Here's how to easily fake your GPS location on Android
Like many of you will likely know, Android is quite versatile – even we continue to surprise ourselves with the types of functionality it has built-in support for. Faking your GPS location fits that bill perfectly. And guess what – it's a feature available on pretty much any modern Android device, regardless of manufacturer. There are many reasons you might have to want to spoof your location (most of them quite niche), but whatever it is that you're looking to do (hopefully nothing illegal!), you can rest assured that the actual procedure is as easy as pie. That's right, you don't even need to root your smartphone.
Here's the full list of things you will need to do:
#1. Get a location-spoofing app
First things first, you'll need a GPS location spoofing app. There are many available, but for the purposes of this guide, we're using Fake GPS location by Lexa.
As soon as the app installs, navigate right into it. You'll be asked to head to your Developer options menu and set it as a mock location app.
#2. Enable Developers options
In order to enable Developer options, you need to head to your device's About page and look for a software information page, where you will need to tap on the Build number option 7 times. =
Once you do that, a new "Developers options" menu should pop up in your main Settings hub. Its location will vary with each and every manufacturer, but it should be somewhere near the bottom of the menu.
#3. Set a mock location app
Once you have enabled Developers options, go inside and look for "Mock location app". Tap on it and select Lexa's Free GPS location app. You're all set and almost ready to go.
#4. Enable GPS-only location mode
As smartphones these days are far too smart for their own good, they use a couple of location methods in concert to pinpoint your whereabouts. Aside from GPS, they could also use cellular information and Wi-Fi to locate you with better accuracy. With location spoofing, such crutches could pose certain issues. That's why we advise you to head into your phone's location menu and set the location method to GPS only so as to minimize any possible conflicts between the different location methods.
#5. Spoof your location
We're done - the only thing left to do is head back to the Fake GPS location app you downloaded back in the 1st step, select your new spoofed location and press the little green play button on the bottom right corner of the interface. You're done!