How to Change Geolocation on iPhone Using 5 Ways

by The Aceclicks Team Location Tips Published On Oct 7, 2023 Updated On Oct 23, 2023
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We've all seen certain features on apps read 'not available in your region' and had major location envy. I know how it feels when the location tracking apps such as Find My or Life360 keep show the precise location without protecting your privacy.

Well, the good news is that with a simple geolocation changer for your iPhone, you can easily enjoy all the features of your favorite apps or protect your privacy. In this helpful guide, we look at how to change geolocation on an iPhone using 5 ways.

What Happens If I Change Geolocation on iPhone?

Changing your GPS location on an iPhone, also known as GPS spoofing, isn't something you can do without any external app since iOS has no option to do this. But before you decide to go through with it, here's what you need to know.

When you change your geolocation on your iPhone, any apps on the device pick up a fake location of your choice and function accordingly. It can be very helpful when using GPS-based games like Pokemon GO or looking to access another region's shows on Netflix.

However, there are some drawbacks that you need to be aware of as well:

  1. GPS settings affect all the apps on your device. Even though it can come in handy for certain apps but suppose you have to check maps real quick; you won't get an accurate map for your actual location. This can be very bothersome when you're short on time.
  2. Similarly, GPS spoofing can be detected by the apps you use it for. This isn't guaranteed, but it puts your account at risk of being banned. Therefore you need to be careful of any location-changing apps you use.
  3. Some functions on your iPhone might not work while you are spoofing your GPS location.

It's perfectly fine if reading that made you second guess wanting to change your geolocation, but good news. There are many reliable tools out there that help you safely spoof your geolocation without facing any negative consequences. Let's take a look at them and see how they work.

Change GPS Location in 1 Click Using iMocker 

One of the most popular apps to fake the geolocation for iPhone is iMocker. The tool doesn't discriminate which iOS your iPhone or iPad is running on and will support any device.

Here are its main features:

  1. Change the geolocation without jailbreaking your iPhone
  2. Map view
  3. Address or coordinate input supported
  4. Fake walking
  5. Customize route
  6. Customize speed
  7. Joystick
  8. Favorite list

Let's get to how you can use it to change your geolocation:

Step 1. Download the tool onto your computer and launch it.

Step 2. Click on the Start button and connect your iPhone to the computer.

Click on the Start button

Step 3. Click on Teleport Mode (the first icon from your top-right). Now input the address of your fake location or use the map to choose where you want to be.

input the address of your fake location

Step 4. Once it has locked in on the selected location, click the Move Here  button.

click Move Here

Now you'll see your geolocation change to the one you picked, and any apps on your iOS device will pick up on this new location when functioning.

See, wasn't that easy? This change in location isn't just for show; you can now access the weather, news, and trends of the new location on your iPhone or iPad. Plus, if you're playing a GPS-enabled game, you can easily navigate your new place like it was your own hometown.

Using LocationSimulator

Another useful app is LocationSimulator, which is only running on a macOS computer. It's straightforward, easy to download, and gets the job done. Here's what you need to do to make use of it:

  1. Download the newest version of LocationSimulator and install it onto your macOS computer. You can find it here.
  2. Now plug your device into your computer with the help of a lightning cable and make sure the connection is secure. If a pop-up appears, click Trust.
  3. If you have an iOS 16, you will have to put your phone into Developer Mode. Follow this simple path Settings > Privacy & Security > Developer Mode.
  4. Open the app and set your location on the map. You can enter the coordinates or just use a map to zoom in wherever you need. You can either walk to that location or just teleport.

Now that you have LocationSimulator working on your computer, you can easily use it to play games like Pokemon GO or take screenshots of local weather and news for your work. If you ever need to go back to your original location, click the Home button on your toolbar, and you'll be transported back.  


Change Geolocation Using Cydia App

If your iPhone is running an old iOS version, including iOS 8, 9, 10 and 11, you can also try the Location Faker from Cydia, a location-faking app that is completely safe for iOS devices and doesn't have a complicated interface.

This tool is easy to download but will only work on a jailbroken phone. You can change your geolocation using these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Download and launch the Cydia app and search for 'Location Faker.'
  2. Tap on the suggestion and install the app on your iOS device.
  3. Launch the app, and you will see a map with your location on it. Adjust the green pin to any area where you want to go.
  4. Once you have selected the location, click on the ON button at the bottom of your screen.
  5. Your new location is enabled, and you can use it as much as you like!

This app is great because it has an interface that even beginner users can work with. Plus, it is compatible with all your GPS-based apps, so you won't experience any glitching.

Change Geolocation Using Cydia App

Change Geolocation Via Xcode

If you don't mind technical methods of getting the job done, the Xcode GPS spoofing without jailbreak is just for you! Unlike most tools that require you to bypass certain settings on your phone, this third-party app does things the right way. Just one thing, I really hope you have some idea about iOS development.

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Download and install the Xcode app on your computer. It works only if you have a Mac.
  2. Launch the app and click Create a new Xcode project > Single view app on the screen.
  3. Now connect your iOS device with a lightning cable and make sure it's a stable enough connection.
  4. Click Next and add the Product Name once you have selected its destination.
  5. You will be redirected to a path to log into your Apple ID. It should look like this: XCode > Preferences > Accounts > + > Apple ID > log in to your account
  6. Click the dropdown list and pick Team. Now click on >, and the process will begin.
  7. Once the build is complete, go to your Maps App on your phone.
  8. Pick the place where you want to move to from the bottom of Xcode, and the location on your device will change.

If you were holding your breath up until now, same. But it wasn't that hard. This method is perfectly for a long-lasting solution that won't reset when you restart your phone.

Change Geolocation Via Xcode

Change Geolocation Via Hardware

One of the things that makes it hard for you to spoof your GPS is that Apple doesn't want you to do that. So it doesn't let any official apps that spoof GPS make it to the App Store.

However, to make up for this, GFaker introduced a new hardware device that lets you fake your GPS on an iOS device. It connects to your iPhone or iPad via the lightning cable port, and the iOS picks it up as an external GPS device.

It comes across as authentic to the phone and doesn't cause any issues with its Apple compliant. Once you install the app that this hardware device comes with, you can easily set the location and enjoy GPS spoofing without jailbreaking.

However, just like everything Apple, the GFaker comes with a hefty price tag. Costing $369 for the GFaker GF, and $329 for the GFaker PRO, I feel like this is a very steep price tag just to catch a Pokemon or to watch that one show everyone at school keeps talking about!


Wrap Up

Now that we've been over every possible way to spoof your geolocation on an iOS device, it all comes down to which is best. From this list, we saw some tools that required jailbreaking and others that required you to be a developer in the making. The only tool that didn't require either was a hardware device that costs a lot and kinda kills the aesthetic of your device.

So, that leaves us with the iMocker. This tool is easy to use and delivers results every time. Plus it's compatible with all iPhone devices including the latest one and all GPS-based apps and games like Pokemon Go. What more could you possibly ask for? With so much to offer, I'd definitely give it a shot. Would you?

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