple does not allow you to use by default. These apps include location spoofing software.

Pros

  • There is no need to use a computer

Cons

  • The method is difficult and complicated.
  • Jailbreak is a risky process, as the process might brick your phone. Be extra careful while doing it and do not jailbreak your device without complete knowledge,
  • Jailbreaking your iPhone voids the Apple warranty. Hence, we suggest you jailbreak your iPhone after your warranty claim period is over.

There are multiple jailbreaking repositories online. Just download a reliable repository that's compatible with your current iOS version and follow the step-by-step guide to complete the process.

Once you are done jailbreaking your iPhone, download Cydia and install a GPS location faker.

Our suggestions would be LocationHandle or akLocationX. LocationHandle is a paid app that works with iOS 9 and 10.

Additionally, it requires you to install an on-screen joystick to run properly.

On the other hand, akLocationX is a free app and is compatible with iOS devices with the A7 chip. As a result, you will face no issues when you fake your GPS location on your iPhone.

LocationHandle

Via iBackupBot

iBackupBot is another fair option that you can use to fake your GPS on iPhone without jailbreak.

Pros

  • A free way to spoof the location.

Cons

  • Difficult to use.
  • Very limited features to let you change the GPS as you want.

To use the tool, follow the steps below:

  1. Connect your iOS device to a Mac
  2. On the Mac, open iTunes
  3. Click on the iPhone's icon
  4. Click on the 'Manually Backup and Restore' option
  5. Click the 'BackUp Now' option. Here, you should ensure that the Encrypt iPhone isn't checked
  6. Wait until the backup is finished
  7. Open the iBackupBot
  8. iBackupBot will locate your backup and open it

Use iBackupBot

After this happens, head to any of the two locations on your iOS device's backup. Edit the Apple Maps plist file by going to any of the two locations below to open the com.Apple.Maps.Plist file.

  1. 'System Files > HomeDomain > Library > Preferences'
  2. 'User App Files > Com.Apple.Maps > Library > Preferences'

After opening the file locate the <dict> tag and input the code below:

input the code

Save the edited file and then close iBackupBot. Don't unplug your iPhone from the computer just yet. Proceed to disable Find My iPhone on your device.

disable Find My iPhone

Open iTunes or Finder and select Restore Backup. Select the backup that you edited.

Restore Backup

After completing the restore process, open the Apple Maps Application and move around to the location that you want to change.

At the bottom of the screen, you access information on the location. You will also see an option to simulate your location.

To be sure that your location is changed, open location-based applications such as maps and Pokemon Go.

Via Hardware

A tech company has developed a new piece of hardware called GFaker, which is compatible with iOS devices. This tool allows you to change your iPhone's GPS location directly from the device.

Before we get into the steps, let's take a look at the system requirements and price of GFaker.

System requirements: Compatible with iOS 9 to iOS 15.

Price: GFaker Pro is $329. GFaker Phantom is $329. GFaker VM VMLocaitonProduct is $339. GFaker Phantom mini is $329.

Pros:

  • You don't need a computer to spoof the location.
  • It doesn't require you to jailbreak your device.

Cons:

  • Much expensive than other solutions, with various pricing plans starting at $329.
  • Not easy to use.

Read the following steps to learn how to use it:

  1. First, plug it into your iPhone. Your device will recognize it as an external GPS device that complies with the Apple External Accessory Framework standard.  
  2. Next, you have to install and run the GFaker app to initiate the process.
  3. Then, choose any location of your choice.
  4. Afterward, the GFaker GPS signal will recalibrate the GPS location of all apps on your iPhone.  

Once you fake your location on iPhone using GFaker, you can comfortably browse your favorite geosocial app or video game.

GFaker

FAQs

How can I restore my true GPS location after spoofing?

Simply restart your iPhone to regain your true location and associated information.

How to turn off your location on iPhone?

If you are worried about someone tracking your iPhone even after you've faked your GPS location, you need not worry.

You can manually disable the location on your iPhone as well. To do that, follow the steps below:

  1. Head over to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.  
  2. Tap on the toggle beside Location Services to turn it off.

Once you disable the location services to stop being tracked, you can conveniently spoof your location whenever you want.

How do you find the location of an iPhone?

If you want to find the location of an iPhone, you need to use the pre-installed on your iPhone called Find My.

Fill out all the necessary information, then select All Devices in the main interface. Now, select the device you want to locate.

Apple will start scanning for the device's current location. You will be able to see the phone on the map if it is still active.

If it is offline, the app will show you the last site where the device was seen for 24 hours.

To Conclude

Luckily, due to the advancement in technology, there are loopholes you can utilize to fake your location on iPhone.

I've provided five methods for spoofing the location. Each option has advantages and disadvantages as listed above.

I strongly recommend that you use the MockGo software, which provides more choices for changing the location of your iPhone than the other ways.

We hope the tips we laid out for you in this article helped you virtually travel all around the world from the comfort of your home.

Sovan Mandal

A tech enthusiast to the core, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments from the world of technology. Android and iPhone trouble-shooting is another aspect that interests me a lot, as do a few of the more recent developments such as self-driving automobiles, AI, and such.
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